RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., June 4th, 2012 – Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, today announced a national strategic partnership with Logical Choice Technologies to provide Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 Series tablets to their 50-state network of customers in the U.S. education marketplace. This partnership will see the Galaxy Tab® 2 Series become the first Android-powered tablets in the Logical Choice Technologies product portfolio, bundled together with innovative educational products and software to provide a powerful teaching platform.
“Samsung is committed to the continued evolution of technology in the classroom. Our ultimate vision is that both teachers and students embrace technology as an integral part of the educational experience, but as a truly transformative agent to traditional learning,” said Todd Bouman, vice president of marketing at Samsung’s Enterprise Business Division. “Core to this is our ability to provide teachers and students with the best devices for accessing the educational content they need. The Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 Series tablets add new levels of engagement, connectivity as well as productivity and through our partnership with Logical Choice Technologies, we hope to be able to integrate them into classrooms across the country.”
“So many of the schools we work with are moving to e-textbooks and one-to-one wireless devices for every student,” said Cynthia Kaye, Founder and CEO of Logical Choice Technologies. “With today’s tight budgets, we are finding that many schools are looking for tablets with more affordable price points, expandability, Adobe® Flash support and an open O/S that will allow them to develop their own educational apps. Those needs bring schools and Logical Choice directly to an Android-based solution. And, when it comes to Android, the Samsung brand is the premiere choice.”
The Galaxy Tab® 2 Series, available in both 10.1” and 7.0” screen sizes, are powerful dual-core tablets running the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. The devices feature an integrated IR blaster for universal remote capabilities, as well as an easily accessible memory card slot for convenient loading of multimedia files in a range of supported file formats. Users can choose from more than 450,000 apps and access additional digital content from Google Play or Samsung Media Hub, and surf millions of web pages with Adobe® Flash® support.
“We are honored that Samsung has chosen to name Logical Choice as a national Strategic Partner for education,” continued Kaye. “We see a bright future for both the Android platform and Samsung in the school market and with thousands of dedicated educational apps already available on Google Play, this is clearly a category that is set for enormous growth.”
About Logical Choice Technologies
Logical Choice Technologies offers over 10,000 products, installation services and training services to the education marketplace through its national field sales force and online webstore. In addition to the leading brand names the company distributes to the education marketplace, Logical Choice manufactures its own brand of classroom audio systems — AudioGear — and a popular supplemental reading program, Letters alive®. For more information, please visit www.logicalchoice.com or call 1-800-730-5644.
About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division
As a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung's Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is committed to bringing meaningful innovation to businesses of all types from small/medium businesses to the Fortune 500 elite and public agencies alike. Samsung offers a complete portfolio of solutions including virtualization, printing, displays, notebook and tablet PCs and digital signage that help reduce operating cost, the environmental footprint and encourage dynamic learning. Samsung EBD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA). For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/business or call 1-866-SAM-4BIZ.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American operations including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, the Samsung organization is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry. The company was ranked #19 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand “100 Best Global Brands,” and named as one of Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies of 2010.” For more information, please visit www.samsung.com. You can also Fan Samsung on www.Facebook.com/SamsungUSA or follow Samsung via Twitter @SamsungTweets.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
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