St. Paul, MN, June 26, 2011
Recognizing the ever-changing dynamics of technology in the classroom as well as collaborative learning requirements, Ergotron, a global leader in technology mounting and mobility solutions, is launching its next generation TeachWell cart. An efficient and compact technology hub, the new TeachWell Mobile Digital Workspace consolidates classroom technology tools such as LCDs, laptops, DVD players and document cameras onto a single flexible mobile platform.
Introduced at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2011, the next generation TeachWell un-tethers educators from a desk or podium and provides the freedom to move around the classroom for more collaboration and engagement with students. Educators can bring their computer up close for one-on-one discussions or use the adjustable podium for presentations. Additionally, the small footprint of the TeachWell workstation enables educators to increase classroom space by eliminating the need for a podium, secondary instructor desk and AV cart.
“The opportunities for educators to incorporate technology into their classroom and curriculum are boundless,” says Steve Reinecke, senior global director of healthcare and education industries at Ergotron. “However, each day educators lose time and momentum because of cramped classrooms and the hassles of switching technology. With TeachWell, educators have an affordable, flexible and entirely comfortable way to seamlessly manage, access and engage with technology.”
The TeachWell Mobile Digital Workspace is a cost-effective solution for a variety of education scenarios; ideally suited for collaborative learning and shared resources across multiple rooms, the TeachWell can be easily rolled through aisles, doors and cramped media areas. With a height-adjustment platform that moves the keyboard, display and worksurface in one simple motion—easily changing the position from a sitting to a standing set-up – the TeachWell is a technology hub as well as a sit-stand workstation.
This next generation cart features a new telescoping height-adjustment assembly with a 20" (51 cm) vertical range of motion, which quickly moves its larger worksurface along with your display and keyboard to a height between 31.8"–51.8" (80.8–131.6 cm), accommodating seated or standing postures.
Dependent on individual user preferences or classroom requirements, educators can customize their unit with a variety of accessories, including an LCD or Laptop Kit, a Projector Shelf or secure Storage Bin. Available for global resale in August 2011, the TeachWell Mobile Digital Workspace has an MSRP of $599 USD.
A global leader in mounting and mobility solutions, Ergotron offers a full portfolio of adjustable, ergonomic mounts and workstations suitable for creating active learning spaces, video conferencing, and digital signage throughout the whole campus. Through Ergotron’s Product Programs qualified educational facilities have the opportunity to try out solutions like TeachWell in their own environment
For more information on Ergotron’s complete line of education products and programs, please visit http://education.ergotron.com or call 800-888-8458.
Founded in 1982 by VESA FDMI standard author and visionary Harry Sweere, Ergotron is a global manufacturer of digital display mounting and mobility products, headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, with sales efforts in Amersfoort, the Netherlands, and Singapore. Ergotron’s products have been improving the human interface with digital displays for over 25 years. Our history of innovation and passion for differentiation is evidenced in over 37 patents and our growing portfolio of award winning products for computer monitors, notebooks, and large flat panel displays and T.V.s Ergotron products enhance computing wellness, improve workplace productivity and create business process efficiencies, wherever and whenever they’re used. Incorporating Ergotron’s Constant Force lift and pivot motion technology, wall and desk mount arms, stands, mobile carts, pivots and vertical lifts require less effort to achieve more ergonomic motion, improving the user’s experience when viewing any digital display for work or entertainment.