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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

About the Author

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.

Edis Wiki now includes Harmonised Commodity Codes

We've added Harmonised Commodity Codes (Customs Codes) to more than 700 of our products on the Edis Wiki to help you with customs clearance. The Wiki has much more than just customs codes though with help and advice for distributors, resellers, installers and end-users. More than 45,000 visitors to the front page alone. Check out some of these links :

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Edis Launches Android Tablets for the Classroom

7  Android Tablet 10.1  Android Tablet

Edis 10.1" , 9.7", 9"and 7" Android Tablets in 4:3 and 16:9 formats for the classroom. Tailored to the needs of pupils in the interactive classroom - Edis tablets have all the features including WiFi - backed up by a full range of classroom accessories,. See more details of Edis Android Tablets here ...

How to select the right sound system - 8 different venues


Having difficulty deciding on the correct size amplifier and speaker system for your venue - here are some key tips to help you make the right decision.

Classroom or meeting room: 15 Watt per channel for 75 dB Sound Pressure Level (SPL) average in a normal 6m x 10m classroom or meeting room


Solution :

EA015/EA014/Edis Cube+/EA54,EA56 or EA52 soundbars (active speakers)
EA1128/EA35/EA1144 with E206, E75 Wall or E62 ceiling speakers


Medium sized hall

Folk music in a pub or coffee shop with 50 seats: 25 to 250 Watt

Folk music in a medium-size hall, pub,  club or house of Worship With 150 to 250 seats: 95 to 250 Watt  

Solution :
EA1153 with 2x or 4x E810 speakers


Medium sized hall - Major event

Folk music at a small outdoor festival (15 metres from speaker to audience): 250 Watt

Pop or jazz music in a medium-size hall. club or house of Worship with 150 to 250 seats: 250 to 750 Watt

Pop or jazz music in a 2000-seat concert hall: 400 to 1,200 Watt

Rock music in a medium-size hall, pub, club or house of Worship with 150 to 250 seats: At least 1,500 Watt

Rock music at a small outdoor festival (15 metres from speaker to audience): At least 1,000 to 3,000 Watt


The EA1168 covers the majority of medium sized hall events - with the option of much bigger (or an additional two ) amplifiers for the rock chicks !

APP Inventor - Relevant Real World Computing

App Inventor - use with Mini Android PCSchools can download and use this FREE App Inventor from Google and MIT to create Android Apps in the classroom. Checkout this article about Android App software for the classroom that can be used with our low cost mini Android PC.