New York, NY (June 29, 2004)–SAE Institute has announced its latest educational initiative, which will equip all newly enrolled U.S. students with individual laptop computers by mid-summer. Fully-loaded Apple iBooks will be given to each student upon enrollment, serving as a standard format from which student interactivity can flourish with a newly enhanced curriculum.
Beginning this summer, each student enrolling in SAE Institute’s Audio Technology Programs offered in New York, Nashville, and Miami, will be provided with an Apple iBook G4 1GHz laptop configured with a host of applications for both classroom and personal use. The iBooks will come standard with 512 MB of RAM, an Airport Extreme Wireless Network Card, and Apple Remote Desktop client software. Apple’s Soundtrack software will also be included, as well as a Digidesign Mbox with ProTools LE. The computers will further be backed by the AppleCare Protection plan, which offers a range of service and support products to ensure long-term use and compatibility for students.
Commenting on the new student technology integration, Tom Misner, SAE Institute’s founder and CEO, stated, “We are proud to offer this program to our students, and are excited to provide them with this standardized set of technology as soon as they walk through the door. Because of our close relationships and educational partnerships within the industry, we can supply our students with some crucial building blocks of today’s state of the art technology from manufacturers that understand the importance of SAE’s educational experience. SAE will be able to integrate our students’ in-class, as well as off-campus projects, into our curriculum with an even greater degree of compatibility and ease. Besides simply providing a great discount to our students on the gear by including the laptops with their enrollment, we are also giving them a solid foundation of standard tools they will need not only during the program, but as they begin their career with these tools after graduation.”