Schools: Facing The Challenges Of Limited Budgets For Educational Technology

Exo Labs, Inc. announces reduced price and free shipping to help educators adopt new technology

SEATTLE, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- U.S. schools continue to grapple with the growing cost and complexity of educational technology solutions for the classroom. Over the past six months Exo Labs has worked hand-in-hand with educators to identify better ways to put the right technology into the hands of students. According to Exo Labs, Inc. Founder and CEO Michael Baum, "limited budgets for educational technology is a huge barrier to rolling out innovative solutions into the classroom."


To help schools and districts get the most out of their technology investments, Exo Labs has reduced the price of its flagship product, the Focus Camera, by over $100. Now only $495, the Focus Camera is the only device on the market designed to directly connect microscopes to iPads, making a single microscope a classroom collaboration tool. The company also now offers free shipping on all products. This cost savings for customers results from Exo Labs' dedicated and ongoing effort to optimize manufacturing and design processes.

While interest in tablet devices and the Focus Camera is growing, budgetary challenges limit the near-term options for many school districts. "For many teachers and districts, it just comes down to cost," said Steve Schreiner, the Technology and Learning Coordinator for the NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101, "It's hard for districts to come up with the funds to purchase iPads for their staff members, let alone for student use."

 "This shows once again that we need to meet the biggest challenge of the classroom, which is currently in the pocketbook," says Baum. "With this price drop, we're trying to ease the burden on classrooms while also keeping them on the cutting edge of technology, which is ultimately where they need to be."

The Focus Camera was designed to breathe new life into existing equipment, particularly microscopes, by allowing multiple people to use them simultaneously. The camera incorporates a durable design that is built to last, as well as a versatility that enables users to look at the micro, macro, and telescopic worlds via iPad.

Exo Labs was founded in 2011 to help empower the students of today by making great tools for science education. The Focus Camera is currently available at for $495.

Note: Apple and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

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Media Contact: Alex Salkin, Exo Labs, Inc., 206-319-9194-705,

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