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For decades, EBI has been providing language lab solutions to schools, colleges and universities throughout New England. We employ individualized, fully customizable lab solutions ranging from language lab software and headsets to complete turnkey installations that also include computers, networking and infrastructure.

As technology has evolved and expanded over the years, so too have the ways teachers and students interact. As such, our product line has grown to meet the ever-changing needs of the educational market.

  • Robotel SmartClass+ impressive suite of products helps teachers manage learning activities in language labs, CAD labs, computer labs, Mac labs, mobile carts, and over the Internet with a Web-based self-study platform. Offering many unique qualities, including tablet (iPads and Androids) compatibility, SmartClass+ is also affordably priced.

  • ViewCast media streaming and encoding products provide solutions for a variety of modern digital broadcasting technologies including Internet TV, webcasts, live or recorded Internet and Intranet content streaming, mobile devices, DVR, and Video-on-Demand

  • Shuttle System modular furniture is specifically designed for Language Labs, providing flexibility, performance and value.

  • Premio pre-configured and customizable mid-level and high-end computers and servers deliver high performance and dependability at an affordable price.

  • EBI Digitizing Stations allow you to convert your analog library into a variety of digital formats that can be played on various platforms, including computers, Macs, and mobile devices.

  • Faronics Computer Management Software helps manage, simplify, and secure multi-user computing environments. Its suite of products ensures 100% workstation availability, and frees up IT teams from tedious technical support and software issues.

 

Robotel SmartClass+ Language Lab


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SmartClass+ is extremely easy to use and intuitive, requiring fewer mouse clicks to accomplish even the most comprehensive tasks. The focus on usability enables teachers to master the system quickly and be more comfortable integrating the technology into their lesson plans. An abundant array of features, easy-to-navigate user interface and flexible design are some of the qualities that make SmartClass+ the preferred language lab among teachers.

SmartClass+ makes language learning fun and enjoyable for teachers and students alike. It can give students a level of one-on-one attention that teachers could never achieve otherwise. SmartClass+ can run teacher-led activities where teachers and students interact in real-time. It also provides instructors with a powerful set of exercise templates for creating self-study media activities that can be accessed in class or outside the lab, while tracking the progress of each student automatically and in real-time. No other language lab has this capability.

Some of the activities available in the SmartClass+ Language Lab include:

  • Pairing and Grouping - Students can be organized into pairs or small groups where they can interact with their peers, collaborate on group assignments, or participate in role-playing activities. Pairing is an excellent way to hone listening and speaking skills.

  • Monitoring and Support - Instructors can discretely view student screens and listen to student audio while students work on assignments and can intervene on a one-on-one basis via intercom or via chat to help students or to assure that students remain on-task. Instructors can view multiple student screens concurrently to assess overall class status.

  • Presentation and Demonstrations - Instructors can share their computer screen and their audio with the class, or can have a model student make a presentation or demonstration to the class. Students view the demonstrations directly on their local computer screens with total clarity and listen through comfortable noise-cancelling headsets. Student screens can be blanked when the teacher needs students to direct their attention to the front of the room for a live demonstration.

  • Differential Teaching - The class can be partitioned into multiple sections, and different activities can be conducted in each section. This is useful for review work and in situations where mixed classes of students have different levels of skills.

  • Student PC Management - SmartClass+ plus includes several PC management utilities that enable teachers to power-up and power-down student computers, block access to the Internet or other applications, launch websites or programs on all student stations, etc.

  • Standardized Testing - Teachers can run live testing scenarios using their voice or a media file as the stimulus, and can run standardized tests – like Advanced Placement (AP) tests.

  • Rich Media Authentic Activities - Instructors employ rich media such as text, images, audio clips, and video clips to provide stimulating and challenging assignments for their students.

