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					Belkin Enables Next-Generation Education with Stage App for iPad and
Ergonomic Stand for Tablet Presentations

Technology Leader Transforms the Classroom with Cost-effective,
Collaborative Learning Tools

Austin, TX, February 08, 2013 -- TCEA 2013 CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION, --
Belkin today announced the Belkin Stage app for next-generation learning
using an iPad. Belkin Stage app for iPad combines the convenience of a
document camera with the power of an interactive whiteboard for cost-
effective, connected learning that boosts student success. Belkin also
unveiled its Tablet Stage, an ergonomic stand for tablets that makes
classroom presentations easy to deliver. Belkin will demonstrate the new
products at TCEA 2013 Conference and Exposition taking place in Austin,
Texas, February 4-8.

The new app enables educators to sketch and annotate over live video for
engaging tutorials. It also displays objects using the iPad camera with
the ability to sketch, write, label or laser point to objects in real
time. With a simple connection to a projector or second screen, iPad
creations can be easily shared and viewed with an entire classroom.

The Belkin Stage app reduces the expense of outfitting a digital
classroom. By displacing expensive and cumbersome technology such as
document cameras and interactive whiteboards, Belkin Stage engages
audiences with real-time video feed without the high cost.

Key features of the Belkin Stage app include:

Document camera function to capture live video
Drawing function where users can overlay text on live video
Label function so users can overlay labels on live video
Video output function so all video and interactions can be output via a
wired or wireless connection
Available in Stage app version 1.1, to be released February 28, 2013:

Recording function allows users to record (using screen capture) all
video and created interactions
Upload function so users can upload recorded sessions to collaborative
sites including YouTube EDU
For easier in-classroom use, educators can pair the Belkin Stage app with
the Tablet Stage – an ergonomic stand for tablets that makes classroom
presentations easy to deliver. Tablet Stage securely holds tablets in
place for effortless document projection and convenient use.

Key features of Tablet Stage include:

Accommodates most   tablets, including iPad and iPad Mini
Case compatible -   no need to remove tablet case for use
Easily removable,   keeping tablet mobile
Adjustable tablet   orientation, landscape or portrait
Adjustable tablet   angle, flat to vertical
Adjustable height   - view full size documents or zoom in for detailed
macro views
Dual brightness adjustable LED light
Integrated stylus holder
Surface attachment option
Quotes

"I see a huge need for solutions such as Tablet Stage," said Nicole
Tempel Assisi, principal, Da Vinci Innovator Academy in Los Angeles,
California. "All of our teachers have iPads and our choices for
presenting from them have typically been to either buy projector stands,
which is more technology than we need, or come up with a workaround. It's
great Belkin is developing solutions that can help us save money,
bulkiness on the desk, and help create a more dynamic learning
environment which is always our number one priority."

“As today’s schools embrace the interactive power of the iPad, they seek
to make it less of an individual device and more of a collaborative
tool,” said Jon Roepke, senior product manager, Business Division, Belkin
International. “With Belkin Stage app teachers and administrators can use
and integrate iPads into their curriculums in a much more engaging way.
It makes teaching and learning both easier and more fulfilling.”

TCEA 2013

Belkin will demonstrate at TCEA 2013, February 4-8 in Austin, Texas. For
more information visit
http://www.tceaconvention.org/2013/public/Content.aspx?ID=1231.

Pricing and Availability

The Belkin Stage app is immediately available at no cost and downloadable
through the iTunes web site. Tablet Stage will be available in March
2013, and priced at $199.

The Belkin Stage app and the Tablet Stage are Belkin’s latest solutions
designed to serve the growing needs of school districts and educators,
both in and beyond the classroom. For more information, please visit:
http://www.belkincampaigns.com/edumobility/.

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About Belkin Business

Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers technology
solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile
environments. A proven technology leader for more than 30 years,
organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to
product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address
customer requirements in business, government and education. With a
global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a
purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution
advantages to customers. The company’s line of commercial products are
available through Belkin's global network of distributors and resellers.
Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in
more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at
http://www.belkin.com/us/business/enterprise.

Contact:
Denise Nelson
The Ventana Group
Danville, CA
925.837.6277
denise.nelson@ventanapr.com
http://www.theventanagroup.com

				
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