Connect with us

Events

Epson to Show Off Smart Classroom Solutions at GESS 2018

Published

on

Epson 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 GESS, 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.

Events

Acer Launches the EMEA Predator League 2022 eSports Tournament for Rocket League Fans

Published

on

Acer has announced the EMEA Predator League 2022, bringing its commitment to grassroots eSports to the next level: a new game, more countries, bigger prize pool. From September to November, teams from the EMEA region, regardless of their skill level, can compete in the high-powered arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem game “Rocket League” in the popular 3 vs 3 modes.

In addition to action-packed eSports fun and fantastic prizes, the 2022 edition will also offer exclusive promotions from 15 local retail partners, as well as community giveaways, raffles, and much more. “We are very excited to announce the second season of the EMEA Predator League after its initial season in 2020,” said Hajo Blingen, Vice President Marketing, Acer Europe, Middle East & Africa. “With our World Leading Gaming Portfolio, it is important to always reinvent ourselves. The EMEA Predator League 2022 ties in with our commitment to make eSports accessible for everyone competing in Rocket League. At the same time, fans can look forward to special offers and promotions from our involved retail partners.”

Eligible for the National Qualifier are teams from the following countries and regions:

  1. Europe: Benelux (Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), DACH (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), France, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Nordics (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden), Spain, Czech Republic, Turkey, Hungary, United Kingdom (UK)
  2. Middle East: Egypt, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia (KSA)
  3. Africa: South Africa

Two out of three players need to be residents of the respective country. The matches on the virtual pitch are played 3 vs 3. In the first stage, teams compete in the National Qualifiers. There are two qualifier rounds per country. The two best teams from each round qualify for the National Finals. The winner of the finals will participate in the EMEA International Final competing against the champions from other countries. The National Finals in the Middle East will be on 12th November and will be broadcasted live on TWITCH with the grand final taking place November 20th on twitch.tv/PredatorGaming

Registration for the Predator League starts on September 26th and runs through October 21st, 2022. All other dates, information, stream, and details can be found at www.predatorleague.gg.

Continue Reading

Events

Meta Connect 2022 Date Announced

Published

on

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO and Founder of Meta announced on his Facebook account the official October 11 event date for Meta Connect 2022. In the same post, the CEO also added a new image of Project: Cambria, the long-awaited follow-up to the Meta Quest.

Meta Connect, formally Facebook Connect, is an annual online showcase event highlighting the firm’s technology updates and roadmaps. Last year’s event was exceedingly notable because the Menlo Park-based firm publicly rebranded itself as Meta for the first time.

The event also saw Meta refocusing away from its social media foundations, moving the firm towards immersive Web3 technology and software. The Menlo Park-based firm set out its goals to create new XR technology and claim a foothold on the Metaverse.

The popularity of Metaverse technology has sky-rocketed thanks to last year’s Connect event. During the showcase, the firm introduced its vision of the Metaverse as an immersive social space where users can work and socialise.

Since the event, the firm has debuted its Horizons Metaverse globally. The Menlo Park-based also uses the fledging service as a testbed where budding immersive developers can design and distribute Metaverse content. The firm also supports Horizon developers with a series of XR funds and boot camps.

Meta Connect, formally Facebook Connect, is an annual online showcase event highlighting the firm’s technology updates and roadmaps. Last year’s event was exceedingly notable because the Menlo Park-based firm publicly rebranded itself as Meta for the first time.

The event also saw Meta refocusing away from its social media foundations, moving the firm towards immersive Web3 technology and software. The Menlo Park-based firm set out its goals to create new XR technology and claim a foothold on the Metaverse.

The popularity of Metaverse technology has sky-rocketed thanks to last year’s Connect event. During the showcase, the firm introduced its vision of the Metaverse as an immersive social space where users can work and socialise. Since the event, the firm has debuted its Horizons Metaverse globally. The Menlo Park-based also uses the fledging service as a testbed where budding immersive developers can design and distribute Metaverse content. The firm also supports Horizon developers with a series of XR funds and boot camps.

Continue Reading

Cool Stuff

Pop Culture Show Popcon Middle East Comes to Dubai in November 2022

Published

on

Dubai will be hosting its first edition of PopCon Middle East (PopConME) from the 10th  – 13th  November 2022. Promising the ultimate weekend, PopConME will showcase the best in Movies, TV, comics, graphic novels, anime, cosplay, and much more. In partnership with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), Speedy Comics, and Alanza Trading, PopConME will take place at the Dubai Exhibition Centre (DEC), Expo City Dubai, featuring exclusive workshops, movie screenings, Cosplay gaming competitions, and much more.

PopConME will be running as part of Dubai Esports Festival (DEF 2022) taking place from the 9th – 20th November 2022, the most exciting esports and gaming event in the Middle East, and a trend-setter for the region’s gaming industry which is set to cement Dubai’s position as a year-round global hub for esports and gaming.

“We are excited to introduce PopConME to Dubai. I have been a fan of comic books since I was a child and have been entrenched in the community from an early age. This is a dream come true for a true geek like me. I want this convention to have everything and more my geek heart desires.” said Amer Rashed Al Farooq, Deputy CEO, Speedy Comics Group, the region’s number one destination for vintage comics and pop culture collectibles.

This festival will give fans the opportunity to celebrate their favourite celebrities, meet like-minded people, and indulge in the world of fantasy all under one roof. Comic book geeks will get the opportunity to meet and greet their favourite talents up close, attend exclusive workshops and buy one-of-a-kind merchandise at the Artist Alley. Packed with interactive zones and activations PopConME will host its own People’s Choice Cosplay, Dungeons & Dragons, Pokémon/Yu-Gi-Oh Card Competitions.

Featuring a line-up of some of the biggest international talents, PopConME has already confirmed the attendance of Nightmare on Elm Street actress Katie Cassidy, who is also known for her portrayal of the demon Ruby in the fantasy horror series, Supernatural and Black Canary in Arrow. Also confirmed to attend are CW Supernatural Kevin Tran and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency actor, Osric Chau, and voice actor Ray Porter best known for his portrayal of DC Comics Villain, Darkseid in Zack Snyder’s Justice League.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest Reviews

Follow us on Facebook