SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC), a leading developer of state-of-the-art interactive music products, today announced an initiative to expand its distribution into the Australian market with its Beamz Education and Healthcare products. Beamz signed an agreement with Spectronics Inclusive Learning Technologies Pty Ltd, the largest supplier of special needs software and assistive technologies in Australia and New Zealand.
"This distribution agreement with Spectronics is a significant step forward for our International initiatives," said Rod Lewis, Managing Director of Beamz International business. "As one of the leading distributors of Special Educational Needs products in Australia and New Zealand, we look forward to helping make a positive impact in the assistive learning community with our interactive music product. We hope to establish and build our relationship with Spectronics during 2014 and beyond."
Beamz recently attended the Spectronics "Inclusive Learning Technologies 2014 Conference which took place in Brisbane on May 20-23, 2014. The event was an overwhelming success and the Beamz player took center stage during the Opening Keynote speech given by former art and music teacher and renowned education technology integration evangelist Kevin Honeycutt.
Kevin Honeycutt said, "Hold that Beamz up for a minute and tell them what it is. I'm going to be using it for the next two days in my Music and the Lost Learner Hands-on Workshops. Just imagine kids playing with this and all the different sounds they will be able to make. I can get kids started immediately. They don't have to be afraid, they can just jump right in and start making music. I'm loving the Beamz because you don't have to be Juilliard trained to start. You can just start! Beamz will help to build huge onramps for learning. Huge, safe onramps for teachers and kids!"
The Beamz booth was busy with visitors eager to see the Beamz in action first hand and discuss its applications and user benefits. Beamz International's Product Specialist Christian Spaul (on Beamz) accompanied Kevin Honeycutt (on guitar) up on stage to entertain the audience with a jamming session. To see the impromptu performance click on the following link: https://vimeo.com/98515117
"For me, It was great to see the Beamz rocking it on stage as part of the Opening Keynote Presentation band called "Tweetwood Mac," said Barbara Landsberg Sales and Marketing and ILT2014 Conference Director. "Spectronics is excited to be able to provide the Beamz to our customers. It offers so many possibilities for making music accessible for the students we work with. Not just simple notes, but dynamic music making right out of the box to motivate students of all range of abilities, from special needs students right up to budding professional DJs in secondary school. As a result of the ILT 2014 conference, interest in the Beamz from education and healthcare professionals has been phenomenal and Spectronics has already received advanced orders for the Beamz."
Spectronics is Australia's largest supplier of special needs software and assistive technologies. We prefer to think of our range as "inclusive learning technologies," being those technologies which foster real success and real inclusion in educational or community-based settings. Our team is made up of staff from teaching, speech pathology, occupational therapy, and technical backgrounds, and we work closely with a wide network of professionals and technology users – reflecting our commitment to providing quality support to both education and disability groups throughout Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.
Spectronics was founded in Brisbane in 1985 by Michael O'Leary, Managing Director of Spectronics. At the time, Michael was working as an occupational therapist, applying technology options to assist people with cerebral palsy and spinal cord injury to achieve their goals. He was frustrated by the limited availability in Australia of the many new technologies emerging overseas. O'Leary saw the establishment of a company such as Spectronics as a means of improving the situation. Spectronics has grown significantly, and now employs 16 staff to meet the demand of the Australasian public for special needs technologies developed within Australia, New Zealand and around the globe. Because of this demand, Spectronics now supplies over 1500 different products.
About Beamz Interactive, Inc.
Based in Scottsdale, AZ, Beamz Interactive, Inc. (OTCQB: BZIC) has created state-of-the-art interactive laser controller technology that can be used to develop new market opportunities in a wide variety of music, education, healthcare, gaming and consumer applications. In its first application, the Company developed an innovative new music technology and product offering that brings music to literally everyone in a way that was previously not possible. Beamz allows people that have no musical background or training to play and enjoy music within minutes, yet it has the depth to enable accomplished DJs, artists and musicians to perform, compose and create highly sophisticated interactive music. Beamz Interactive's technology portfolio includes multiple patents, patents pending and trade secrets covering interactive music, software, laser-based controllers, gaming applications and related designs and devices. For more information on Beamz, please visit: www.thebeamz.com.
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