SOURCE: Shuttle Computer Group

Shuttle Computer Group

January 12, 2016 11:11 ET

Shuttle Computer Group and zSpace Create Virtual Reality Teaching Tools for K-12 and Universities

CITY OF INDUSTRY, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 12, 2016) -  Shuttle Computer Group and zSpace® have teamed up to create a desktop virtual reality solution used in K-12 schools and universities. This is a union of the latest technology that enhances the school experience and makes learning interactive and fun.

"Shuttle is known for working closely with its partners to create tailored products for specific applications, integration and OEM," said Marty Lash, director, sales and marketing, Shuttle Computer Group. "Our customization for zSpace is very specific for their application, including minor hardware tweaks, custom imaging, and tailored packaging. They can't buy off-the-shelf computers -- their requirements are very specific and they get exactly what they need with Shuttle."

zSpace's immersive virtual reality environment offers over 250 STEM lesson plans and activities for educators to use with their students. Virtual-holographic images can be "lifted" from the screen and manipulated with the stylus. Some applications provide multi-sensory feedback; for example, students working with a virtual heart can see it pumping, hear it, and feel it beating.

Due to the heavy graphic requirements of 3D applications, some zSpace displays need intensive computing power. Typically, they used large computers which took up a lot of desk space. With Shuttle, zSpace offers their customers a solution with a much smaller footprint without risking performance.

Steve Kingsley-Jones, product manager, zSpace, says, "Shuttle is a solid hardware partner for us. Their computers are small, cool-running and reliable, which is vital in a classroom. And the customization is great -- they even glue the CD-ROM door shut because we don't need it. They deliver exactly what we want, on time, every time."

About zSpace
zSpace is a leading-edge technology provider that delivers a new way of learning with its flagship product, zSpace®. Focused on STEM education, medical instruction, and corporate training, zSpace inspires and accelerates understanding through real world virtual reality. zSpace was named "Cool Vendor" by Gartner, Inc. and awarded "Best New Product" by Tech and Learning Magazine. zSpace is a privately held, venture backed company located in Sunnyvale, California, and has filed more than 30 patents for its innovative technologies. For more information, visit www.zspace.com, or follow on Twitter @zSpace.

About Shuttle Computer Group
Shuttle Computer is the North American subsidiary of Shuttle Inc., a publicly traded company established in 1983. Shuttle specializes in small form factor PC hardware for digital signage, point-of-sale (POS) and interactive kiosks in the retail, restaurant, food service and hospitality industries as well as motherboards and bare bones systems. For more information, visit http://us.shuttle.com or call 1-888-972-1818.

zSpace is a registered trademark of zSpace, Inc.

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