Bringing the sights and sounds of the world to students is a big advantage for these 21st Century classrooms.
Atlanta (PRWEB) June 26, 2007
A study by MARRS concluded that, at anytime, 25-30% of the general student population in schools have temporary or permanent hearing loss in the range of 15-40 decibels. In response to the growing demand for an audio solution designed specifically for children in K12 classrooms, Logical Choice Technologies today announced the formal launch of AudioGear, the first modular multimedia sound system designed specifically for K-12 learning environments. Designed to work with interactive white board technology, AudioGear's integrated sound and wireless voice system brings the sounds of the world into the classroom and activates the learning environment.
Designed for the classroom: With the full AudioGear system, teachers are outfitted with a light-weight, body-worn, wireless microphone which transmits infrared signals to a receiver, which then evenly distributes sound throughout the classroom. The surround sound insures that regardless of a child's position in the classroom, the audio quality and pitch remain the same. AudioGear's microphone also allow educators to lower their pitch and speak in a more conversational tone, which teachers report brings an immediate improvement in energy levels and overall health.
Modular and affordable: As more and more classrooms implement interactive technology, AudioGear can be installed in the beginning as an affordable sound system, but with an easy upgrade path to full voice enhancement. It is AudioGear's modular design that facilitates this distinctive upgrade path and truly sets the product apart in the market. Schools can begin with AudioGear Multimedia Speaker System at a significantly lower price point. When budget permits, they may later exercise their option to upgrade to a full, state-of-the-art voice enhancement system with infrared microphones for the teacher and students. Schools can also opt for AudioGear's "Total Solution" by implementing the complete system immediately. The end result is a complete audio system which greatly reduces vocal strain for teachers and gives every student, regardless of location, the ability to hear their teacher's instruction: providing every one in the classroom a better opportunity for success.
Market demand: The initial rollout of AudioGear was well received, with immediate installations in hundreds of schools throughout the United States, as well as district-wide implementations in Sarasota, FL, Cherokee County, GA and others. Studies at Florida's Ocoee Middle School, the Jeb Bush State Demonstration School, reported a staggering 10% gains in achievement testing after the first year of use.
"Bringing the sights and sounds of the world to students is a big advantage for these 21st Century classrooms." said Cynthia Kaye, CEO of Logical Choice Technologies, "Finding the right audio system to meet the demands of media-rich classrooms is a must. Students who hear better in the classroom learn more. Twenty years of independent research has proven that."
About Logical Choice Technologies:
Logical Choice Technologies is the largest sales, training and implementation partner for Promethean Activclassroom solutions in the United States. In addition, the company markets its own brand of audio equipment -- AudioGear™ -- a classroom audio solution designed especially for today's media-rich 21st Century digital learning environments. AudioGear is also the first multimedia audio solution with an easy upgrade path to voice enhancement allowing every student to hear their teacher regardless of seat location.
For more information, please visit http://www.logicalchoice.com
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