Califone’s PA920 Announced as Winner in Tech & Learning’s ISTE 2017 Best of Show Awards

Califone’s PA920 Announced as Winner in Tech & Learning’s ISTE 2017 Best of Show Awards

The ISTE conference provides an opportunity for the education community to gather and discuss the latest innovations and practices in classroom technology. To highlight the highest quality tech at the conference, Tech & Learning hosts an annual awards program called the Best of Show Awards. At this year’s conference, Tech & Learning selected Califone’s PowerPro PA920 as a Best of Show award winner.

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 that plays MP3 and MP4 audio files from CD and CD-R/W discs and USB thumb drives. With 90-watts RMS of power, the PowerPro PA920 easily provides audio for crowds up to 1,000 people. The master speaker has two combination XLR / 1/4 inch jacks for use with wired microphones and also includes a set of stereo RCA jacks that are ideal for connecting external audio sources.

Advisors from Tech & Learning and AV Technology explored the ISTE show floor to discover the latest product announcements from participating vendors. The judges then met to determine which solutions have the most promise in K-12 schools. Released at the top of 2017, the PA920 was selected by the judges as one of the most impactful new products.

“The PA920 is our flagship system, and is designed to reach audiences of 1,000 or more with ease,” said Scott Evans, Marketing Manager of Califone. “This recognition highlights the system’s ability to meet flexibility and cost-needs in 21st century schools.”

The PA920 is currently available for purchase through Califone and its dealers. Find all of the product details here.

Califone Reveals Two Agile PA System Models

Edtech company releases updated PA11 and PA920 systems for convenient school use

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Chatsworth, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2017) – When schools require sound reinforcement for any size audience or venue, educators need a versatile public address (PA) system that can support all school-based activities. To fill this need, Califone International, a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audio equipment for use in education, announces the release of the PA11 and the PowerPro PA920.

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. This product features a built-in carrying handle for playground use, meetings or tours, along with six hours of battery life with a low battery indicator. This unit also can operate while charging its built-in battery.

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 that plays MP3 and MP4 audio files from CD and CD-R/W discs and USB thumb drives. With 90-watts RMS of power, the PowerPro PA920 easily provides audio for crowds up to 1,000 people. The master speaker has two combination XLR / 1/4 inch jacks for use with wired microphones and also includes a set of stereo RCA jacks that are ideal for connecting external audio sources.

“Califone is known for delivering sound solutions that enable schools to accomplish any audio task with ease,” said Scott Evans, Marketing Manager for Califone.  “With the new models, schools can continue to simplify large-scale presentations and gatherings without the complexity of operating other types of PA systems.”

The PA11 and PA920 are currently available for purchase through Califone and its dealers. Califone is exhibiting at FETC 2017 and invites attendees to visit its booth #1635 to learn more about the PA systems. For the full Califone catalog, visit www.califone.com.

Califone Expands Headphones for Elementary Students

 The smaller-sized Kids headphone is designed to fit younger listeners comfortably in the classroom learning environment.

 The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) makes Title I and II funding available for pre-K and early elementary education, therefore increasing access to pre-K programs and professional development resources. To support the effort by the U.S. Department of Education to jump-start elementary teaching and learning, Califone International LLC introduces its Kids Headphone. The 1534BK headphone is smaller in size and durable to fit the needs of younger listeners (more…)

Califone Wins THE Journal and Campus Technology Awards

2015 Readers’ Choice Awards recognized range of Califone audio gear

Califone International LLC, a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual (AV) and supplemental curriculum products for use in education, received T.H.E Journal and Campus Technology Readers’ Choice Awards. Education professionals selected Califone in the classroom audio and sound enhancement category for its AV products used in education. (more…)