SOURCE: PASCO scientific

March 28, 2005 08:00 ET

Xplorer GLX™ Graphing Datalogger From PASCO scientific, Inc. Becomes Scientific Investigation Tool for Biology Class at College-Prep School

ROSEVILLE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 28, 2005 -- PASCO scientific, Inc. said today that an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program school in the state of Louisiana is among the first K-12 programs to acquire the new Xplorer GLX™ graphing datalogger to support the school curriculum.

Xplorer GLX™, a powerful science learning solution that is affordable, ideally sized, and ideally powered for hands on science measurement and analysis, will be used to teach biology at the University Laboratory School at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. IB is a model curriculum that stresses creativity, inquiry, service and internationalism. The college-preparatory curriculum is taught in 1400 schools in 106 countries.

PASCO, an education industry leader known worldwide for its innovative technology solutions, began shipping the Xplorer GLX last month. The Xplorer GLX™ gives students and teachers ultimate flexibility in setting up a science lab wherever they need it -- with or without a computer -- with the power of the most advanced datalogging equipment in education at a U.S. educator price of only $299.

"I was already sold on PASCO because of the ease of use of the hardware and the unbelievable instructional software," said Catherine Cummins, Ph.D., instructor at the University Laboratory School at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. "However, the Xplorer GLX is a giant step forward. The ability to see the real-time graph and to make detailed analysis using the software once you collect all the data runs makes this the best system in or out of the field for data logging, analysis, and presentation for both students and teachers."

The Xplorer GLX raises the standard for graphing dataloggers by enabling students to capture data in real time, graph, analyze, annotate, store a full day of lab experiments, and print the data by connecting directing to a printer. Because the Xplorer GLX is small and highly mobile, it's a powerful standalone unit perfect for field experiments or for use in tight lab spaces. The Xplorer GLX's large 12 MB memory allows students to store a full day of labs. A high-resolution, backlit screen (320 x 240 LCD) allows data to be viewed even in bright sunlight or low-light conditions.

The Xplorer GLX was also designed to facilitate classroom deployment and management. Its "instant on" feature means students spend more time on science learning and less time setting up. Its unique operating system enhances teacher control over the science learning environment. Teachers can easily create and replicate experiment instructions and setup files to all Xplorer GLX units in the class, and use the file management system to save and organize experiment files. And the Xplorer GLX connects directly to a printer for quick printouts of graphs and lab reports.

The Xplorer GLX includes four built-in sensors (two temperature, one voltage and one sound) and four additional sensor ports. With the four included sensors, students are equipped to conduct dozens of experiments right out of the box. A comprehensive range of PASPORT® PureDigital Probeware™ sensors (more than 50 currently available) can be used with the Xplorer GLX to enable students to measure and explore an amazing array of life and physical science phenomenon.

The Xplorer GLX is available for the U.S. educator price of $299. For more product information on the Xplorer GLX visit www.pasco.com/glx.

About PASCO scientific

PASCO scientific is a leading developer of innovative, technology-based solutions for hands-on science. Over its 40-year history, PASCO has grown to support educational customers in more than 100 countries around the world, from leading universities and ministries of education to elementary schools. PASCO's team of over 180 former and current teachers, educational researchers, hardware and software engineers provide research-based, durable products specifically designed for the rigors of hands-on student learning. PASCO's product lines include the award-winning PASPORT line of Pure Digital Probeware™ and the premier line of PASCO Physics products. For more information about PASCO scientific call (800) 772-8700 or visit www.pasco.com

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