  • Powerful Exercise Templates – This is the most powerful exercise builder in the language lab arena. Exercises include both text response and oral response options, and templates are provided for common quiz formats like multiple choice questions, fill-in-the-blanks questions, open text questions, transcription activities, repeat-after-me recording drills, simultaneous translation, and open recording.

  • Rapid Testing, Evaluation, and Feedback - Instructors can designate any activity as a practice, a test, or a timed test, and SmartClass+ uses a combination of auto-assessment and teacher-assisted assessment to provide rapid scoring of assignments and feedback for students.

While software classroom management is included, an optional SmartClass+ Classroom Management  hardware system (DVI/HDMI  or VGA) can be added to the SmartClass+ Language Lab, enabling full-screen, full-resolution, real-time and high-color video to be delivered to each monitor (teacher, students, LCD projectors, etc.) connected to the system from many sources, including most digital (computers, laptops, tablets, etc.) and analog devices (VCRs, DVD players, etc.).

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                         Why Use a Language Lab Brochure
                         Language Labs Demystified

SmartClass+ is available in several formats: an all-software format and a hardware format depending on the performance, budget, and portability needs your school may have. Both run over a standard local area network and work with Windows-based computers, laptops, tablet PCs and virtual labs where teachers and students can interact from multiple locations. Additionally, SmartClass+ Language Lab can also be used with SmartClass+ Rover portable carts and SmartClass+ WiFi BYOD (Bring Your Own Device – iPads and Androids) labs.

With its efficient use of network bandwidth, SmartClass+ does not overburden the network. Even lab functions requiring the highest bandwidth run smoothly and efficiently. The hardware format adds an audio hardware layer that offers far superior audio quality than any manufacturers all-software lab is able to.

SmartClass+ is compliant with the following operating systems:  Windows 2000 - Windows Vista - Windows XP – Windows 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) –
Windows 8 (32-bit and 64-bit) - iPad iOS – Android OS.

 

SmartClass+ Language Lab for iPads (a.k.a. SmartClass+ WiFi)


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SmartClass+ for iPads (SC+ WiFi), a digital language lab for iPads where students use iPads instead of PCs, is a perfect solution for schools implementing 1:1 iPad or Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) programs and those using iPad mobile carts.

SmartClass+ WiFi iPad language lab combines the functionality of a traditional language lab such as teacher & student presentations, pairing & grouping speaking activities, live testing, AP testing, and student monitoring & support with a unique self-study aspect allowing teachers to create media-rich exercises and assign them for students to complete, while the system keeps an individual portfolio of every students' work.

Functionality is easily controlled using the SC+ teacher interface, including the administration of AP exams - sending the program to the students, initiating and controlling student recordings, collecting the student recordings, and saving them as mp3 files.

Please view: SmartClass+ for iPads (SC+ WiFi) Brochure

 

SmartClass+ Language Lab for Apple-Macs

SmartClass+ Language Lab for Macs
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SmartClass+ Language Lab for Macs is a digital language lab combining the capabilities you come to expect in a traditional language lab such as teacher & student presentations, pairing & grouping speaking activities, live testing, AP testing, and student monitoring & support with a unique self-study application allowing teachers to create media-rich exercises and assign them for students to complete, while the system keeps an individual portfolio of every students' work.

Functionality for the Mac Language Lab is easily controlled using the SC+ teacher interface, including the administration of AP exams - sending the program to the students, initiating student recordings, collecting the student recordings, and saving them as mp3 files.

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SmartClass+ WiFi


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Robotel’s SmartClass+ WiFi is the first of its kind and has been optimized for today’s wireless networks. SmartClass+ WiFi works with iPads, Android and Windows 8 tablets tablets, and all Windows and Mac-based computers and laptops. SmartClass+ WiFi includes live activity support such as teacher & student presentations, pairing & grouping speaking activities, live testing, AP testing, and student monitoring & support is a great solution for school-supplied student devices (1:1 iPad, laptop, and MacBook programs) and with bring-your-own-device (BYOD) environments, where students bring their own devices to class.

