M&A Technology’s Companion Touch Device Powered by Verizon Wireless Supports 21st Century Mobile Learning for K-12

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M&A Technology and Verizon Wireless today unveiled a new campaign to distribute the M&A Companion Touch tablet, an Intel-powered convertible PC with touch screen functionality to enhance learning K-12 schools across the country. As an Intel Authorized Integrator, M&A Technology will make this device available through Verizon Wireless to provide continuous learning experience with 3G connectivity.

M&A Technology and Verizon Wireless today unveiled a new campaign to distribute the Companion Touch tablet, an Intel-powered convertible PC with touch screen functionality to enhance learning K-12 schools across the country.

With the influx of mini-laptops and tablets into the educational market, the Companion Touch 10 addresses the need for an affordable tablet PC in the K-12 market. The M&A Companion Touch offers a resistive 10.1-inch touch screen, which allows students to interact with the device using the stylus or simply by tapping the screen.

The convertible screen makes it easier for students to interact with the device and share their work in group activities. The built in webcam swivels 180 degrees to capture pictures and movies from different angles. The screen can be laid flat for writing, sketching and for solving math problems. It also can be oriented in portrait mode for eBook reading.

The standard configuration comes with 10.1” resistive touch screen, 250GB hard drive, 2 GB RAM, 1.3 MP rotating camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 3G connectivity with Verizon Wireless. Its ruggedized design and built-in handle offer student-friendly tablet for day-to-day usage in the classroom and at home and reduces the total cost of ownership for schools. A full description of the product is available at http://www.macomp.com/companiontouch10.

“Education is one of the primary verticals that see a benefit from 3G technology,” said Alex Coleman, vice president, Government and Education, Verizon Wireless. “Devices such as tablets and laptops have strong appeal for the students and instructors as they are user friendly, portable, and make the learning experience fun. With our reliable 3G network, the Companion Touch is a cost-effective device and a seamless transition into any curriculum.”

As an Intel Authorized Integrator, M&A Technology will make this device available through Verizon Wireless to provide continuous learning experience with 3G connectivity.

“The Companion Touch 10 will help to realize the vision and benefits of 1:1 computing in education, enriching learning experience for our students,” said Jihad Jubran, senior vice president, Business Development, M&A Technology. “We feel that Verizon Wireless offers the best network for our business vision for the Companion Touch to be most effective.”            

About M&A Technology:
M&A Technology, a leading solutions provider since 1984, offers a wide range of custom technology solutions for education that are based on innovation to improve productivity and reduce the total cost of ownership through technology. Our ISO 9001-2008 certified manufacturing facility offers a flexible platform for contract manufacturing that is focused on customer requirements and quality of our products. In addition, M&A Technology offers custom-built servers, workstations and high performance computers that are all made in the USA. More information is available at http://www.macomp.com.

Media Contacts:
M&A Technology, Inc:
Jihad Jubran, SVP of Business Development
2045 Chenault Drive
Carrollton, TX 75006
Phone: 800.225.1452
jjubran(at)macomp(dot)com

Paul Macchia
Verizon Wireless
Phone: 908.559.3019
paul(dot)macchia(at)verizonwireless(dot)com

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