Nureva joins the Logitech Collaboration Program

Calgary, Alberta — June 29, 2021 — Nureva Inc., an innovator in advanced audio conferencing solutions, has joined the Logitech Collaboration Program to bring clear, reliable audio performance to large spaces in combination with Logitech conferencing products. Through the program, Nureva’s HDL300 audio conferencing systems are combined with the Logitech Rally Camera, Logitech Tap meeting room touch controller and the new Logitech RoomMate meeting room appliance (available this summer). Together, the products offer customers an exceptional conferencing experience with audio performance that is optimized for large meeting and learning environments.

The first microphone and speaker bar to be certified for Microsoft Teams Rooms, Nureva® audio systems use patented Microphone Mist™ technology to fill a space with thousands of virtual microphones to provide full-room coverage so remote users hear every word. Simple, DIY installation and cloud-based device management make the systems easy to deploy and maintain. The Logitech Collaboration Program enables industry-leading technology companies to integrate and optimize their products with Logitech products to create conferencing solutions that are easy to use and deploy. The combination of Nureva audio and Logitech products make it easy for teams to instantly collaborate in a hybrid environment where in-room participants are clearly heard – no matter how they’re distanced. Using its breakthrough Microphone Mist technology, Nureva’s unique approach to audio conferencing easily accommodates physical distancing requirements, so that in-room participants can spread out, face any direction and move around the space as they talk. The system’s patented continuous autocalibration automatically adjusts to changes in room configurations, reducing the need for IT staff or technicians to visit meeting spaces.

“We are thrilled to join the Logitech Collaboration Program and offer a unique solution to address the audio requirements of large meeting and learning spaces,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “As both companies’ products are certified for Microsoft Teams Rooms, the combination of Nureva and Logitech makes it easy for customers to enjoy the quality, hassle-free conferencing experience they demand.”…Read More

Aver Launches Advanced 4K AI All-In-One Distance Learning Collaboration Solution

FREMONT, CA – June 28, 2021AVer Information Inc., the award-winning provider of video collaboration solutions and education technology solutions, announced today the launch of the innovative VB130 All-In-One Distance Learning Collaboration Solution.  Designed for the evolving K-12 distance learning classroom, the VB130 combines 4K video and selectable 120o or 90o Field of View with clear bult-in audio to give remote students a true in-class experience, while allowing in-class students and their teacher to hear audio from classmates at home.

The VB130 video bar features advanced AI technology combining SmartFrame technology with voice tracking to keep the teacher in camera view while reducing background noise so remote learners do not lose site of their teacher. The 4X zoom focuses on the teacher as he or she moves about the classroom, while USB connectivity allows it to seamlessly integrate with all distance learning platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and others.

The built-in soundbar provides clear audio for the class while remote learners are participating, while the built-in microphone captures teacher and in-class audio for remote students to clearly hear. Its compact size at under 14 inches wide makes the VB130 extremely portable, easily moving it from class to class, or even brought home if the situation calls for it.…Read More

The Council of State Science Supervisors and Flinn Scientific Collaborate to Support Safe Practices in Science Classrooms

Batavia, Illinois, June 23, 2021 — The Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) and Flinn Scientific, a flagship provider of science lab materials and safety and STEM solutions for the K-16 education market, collaborated to support science safety by updating three safety manuals – Elementary Science Safety K-8; Elementary STEM & Tool Safety K-8; and High School Science Safety. These resourcesare available online and as free digital downloads.

“Lab safety is of paramount importance. Whether students are making sense of phenomena or designing solutions in a classroom, laboratory, or in the community, educators need to be proactive in ensuring everyone’s safety,” said Michael Heinz, President of CSSS. “With the input and expertise of Flinn Scientific and its safety professionals, updated safety manuals offer insights that instructional leaders and educators can use to be proactive in thinking about, and planning for, safe investigations and solving design challenges.”

The manuals provide easily accessible, concise safety guidance on topics such as safe operating procedures, accident prevention, chemical waste management, and personal protective equipment.…Read More

Nureva adds Voice Amplification Mode to audio systems for K–12 classrooms

Calgary, Alberta — June 22, 2021 — Nureva Inc., an innovator in advanced audio conferencing solutions, has added Voice Amplification Mode to its HDL300 and Dual HDL300 audio conferencing systems. With this addition, which is currently available in public beta, the HDL300 systems solve the difficult audio problem of supporting in-room amplification of the teacher’s voice, while simultaneously providing full-room pickup of student voices so that everyone can be heard by remote students. The addition of voice amplification is made possible by Nureva’s patented Microphone Mist™ technology and makes the HDL300 systems the only multifunction classroom audio solution that easily and reliably covers all in-class and remote scenarios.

