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McMinn County School System Makes Boxlight's ProColor Interactive Flat Panels the New Classroom Standard

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Flat Panel Installation Part of District's Initiative to "Even the
Playing Field"

McMinn County School System in Athens, Tenn., will be adding 115
ProColor interactive flat panels from Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL) ("Boxlight") to classrooms before the end of October as part of
its "Even the Playing Field" classroom initiative. Last year, the
district purchased and installed 267 ProColor units, making for a total
purchase of 382 interactive flat panel displays.

"McMinn is making classrooms with flat panels the new standard for our
schools. Our classrooms previously had projectors and interactive
whiteboards, but they were aging, with some being anywhere from seven to
10 years old," said Mickey Blevins, superintendent for the McMinn County
School System. "Once you start replacing bulbs, the image gets dimmer,
so teachers typically have to turn off the classroom lights. And the
minute that happens, some kids won't pay as much attention. So we really
wanted to look at technologies that could improve on that situation."

To do that, McMinn put together a team of stakeholders who conducted a
thorough search starting with 20 touch panel manufacturers. "We had a
pretty exhaustive rubric and narrowed it down to five," said Jill
Pierce, McMinn County Schools' chief technology officer. "We chose
Boxlight because it was the best technology and the most reasonably
priced."

McMinn's initial purchase was for the 70-inch, high definition (HD)
ProColor 701H flat panel display. The displays' Touch 360° interactivity
features up to 10 single-touch points or five dual-touch for gestures —
users can work simultaneously, driving collaborative learning. Users
also have access to a wealth of applications in Office 365 & Google
Classroom via an Android OS built-in browser. The 701H model has been a
hit with teachers and students and will also be installed in this second
phase.

This second purchase will include both the 701H displays and the
ProColor 702U interactive flat panels, 70-inch, ultra-high definition
(UHD) displays that provide 4K-clarity so that onscreen content is
easier to see, even in large classrooms. The 702U displays' Touch 360°
interactivity features up to 20 single-touch points or 10 dual-touch for
gestures.

Pierce praised the quality of support that McMinn received from both
Boxlight and reseller Central Technologies in Knoxville, Tenn., during
the initial installation. "I can't say enough about them and how they
worked with us to make it happen," said Pierce. "Those companies really
became our partners."

The "Even the Playing Field" classroom initiative also involves the
installation of sound systems from audio company TeachLogic. According
to Pierce, many students in already-outfitted classrooms are reporting
being better able to see and hear front-of-classroom work from their
seats. "It's been a real advantage for those classrooms," she said.

About Boxlight Corporation: Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ:BOXL)
("Boxlight") is a leading provider of technology solutions for the
global learning market. The company aims to improve learning and
engagement in classrooms and to help educators enhance student outcomes,
by developing the products they need. The company develops, sells, and
services its integrated, interactive solution suite including software,
classroom technologies, and professional development and support
services. For more information about the Boxlight story, visit http://www.boxlight.com.

Forward Looking Statements: This press release may contain
information about Boxlight's view of its future expectations, plans and
prospects that constitute forward-looking statements. Actual results may
differ materially from historical results or those indicated by these
forward-looking statements because of a variety of factors including,
but not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with its ability
to maintain and grow its business, variability of operating results, its
development and introduction of new products and services, marketing and
other business development initiatives, competition in the industry,
etc. Boxlight encourages you to review other factors that may affect its
future results in Boxlight's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission.

About Central Technologies: Central Technologies is a leading
technology solutions partner dedicated to delivering comprehensive and
innovative solutions to its customers. The company combines cutting edge
technology and a drive for excellent service to provide the best
possible portfolio of solutions for schools, libraries, municipalities
and small businesses. In addition, Central Technologies has been
successfully involved in the E-Rate program for over 15 years, working
with a diverse group of schools and libraries, including rural and
urban, large and small, and supporting every type of demographic. For
more information, visit http://www.centralinc.com.

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