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Background & Accolades

CTL has been manufacturing high-quality Chromebooks, Laptops, Desktop PC’s, Monitors and Servers since 1989, with a strong focus towards the education, local and federal government sectors. We have been recognized as;
  • By CRN as one of the top 500 solution providers in the US
  • One of Oregon’s fastest growing companies ,
  • By the Portland Business Journal as one of Oregon’s fastest growing  Companies.

CTL has also received notable accolades for our line of ruggedized Chromebooks for education from tech publications like PC Magazine and CNet. CTL is proud to be one of a handful of system builders in the country that have been named both Microsoft OEM’s and Intel Technology Providers at the Platinum level. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, CTL’s manufacturing, sales and support are all located in the United States not in another country.

Company accolades

We Know Chrome

With ten Chromebook models designed specifically for education, CTL is quickly becoming recognized as the go-to source for Chromebook and Chrome related solutions. Our CTL J2 Chromebook for Education was recently “Highly Rated” by PCMAG.com. “I’d recommend it as the best education-focused Chromebook we’ve seen,” said Brian Westover in his August 4, 2015 review. Our CTL NL6 Education Chromebook was launched in June of 2014 and we were among the first to bring this Intel-designed ruggedized Chromebook to market. Unique features include reinforced ports and hinges, non-slip texture, fanless design, anti-peel keys and 180-degree rotating camera with an optional microscope lens. CTL is a proud Google Premier Partner and a Google Education Premier Partner.  

We Know EdTech Solutions

There’s a reason why CTL stands for Compute, Teach, Learn. We pride ourselves on our experience and expertise in education. CTL has a strong history in education, dating back to our line of 2goPC Windows tablets, which were launched almost a decade ago. Since then, we’ve expanded our scope to include a CTL line of Ruggedized Chromebooks and a whole host of 1:1 solutions for educators including pre-wired carts, custom logo painting, classroom management software and more. All CTL Chromebooks and Windows devices meet the criteria for Smarter-Balanced testing. With special pricing for our qualified education customers, we’re dedicated to providing the most cost-effective solutions to meet classroom and 1:1 initiatives. We’re here to help with hardware, internet security, classroom management solutions, IT self-repair, professional development and more. Professional development for our educators using Chromebooks and G-Suite apps has become a strong focus of CTL. We aim for successful deployments, comprehensive understanding, and continued learning for educators using or looking to use Chromebooks in the classroom. As part of this initiative we host monthly webinars for educators. These webinars are hosted by Professionally certified Google trainers, educational app experts, and professional educators with real-life experience using Chromebooks in the classroom.To keep up-to-date on upcoming webinars or view any of our past webinars visit http://ctl.info/webinars/ CTL has been awarded multiple 1:1 contracts such as the Nevada Ready 21 program, MLTI (Maine 1:1 Multistate Learning Technology Initiative), OETC (Organization for Educational Technology and Curriculum), TIPS/TAPS Cooperative Purchasing Systems, DigitalEdge and more. We also offer special pricing for qualified education customers and are happy to help schools customize a solution to best fit their needs. All CTL Chromebooks and 2goPC Windows devices meet the criteria for Smarter-Balanced testing. CTL is also the first device to be sold on the First Book Marketplace.  

We Know Giving Back:

CTL Rocks 1:1 Chromebook Grants for Education is a program we began to help bridge the gap in educational inequality and work towards making technology accessible to those who need it most. This grant is available to schools or districts with 60% or more of their student population on free or reduced lunch programs. This grant is a comprehensive 1:1 take-home solution supplying Chromebooks, carrying cases, program assessment, and powerful learning apps and tools, with CIPA compliant internet security and web filtering tools to keep students safe and on task.   CTL is also a proud sponsor of college possible, a non-profit organization making college admission and success possible for low-income students in the United States through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. CTL has worked with our local branches of the organization to donate Chromebooks to students headed to college through the College Possible Program. Inline with our mission to inspire a love of technology in the next generation, CTL has been a sponsor of the First Robotics Competition, an international competition for high-schools which seeks to facilitate computer and engineering science based learning in students. Are you a part of an organization whose mission aligns with ours? Contact us today to see about partner and sponsor opportunities!  

We Know Individual, Business, and Government Solutions:

CTL holds and has held a number of Public Sector computer hardware contracts that give us a wealth of experience. CTL consistently delivers best in class service to our customers. From pre-sales consultation to technical support and post-sales follow up CTL continually delivers the best TCO and world-class support to our customer base.