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Capilano College First In British Columbia to Join MeasureNet Community

Capilano College

June 15 , 2006

Capilano College in North Vancouver, British Columbia has chosen MeasureNet for use in multiple chemistry lab sections. It is the first MeasureNet institutional user in the Canadian province. Known as "Cap College," the institution opened its first permanent campus in the Lynmour area of North Vancouver in 1973. Its scenic 34-acre campus is home to some 7,200 students.  The area of North Vancouver is in a temperate rainforest zone sandwiched between the waters of Burrad Inlet and the majestic North Shore Mountains that reach above 1,400 meters within earshot of the Pacific.

Unlike other institutions of higher learning in British Columbia, Capilano College assigns programs into broad programmatic titles instead of traditional faculties.  These include Liberal Arts, Science and Technology, Business and Professional Studies, Tourism and Outdoor Recreation, Health and Education, and Fine and Applied Arts.  Capilano is also a leading institution in British Columbia for preparatory education that assists non-traditional students in enhancing employment and language skills. The school has one of the most successful university transfer programs in all of Canada. 

"We're very happy about Capilano's choice." stated MeasureNet President Robert Voorhees.  "Canada plays an important part in our strategy for international growth and customers there can be assured that they'll receive the same high-quality receive service we deliver to MeasureNet's U.S. institutions." Voorhees added that the weakening of the U.S. dollar by more that 20% versus many currencies in the past year has made MeasureNet even more attractive to export customers. "Combining MeasureNet's low operational costs with the currency-related discount is an unprecedented windfall for chemistry departments abroad."

MeasureNet Technology Ltd. manufactures patented, network-based data acquisition interfaces for science teaching laboratories. It is a spin-off of the University of Cincinnati's Department of Chemistry and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Measurenet's award-winning, PC-reducing design helps reduce laboratory maintenance and operational costs while giving students access to high quality shared UV-vis spectroscopy, gas chromatograph connectivity, and an array of innovative probeware. It's acclaimed intuitive design provides improved transparency to enable better science-focused, not technology-focused, learning. Winner of the Ohio Governor's Award For Excellence in Energy Efficiency, MeasureNet networks are found in universities, community colleges, high schools, and vocational training centers across the United States and around the world.

For more information contact:

Len Weibel
Director of Business Development
tel. toll-free: 866-396-6765



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