Webcam allows educators, students to connect one-on-one or with other classrooms virtually

San Fernando, Calif. (May 3, 2011) – Making it easier for schools and districts to offer engaging opportunities for online learning and global collaboration in the classroom, Califone International, Inc., announces the launch of its USB webcam. Windows and Mac compatible, the webcam features a built-in microphone and adjustable stand for desktop or computer mounting to provide a quality audio-visual experience for both teachers and students.

“With the new webcam, educators can connect with classrooms from around the world, expanding students’ global competency and understanding of other cultures,” said Tim Ridgway, VP of marketing. “This kind of technology also allows schools to offer virtual courses, providing instruction completely online.”

The USB webcam allows students and educators to quickly and easily share photos and videos, and stream live video to international classrooms, increasing global collaboration opportunities. As use of virtual learning environments increases in schools and districts, the webcam helps students participate in online courses, increasing access to credit recovery and blended learning curricula.

The USB Webcam (CW1) is available for $35, and comes with a one-year warranty, with service support available through authorized dealers nationwide. To order, contact a Califone dealer. For more information on the full line of Califone products, call 1-800-722-0500, or visit www.califone.com to view and download the Califone catalog.

About Califone
Califone was founded in 1947 and continues to be a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual and supplemental curriculum products for use in education, presentation and professional markets. The company offers a complete line of audio solutions, wireless systems and multimedia products for small, medium and large presentation needs. Califone serves millions of educators and children in the PreK through higher education school environments and has expanded to serve business and industry, houses of worship, parks and recreation, and other presentation markets as well.

Media Contacts
• Tim Ridgway, Califone, Inc., 800-722-0500 ext. 428, Tim.Ridgway@califone.com

• Nate Towne, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-839-9800, nate@cblohm.com

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