The public beta for Voice Amplification Mode is available to all HDL300 and Dual HDL300 customers through Nureva Console. Customers can access this no-charge feature by updating their firmware and selecting enable voice amplification in Nureva Console Cloud. Once enabled, teachers use their personal wireless headset microphone to amplify their voice through the HDL300 speakers so that students in the classroom can clearly hear. At the same time, the teacher’s voice is picked up for remote students via their UC&C client, like Microsoft® Teams, for which the HDL300 system is certified. Voice Amplification Mode is designed to work in typical classrooms using the HDL300 system. For larger spaces, the feature can be enabled on a Dual HDL300 system, which amplifies the teacher’s voice through both microphone and speaker bars in rooms up to 30′ x 50′ (9.1 x 15.2 m). There is a clear need for a multifunction solution that can deliver a combination of full-room microphone pickup and in-room voice amplification. Unlike other classroom audio products, Nureva delivers all of this in a single system that is installed in under an hour without any special technical expertise, automatically adjusts to changes in room configurations and is easily managed from anywhere using Nureva Console. 

“Teacher voice amplification is required in many classroom scenarios, but in today’s modern classrooms, it needs to be flexible enough to involve remote students,” said Nancy Knowlton, Nureva’s CEO. “The addition of this feature to Nureva audio systems will give educators the multifunction solution they’ve been looking for.”…Read More

gener8tor and ECMC Group’s Inaugural OnRamp Education & Workforce Innovation Accelerator Cohort Addresses Learning & Labor Challenges with Creative, Tech-first Solutions

Each Startup in the Accelerator Will Receive a $100K Cash Investment, Three-month Coaching Program & Other Resources

June 17, 2021 — MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA — gener8tor, a concierge startup accelerator program, and ECMC Group, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit organization with a mission to help students succeed,  have selected five startups to participate in the inaugural OnRamp Education & Workforce Innovation Accelerator. The 2021 cohort includes BeeReaders, ChalkTalk, Paragon One, SimiDigi and SkillCat.

“We’ve seen a robust influx of new startups and leaders in education and workforce industries that have introduced solutions to make resources more accessible, streamlined, tech-enabled, and cost-effective,” said Eddie Olson, Managing Director of the OnRamp Education & Workforce Innovation Accelerator at gener8tor. “Our new cohort showcases a class of visionary founders who have leveraged their industry knowledge and built customized technology to help tool and match trade companies with skilled workers, offer customized curriculums to aid busy teachers, empower a new generation of Spanish-speaking students and improve employment accessibility, among other impressive tools.”…Read More

Community Brands Adds MobileCause to Its Suite of Fundraising Tools

Partnership Creates Powerhouse Solutions to Elevate Fundraising Programs and Results

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. June 16, 2021 – Community Brands, the leading provider of cloud-based software and payment solutions for associations, nonprofits and schools, today announced its acquisition of MobileCause, a premier comprehensive digital fundraising platform.

MobileCause complements the Community Brands fundraising suite by making available self-service, digital campaign tools, aimed to help K-12 schools and nonprofits augment their fundraising programs quickly. Paired with Community Brands’ GiveSmart solution, MobileCause will support the fundraising strategies of midsize and large nonprofits that want to engage donors through a combination of mobile, virtual, hybrid, or in-person events with the support of advanced event fundraising tools, such as auctions and guest management.…Read More

Epson Now Shipping Eight New PowerLite Laser Projectors Built to Captivate and Impress Audiences in Virtually any Environment

New Laser Projectors Deliver Ultra-Bright, Impactful Displays for Education, Signage, Corporate, and Entertainment

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. – June 17, 2021 – As markets continue to open up, schools and businesses are looking for advanced display solutions that make an impact. Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide,1 today announced it is shipping eight new PowerLite® laser projector models that deliver bright, powerful displays – the L520W, L520U, L530U, L630U, L730U, L735U, L630SU, and L635SU. Ranging from 5,200 to 7,000 lumens of equal color and white brightness,2 the new PowerLite projectors offer convenient creative tools and easy installation. From classrooms and meeting spaces to signage and entertainment applications, the new models captivate audiences and empower laser-focused learning.

