Istation

Founded in 1998 and based in Dallas, Texas, Istation (Imagination Station) has become one of the nation’s leading providers of richly animated, game-like educational technology. Considered to be at the forefront of the educational technology sector, Istation has over 4 million student subscribers and serves over 8,900 campuses across the nation and in several countries. The Departments of Education in several major states have selected and implemented Istation as a state-wide program and primary provider of educational technology, with it quickly becoming the leading provider of assessments and curriculum across the nation.

Winner of several national educational technology awards, the Istation program puts more instructional time in the classroom through small-group and collaborative instruction. Istation’s innovative reading, math, and Spanish programs immerse students in an engaging and interactive environment that inspires them to learn. Administrators and educators can use Istation to easily track the progress of their students, schools, and classrooms.

Notably, some of the recent increase in Istation usage and efficacy has been in urban and rural schools. A policy brief published by the National Education Association (NEA) indicated that educators in urban and rural/small town schools are more likely to strongly agree about the value of educational technology. This is likely due to its usefulness as an engaging assistive-learning tool, particularly since students in low-income areas may have limited access to technology outside of school.

Contract Highlights:

  • Award-winning and comprehensive blending learning solution
  • Instantaneous access to data and teacher-directed lessons
  • Research-based and evidence-based curriculum
  • Automatic screening and progress monitoring
  • Istation has the ability for teachers to challenge every student, everyday

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Julie Ellis
Account Executive
314-614-9111
jellis@istation.com

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ByteSpeed

*Notice of Chromebook Shortage: The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) has received notices of extensive lead times on Chromebook orders from a number of our vendor partners. Districts ordering Chromebooks at this time will most likely not receive the devices in time for the start of the school year. This is an industry-wide supply shortage and is not limited to ILTPP vendor partners. For more information on lead times, please contact your vendor-specific dedicated account managers.

ByteSpeed has been a leading IT solutions resource since 1999. The company provides customized computer hardware, enterprise networking solutions, and professional IT services nationwide. ByteSpeed has a proven track record of excellent customer service, offering a more personal level of service and support than larger vendors. Their support team is also located in-house, and you get a live technician on the phone within seconds. You can’t go wrong with ByteSpeed!

Contract Highlights

  • Industry leading warranties, including 4-year Accidental Damage Protection on Chromebooks, with unlimited claims

  • Pre-wired Chromebook carts

  • Free lifetime tech support

  • Free on-site parts closet for instant access to warranty replacement parts

  • Free shipping

  • Free imaging

  • Free asset tagging and asset tag in BIOS

  • Free custom bulk packaging

  • White glove service

  • Customization options

  • Risk-free evaluations

  • Free descriptive labeling

  • Free spreadsheets of MAC addresses and ByteSpeed serial numbers

  • Free automated OS naming

  • Free image recovery flash drive

  • Flexible split / delayed shipments

  • Flexible billing options

  • In-house repair service

  • Dedicated account manager

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Brian Hoots
Account Manager
218-227-0479
bhoots@bytespeed.com

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Kyocera

Whether you work for a small school district or a large universiety, a local government or a non-profit organization, proper document management is critical. For over 60 years, Kyocera Document Solutions America has offered an award-winning line of document imaging and management system for institutions of all sizes. Their robust and reliable multi-functional printers, software solutions and extensive support teams guarantee your organization will operate efficiently and effectively without scarifying security, simplicity and cost. Kyocera helps administrators and students alike put knowledge to work – fostering an inspiring and professional learning environment.

When you partner with Kyocera, you’ll be able to streamline virtually all document-related process and still control costs.

Contract Highlights

  • Connect with Gmail, Google Cloud and more
  • Print, grade and analyze bubble tests automatically
  • Print from MAC & PC, tablet, mobile iOS, and Android Devices
  • Bring-your-own-device capability with Kyocera mobile print
  • Utilize apps that meet government standards for energy efficiency, user accessibility, security & encryption
  • Seamless collaboration on documents, forms management and cloud conversion

Grant user-specific access to network, database and MFP functionalities:

  • Control color-printing capabilities
  • Charge-back for all print, copy, fax and scan functions (ideal for public spaces, large offices, college campuses and more)
  • Separate folder access for educators, administrators and students

Contact Your Dedicated Account Manager

Dan Woolly
National Account Manager
972-893-1155
dan.woolly@da.kyocera.com

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MNJ Technologies

*Notice of Chromebook Shortage: The Illinois Learning Technology Purchase Program (ILTPP) has received notices of extensive lead times on Chromebook orders from a number of our vendor partners. Districts ordering Chromebooks at this time will most likely not receive the devices in time for the start of the school year. This is an industry-wide supply shortage and is not limited to ILTPP vendor partners. For more information on lead times, please contact your vendor-specific dedicated account managers.

