Redcat Wins 2009 Award of Excellence

Outstanding Education Technology Products Saluted

Tech & Learning magazine selected the Redcat® all-in-one classroom audio system as one of the best education offerings of the past year.

Tech & Learning judges named the Award of Excellence winners after the completion of a rigorous 6 month evaluation and testing procedure. Criteria for inclusion in the competition included products with innovative applications that broke new ground as well as those that added significant enhancements to proven education tools. A panel of more than 30 educators, who tested more than 100 entries across the country, chose the winners.

Seal of Approval

This year’s awards have grown to include new hardware and network categories,” says Kevin Hogan, Editorial Director for NewBay Media’s Tech & Learning Group. “Our judges, which include stalwarts such as our resident expert Joe Huber and the staff of Philadelphia’s Science Leadership Academy, put dozens of entries through their paces. To come out with their seal of approval is a testament to the product.”

This was the first year hardware products were allowed into the contest. Among the high-quality offerings being honored were document cameras, visual presenters and student response systems. The Redcat was the only classroom audio system winner in Tech & Learning’s prestigious 27-year-old recognition program.

The Redcat classroom audio system is the number one ‘no install’ system in the industry with features and benefits that include:

  • Infrared, no interference technology.
  • Flat-panel Exciter speaker providing clear speech and exceptional audio distribution.
  • Plug and play design eliminates installation costs associated with traditional ceiling speaker systems.
  • Redmike® is the smallest and lightest pendent style IR microphone in the industry. Now available with built-in volume control for added teacher convenience.
  • The new Infrared Media Connector option allows all classroom audio to be routed through the Redcat wirelessly

New Product winners of the 2009 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence will be detailed in Tech & Learning’s December 2009 Awards Issue. Product descriptions and judges’ comments will also be included online at

About Lightspeed Technologies

Established in 1990, Lightspeed Technologies is the trusted provider in classroom audio solutions. Our passion is to improve the listening and learning environment for every child. We believe strengthening the connection between teachers and students is at the heart of learning. Lightspeed classroom audio systems allow teachers to speak in normal conversational tones while being assured every child has an equal opportunity to hear all of the instruction. From the traditional installed systems with ceiling speakers to the new Redcat all-in-one, no install system, Lightspeed is proud to offer the very finest in classroom audio technology. For more information about Lightspeed classroom audio products, visit Lightspeed’s website.