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Michigan City Area Schools Selects Calypso Systems

calypso-systems-logo_2d28a9.jpgWOODBURY, MN, June 1, 2009 —Michigan City Area Schools in Indiana has selected Calypso Systems as key components of their total classroom technology solution for its fourteen school sites. Calypso products are already in full use in 41 Michigan City classrooms with another 40 to be converted by next fall. Their high-tech initiative has implementation in all 300 classrooms to be completed within three years.

“Calypso is on the front edge of K-12 technology. We chose Calypso because their solution is easy to install, manage and operate,? stated Kevin McGuire, Director of Technology, Michigan City Area Schools. “Teachers can now manage instructional technology from their desk and can utilize consistent, high-quality audio amplification in the room, which facilitates a more collaborative learning environment.?

Calypso Systems is focused on making it easier to build, manage and use 21st Century classrooms. With growing class sizes and evolving educational requirements, technology will continue to play an increasingly important role in schools. Michigan City is using Calypso’s CB 5000 touch screen wall mounted controller, CA 1000 amplifier, and WCM-RF wireless microphone system.

“Michigan City Area Schools is an innovative school district determined to maximize their technology budget,? said David H. Parish, Ph.D., president of Calypso Systems. “They know the importance of an integrated solution that requires minimal teacher training. I am pleased that Michigan City chose our solution as part of their ‘Hi-tech Classroom Initiative’.?

Calypso Systems solutions bring together state-of-the-art control, interface, audio and connectivity products quickly, reliably and cost effectively. With the addition of a projector, screen and A/V source devices, Calypso provides administrators and faculty with the tools necessary to improve student performance through the use of classroom technology.

About Michigan City Area SchoolsMichigan City Area Schools (MCAS) is a technology innovator in the state of Indiana and was nominated for the 2009 Sylvia Charp Award for District Innovation in Technology. Kevin McGuire, MCAS Director of Technology, was honored as the Indiana Technology Director of the year 2008/2009. Under Kevin’s leadership, MCAS has implemented open source technology in all 14 school buildings throughout the district. In 2000, MCAS also had the foresight to install its own fiber network, which allows fast connectivity between buildings and to the Internet.

About Calypso Systems Calypso Systems, headquartered in Woodbury, Minn., is a manufacturer of a full range of open architecture control, user interface, audio, microphone and connectivity products designed to create integrated classroom solutions for teachers, students and administrators. Calypso products are sold exclusively through commercial audio-video electronics dealers throughout North America and around the world.

To learn more about Calypso Systems’ integrated classroom solutions please visit http://www.calypsosystems.com/.

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