In a fast-paced IT environment, you, as the customer, are always looking for ways to increase productivity, simplify systems and reduce costs. It is imperative that you find someone qualified to help assess and address your business’ challenges with effective IT services and leading vendor-agnostic solutions from the industry’s top manufacturers. Your business is unique, as is your IT infrastructure. MNJ Technologies thoroughly comprehends the challenges you face. The company strives to not only understand your current technology capabilities but also your outstanding needs, so you can leverage IT as a business driver for your organization.

By working hand-in-hand with clients, MNJ is able to develop tailored solutions that provide value to your business and drive efficiencies toward your bottom line. MNJ is staffed with highly trained and certified experts focused on you and your specific environment. You deserve best-in-class solutions and services that enable you to achieve and exceed your goals and expectations, all while reducing costs and increasing productivity for your organization. Let MNJ be your trusted advisor and help transform your business through technology.

Contract Highlights:

  • FREE shipping on all products regardless of the order size which can ship via common ground carriers.
  • A dedicated account team with a combined total of over 35 years of sales experience in the IT industry.
  • MNJ Technologies Direct extranets that provide access to AEPA contracted pricing, order history and access to your dedicated account teams.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Marcus Sheffer
Senior Account Manager
847-229-4015
msheffer@mnjtech.com

Steve Kaus
Senior Account Manager
847-876-8821
skaus@mnjtech.com

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BioFit

Biofit Engineered Products is a worldwide leader in furnishing solutions designed to fit a variety of workspaces – from healthcare, education, and technology to laboratory, industrial, and office settings. BioFit’s earth-friendly, ergonomic setting, mobile folding tables, carts, and accessories are creating more comfortable, more durable, and more stylish work environments around the world.

BioFit has been identified by a majority of the top 50 experts in the clean room and ESD / static-control industries as the source for technically superior seating. BioFit specializes in the development of chairs and stools for technical applications since its founding. Today, with models in over twenty series with clean room ratings from ISO 8 to ISO 3, eighteen series with ESD configurable models and over ten series with combination clean room / ESD models, BioFit offers more solutions for these specialized environments than any other manufacturer.

BioFit offers a number of ergonomic lab furnishings, including:

  • Seating/Stools:  Lab, clean room, ESD
  • Tables: Mobile cafeteria, bench, and portable tables
  • Multi-purpose Carts: AV, Computer Equipment, Industrial, Medical

Questions? Call Customer Service at 800-597-0246.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager

Daryl Hensley
Regional Manager
812-582-9147
daryl.hensley@biofit.com

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Midwest Technology Products

Midwest Technology Products has a 600 page catalog that showcases more than 10,000 products from over 400 vendors. Their dedicated, family-owned business has been committed to providing the highest quality products paired with exceptional customer service since 1909. Midwest Technology Products has tools for the next generation of designers and fabricators. Midwest is your source for durable, industrial-grade equipment, tools, and supplies for your shop or lab. Partnering with educators to prepare the workforce of tomorrow by providing innovative resources of uncompromising value – Midwest is here to help you.

Midwest Technology Products offers: Abrasives, Arts and Crafts, Automotive, Building Trades, Career & Tech Ed, Drafting, Electrical, Foundry, Furniture and Storage, Hand tools, Hardware, Metalworking, Power tools, Safety, Small Engine, STEM, Welding, Woodworking, and VO-AG.

Contract Highlights:

  • Save time: place your order without first needing to get several quotes
  • Save Money: Receive an immediate 10% discount off regular price
  • Save even more money: Receive FREE shipping on orders over $50

Contact your dedicated Account Manager

Sarah Cruz
Account Manager
712-224-7120
scruz@midwesttechnology.com

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Education Networks of America (ENA)

Education Networks of America (ENA) was founded in 1996 and began with a vision to provide Internet access to every K–12 school in Tennessee. ENA has made that vision a reality by creating the first statewide K–12 network in the nation.

