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EA014 Classroom Speakers now have USB Audio input

EA014USBRemoteUpdated design for EA014 - The EA014 Interactive Whiteboard speakers now have a USB Audio input so that iPods and media players can play direct into the amplifier without going through a PC - as requested by many customers - and an SD card slot to play your own media selection

and we've updated the design to meet the new CE directives covering standby currents etc more details of the EA014 here ...

Touchscreens meet Androids in the Classroom

tablet-being-used-500Learning has got really exciting bringing the thrill of gaming and fully interactive devices into the classroom with cloud type access to on-line learning and a myriad of teaching apps using latest Android technology for touchscreens and low cost tablets

See full article here ...

Edis EA1144 50 Watt Sound Reinforcement Amplifier

50 Watt Sound reinforcement amplifierThe EA1144 50 Watt Amplifier with infrared microphones, and with two audio inputs provides a total solution for classroom sound and overcomes the problem of interference between systems in adjacent classrooms that are suffered by VHF wireless systems - a complete classroom or meeting room sound re-enforcement system

EdisAV EA015 new version launched

EA015 new version to meet new CE directives

Edis EA015 Active Speakers for the classroom - New Design with front mounted volume control and ECO power saving. The design is especially for pupils in classrooms to create the correct sound levels and frequency range for the speech of the teacher to aid learning ability. The safety features are enhanced to prevent damage to the equipment and pupils using steel grille and secure wall brackets. The active speaker has two RCA inputs for PC and other device so that the teacher does not have to change the cables when using different equipment. The volume control is front mounted together with a power on/off switch that complies with latest CE directives

EdisAV at ISE and BETT exhibitions

See us at ISE & BETT

Edis AV doesn't have a stand but many of our distributors will be there with our products. Tony Mercer will be there visiting the ISE Exhibition in Amsterdam between 29th and 30th January and BETT in London Excel on 31st January and 1st February - it would really good to meet up if you are planning to be there too. Please email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or call Tony 0044 7795 635882  to arrange a time and place to meet - we have many new products including sound reinforcement, mini Android PCs and Android tablets for the classroom

Dual Core Android PC with Jelly Bean OS

Dualcore2-300BStunning performance from 2x 1.67GHz RK3066 Cortex A9 CPU running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean PC on a stick ! Add the internet to your TV.

Complete with accessories to connect to multiple devices, HDMI or VGA screens, WiFi or Cable connection to the internet. Supports Android and Linux operating systems - write own Apps with App Inventor. Superb school computer sciences, home, digital signage and travel device. See Dual Core mini Android PC details here ...

Businesses to Buy 53 Million Tablets in 2016

10MID104ATablets will become a common sight in the workplace in the near future and they'll have a big impact on corporate MDM strategies.

Corporate tablet purchasing is poised to take off during the next few years, according to a new forecast from Gartner.

The research firm says that businesses across the globe will snap up 53 million tablets in 2016, more than triple the amount that they are expected to buy this year (13 million). Describing the consumerization of IT trend as an "unstoppable force," Gartner estimates that smartphone and tablet sales will reach 821 million units this year and cross the 1 billion unit threshold in 2013.

"In 2016, two-thirds of the mobile workforce will own a smartphone, and 40 percent of the workforce will be mobile," said Gartner research vice president Carolina Milanesi said in a statement.

BYOD Challenges Await

Smartphones and tablets will make up 70 percent of all mobile devices sold in this year, adds Gartner. Such brisk mobile device adoption adds momentum to the BYOD phenomenon that's roiling the IT industry, said Milanesi.

Plus, it spells good news for mobile device management (MDM) solutions providers.

"For most businesses, smartphones and tablets will not entirely replace PCs, but the ubiquity of smartphones and the increasing popularity of tablets are changing the way businesses look at their device strategies and the way consumers embrace devices," said Milanesi.

Android Ascendant

While the iPhone is the poster child of the consumerization of IT trend, devices powered by Google's Android operating system are mounting a big challenge to Apple's market-leading handset. Rival research outfit IDC last week revealed that Android made up 75 percent of smartphone shipments during 3Q12.

Gartner predicts that "56 percent of smartphones purchased by businesses in North America and Europe will be Android devices in 2016," a 34 percent increase over this year's estimates. "Today the wide range of brands and price points that the Android ecosystem is offering is winning over users. While Apple remains the heartbeat by which the market moves, Google has rapidly become its archrival," said Milanesi.

And Microsoft's big bet on Windows 8 will pay off as far as business customers are concerned. Gartner expects Windows 8 tablets to trail Apple's iPad and Android slates, but by 2016, tablets and convertibles powered by the software giant's touch-friendly OS will make up 39 percent of the business market in 2016.

November 7, 2012 - By Pedro Hernandez

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Pedro Hernandez is a contributing editor at InternetNews.com, the news service of the IT Business Edge Network, the network for technology professionals. Follow him on Twitter @ecoINSITE.