SmartClass+ WiFi can be deployed in traditional dedicated lab environments, with mobile wireless carts, and/or in self-study facilities. With functionality derived from SmartClass+ Language Lab, SmartClass+ WiFi can turn any classroom into a highly functional language lab, able to provide unrestricted language teaching capabilities in a wireless network environment even with large class sizes.

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SmartClass+ HomeWork


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In today’s fast-paced world, it is not always practical to cover a rich language curriculum on a rigid schedule. SmartClass+ HomeWork, cloud-based language lab application, extends the performance of Robotel's legendary language lab platform outside of the school and into the home in fact, anywhere and anytime you have an Internet connection!

The SmartClass+ HomeWork web-based language lab client is browser-based for Mac and Windows platforms, and App-based for iPad and Android tablets. With SmartClass+ HomeWork, students are able to access and execute assignments anywhere they connect to the web from a laptop or a tablet. And teachers can now prepare assignments and review student responses from the comfort of their own home at any hour of the day.

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Smart Class+ Rover


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Robotel’s cart-based SmartClass+ Rover combines SmartClass+ WiFi language teaching technology with a captive set of iPad, Android, or Windows 8 tablets to create a complete mobile language lab solution. Uniquely, Rover supports the sharing of audio and tablet screens among stations, so it provides the complete capabilities of a high-end dedicated language lab platform in a compact, mobile package.

The cart provides safe, lockable storage for up to 40 iPads or Android tablets and associated headsets. The cart also hosts the teacher’s computer and an enterprise-grade wireless network that can operate independently from, or in combination with, the school’s existing network.

SmartClass+ Rover is a fully integrated turnkey language teaching platform. It can be set-up in any room in a matter of minutes because student tablets use wireless connections to communicate with the central teaching station.

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 SmartClass+ CAD Lab


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SmartClass+ CAD Lab is a hardware-based KVM switching platform capable of transferring DVI digital, HDMI, VGA and Display Port signals among computers in a classroom. Because SmartClass+ CAD Lab uses the same hardware configuration as the SmartClass+ Classroom Management platform, there is no software to install on client workstations; it is entirely independent from and transparent to computer operating systems and school networks. This means the system works with Windows-based computers, Macs, Linux platform PCs, and thin clients in a virtual environment and with wired and wireless networks. SmartClass+ Classroom Management also works in mixed-and-matched computer environments.

SmartClass+ systems can also be integrated with audio-visual devices like iPads, iPods, iPhones, projectors, large LCD screens, and document cameras. Every monitor connected to the system receives full-screen, full-resolution, real-time, unlimited color palette signals at the original refresh rate. This applies to any image including a static photograph, 3-D shaded graphic, and a high definition video (1920 x 1200) from many sources, including the teacher computer, a student computer, VCRs and DVD players.

The system is managed from a simplified graphical user interface (called the Dashboard) that runs on the teacher computer. The Dashboard is used for activities such as:

  • Presentations & Demonstrations - Instructors can share their computer screen and their audio with the class, or can have a model student make a presentation or demonstration to the class. Students view the demonstrations directly on their local computer screens with total clarity and listen through comfortable noise-cancelling headsets. And, student screens can be blanked when the teacher needs students to direct their attention to the front of the room for a live demonstration.

  • Monitoring & Support - Instructors can discretely view student screens and listen to student audio while students work on assignments, and can intervene via intercom or via chat to help students and/or to assure that students remain on-task.

  • Differential Teaching – The class can be partitioned into multiple sections, and different activities can be conducted in each section. This is useful for review work and in situations where mixed classes of students have different levels of skills.

  • Student PC Management – SmartClass+ plus includes several PC management utilities that enable teachers to power-up and power-down student computers, block access to the Internet or other applications, launch websites or programs on all student stations, etc. Additionally, teachers can use their keyboard and mouse to take remote control of any student station to resolve specific issues.