“Building on the success of Epson’s existing PowerLite lineup, the new models bring next-generation display technology to end users, enabling them to wow audiences and make an impression, no matter the environment or installation,” said Mark Roslon, director, product marketing, Epson America, Inc. “These compact projectors combine impressive visuals with helpful installation tools and connectivity options, making them ideal display solutions for a variety of presentation and signage needs.”…Read More

MindSpark Learning® Acquires Couragion to Disrupt the Landscape of Workforce Development, Career Literacy, and Professional Learning

June 15, 2021 — Denver, Colo. — MindSpark Learning® (MindSpark™), a nonprofit that delivers extraordinary and sustainable learning experiences for educators and professionals, announced today the acquisition of Couragion, a leading provider of STEM career literacy and workforce development solutions. 

Couragion works with educators to provide inclusive, work-based learning experiences that prepare students to be future ready. With intentional impact-first methods to encourage the participation of underrepresented students, Couragion advances student intention, motivation and confidence rates to pursue rewarding career pathways. 

Together, MindSpark and Couragion have a long history of driving STEM education and educator preparation programs. Their collaboration led to the development of STEMpath – a 24-credit graduate program proven to boost the capability and diversity of STEM and Computer Science (CS) teachers – ultimately driving a systems-level change that increases the number of students entering the STEM workforce.…Read More

Yamaha UC Partners With HuddleCamHD to Enable Clear Collaboration in Classrooms

SUDBURY, Mass. — June 10, 2021Yamaha Unified Communications is teaming up with HuddleCamHD to further enhance Yamaha’s portfolio of scalable, high-quality collaboration solutions with easy-to-deploy audio and video product bundles perfectly suited for meeting and learning spaces. Adapted for today’s evolving video conferencing and hybrid learning requirements, the bundles are designed to fit a variety of small, medium, and large meeting and teaching environments and budgets, incorporating Yamaha’s portable YVC-330 USB & Bluetooth® speakerphone, YVC-1000 USB & Bluetooth conference phone, or Yamaha’s HD Single and HD Dual wireless microphone systems.

“Great meetings and learning sessions are a result of best-in-class audio and video solutions that enable clear, distraction-free conversation,” said Michelle Baeza, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Yamaha Unified Communications. “By partnering with HuddleCamHD, we are providing our customers with more interoperable options that are easy to deploy and incredibly simple to use to ensure flawless collaboration in any room.”

Yamaha’s rich history delivering audio hardware and HuddleCamHD’s innovations in video conferencing will provide customers with scalable solutions for video conferencing, hybrid learning, and other communications from the home, office, or event space. For small rooms, the portable YVC-330 USB & Bluetooth speakerphone with SoundCap ensures the best-quality audio, no matter where a meeting happens. The YVC-1000 conference phone is an intuitive communications system featuring separate microphone and speaker units for flexibility during audio, web, and video conferencing in medium to large spaces. For large rooms such as boardrooms, lecture halls, or auditoriums, the HD Single and HD Dual wireless microphone system features a portable plug-and-play design with simple setup and produces superior HD sound quality. …Read More

Wacom Intuos added to Chrome OS compatible tablet lineup

Tokyo, Japan and Portland, Ore – June 9, 2021 – Wacom announced today that its Wacom Intuos Small non-wireless model holds the Works With Chromebook certification, following the One by Wacom, certified earlier this year. Chromebook users, especially students and beginning creatives, have more options to start creating digitally, using a Wacom pen tablet with a growing number of drawing, painting and photo editing applications that work flawlessly on Chromebook.

“Chromebook has been attracting attention among education sectors and by those seeking new solutions for working from home. Wacom is currently working on expanding Chromebook compatibility to include further Wacom devices and bring its intuitive and natural pen technology to a fast-growing number of Chromebook users,” says Faik Karaoglu, Executive Vice President of Wacom’s Branded Business. “Combining an Intuos tablet and Chromebook also enables young creatives to unleash their full art and design potential with a number of drawing and painting apps. A long-term collaborative partnership with Celsys offers Wacom Intuos users an opportunity to create spectacular art with the renowned drawing application, Clip Studio Paint.”

Plug in and start creating…Read More