Toshiba brings the virtual classroom closer

The latest hardware to aid schools keen to implement IT – based teaching methods comes from Toshiba with the launch of its eClass2Go system in the Middle East

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By  Guy Mathew Published  January 10, 2002

The latest hardware to aid schools keen to implement IT – based teaching methods comes from Toshiba with the launch of its eClass2Go system in the Middle East. It comprises a purpose built cabinet housing 16 notebooks, a server, a printer, an internet access point and extra batteries and chargers.

The key feature is that all the units are linked with a wireless network meaning that the whole system is highly portable. It does away with desktops and a lot of permanent wiring and the whole kit can be wheeled from one room to another as the need dictates. Anywhere there is a power outlet and internet connection, the virtual classroom can be set up.

Ahmad Khalil, sales manager, Toshiba ME, said: “Toshiba was the first to offer a wireless and mobile computer lab when the eClass2Go was launched in Europe last year. The same principles apply to our introduction of the product to the Middle East – preparing young people to enter a job market where they can manage the requirements of the digital world.”

Khalil added that the system had been a success in Europe: “The sheer originality of the system plus its total flexibility has won the approval of teachers and pupils at all levels,” he said. “We are now demonstrating the system to educational institutions in the GCC and we are confident that they will respond as enthusiastically as their European counterparts, especially as there is such a commitment to IT education in our region here,” he concluded.

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