PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RGS, a business unit of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), today introduced the RGS Windows Wi-Fi Learning Device, a new high-performance digital learning device built to leverage the power of the Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro operating system with the robust Intel® Education Software (IES) suite to optimize the digital learning experience. The new RGS-branded Windows Wi-Fi Learning Device expands the RGS portfolio of education solutions which combine hardware, software, professional development, curriculum and other classroom support services to help schools make the transition to a technology-enabled education environment.
The device, which is available in two form factors – Clamshell (capacitive touch and non-touch) and 2-in-1 Detachable Tablet with Keyboard Docking Station – is ruggedized to withstand the expected wear and tear of a classroom environment. Rubberized impact absorption offers drop protection, while a torque-resilient design, reinforced hinges and ports, as well as a spill-resistant keyboard, help keep devices running smoothly. In addition, each device comes with installed Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) applications from Intel® Education Solutions, Advancing Education Worldwide. A snap-on magnification lens, thermal probe and built-in camera further extend the utility of the device.
“We designed the RGS digital education portfolio to help school districts make the connection between experiential learning and technology in the classroom – in an easy and cost-effective manner,” said Scott MacDonald, vice president and general manager, RGS. “Unlike many other devices on the market that are being adapted to meet the demands of digital learning, RGS-branded devices are built specifically for the classroom, and to be compatible with the robust learning applications available through Intel® Education Solutions.”
“We’ve seen that effectively incorporating 21st century learning tools into a classroom can transform an education experience,” said Margo Day, vice president, US Education at Microsoft. “RGS has created devices especially for an education environment including a variety of options important to educators and students such as digital inking and touch, which has been shown to improve learning outcomes.”
RGS Windows Wi-Fi Learning Device features:
- Microsoft® Windows® 8.1 Pro
- 180 degree reversible camera (clamshell models)
- Separate front-facing and rear-facing cameras, plus detachable keyboard (2-in-1 tablet model)
- Digital inking using attached stylus on capacitive touch model
- Retractable handle
- Intel® Baytrail-M Celeron™ 1.46 GHz N2806
- 8+ hour battery life
- Weighs less than 3.5 lbs.
Intel® Education Software suite, including
- Kno – Content syndication and analytics
- SPARKvue – Scientific data collection and analysis application
- Lab Camera – Scientific image capture and analysis tools
- Media Camera – Multimedia creation and editing
- ArtRage – Painting and drawing tools
To facilitate deployment, RGS also offers call center support (Mon.–Fri. 7 a.m.–4 p.m. local time), next business day, advance warranty replacement, as well as custom software image development and installation, leasing and financial services, and optional insurance coverage.
For more information, visit the RGS Education Technology website at http://avnetrgs.com.
RGS, a business unit of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), is a solutions integrator adept at tailoring hardware, software and a full suite of lifecycle services designed to meet the unique needs of customers across a wide range of end-market segments. RGS works to solve the business challenges of OEMs, independent software vendors (ISVs) and channel partners, resulting in better cost optimization, deeper market penetration and accelerated sustainable growth for those customers. RGS leverages a wide array of innovative technologies from leading providers, as well as a portfolio of standard and customizable servers and purpose-built appliances developed in-house. RGS operates within the Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas business region of Avnet, Inc. More information about RGS can be found at www.avnetrgs.com.
About Avnet, Inc.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers globally. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended June 28, 2014, Avnet generated revenue of $27.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.