One Laptop Per Child Partners with Open Garden to Grow Internet Everywhere
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One Laptop Per Child (OLPC), which debuts its XO Learning System on the new XO Tablet developed through a partnership with Vivitar under exclusive license from OLPC, has partnered with Open Garden to provide seamless Internet connectivity for the tablet.
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Micha Benoliel, co-founder and CEO, said: "Open Garden is pleased to help children be better connected on their XO Tablets. This partnership takes us closer to our vision which is to build a network made of connected devices and provide Internet access to everyone."
Rodrigo Arboleda, chairman and CEO of OLPC, added: "Our partnership with Open Garden, enabling access to the wealth of information and media available via the internet, is a critical component to education and social inclusion."
The family-friendly XO Tablet from OLPC is the first and only tablet designed to help kids explore their dreams and spark their imaginations. The only multilingual (English/Spanish) and Google-Certified tablet for kids, the XO Tablet is available now at Walmart and other U.S. retailers through OLPC's strategic partner Vivitar, a Sakar company. For more information, visit www.xotablet.com .
About XO Tablet, XO Learning and One Laptop per Child Association
The XO Tablet has been fully designed and developed by OLPCA to harness the power of a connected touchscreen device to create new ways for children to learn. Its launch also marks the global debut of the XO Learning System, designed as a child-centric interface to empower kids to learn and dream as part of OLPCA's mission.
About Open Garden
Open Garden is a San Francisco-based startup dedicated to bringing Internet to every device, every person, and every location by sharing and crowdsourcing connectivity. Open Garden seamlessly interconnects nearby smartphones, computers, and tablets to form a mesh network. The benefits? Faster Internet access, stronger coverage and free mobile broadband.
Vivitar is a leading provider of photographic, audio and optic devices and related accessories with a rich 75-year heritage of technology innovation and affordability. Building off the success of its legendary Series-1 lenses and flashes, the company has expanded its product portfolio to include cameras, camcorders and now tablets tailored to the needs of today's families.
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