Ectaco info: Frankfurt and Hong Kong exhibitions

Via Scoop.itJetBook K-12 Education eBook System ECTACO

Press release.   Ectaco Inc., the world leader in the development of electronic translators, and electronic books will present their latest developments at two exhibitions – Frankfurt Book Show and the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair.   The exhibition will feature the latest development of the company – JetBook Color. The first electronic textbook in the world created by Ectaco. The jetBook®Color is the world’s first to utilize eyefriendly color e-Ink technology in an eTextbook Tablet oriented solely towards education. The main screen serves as an ID card for the student displaying a schedule of classes (updated daily via Wi-Fi or 3G), list ofstudent’s and teacher’s notes, homework and classwork, and a designated channelfor instant communication with any teacher. The same home screen will boast anapplication 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 applicationswill aid students to be on top of their classwork and pair technology with theclassroom creating a fully interactive and intellectually stimulatingenvironment connected to worldwide educational resources. This is everything astudent will need, and everything that parents and teachers dreamedof. The jetBook® Color will have the ability to highlight, underline, addnotes, and even write on any text or textbook document on the device. What’simpossible and detrimental to a paper textbook is now an opportunity forstudents to study the way they want without the fear of defacing schoolproperty, and schools will never have to keep buying textbooks since these willalways stay brand new. Any markings made can be easily erased with a touch of abutton. The ability to load your own content to the device is a big plus foreducators as well. Thedistribution of notes, handouts, or even exams can bedone digitally by giving each student an SD Card with the content or sending itto them via e-mail which they can then retrieve and load to their device througha closed network to make sure they are using the jetBook®Color for educationalpurposes. This saves time, money, and the environment in a big way, especiallyin the long run as the jetBook®Color becomes used more andmore throughout schools.     October 12-16, 2011 Frankfurt Book Show (Buchmesse)Messegelande 8.0 L973Hot Spot Mobile & Devices     October 13-16, 2011HKTDC Hong Kong ElectronicsFair Booth No 3B-E09     ECTACO Info.
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