SOURCE: AVerMedia Technologies

May 23, 2006 10:00 ET

AVerMedia® Announces the Winners of Its Document Camera Essay Contest

Four Winners Chosen to Receive an AVerMedia AVerVision Document Camera and a Hitachi LCD Projector

MILPITAS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2006 -- AVerMedia® Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of digital multimedia and presentation technology, announced today the winners of the AVerVision Document Camera Essay Contest. The contest asked teachers, administrators or their students to compile a 100- to 300-word essay describing how a document camera would benefit their classroom and submit to AVerMedia between January 30 and April 28, 2006. All winners will receive one of four AVerVision Document Cameras as well as an LCD projector provided by Hitachi America, Ltd., who co-sponsored the prizes for this event.

The GRAND PRIZE went to Leah O'Daniel-Polanski, a Math teacher at Deer Valley High School in Glendale, AZ. As her prize, Leah will receive her choice of an AVerVision330, AVerVision300p Document Camera, or an AVerVision530 Visual Presenter with a Hitachi LCD Projector.

FIRST PRIZE went to Vince Tesi, a Business and Social Studies teacher with Colts Neck High School in Colts Neck, NJ. Nick will receive an AVerVision300p Document Camera as well as a Hitachi LCD Projector.

SECOND PRIZE went to Grant Fossum of Chestnut Log Middle School in Douglassville, GA. Grant will receive an AVerVision300i with a Hitachi Projector.

THIRD PRIZE went to Martha Thorne of Charlotte Country Day School in Charlotte, NC. The winning essay for Ms. Thorne's class was written by one of her students. Martha will receive an AVerVision130 Document Camera with a Hitachi LCD Projector.

"We received thousands of entries for this contest and it was extremely difficult to choose only four winners," says Rachel Hanson, Director of Sales for AVerMedia Technologies, Inc. "With so many incredible submissions we wished we could give everyone a document camera, but the winning essays were all creative, original and exciting. The overwhelming response to this contest is a testament to the involvement and dedication today's teachers exhibit every day."

"Hitachi America is extremely excited to be a co-sponsor of AVerMedia's Essay Contest," says Tamara 'Tami' Deschryver, Senior Manager of Marketing Communications with Hitachi America, Ltd. "Along with AVerMedia, Hitachi America is dedicated to giving back to the teachers, classrooms and schools who are so important to the education and prosperity of our future generations. Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to all of the winners!"

To view the winning essays from this contest, visit For more information about any of AVerMedia's presentation solutions visit, for other digital multimedia products, visit or call AVerMedia at (408) 263-3828. For more information about Hitachi America, Ltd. Digital Media, visit:

About AVerMedia Technologies:

AVerMedia is the technology leader in Digital Multimedia Video Convergence Technology. Aside from its full line of TV Tuners and Personal Video Recorder products, AVerMedia provides Hardware and Software DVR Board Security Systems, Document Cameras, Digital Video Makers, TV Photo Viewers, and PC-to-TV Converters for consumer and corporate/educational markets. AVerMedia also partners with ODMs for the development of AVerMedia's technologies for integration applications.

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