Today, that vision has been greatly expanded, and ENA now delivers high-capacity and future-ready connectivity, communication, cloud, security, and software services to K–12 schools, higher education institutions, and libraries across the nation.

ENA delivers transformative technology solutions supported by exceptional customer care to education and library communities across the nation. Their state-of-the-art cloud platform delivers next-generation virtualized resources designed to scale with your escalating cloud computing demands.

Empowered by solutions that save time, money, and frustration, ENA’s customers can focus on what matters most: preparing students, strengthening communities, and building leading educational enterprises.

ENA’s Proposed Solutions (View Tabs On the Left):

  • VoIP Services: SmartVoice and SmartLink
    • Add-Ons: SmartConference, SmartFax, Toll-Free
  • CatchOn
  • ENA Cloud Solutions – Secure Data Backup Service: TrustCompute, TrustBackup, and TrustVault
  • Wi-Fi/LAN Services: Professional Services

Contract Highlights:

  • Dedicated Account Management Personnel
  • Training and Help Documentation
  • Engineering Excellence
  • Exceptional Service Delivery
  • Customer Technical Assistance Center Support
  • Proactive 24 x 7 x 365 Service Monitoring

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Fred Cuthbert
Senior Account Service Manager
317-612-2893
fcuthbert@ena.com

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Pitsco

Pitsco Education is the leading provider of K-12 STEM solutions. Pitsco’s various products, activities, curricula, and program solutions promote relevant and engaging learning experiences and continued classroom success. From classroom and district level programs to individual activities, whether you’re looking for robotics, coding, dragsters, drafting supplies, STEM, or online testing, Pitsco Education has got you covered.

Pitsco products span the following categories:

  • Robotics
  • Coding
  • Aerospace
  • Drafting & supplies
  • Dragsters
  • Elementary STEM
  • Engineering
  • Furniture & Storage
  • Makerspace
  • Physical Science
  • Robotics
  • Structures
  • Sustainable Energy

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Preston Frazier
Illinois Sales
800-835-0686 Ext. 4559
pfrazier@pitsco.com

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National Business Furniture

National Business Furniture was founded in 1975 with the mission to improve every workplace. From primary education to corporate learning, National Business Furniture offers a huge selection of furniture in a wide range of categories. It puts quality furniture at the forefront while providing unparalleled service both during and after the sale. National Business Furniture’s team of furniture experts are available to help you find the furniture that will fit your space and your budget. Plus, the company has hundreds of products that ship today, all covered by an exclusive Lifetime Guarantee.

National Business Furniture wants to make sure you are satisfied with your purchase. The company’s products are covered with a Lifetime Guarantee so you can rest easy knowing your needs are being well-taken care of. If there are any problems with the quality or workmanship of your purchase, National Business Furniture will adjust, repair or replace the item to your satisfaction.

NBF policies and initiatives are guided by the Three R’s: “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.” With this in mind, the company seeks an efficient and environmentally sensible workplace, as well as to promote environmental stewardship within the community.

Contact your dedicated Account Manager:

Joanna Terry
Director of Education Sales
414-615-3684
joannat@nbf.com

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CatchOn

CatchOn is a powerful data analytics tool that provides administrators insight into their district technology investments, integration, and adoption. It empowers users with visibility into all apps, software, and website activity. CatchOn is an indispensable tool for any district utilizing digital tools and resources because it provides the needed insight and analytics to inform educators and administrators about usage and trends, student data privacy vulnerabilities, professional development needs, and subscription management as well as quantify investments in technology.

CatchOn is an expansive data analytics tool that provides administrative leaders a window into the efficacy of their technology investments and integrations.

The solution’s advanced agent technology empowers users with the ability to:

  • Compile real-time data on every school device type (Chrome, Windows, Mac)
  • Attain visibility into all online software and app activity, including website activities
  • Gather quick insight into technology integration with auto-generated reports
  • Experience 100% visibility of app activity on 100% of all school devices, both inside and outside of the classroom

Contact your dedicated Account Manager

Education Networks of America (ENA)
Fred Cuthbert
Senior Account Service Manager
317-612-2893
fcuthbert@ena.com

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CatchOn
Lisa Knox
Account Service Manager
208-629-2904
lknox@catchon.com

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Trox
Sarah Goncalves
South Region Inside Sales RVP
888-226-5727 x3730
sgoncalves@cditechnologies.com

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