Ectaco Inc. equips entire schools in Ukraine with the jetBook eReader - replacing old and heavy textbooks

New York,  October 13, 2010 

Ectaco Inc., the world's leader in portable language learning and the manufacturer of the jetBook eReader announced today that it's participating in a technological breakthrough in Ukraine by replacing old textbooks in city schools with the jetBook.

Starting in Kharkov and organized by the Kharkov municipality with the Ministry of Education in Ukraine, the shift from print books to an all electronic book format will take the schools into the future of reading and studying. Students will no longer experience trouble with heavy backpacks or lose their place while reading again. The jetBook eReader weighs only 5.8 ounces, can store thousands of textbooks, and has superior functions that help students find texts, words, and jump to pages instantly.

"The Ministry of Education in Ukraine has a great potential to advance the learning ethics of students" says Alex Rabinovich, jetBook Marketing Manager for Ectaco Europe, "Therefore, we?re highly pleased that Ukraine has become one of the first countries in the world to launch such a project. We are excited to participate in this initiative with the Kharkov municipality, as the innovation policy in education will aid both students and teachers."

Ectaco Inc. has over 20 years of experience in developing electronic dictionaries, speech to speech translators, and language learning devices for the consumer market as well as the Army and other government agencies in the United States. As of 2006, the company expanded and began developing eReaders. They successfully launched 3 generations including the jetBook, jetBook LITE, and jetBook mini that are being used in schools all around the US. 

All described products can be purchased at www.ectaco.com or national distributors. You are welcome to send your questions or comments to PR@ectaco.com

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