Finalist in New Product Category in Awards Program Recognizing Innovation in Educational Technology

Los Angeles - May 20, 2020 - Belkin, the connected things division within the Belkin International and Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT) (HK:6088) entity, today announced its BOOST CHARGE™ 8-Port Charging Station is recognized in the new products category in EdTech Digest’s 2020 EdTech Awards program. In addition, Jon Roepke, Belkin’s Director of Product Management was recognized in the visionary category.

The BOOST CHARGE 8-Port Charging Station is an all-in-one power solution ideal for a classroom environment that securely charges multiple Chromebooks, iPads and tablets at once. It has four AC and four USB outlets in a compact and stylish form factor providing 360-degree access to power. Designed for quick and easy set-up, the BOOST↑CHARGE 8-Port Charging Station doesn’t require IT installation. A unique feature is the ability to securely lock three USB cables to USB ports that pivot and extend preventing accidental disconnection.

Jon Roepke leads the product management team for Belkin International’s education division, and sets Belkin’s overall education strategy and accompanying product offerings. In his role at Belkin, Roepke is directly responsible for primary research, roadmap development and solution delivery for K-12 and secondary education markets worldwide.

“Connectivity is the core of mobile technology in classroom environments. The BOOST CHARGE 8-Port Charging Station enhances student learning and improves productivity by keeping devices powered and ready for use,” said Roepke. “Belkin has remained steadfast in its commitment to understanding the needs of educators and students and developing solutions that bridge technology and practical classroom use. While schools remain closed and the fall semester is in question, Belkin will be ready for when students return to provide their schools with technology solutions that enhance the learning experience.”

For more than five years, Belkin has developed award-winning solutions for digital learning environments, segmented into three core verticals: charging, managing and protecting classroom devices. Through hands-on research in classroom environments and frequent interaction with teachers and IT administrators, Belkin’s user-driven product design philosophy delivers greater value for students and helps IT administrators achieve more from technology investments. For more information about Belkin solutions for education, visit: Belkin Education.

The EdTech Awards were established in 2010 to recognize, acknowledge, and celebrate the most exceptional innovators, leaders, and trendsetters in education technology. The US-based program is the largest recognition program in all of education technology, recognizing the biggest names in edtech – and those who soon will be.

About Belkin International
In 2018, FIT merged with Belkin International (Belkin®, Linksys®, Wemo®, Phyn®) to create a global consumer electronics leader. Today, this group leads in connecting people with technologies at home, at work and on the go within the accessories (“Connected Things” – Belkin brand) and the smart home (“Connected Home” – Linksys, Wemo and Phyn brands) markets.

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