Calypso Systems, a leading developer of multimedia technology solutions for K-12 classrooms, is showcasing its integrated school communication systems at Florida’s technology demonstration school. Ocoee Middle School, which is open for tours during FETC 2010, features three Calypso ezRoom-5000 classroom A/V systems, complete with integrated voice amplification capabilities.

With help from the Florida State Legislature and the Orange County Public Schools, Ocoee Middle School underwent a top-to-bottom renovation in 2009, transforming the school into a showcase for technology-based learning enhancements. The school is designed with 21st century instruction in mind, incorporating ceiling-mounted projectors, document cameras and large screens in every classroom.

“Together with our installation partners at Troxell Communications, Calypso is proud to be at the center of cutting-edge learning at Ocoee Middle School,” said Greg Wright, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Calypso Systems. “The classroom technology systems at this facility represent the most modern, robust multimedia technologies available for today’s schools.”

Designed specifically for the K-12 classroom, Calypso’s ezRoom-5000 is an affordable, fully integrated classroom A/V solution that addresses the needs of 21st century teaching and learning while easily expanding to match evolving teaching and technology needs. Calypso ezRoom-5000 integrates multiple A/V sources – such as projectors, interactive whiteboards, document cameras and personal computers – and gives teachers a single point of control, accessible from an intuitive wall controller and the teacher’s PC.  The ezRoom-5000 also provides a seamlessly integrated wireless voice amplification system necessary for hearing and being heard in today’s learning environment.

“Though many schools now have projectors, interactive whiteboards and voice amplification systems, these tools aren’t always utilized to their full potential,” Wright said. “Our ezRoom solution provides everything districts need to build, manage and use media-rich classrooms while empowering teachers to use the technology more effectively than ever before.”

Ocoee Middle School is offering a tour, followed by a light lunch, for FETC attendees Friday, January 15. For more information, please e-mail Sharon Calentine at calents@ocps.net, or look for the sign-up display in the FETC registration area.  Space is limited.

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