Samsung launches 'smart' solutions for school, leverages Galaxy tablet

Samsung India has launched a slate of ‘Smart solutions’ for the education segment -- leverging its large  display products, Netbooks and its new Galaxy Tab-let.

The company plans to target 20000 educational institutes in the country with both IT and Mobility solutions wuith 4 initiatives:

- Smart Classroom with Large Format displays for showcasing digital content in the classroom

- Smart Teacher, Who would be provided with a GALAXY Tab to maintain course curriculum, plan attendance, access school intranet for content

- Smart Student, where students through their GALAXY Tab can access course syllabi, digital content over school intranet

- Smart School solution for students in Professional colleges, namely NotePCs and Thin Clients.

The centre piece is the Samsung Interactive E-board model – 650TS -- a fully interactive 65" LCD with software to mirror an interactive whiteboard, with integrated audio. It works with a set back box (SBB-NTBAB), which makes the E-Board networkable (sold separately).

An alternative to the conventional projector and interactive whiteboard, Samsung E-Board 650 is a touch enabled LCD panel with pen-based annotation and control software. It comes with Samsung U-Class software.

The E-Board uses both touch and a dummy pen and has dual touch capability, which means two people can use it at the same time.

Samsung Smart Class solutions also include application location, curriculum planning, learning management systems and mapping question banks on the GALAXY Tab. Created to suit the teacher’s need to seamlessly manage the education syllabi in school and for an increased collaborative atmosphere in school, this convergence of the class syllabi on the Tab gives the teacher the freedom to effortlessly manage his or her class, plan education content, use various education aids and maintain a question bank on the Tab itself. Similarly under the Smart Student program, the Tab equips the student to keep abreast with the course content on the Tab and access content through school intranet.

In the first phase roll –out of its plan to tap educational institutes, Samsung plans to focus on 9 cities in India which include – Delhi/NCR, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune, Bangalore,

Feb 7 2011