Infotech Lead Middle-East: Private education group FEM has selected SMART Technologies, a provider of collaboration solutions, for a large scale installation of above 5000 SMART Board 885 interactive whiteboards in Turkey.
FEM owns hundreds of university preparation and English language centers in Turkey.
The education group has been using SMART Board interactive whiteboards in educational institutions throughout the Turkish region of Marmara for the past year.
SMART will complete the installation of the first 3000 SMART Board interactive whiteboards in early Fall 2012.
Furthermore, the company will install an additional 2000 interactive whiteboards in the coming months.
SMART Technologies’ vice president for EMEA, Frederic Arneodo said the large implementation of SMART Board interactive whiteboard and SMART Notebook software will help educators and students across all grades and subjects.
All SMART Board interactive whiteboards include the SMART Notebook collaborative learning software and access to the SMART Exchange website, where educators can connect, share and download nearly 60,000 digital resources.
Before the installation, SMART demonstrated to administrators the value of a comprehensive education solution, including product implementation, intuitive software, training, services and support.
The company claims that administrators were impressed with the collaboration capabilities of the SMART Board interactive whiteboard when used by educators with other programs, particularly Adobe InDesign.
The company reckons that the installation in Turkey represents SMART’s continued growth in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
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