The ECTACO jetBook Color eTextbook Tablet breaks through the educational market and offers students and teachers the ability to save money on books while providing unlimited teaching resources. The jetBook Color eTextbook Tablet is the world’s first to utilize eye-friendly color e-Ink technology in an eTextbook Tablet oriented solely towards education.
Every unit has an individual connection to a Teacher’s Console. Teachers can restrict the download of any programs or content that is not related to the class, send students grades, exams, homework, and messages with the students being able to submit all those options as well. The main screen serves as an ID card for the student displaying a schedule of classes (updated daily via Wi-Fi or 3G), list of student’s and teacher’s notes, homework and classwork, and a designated channel for instant communication with any teacher. The same home screen will boast an application list based on student’s grade and classes with the following topics: My Library, eTextbooks in work, Classwork and Homework, Oxford Reading Support, Languages and Games, Science and Math. Subsections within these applications will aid students to be on top of their classwork and pair technology with the classroom creating a fully interactive and intellectually stimulating environment connected to worldwide educational resources.
Along with the most sophisticated and functional eBook reader software, the product features the content of a 50-state reading list, teachers and school administrators resources, parents support and advices, and a fully interactive SAT course that will train, test, and raise students’ SAT scores. A Speed Reading course that will teach them to read and comprehend text faster, Talking Oxford Dictionaries narrated by professional
linguists, course of English and foreign language grammar, speech recognition
and speech analysis based phonetic Language Teacher ® and U-Learn? courses that
teach any of the 52 available languages and provide great support to ESL students. Pictured dictionaries for 36 languages, cross translator for 180 languages, Vocabulary Builder, Linguistic Crosswords, reference materials in Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geography and Earth Science, Interactive Periodic Table of Elements, graphing and scientific calculators and more.
The list of supporting technologies include a
multilingual speech recognition module, text-to-speech module for pronunciation
of books, machine translation technology that is able to translate anything from
one sentence to an entire book in a matter of seconds. Script character
recognition in combination with an EMT panel allows students to write on the
screen, convert their script into typed characters and helps teachers to check
assignments (replacing paper for classwork and homework to reduce waste and save
time). Multilingual optical character recognition technology built into a
handheld scanner that connects to the device provides quick transfer of printed
text into digital format with a plug-in GPS module that allows parents to locate
their child or the unit itself with a few clicks. The jetBook Color is the only
device in the world to use the extremely safe and eye friendly technology of
Color e-Ink. The 9.68″ PVI EPD screen with a display resolution of 1600 (H) *
1200 (W) is exceptionally crisp, clear, and fast. The touch panel uses
Electromagnetic Resonance Technology which allows students and teachers to
freely take notes anywhere on the unit when necessary. With a dynamic speaker
system and a Freescale i.MX508 800MHz with ARM Cortex A8 CPU the unit has
instant response and functionality oriented towards an active student’s or
teacher’s lifestyle. The rechargeable 2350mAh Lithium-Polymer battery lasts for
10,000 page turns on a single charge without compromising screen quality. The
front side of the unit has a durable and antibacterial layer of paint in black
or white with a rubberized paint job on the back of the unit to limit the
possibility of it slipping off any desk or other surface. The new technology of
Color e-Ink requires the highest level of quality control and testing. All units
are passed through rigorous exams to ensure durability and overall lifespan.
The sleek and durable design is available
in 2 colors, black and white. The front side is covered with an antibacterial
layer of paint while the back side is covered with rubber paint to prevent the
unit from slipping off a desk. The unit comes with a leather pouch and handheld
Ectaco/C-Pen scanner for scanning and loading printed materials into the device
when needed. The jetBook Color is oriented specifically toward education,
students, and teachers with a simple and easy to use interface that was
recommended by leading educators. The jetBook Color has 32GB of space designated
for eTextbooks, interactive programs, homework, classwork, exams, notes,
schedules, and more. Each student’s jetBook is individually connected to a
teacher’s unit. A teacher can send notes, grades, exams, tests, assignments,
parent’s notes to each student’s unit in the class using a secured communication
technology. Students can pass their homework or written and verbal tests back to
the teacher’s unit securely as well. The parents can view all students’ class
and homework by using a WEB-based Parent Console. The jetBook Color is intended
to be used in the US educational system starting 2012.
Currently, states across the US are mandating a switch to an eTextbook format over the original paper textbook method to cut costs and limit the destruction of forests. The
jetBook Color holds thousands of books, study courses and tests to provide an
effective way of remote education for those who temporarily cannot attend school. Students are ready to move into the future and not carry 25 pound backpacks every day.
JetBook Color has a specifically optimized user interface to enable teachers to have tools for managing students. It’s equipped with a secure communication control module that assures teachers their messages to students and parents reach the intended recipients. Each parent can see a real time graph of their children’s performance in school or at home and contact teachers if needed.
The jetBook Color will provide an immensely positive change to the current educational market by cutting costs dramatically for schools and parents, and reduce the impact on our environment. With a collective amount of know-how and unique technology, the Ectaco jetBook Color is the next generation device to be implemented across schools in the US.
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