Califone Selected as Favorite Classroom Audio Distribution/Sound Enhancement System in THE Journal’s Readers’ Choice Awards

Educators choose Califone as a favorite education technology brand

Each year, THE Journal reaches out to its audience of educators to determine favorite products and vendors in the education market. For the 2017 awards, a record number of educators voted on their favorite technologies.

Based on educator votes, Califone was selected as the silver winner of the “Favorite Classroom Audio Distribution/Sound Enhancement System” category. Among the products submitted for consideration in the awards program were the PA920, the PA11 and the 1534BK headphone.

Released at the beginning of 2017, the PA920 and PA11 meet the dynamic needs of large-group presentations in a school setting. 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.

Made for use with all varieties of computers and mobile devices, the 1534BK headphone is ideal for personalized digital learning. While sized for PreK-4th grade students, the streamlined design of this rugged stereo headphone makes it accessible to older students too with a fit that’s “just right.” The headphones come with a 3-year warranty for use in schools.

“Califone has a long history of providing the best in sound amplification for K-12 classrooms,” said Scott Evans, Marketing Manager of Califone. “To be selected as a favorite technology solution among teachers is reflective of our mission to deliver exceptional products that integrate seamlessly in a classroom environment.”

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Califone Introduces Versatile Microphone to PA Product Family

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DM-39 Dynamic Microphone connects to wide range of PA solutions for K-12 schools

Chatsworth, Calif. (Oct. 24, 2017) – When educators participate in large-group presentations, they need to produce clear audio from tools that are easy to set up and use. To meet this need, Califone International, a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audio equipment for use in education, announces the release of the DM-39 Dynamic Microphone for use with several of Califone’s portable PA Systems.

“With each new product, we aim to minimize the amount of time educators need to coordinate the use of tools, while maximizing the quality of the product,” said Scott Evans, marketing manager for Califone. “The new microphone works seamlessly with existing Portable PA models including the PA920, PA419 and PA329 – making it simple for educators to deliver large-scale presentations in multiple venues.”

The DM-39 microphone has high sensitivity response and is designed with durability in mind. The microphone comes with a one-year warranty for school use and is available in both ¼” and XLR connector versions, making it ideal for use in schools as well as businesses, government and religious facilities.

“Califone’s robust line of PA solutions provide trustworthy resources for announcements made in settings ranging from the school gymnasium to the soccer field,” continued Evans. “The new microphone adds to the purpose-built suite of tools available to educators to streamline the process of communicating to a large group.”

The DM-39 and DM-39XLR microphones are available for purchase through authorized Califone dealers. For the full Califone catalog, visit www.califone.com.

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…)