Califone headphones and PA systems recognized as top new products
For more than 35 years, Tech & Learning has recognized outstanding education technology products through its Awards of Excellence program. The 2017 panel of advisors selected the PA 920, PA11 and 1534BK Headphone as winners in this year’s program.
The awards program identifies new technology products and significantly updated offerings that improve teaching, training and managing. All entries are reviewed by educators in several rounds of judging. The Tech & Learning editorial team also screens products. Submissions are assessed based on the following categories: quality and effectiveness, ease of use, creative use of technology, and suitability for use in an educational environment.
Released at the top of 2017, the PA920 and PA11 meet large-presentation needs. For heavy-duty presentation needs, the PA920 is a complete, self-contained sound system. The unit features two wireless microphone receivers that support multiple presenters, Bluetooth compatibility to receive streaming audio from Bluetooth-capable mobile devices and a CD/USB Media Player. The PA11 offers all the versatility of a wireless PA system, yet is compact enough for mobile use indoors, outdoors and on field trips for groups up to 150 people.
The 1534BK headphone is designed to suit the needs of young learners. The headphone has cushioned circumaural earcups and an adjustable headband that fits smaller head sizes. The earcups block ambient noises, helping students stay on task while also reducing the need to increase volume, therefore protecting their hearing.
In addition to the Awards of Excellence, the 1534BK Headphone and PA systems were also recognized by the THE Journal Readers’ Choice Awards. These educator-awarded accolades signify the positive impact Califone products have in K-12 classrooms.
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