SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2013) - Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC), an emerging growth technology company specializing in state-of-the-art interactive music products, today announced the launch of its new Education and Healthcare product offering with reseller partner Cadan Technologies dba Technology for Education. The product will be showcased this week for the first time at the 2013 Closing the Gap Conference (Booth #618), the first assistive technology tradeshow of the 2013-2014 school year held in Minneapolis.
The Beamz Interactive Music System is currently used in hundreds of special education classrooms, pull-out rooms and OT and PT settings to teach skills including cause and effect, directionality, sequencing, fine and gross motor skills, common core subjects and more. Beamz universal design gives students of any cognitive or physical ability instant access to hundreds of musical instruments and songs from every genre. Adaptive peripherals such as switches and keyboards, as well as interactive whiteboards and touch screen devices can be used to provide just the right amount of support for every learner or therapy recipient.
"We have been reselling Beamz since they launched their earlier generation product into the education space. Actually, I think we were the first education reseller that truly recognized Beamz' unique attributes and how it could be implemented in settings that address children with disabilities," said Jim Rogers, Senior Assistive Technology Consultant at Technology for Education. "Beamz is one of those rare products that when people see it in action, it evokes an instant emotional response. The only missing piece was showing customers how to use it in their respective settings as part of their regular instruction or rehabilitation protocol to address a variety of outcomes. The team at Beamz has solved that through the development of their new Activity Guide, which provides step-by-step instructions for teaching certain learning concepts and achieving functional objectives in therapy. They've also really opened up the sell-through opportunity by developing on the Mac and iOS platforms."
"Closing the Gap is the perfect venue to launch the new release of Beamz Education and Healthcare," said Mary Jo Barry, Senior Marketing Manager for Beamz Interactive. "It's one of the oldest and most respected organizations in the Special Needs industry, serving people with disabilities since 1983. They have always been great visionaries, they were part of an early group of technology adopters who foresaw the potential impact that using technology for accommodations and teaching could have in the special needs arena."
Mary Jo Barry added. "Closing the Gap draws attendees from all over the world, working in all types of occupations related to education. They bring in the best of the best instructors to teach cutting-edge strategies and showcase the latest technological advances that can be leveraged in an educational context."
Beamz Interactive, Inc. and Technology for Education will be holding an enter-to-win drawing for the new Beamz Education and Healthcare offering at the Closing the Gap Booth #618. New features include Mac and iPad compatibility, a simplified user interface, new music content, an activity guide with structured lessons, and new travel cases that make the Beamz easy to transport.
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About Technology for Education
Technology for Education (TFE) is a computer technology company that specializes in Assistive Technology and learning products for professionals, educators or anyone working with young children and people with special needs. TFE has been supporting individuals and institutions by providing Assistive Technology devices and software for over 29 years. During that time the company has watched technology improve for its customers with special needs and it is pleased to have contributed to making the lives of people with special needs more independent and rewarding. Assistive Technology has been experiencing something of a technological revolution and TFE has strived to stay current with these developments. Through the years the company has formed many partnerships with Assistive Technology industry leaders, manufacturers, and distribution agencies to bring its customers one of the widest offerings of Assistive Technology products and information in one place. TFE is a subsidiary of Cadan Technologies, which is a company that concentrates on IT products and services to education, government, Fortune 500 companies, as well as mid and small size corporations. For more information please visit: www.tfeinc.com
About Beamz Interactive, Inc.
Based in Scottsdale, AZ, Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC) has created state-of-the-art interactive laser controller technology that can be used to develop new market opportunities in a wide variety of music, education, healthcare, gaming and consumer applications. In its first application, the Company developed an innovative new music technology and product offering that brings music to literally everyone in a way that was previously not possible. Beamz allows people that have no musical background or training to play and enjoy music within minutes, yet it has the depth to enable accomplished DJs, artists and musicians to perform, compose and create highly sophisticated interactive music. Beamz Interactive's technology portfolio includes multiple patents, patents pending and trade secrets covering interactive music, software, laser-based controllers, gaming applications and related designs and devices. For more information on Beamz, please visit: www.thebeamz.com.
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