TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Aroga Technologies Ltd. (Aroga) is pleased to announce a Consortium Partnership agreement with LB Systems Research Inc. (LB systems) and Vizzeco Inc. (Vizzeco), providing Aroga with access to Vizzeco's globally-reaching Google Apps Reseller agreement.
LB Systems is in the process of going public, having filed its documentation as a Florida-based company listing on the OTC. As a direct result of the combined consortium, LB Systems has committed to invest $2.5 million dollars (CDN) in acquiring Vizzeco shares, with first right of refusal of acquiring controlling interest of Vizzeco. A private placement supporting this commitment and the acquisition of additional resellers will be made public through an offering in Q1 of 2015.
Aroga signed a strategic agreement with LB Systems, a research, development and manufacturer company focused on developing products and strategies to maximize the social contributions of people with disabilities. LB Systems' purpose is to achieve this goal through the development of intellectual property (IP) and product manufacturing for non-traditional education markets. Additionally, Aroga and LB Systems have signed agreements with Vizzeco, giving them the ability to provide Google Apps for Education ("Schoogle") and Google for Work.
Vizzeco is a Google Cloud solutions implementation company. Its partnership with Aroga and LB Systems combines over 400 person-years of experience in both mainstream and assistive technologies. The Aroga, LB Systems and Vizzeco partnership (the partnership) will deliver custom IT solutions and optimized cloud computing resources to organizations while building upon current and future assistive technology capabilities.
Aroga and LB Systems customers are migrating to the Google platform, while experiencing transformational benefits from the front office to the end user. 72% of the top 100 Universities in the US use Google Apps. More than 1 million Chromebooks were sold to schools in Q2 of 2014. Currently there are over 1 billion G+ users with more than 30 million students and educators using the productivity tools for classroom collaboration, demonstrating that Google is the powerhouse in education.
64% of the Fortune 500 have gone Google with savings of up to 70% and an ROI of 329% while lowering environmental impact up to 98%. Monetization of Massive Online Open Course (MOOC)'s via Google Hangouts On Air utilizing Youtube Partner Program, Youtube Tips enables organizations to grow their customer base and revenues while reducing cost of delivery.
"Our partnership with Vizzeco and LB Systems further solidifies Aroga's position as the industry leader in Assistive Technology (AT). It enhances our ability to provide products and services that build greater autonomy for individuals with physical or specific learning requirements. This increases our market size by including those with perceived learning challenges by enhancing their educational and workplace opportunities," stated Grove Bennett, CEO of Aroga Technologies Ltd.
"This agreement with Aroga and LB Systems is a synergistic and strategic opportunity for Vizzeco, allowing us to work with a well-established market leader in assistive technology and an educational provider that will directly increase our global customer reach in Education. Combined, we will be the dominant player, globally, in education" stated Andrew Greig, CEO Vizzeco. Andrew's vision' was recently heard by over 7 million listeners on Coast to Coast radio, resulting in overwhelmingly positive feedback from the listeners. The same vision was recently covered by the press when Andrew met with the Costa Rican Minister of Education.
"Aroga has supported academic institutions in Canada for over 28 years, and working with the team from Aroga will improve on our combined ability and reach, to deliver innovative and transformative IT solutions to the educational community" stated Andrew Greig, CEO Vizzeco.
The investment by LB Systems and Aroga will allow Vizzeco to scale with the additional revenue streams developed through Aroga's current and future academic customer base, as Aroga expands beyond North America into global markets. Our consortium is best positioned to serve global markets due to the geopolitical neutrality of both Canada and Costa Rica.
One of our goals is to promote education and job opportunities that enhance student's lives for the better. Individuals with perceived disabilities will better participate in jobs, as well as or better than, able-bodied individuals, creating market growth for "the Consortium" in additional markets. Graduating students will directly influence companies to convert to Google for Work.
Imagine a Google Glass/Rayban-like device that you control and communicate with only your thoughts. Individuals will be able to learn, communicate and act using critical thinking, at the speed of thought. LB Systems and Aroga are integrating the Emotiv thought control interface with Neuro Linguistic Programing (NLP), converting information and communication to your specific requirements. Self-Organized Learning Environments (SOLE) combined with gamification and edutainment, have also been incorporated. By adding a ultra-fast 1 Gbit UWB, wireless mesh network, with wireless electricity and distributed supercomputing, infrastructure costs and environmental impact have been reduced by up to 80%. Resources will be shared amongst the devices themselves, making use of unused/idle processors, ram, storage and connectivity, similar to the SETI@home project.
Aroga's customers will have an advantage of being the early adopters of this new interface. Those with physical disabilities and communication disorders will be the early adopters of this interface and will help provide valuable feedback to refine it and accelerate its development.
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About Aroga Technologies Inc.
A Canadian company headquartered in Toronto ON with additional offices in Vancouver BC, Edmonton AB and Gatineau QC with representatives in Regina SK, and Halifax NS making Aroga Canada's largest independent distributor of Assistive Technology products and services. Aroga recently established a presence in Costa Rica with the goal of providing additional access to markets in Central and South America.
Aroga's technologies and products help individuals with various physical, sensory and cognitive issues perform daily tasks they would otherwise be unable to accomplish. Over the years the technology, assistance and training provided by Aroga as an end to end solutions provider has proven to assist individuals, families and businesses in both private and public corporations.
For the past 3 decades, Aroga has helped its clients attain independence and enhanced self-esteem. Through strategic partnerships with leading internationally recognized developers and innovators, Aroga provides skills and tools to ensure that individuals reach their maximum potential.
More information about Aroga's products and services can be viewed at its website at www.aroga.com
Vizzeco is your one stop shop implementer of Socially Collaborative Productivity solutions. We provide a utility model of communications and computing with Chrome and Android appliances. Vizzeco's team has 15 years of experience providing IT solutions to many well-known brands with a world class management team. Vizzeco was one of the very first Google Apps Resellers. Vizzeco has access to sell in all available territories internationally. Vizzeco was the first company to deliver a Google Android phone for developers using open source hardware. Vizzeco was named one of the top 10 green IT companies to watch by IDC.
This release includes forward looking statements, which are based on certain assumptions and reflects management's current expectations.
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For further information: Grove Bennett, Aroga Technologies Ltd - Chief Executive Officer, LB Systems Research Inc. - Chairman, Board Director, 1 416 388 7858