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Smart Class+ Classroom Management

 
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SmartClass+ Classroom Management is a multimedia control system that equips instructors with the tools they need to manage student activities in any computer lab environment, such as basic computer labs, language labs and CAD labs. SmartClass+ Classroom Management is available as a hardware-based KVM switching platform capable transferring DVI digital, HDMI, VGA and Display Port signals among computers in a classroom and as an all-software-based computer management system.

The hardware version of SmartClass+ Classroom Management (DVI/HDMI and VGA) uses its own dedicated hardware and cabling and runs entirely independent of any operating system and network. This means the system works with Windows-based computers, Macs, Linux platform PCs, and thin clients in a virtual environment and with wired and wireless networks. SmartClass+ Classroom Management also works in mixed-and-matched computer environments. The DVI/HDMI version of SmartClass+ is ideal for rich-media applications like:

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)

  • Solid Modeling

  • Architectural Design

  • Cartography

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

  • Media Arts

  • Image Processing

The all-software version runs over a standard local area network and work with Windows-based computers, laptops, tablet PCs and virtual labs where teachers and students can interact from multiple locations.

SmartClass+ systems can be integrated with audio-visual devices like projectors, large LCD screens, and document cameras. Every monitor connected to the system receives full-screen, full-resolution, real-time, unlimited color palette signals at the original refresh rate. This applies to any image including a static photograph, 3-D shaded graphic, and high definition video (1920 x 1200) from many sources, including iPads, iPods, iPhones, computers, VCRs, DVD players, and digital and analog cameras. Some of the major system features and benefits include:

  • Broadcast - Send the teacher’s screen (and sound) to all students at the touch of a single button when presenting new materials to the class.

  • Blank Screens - Blank all student screens and lock all student keyboards and mice to focus student attention on the instructor when he or she is addressing the class.

  • Model Student - Share a model student’s screen (and sound) with the class for student presentations, and for highlighting creative solutions or common problems.

  • Tutor/Monitor - Discreetly monitor student screens (and sound), and work with students one-on-one to resolve individual issues.

  • Mosaic/Auto-scan - Monitor student stations using a simultaneous multi-station thumbnail view (Mosaic) or a sequential single-station full-screen view (Auto-scan).

  • Sections/Subgroups - Partition students into different sections (or subgroups) and run different concurrent activities in each section.

  • Remote Control - Take remote keyboard/mouse control of any student workstation (or assign keyboard/mouse control to another student) to assist any students having problems.

  • Partnering/Pairing - Take remote keyboard/mouse control of any student workstation (or assign keyboard/mouse control to another student) to assist any students having problems.

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Software Maintenance: subscribing to software upgrade subscription services ensures that your software is always up-to-date. It is the most cost-effective and convenient way to stay-on-top of latest releases of your software. A software upgrade subscription entitles you to receive the latest software upgrades including new features and product enhancements as soon as they become available. Software maintenance can be purchased on an annual or multi-year basis.

 


 

ViewCast Streaming and Capture Media SolutionsViewCast Streaming and Capture Media Solutions



EBI is pleased to offer the entire ViewCast streaming and capture media solution product line.

ViewCast sets the standard in the streaming industry, having more than 300,000 Osprey Video Capture devices deployed worldwide. Building on the legendary quality of the Osprey technology, ViewCast continues to develop industry-leading solutions.

ViewCast’s award-winning Niagra encoding and streaming solutions encode and stream video quickly and easily, in multiple formats for any audience, with professional-grade performance. And their Niagara SCX® software provides simultaneous remote management of multiple Niagara encoders over the network through a single, easy-to-use interface.

The growth in web-based video continues to expand. ViewCast offers unmatched, yet affordable solutions that span many industries, including top broadcasters, content delivery networks, universities, enterprises, and universities. ESPN, AT&T, BBC, CNN, NBC, MTV, CBS, and NASA are just some of the clients that rely on ViewCast products for content delivery, encoding and streaming every day.

