Dubai, UAE; 25 February 2018: Epson, an industry leader with 40 plus years of experience in delivering smart, intuitive technology to engage students in a rapidly-changing learning environment, is participating for the first time at the Global Educational Supplies and Solutions (GESS), at Dubai World Trade Centre, from February 27th – March 1st, 2018.
When it comes to screen size, market research shows that 50% of students find it difficult to read content displayed on a standard 70-inch screen . And when it comes to effective approaches to teaching, 80% of educational material is remembered by visual means and 90% through interactive lessons, compared to just 25% retained from one-way verbal lectures . Epson's interactive projector portfolio realises the benefits of both large display size and interactive teaching solutions, allowing education establishments in the Middle East the opportunity to engage students.
On display at GESS will be:
- Epson's new bright full HD Projector EB-990U that offers multiple connectivity solutions maximising student's potential
- EB-710UI, which offers ultra-bright 100-inch Full HD images, and a set of collaboration and sharing tools to make creating engaging lessons easier
- 4-in-1 multifunctional WorkForce Pro WF-5690 DWF printer that allows easy and efficient communications between the students and their teachers through its automatic double-sided printing, scanning, copying and faxing capability
- DS-860 A4 sheet fed scanner that is ideal for quick and easy document workflow at schools and educational institutes thanks to its fast data processing feature.
Jason Whiley, director of sales, Epson Middle East said: “The UAE Vision 2021 National Agenda emphasizes the importance of creating a first-class education system, which is the backbone of a knowledge-based economy. At Epson, we align with this vision by providing smart education solutions that can transform the current education system and teaching methods, by providing more interactivity and collaboration in the classroom. We understand that today's generation is very tech-savvy and they need intelligent classroom solutions. Regardless of the size of the classroom and the quantity or quality of documents needed for their class work, we make sure that students and teachers are well connected, thus ensuring improved student life, high-quality education and administrative effectiveness. Participating in GESS, the leading educational exhibition in the Middle East, will help us to create more awareness of our products in the education sector.”
Another highlight at the Epson stand is the EB-710Ui laser projector which addresses both display size and interactivity matters. This ultra-bright Full HD laser projector produces scalable images up to 100 inches. It allows interactive and shareable images with dual-pen and finger-touch interactivity feature that enable students to join in by directly annotating on the projected image.This is even true when you combine two displays together to create a huge, wide interactive collaboration surface that encourages participation. The EB- 710Ui's laser-light technology is also a lesson in easy maintenance, with an integrated 16W speaker and microphone input so an additional sound system is not required.
The all new EB-990U projector, which will be on display at GESSS, is capable of producing a large and scalable screen size up to 300 inches and is bright even in high ambient lighting conditions allowing more efficient note taking and more interactive presentations. Its long-lasting lamp provides up to ten years' worth of lessons before a replacement lamp is required or the air filter needs attention. Also, it is easy to set up and offers a range of connectivity solutions, so teachers and students can quickly access content from multiple devices and make a better use of their time at the classroom.
Time and cost savings are important to the education sector and Epson's WorkForce Pro WF-5690 DWF, on showcase at GESS, is an efficient multifunction business printer that allows massive time and cost savings for educational institutes up to 50% lower spending compared to other printers. With print speeds of up to 34ppm in mono and 30ppm in colour, or 20ppm ISO print speed in both. Its high paper capacity of 580 sheets means less time is spent refilling, and it has a high monthly duty cycle of up to 35,000 pages. Additionally, the WF-5690DWF is environmental friendly, thanks to its no heat technology it uses up to 80 percent less power than competitive colour lasers thanks, in part, to its no heat technology. No ozone gases are emitted, and an improved quiet print mode and no fan noise during or after printing makes it ideal for the schools environment.
The DS-860 A4 scanner from Epson at GESS features a compact footprint and high-speed scanning of up to 65ppm / 130ipm, even at 300dpi in colour. This, combined with hardware JPEG compression, makes large scan jobs faster to process. It allows for seamless document scanning which is essential for every educational institution to convert their paper files to electronic files in order to save them in the school's database.
Epson will be present at stand O50, Sheikh Saeed Hall, DWTC for GESS 2018.