EduTone to Market Platforms Based on Intel Classmate PCs

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EduTone’s ET Persona™, based on the Intel classmate PC reference design will be Bundled with the Mobile Edition of the Award-Winning EduTone Xchange™.

EduTone announced today the selection of Intel classmate PCs as part of its ET Persona™ family of school-centric tablets and netbooks. Edutone’s devices will be bundled with the Mobile Edition of the EduTone Xchange™ (ETX), a 2011 CODiE award-winning services delivery platform aimed at the K-12 Education market. Unlike all of the consumer-centric devices on the market today, the ET Persona product family offers school-centric netbooks and convertible tablet solutions that include Intel’s Educational software tools, pre-installed CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act) compliant filtering software and the EduTone Passport™ to enable easy and secure single sign-on wireless access to centrally-provisioned school applications. Together, the ET Persona and the ETX-Mobile Edition deliver the most comprehensive, financially sustainable technology infrastructure solution for personalized mobile learning.

The ETX-Mobile Edition will also offer each school, or school district, a library of 200+ on-demand EduTone Connectors that enables the school administrators to configure each device, based on the role of its owner, to automatically access all of the school licensed content and software services through a single sign-on Passport. The EduTone Connector catalog is the most extensive educational ecosystem on the market today and includes most of the premise-based school-centric enterprise applications such as their Active Directory™ LDAP, Moodle™ LMS, Microsoft’s SharePoint™ Portal, various Student Information Systems, Learning Management Systems, and Library Information Systems, in addition to cloud-hosted school-centric applications such Google Apps for Education™, Microsoft Live.Edu™, the Global Grid for Learning™, and many more.

“The ruggedized Intel classmate PC -based ET Persona devices powered by the ETX-Mobile Edition and featuring Intel’s robust educational tools are game changers for educational organizations that are ready to personalize their education delivery model,” said Robert Iskander, CEO of EduTone. “We are truly excited to leverage Intel’s proven technology, tools and market leadership in providing solutions that will improve student learning outcomes around the world,” he continued.

“We are very excited to have EduTone as a partner adopting Intel® Learning Series solutions,” said Dr. Wayne Grant, Director of Research and Planning for the Education Market Platforms Group at Intel Corporation... “EduTone’s award-winning Xchange Platform will accelerate the adoption of the Intel Learning Series family of products and will enable educators provide a direct path to 21st century learning.”

Intel® Learning Series brings together a strong ecosystem of PC manufacturers, operating system vendors, education service providers, content and software providers to deliver a complete, end-to-end education solution. It offers marketing tools, training, online exposure and a forum for its members to share resources and find common opportunities. More than 500 members in 70 countries are developing applications, peripherals and services optimized for the Learning Series. For more information, visit http://www.intellearningseries.com.

About EduTone Corporation
EduTone provides the sustainable technology schools need in order to deliver the 21st century teaching and learning environments their stakeholders require. Installed in thousands of schools around the world, the EduTone XchangeTM is a 2011 CODiE “Best K-12 Solution” award winning, Web 3.0 Platform-as-a-Service technology that enables on-demand, one-to-one services delivery in the Education Enterprise. EduTone is a DBA of VIP Tone Inc., a privately held corporation headquartered in Alameda, California. For more information, visit http://www.EduTone.com.

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Yanni Kalajakis +1 866 901-8663 x9019 or email at yanni(at)edutone(dot)com

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