July 8, 2008

Vernier Makes Logger Lite(R) Free for Intel-Powered Classmate PCs


Contact: Daylene Long of Vernier Software & Technology, +1-503- 277-2299, [email protected], or Erika Williams of KEH Communications, +1-410-975-9638, [email protected], for Vernier Software & Technology

Data-collection software enables student netbooks to become scientific inquiry tools

BEAVERTON, Ore., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Vernier Software & Technology is offering its Logger Lite software free for Intel-powered classmate PCs, as well as other small, low-cost computer options. Logger Lite is award-winning software that provides fundamental graphing and analysis tools for K-12 science students. Combined with Vernier probeware, Logger Lite gives students the ability to explore the world around them, draw predictions, collect real-world data and make conclusions based on their analyses. Both a Windows and a Linux version of the software will be available from www.vernier.com/netbooks.

Vernier, a leading innovator in solutions for STEM education, is part of the Intel-powered classmate PC Ecosystem Vendor Alliance - an alliance formed by Intel with OSVs, ISVs, content and education service providers to provide comprehensive education solutions for the education segment. Intel supports members of the alliance in developing, promoting and optimizing their applications, tools, content and accessories for Intel-powered classmate PCs.

In todays economy, education is in need of low-cost computing options that provide great value, said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and former physics teacher. By adding easy-to-use, yet powerful, scientific software to Intel-powered classmate PCs at no cost, we are greatly expanding the ability for students to engage in hands-on exploration in science classrooms.

Intel-powered classmate PCs are mobile personal learning devices for K-12 students. Designed specifically to enhance teaching and learning, Intel-powered classmate PCs engage children with real PC performance in a rugged, kid-friendly design. Intel-powered classmate PCs include practical, education-oriented features that improve the learning experience for students, parents, teachers and schools.

About Vernier Software & Technology

Vernier Software & Technology has been an innovator of data- collection technology for 27 years and its products are used in more than 123 countries. Creating easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and software, their products can be found in education from elementary school to college. Vernier helps teachers enhance their science curriculum, increase learning, and build students' critical thinking skills. For more information visit www.vernier.com.

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