Lightspeed Technologies Earns Finalist Honors in 2014 EdTech Digest Awards Program

Lightspeed Technologies Earns Finalist Honors in 2014 EdTech Digest Awards Program

Redcat & Flexcat Recognized as 2014 Cool Tools

2014 Ed Tech Cool Tool Award FinalistTualatin OR, (March 10, 2014)—Lightspeed Technologies, the trusted provider of classroom audio, has earned 2014 EdTech Digest Finalist status in two categories. Flexcat, specifically designed to support differentiated and small group instruction is a COOL TOOL AWARDS finalist for the 2014 Emerging Technology Solution. Redcat, the whole-room audio with exceptional clarity solution, is a COOL TOOL AWARDS Finalist for best 2014 Classroom Hardware Solution.

The distinguished EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program honors tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector. The Cool Tool awards recognize new, emerging and established technology solutions for education.

“We are honored to be among the distinguished education leaders who have been given this honor by EdTech Digest,” said Jerry Ramey, Lightspeed CEO. "We have always been dedicated to collaborating with administrators and teachers to make a difference in the classroom. As part of our commitment to understanding the learning and technology challenges faced by teachers and students, we designed Redcat and Flexcat in collaboration with educators. We listened to what they needed most, and then innovated solutions to enhance their dynamic, digital learning environment."

“A distinguished panel of industry influencers and veterans conducted this year’s evaluation proceedings. There is a lot of talent and quality out there, and we're excited to recognize these cool tools, leaders and trendsetters in the education technology space," said Victor Rivero, who oversees the awards program as Editor in Chief of EdTech Digest. "There are now thousands of startups, apps, and companies working in edtech, more than ever before. Shining a spotlight on the best and brightest, we intend to generate even more activity in this sector to continue pushing forward a slow revolution for the benefit of future generations."

A full list of award finalists can be found at

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About Lightspeed:

Lightspeed Technologies has been serving schools since 1990. Independent studies show that hearing (listening) is critical to learning. Our passion is to improve the listening and learning environment for every child. We believe this will strengthen the connection between teachers and students.

About the EdTech Digest Awards Program

Recognizing cool tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector, the mission of the annual awards program is to get workable technology solutions for education widely known about and well thought of with the purpose of reshaping the education culture and creating a new and better future for students. Over the years, the best products and brightest minds have been featured helping millions of students, teachers, parents, administrators and others in and around education. The EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program is a division of EdTech Digest, LLC.