The CB-2000 wall-mounted controller simplifies classroom technology without busting budgets

WOODBURY, Minn. – Feb. 10, 2010 – Calypso Systems, a leading developer of multimedia technology solutions for K-12 classrooms, today unveiled the CB-2000 networked button-panel controller. The CB-2000 is an affordable networked controller designed for K-12 users with a single purpose in mind: simpler, more robust control of classroom technology.

Priced Right, Without Sacrificing Performance
The CB-2000 wall-mounted controller has powerful capabilities to integrate classroom A/V technology – such as projectors, document cameras and audio amplifiers ¬– making it easier than ever for teachers and instructional technology staff to control multimedia-enhanced learning. Similar networked systems designed for corporate settings can cost thousands, but the CB-2000 controller is designed exclusively for K-12 classrooms with a price to fit even the tightest budgets.

“The CB-2000 eliminates the hassle of individual device control for teachers, and its remote diagnostic capabilities make it easy for district IT staff to manage classrooms across the district,” said David H. Parish, Ph.D., president of Calypso Systems. “We know that classroom technology is most effective when it’s affordable and easy for teachers to use. Using the CB-2000, teachers can take command over all the multimedia tools in their classrooms – without hours of training, troubleshooting or frustration – at a price that’s appropriate for K-12 budgets.”

Building a Smarter Controller
The CB-2000 can control all networked and non-networked devices in the classroom, eliminating the hassle of separate controls and multiple steps for each device. It can also schedule recurring activities, such as automatic power “on/off,” in order to spend more time teaching and less time managing classroom technology. Teachers can also use Calypso’s “Encore!” desktop control software with the CB-2000, which gives teachers convenient access to A/V controls from their classrooms’ PCs, laptops, wireless slates, interactive whiteboards or similar networked devices.

When coupled with Calypso’s Maestro remote administration software, ongoing classroom A/V system maintenance and tech support is simple and efficient, extending tight IT budgets even further. The integrated network server allows all classrooms to be managed from any web browser. In addition, installers and technology integrators no longer need to visit each classroom to configure every piece of A/V hardware and software individually.

The CB-2000 system has an MSRP of $311.00 with K-12 pricing available. For more information about the CB-2000 networked control panel or other Calypso Systems solutions, please visit http://www.calypsosystems.com or call (888) 381-9646.

Visit Calypso Systems at TCEA – Booth #1821
See the CB-2000 system and Calypso Systems’ other K-12 multimedia technology innovations at the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) convention and exposition on Feb. 8-12, 2010. 

About Calypso
Calypso Systems, headquartered in Woodbury, Minn., is a manufacturer of a full range of open architecture control, user interface, audio, microphone and connectivity products designed to create integrated classroom solutions for teachers, students and administrators. Calypso products are sold exclusively through commercial audio-video electronics dealers throughout North America and around the world.

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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.