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ClearOne Rolls Out PTZ Camera for Collaboration

ClearOne has introduced the UNITE PTZ Camera, a high-resolution 1080p60 video camera that can connect directly to any PC or laptop through USB 3.0.

iPad Deployments To Continue at Los Angeles District in Time for Testing

In spite of what has been classified as a "criminal investigation" at the Los Angeles Unified School District regarding its discontinued 1-to-1 iPad program, the district is plowing ahead with purchases of iPads to prepare its students for Smarter Balanced online assessments. At the same time the district will also be purchasing Google Chromebooks.

Splashtop, Soliton Partner for Secure Remote Desktop Appliance

Splashtop, a provider of cross-device computing and collaboration solutions, has partnered with IT security provider, Soliton, to develop the Soliton SecureDesktop appliance.

FBI Steps into L.A. Unified iPad Fiasco

Just three months after the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education halted its massive student iPad deployment and six weeks after John Deasy resigned as superintendent, the FBI has stepped into the mop-up. Agents hauled away 20 cartons of files pertaining to the awarding of contracts in what was to be a $1.3 billion iPad initiative.

Autodesk Offers Design Software Free to Secondary, Post-Secondary Schools

Autodesk has released its design software free to students, instructors and educational institutions anywhere in the world.

Report: Testing and Assessment Products Are Now the Biggest Category of Ed Tech Sales

Vendor responses to SIIA’s annual ed tech market survey show that, driven by districts implementing the Common Core, sales in the testing and assessment category have reached almost $2.5 billion per school year.

Oakland USD Beefs up Network for Personalized Learning

The Oakland Unified School District is improving its broadband infrastructure to better support personalized learning curriculum and applications.

School Physical Security Spending To Top $1.1 Billion Within 4 Years

Annual school expenditures on surveillance and access control systems will reach more than $1.1 billion by 2018.

10 Lessons Learned From the Assessment Field Tests

Schools and districts that took part in the PARCC and Smarter Balanced trial runs share their experiences to help you prepare for online testing this spring.

Report: Internet of Things To Hit 25 Billion Units, $264 Billion by 2020

The number of things connected to the Internet and in use will grow 30 percent from this year to next, for a total of 4.9 billion, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner, and will hit 25 billion by 2020.

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