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Datalogics and Renaissance Learning Bring Tablet Functionality to Chrome Browser Application

 

Chicago, IL, February 25, 2015 – Datalogics, the premier source for Adobe PDF and eBook technologies, and customer Renaissance Learning, a K12 assessment and learning analytics company, today announced a Chrome browser plugin that brings eBook content to the web for the first time. The plugin is a major enhancement to Renaissance Learning’s Accelerated Reader 360 (AR 360).

AR 360 includes a sophisticated eReading platform based on the industry standard Adobe Reader Mobile SDK from Datalogics and now includes support for the Google Chrome browser on Chromebooks, Windows PCs and Mac computers. This latest addition to AR 360 empowers educators to provide eBook content on the web from the thousands of online content providers who use Adobe Content Server to protect their content, alleviating the need to deploy expensive tablets or other proprietary hardware devices.

“AR 360 represents an innovative extension of the Adobe eBook ecosystem onto Chromebooks and the Google Chrome browser,” said Greg Manuel, VP of Marketing at Datalogics. “Once Renaissance decided to leverage Native Client technology from Google for this purpose, our technical team worked hard to help make this possible. Our customers are bringing exciting new solutions to market, and we are delighted to help them in their efforts.”

“The importance of providing today’s teachers with easy access to a wide variety of electronic learning materials cannot be overstated,” said John Flora, Renaissance Learning’s SVP of Products. “When we looked at the technology needed to provide web-based access to eBooks in AR 360, Adobe RMSDK was a natural choice. It is the only open platform for digital rights managed technology. This is a vital requirement for our customers, who rely on school and public libraries to support reading instruction and practice.”

Available in AR 360 now, the plugin is fully integrated with rental books from Google Play for Education. AR 360 also honors all eBook permissions, including library and rental loans, and is certified for use both in Google Chrome browsers as well as Google Chromebooks.

About Adobe Reader Mobile SDK
The Adobe Reader Mobile SDK enables third-party developers to support EPUB, EPUB 3, and PDF eBook display, including Adobe Content Server protected documents, on reading devices and in smartphone applications. RMSDK includes reference implementations for several platforms including iOS, Android and Windows desktop. Included in our RMSDK distribution is project files for DL Reader, a fully-featured ready-to-deploy customizable eReading app.

About Renaissance Learning
Renaissance Learning is a leader of K12 assessment and learning analytics with a presence in more than one-third of U.S. schools and 60 countries around the world. By delivering deep insight into what students know, what they like and how they learn, Renaissance Learning enables educators to deliver highly differentiated and timely instruction while driving personalized student practice in reading, writing and math daily. Renaissance Learning is comprised of top researchers, educators, content-area experts, data scientists and technologists who create and perfect classroom-proven tools.
For more information, visit www.renaissance.com.

About Datalogics

Chicago-based Datalogics, Incorporated, an Adobe Portfolio Company, has dedicated over 45 years to delivering the highest quality software technologies and services which meet the most demanding customer needs. Datalogics is the premier source for Adobe eBook and PDF developer technologies, including the Adobe PDF Library, Datalogics PDF Java Toolkit, Datalogics PDF Alchemist, Adobe Normalizer, Active Textbook, Adobe Content Server, and Adobe Reader Mobile SDK. Datalogics is a member of the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) and the Readium Foundation, and is on the board of the PDF Association.

For more information, visit www.datalogics.com

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