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Kurzweil 3000 by Kurzweil Educational Systems Supports Scanning Technology by HoverCam Cameras

NATICK, Mass., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kurzweil Educational Systems®, a business unit of Cambium Learning® Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ABCD) and Pathway Innovations and Technologies, Inc., announced today that HoverCam Solo 5, T5, and T5-V high-resolution cameras can now be used as a scanner with Kurzweil 3000®.

Kurzweil 3000 – firefly and the free companion iPad app combine to provide a comprehensive reading, writing, study skills software solution for students who struggle to read at grade level, including those who have been diagnosed with dyslexia and students who are English Language Learners.  Kurzweil 3000 – firefly is platform independent and provides anytime, anywhere web and mobile access to digital content through the cloud-based Universal Library storage system.

HoverCam® products are all-in-one high-resolution cameras that allow users to digitize and archive print material. The cameras are lightweight, portable, and sized to require minimal space.

HoverCam® cameras significantly extend and improve an educator's ability to provide scanned content for students. Benefits include:

  • A streamlined process with HoverCam's one-click scanning solution to give "just in time" content acquisition
  • Increased scanning speed, requiring only a page turn and click
  • Portability, as HoverCam cameras move easily from class to class on technology carts or fit easily into a briefcase
  • HoverCam camera's versatility, not only to scan documents into Kurzweil 3000, but to provide projection of academic instructional materials

"We are committed to providing our users easy access to any text-based content ," said Alex Saltonstall, General Manager, Kurzweil Educational Systems and IntelliTools. "HoverCam cameras are best in class and we are pleased to bring this latest scanning technology to our Kurzweil 3000 users."

"You can expect superb image clarity from the HoverCam T5-V. Its 5 mega-pixel camera is superior to many high end scanners twice its price," said John Miewald, Marketing Manager, Pathway Innovations and Technologies, Inc.

Go to www.kurzweiledu.com to learn more about Kurzweil 3000 and to http://www.thehovercam.com/ for information about the HoverCam product line.

About Kurzweil Educational Systems

Kurzweil Educational Systems, with more than 30 years developing educational software, is the leader in assistive technology, text-to-speech, and software literacy solutions. Kurzweil Educational Systems serves the needs of the nation's most challenged students, including individuals with special needs and learning difficulties such as dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, or those who are English Language Learners. Driven by the vision to serve the needs of the most challenged learners and enabling students to reach their full potential, Kurzweil provides complete reading, study skill, and writing support for students in grades 3-college and adults with academic challenges and/or who are blind or visually impaired.

About Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
Cambium Learning® Group (Nasdaq: ABCD) is the leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations. The company operates three core divisions: Voyager, which provides comprehensive interventions; Sopris, which is known for supplemental solutions; and Cambium Learning Technologies (CLT), which comprises IntelliTools®, Kurzweil Educational Systems®, Learning A–Z, and ExploreLearning. Cambium Learning Group is committed to providing research-based solutions that help educators raise the achievement levels of preK–12 students as well as adult learning communities.

About The HoverCam

Pathway Innovations & Technologies, Inc., the designer and manufacturer of the HoverCam cameras and software, is based in San Diego, California. The company develops innovative products that enhance learning and communication. The HoverCam may be purchased online from www.thehovercam.com or through major audio-visual dealers.

Kurzweil Educational Systems Media Contact:
Debby Frohbieter
Marketing Coordinator
Kurzweil Educational Systems - IntelliTools
[email protected]

Cambium Learning Technologies Investor Contact:
Chris Cleveland
Cambium Learning Group, Inc.
[email protected]

Pathway Innovations and Technologies, Inc. Media Contact:
John Miewald
Pathway Innovations and Technologies, Inc.
[email protected]

SOURCE Kurzweil Educational Systems

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