CTL, a manufacturer of innovative 1:1 solutions for education, has been awarded a contract with the state of Nevada Department of Education to provide a comprehensive education technology package to middle schools participating in the Nevada Ready 21 program, the company said.
CTL will provide Chromebooks, networking wireless infrastructure, a rich suite of apps and online tools and a robust package of service and support for the Nevada Ready 21 (NR21) program. Approved by the Nevada Commission on Educational Technology in 2014, NR21 is a state-funded, 1:1 digital learning program.
NR21 will provide Nevada students an equitable, technology-rich education while supporting educators to create an engaging and personalized learning experience. The initial phase of NR21 targets middle schools, while future phases will target high schools.
In June of 2015, the Nevada State Legislature appropriated over USD 20 million dollars to support the NR21 plan, enabling the state to implement CTL´s 1:1 education solution package and begin equipping Nevada students with CTL Chromebooks by fall 2016.
The CTL student device selected for NR21 is the CTL NL6B Chromebook for Education, a ruggedized Chromebook designed specifically for education, that CTL launched in collaboration with Intel and Google. CTL was among the first to bring this Intel-designed ruggedized Chromebook to market. Unique features include reinforced ports and hinges, non-slip texture, fanless design, anti-peel keys and 180-degree rotating camera with an optional microscope lens.
Founded in 1989, CTL designs and manufactures computer products including Chromebooks, desktop and mobile workstations, LED Monitors, and high performance servers. CTLÂ® also manufactures specialty devices including ruggedized tablets, slates, and digital sign solutions. Headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon with offices in Asia and Europe, CTLÂ® and their partners supply North American consumers, government agencies, and many of the most recognized corporate brands.