Ergotron Adds TeachWell LCD Mobile Digital Platform To Education Portfolio For 21st Century Collaborative Learning

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Ergotron's latest introduction, the TeachWell® LCD Mobile Digital Platform, joins the TeachWell Laptop Mobile Digital Platform in giving educators choice when consolidating all of their essential technology tools into a compact, high-performance hub.

Now with both a laptop and LCD version of TeachWell we can address all the different technologies being introduced into educational environments around the world.

Ergotron's latest introduction, the TeachWell® LCD Mobile Digital Platform, joins the TeachWell Laptop Mobile Digital Platform in giving educators choice when consolidating all of their essential technology tools into a compact, high-performance hub. Designed for classrooms in K-12 primary and secondary schools, as well as private and public colleges and universities, these TeachWell Mobile Digital Platforms free teachers from being tethered to desks and remove the physical barriers between instructor and students to create collaborative learning environments.

In addition to consolidating teachers' computers, displays, DVD players and wireless extenders onto a single platform, the new TeachWell offers a positioning feature for a variety of popular portable document cameras/ visualisers, and now has expanded compatibility to handle the new Samsung SDP-860 Doc Camera. Working seamlessly with on-board projectors, remote displays and projection devices, TeachWell optimizes classroom space and reduces infrastructure investments by removing the need for a separate podium, desk and A/V cart.

"We listened to educators and reacted quickly to address the need for an LCD version of the TeachWell," says Steve Reinecke, senior global director of healthcare and education industries at Ergotron. "Now with both a laptop and LCD version of TeachWell we can address all the different technologies being introduced into educational environments around the world."

TeachWell allows instructors or students to easily move the display screen, keyboard and worksurface to match their position while they sit or stand. The keyboard/worksurface adjusts up and down 20" (51 cm), while the display can travel independently another 5" (13 cm) for a total height adjustment range of 25" (63 cm). The platform ships fully assembled for quick integration with existing computer hardware. The new LCD version includes an LCD pivot, large integrated worksurface, mounting tray for a portable document camera/visualiser, keyboard tray with left/right mouse tray, wrist rest, mouse holder, cable storage box, cable winding bracket, power strip mounting bracket, CPU holder and four dual casters.

The TeachWell LCD Mobile Digital Platform will be available for $949 (MSRP) in July 2010 in the US and in the global education markets through regional distribution and reseller channels. An optional Locking Drawer is sold separately as an accessory for an MSRP of $129. A Power Strip (US and Canada only) and a Utility Shelf for mounting a projector may also be purchased.

Now through June 30, K-12 schools in the United States and Canada have a chance to win a free TeachWell unit, a Samsung SAMCAM 860 ($799 MSRP), a Dell S300w Short Throw Wireless Projector ($999.00 MSRP), and a Dell Latitude™ 2100 Netbook PC ($329 MSRP), in Ergotron's "Nominate a School Today" Sweepstakes. To learn more about the sweepstakes or to nominate a K-12 school, visit http://promos.ergotron.com. For more information on the Samsung SAMCAM 860, see http://www.samsungpresenterusa.com. For information on the Dell projector and Dell netbook visit http://www.dell.com.

To see Ergotron's TeachWell platforms in action, schools and educators may visit http://teachwell.ergotron.com or call 800.888.8458. Ergotron, the Ergotron logo, and TeachWell are trademarks of Ergotron, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Ergotron:
Founded in 1982 by VESA FDMI standard author and visionary Harry Sweere, Ergotron is a global manufacturer of digital display mounting and mobility products, headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with sales efforts in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, and Singapore. Ergotron's products have been improving the human interface with digital displays for over 25 years. Our history of innovation and passion for differentiation is evidenced in over 37 patents and our growing portfolio of award winning products for computer monitors, notebooks, and large flat panel displays and T.V.s Ergotron products enhance computing wellness, improve workplace productivity and create business process efficiencies, wherever and whenever they're used. Incorporating Ergotron's Constant Force lift and pivot motion technology, wall and desk mount arms, stands, mobile carts, pivots and vertical lifts require less effort to achieve more ergonomic motion, improving the user's experience when viewing any digital display for work or entertainment.

Editor's Notes: High-res, full-color photos of the TeachWell LCD Mobile Digital Platform, interviews with Ergotron's education technology experts and demo samples for review are available by calling Paul Maccabee at 612.337.0087 or emailing paul(at)maccabee(dot)com.

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