 


 

 Shuttle Systems FurnitureShuttle Systems Furniture

 

EBI Electronics, Inc. is pleased to offer Shuttle Systems language lab furniture. For over thirty years, Shuttle has been developing innovative, ergonomic furniture designed specifically for the educational sector. With this in mind, their products reflect the constant evolution of teaching methods, technologies, and curriculum happening at schools daily.

Equally as important, Shuttle knows how demanding schools are on furniture and have put a priority on developing furniture that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also strong, functional, and environmentally friendly. Materials used in the construction process include wood products made from 100% recycled and recovered wood fiber, structural components and hardware of recyclable steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and recyclable injection-molded plastic components.

Shuttle System language lab furniture is guaranteed against defective material and workmanship for a period of 15 years. 

Shuttle R3 System desk   Shuttle Systems Teacher Desk

 


 

 Premio Computers and ServersPremio Computers and Servers



We offer a full line of pre-configured and custom-built computers and servers manufactured by Premio, Inc. Premio mid-level and high-end computers and servers, configured with the language lab in mind, are well suited for any learning environment. They offer high performance and durability as well as being economically priced in their class.

Premio multimedia servers can be configured to suit your needs, are rack-mountable and scalable so they can grow as your needs grow. The multimedia server is capable of streaming to a vast number of users simultaneously and acts as a repository for the library of media files you can create using an EBI digitizing station.

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EBI Digitizing Stations

Digitzing Stations



As we leave the analog world of audio cassettes and VHS tapes behind in favor of a purely digital one, the need for a multimedia digitizing station is continually growing. Allowing you to convert audio cassettes, audio CD's, video tapes, DVDs and Internet media to an array of digital formats (MP3, MP4, streaming files types, etc.), a digitizing station will not only save you time and space but also help to organize all types of media in one easily accessible location. Once converted, these media files are accessible in the classroom or out, on a variety of devices, even iPads.

EBI's Digitizing Station includes the following:

  • Desk

  • Computer and Monitor

  • Digitizing and File Conversion Software

  • Media sources

         o Audio Cassette Player
         o Multi-Standard VCR
         o Multi-Standard DVD

 

 





Faronics Computer Management Software

Faronics Computer Management Software

 

Faronics delivers software that helps manage, simplify, and secure multi-user computing environments. Our suite of products ensures 100% workstation availability, and frees up IT teams from tedious technical support and software issues.

Faronics Deep Freeze reduces IT costs by preserving desired computer configurations. Download Brochure. Download Spec Sheet.

Deep Freeze for Mac provides the ultimate Mac workstation protection by creating a “frozen” snapshot of a Mac’s configuration and settings. Download Spec Sheet.

Faronics Anti-Executable prevents against unauthorized software, while Faronics Anti-Virus ensures high-performance, endpoint malware protection. Download Brochure. Download Spec Sheet.

Faronics Anti-Virus is a light-weight, incredibly powerful alternative to cumbersome and slow anti-virus applications on the market. Download Brochure. Download Spec Sheet.

Faronics Power Save for PCs and Macs lowers energy costs with intelligent energy management. Download Brochure. Download Spec Sheet.

Faronics System Profiler identifies and stores detailed data for workstations across a deployment. Download Spec Sheet.

Faronics Insight delivers total control over classroom computers. Download Brochure. Download Spec Sheet.

Faronics WINSelect enables IT administrators to customize their access to applications, websites, programs, and menu options. Download Spec Sheet.


Faronics Core is a management tool that makes it easy to control your endpoints.  From a central console, you can have instant visibility into all workstations and even create custom workgroups for better organization.

Faronics’ technology innovations benefit educational institutions, healthcare facilities, libraries, government organizations and corporations.

With offices in the US, Canada, and the UK, Faronics has developed a strong global network of partners to deliver its award winning products.

To download trial versions of Faronics software, please click Faronics Downloads.

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