digital education


Bigpad Touch Board Digital blackboard


When it comes to technology and modern development, the world today is advancing at a lightning pace that our ancestors didn’t even dare dream of. Millennials today are quicker, sharper, smarter and a lot savvier in ways we and those before us were not.

The Education Landscape has always been torn in regards to this advancement. Traditional teaching methods still prove successful and educators are often set in their ways and would rather avoid change. Others argue that if it serves to nurture and enhance the students’ understanding, why should they continue to reject it? They believe the solution is to stop side-lining technology and welcome it to the confines of the classroom, allowing new generations to thrive and excel with the help of new tools created for them. The point here is not to eliminate traditional teaching methods such as the use of pen and paper, but rather meet the students’ technological level by enhancing their experience and modernizing traditional methods to fall in line with today’s world.

This change is streamlined by the introduction of Touch Boards to classrooms. After all, the world has been learning and adapting to touch interaction for years now, preparing itself for the digital age and familiarizing itself with the tools of the future.

So why exactly are Touch Boards useful for the educational landscape and what added value do they bring to the table?

• They’re easier to manipulate, more interactive and more captivating

Educators and teachers have many goals they seek to achieve through their lessons, one of the most important being to find ways to truly pique their students’ interest and urge and encourage them to interact in the classroom and assist in the lesson. The use of Touch Boards in the classroom has proved to increase student-teacher interaction and engagement.

Through various media and demonstrative tools, Touch Boards provide a platform for students to assert their grasp on any subject. It’s a more concrete approach than what has been used until now, one that heightens pupil engagement dramatically by encouraging students to interact through touching, drawing and writing.

Furthermore, the smart nature of Touch Boards means that they’ve been created to track six different touch patterns at the same time – and research is being done to develop boards that can understand as many as ten different touches at the same time – which in turn means that up to six students can work simultaneously together to understand the lesson. This creates a higher level of camaraderie and a more solid team ethic.

• They’re more comprehensive

Blackboards have been a fixture in classrooms since the very foundation of educational institutions. They allow teachers to place emphasis on important parts of their lessons, and help students with visual memory absorb new information more easily.

Touch Boards do not take away the importance of blackboards, aiming instead to enhance it and offer both teachers and students new solutions. Through pictures, illustrations, maps, graphs, charts, games, and videos, students can get a full understanding of the lesson in all its different aspects and through as many diverse media as they need.

The comprehensive nature of Touch Boards is especially useful in higher educational institutions where the work load is much heavier and the material is a lot more multidimensional. They provide information, data and calculations that are typically present in science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors.


• They’re in line with the students’ technological literacy

We have to admit that as a generation who didn’t grow up with this kind of technological widespread, we often dismiss all of today’s gadgets and gizmos as tools our children waste their time with. Phones, smart pads, smart TVs, smart computers, the digital age is hitting its stride and while we are taking our time learning about these new tools, trying our best to integrate them into our daily and professional lives, our kids are growing up with them, adapting to them and adopting them as their tools of choice.

So, instead of side-lining all of these inventions and dismissing them as distractions, the better option would be to use them to the educational sector’s advantage. Children are here to be educated and research has shown that students understand the material more concretely when it is explained through methods and media they’re familiar with. The real challenge here doesn’t lie in the technology itself, but rather the cultural behavior and attitude that surrounds it. By establishing a learning process based on equal intellect, educators avoid looking down on that technology, embracing it instead as a means to connect with their students.


• They allow immediate feedback

Another reason why Touch Boards can add to the teaching experience is that they allow immediate feedback from students. Through touch, image and gestures, students can make the most of the lesson, and it is through that interaction that teachers will be able to immediately assess the strengths and shortcomings of the lesson, allowing room for change and modification where needed.


• They allow immediate access to online information

One of the surest signs of a successful teaching session occurs when students interact and ask questions that steer the lesson in different territories and uncharted waters. Very often in these cases, teachers find themselves excitedly exploring the possibility of introducing their students to more information and offering them more knowledge. Unfortunately, more often than not, teachers are unable to delve further into this new trajectory, simply because they don’t have the proper material and channels at their disposal. One of the greatest assets of Touch Boards is that they allow easy and fast access to online information, embracing the simple and intuitive nature of teaching. Educators can get inspired by their lesson and trajectory to look up as many new topics as they wish, searching for new information and different media online to find new ways to interact with their students.

Discover Sharp Intelligent Touch Board Lineup here:

Sharp 40tc1 huddle space screen


Dubai, United Arab Emirates – March 19, 2017 – Sharp Middle East and Africa FZE (MEA), a subsidiary of Sharp Corporation Japan, has introduced a new 40-inch Capacitive Touch-Screen LCD Monitor, the PN-40TC1.

This technology houses a full-flat design with 10-point multi-touch functionality, ideal for meetings among groups of two to six people that are held in limited spaces, the so-called “huddle spaces”. State-of-the-art innovation offers a FULL-HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) with capacitive technology enabling feather-light touch for precise and responsive functionality. The high sensitive touch technology facilitates ease of communication throughout meetings.

To enhance the accuracy of on-screen writing the PN-40TC1 comes with an extremely fine 2mm-tip Touch Pen. The monitor has a variety of orientations including landscape, portrait and face-up, allowing scope for a number of applications. It is also equipped with an expansion slot with the Intel Mini Open Pluggable specification. The PN-40TC1 comes with a fleet of innovative software including the SHARP-Pen-Software for annotation, the Sharp Touch Viewing Software for Multi-File Viewing and the Sharp Display Connect for multifaceted wireless communications making this monitor the ultimate visual companion.

With the launch of the New Capacitive Touch Screen in the 40-inch class, the PN-40TC1 will address diverse requirements within the Display Market. It will change the dynamics of Visual Displays within Retail, Hospitality & Corporate Environments. The PN-40TC1. has the ability to significantly improve your operations, whatever your business may be,” said Ravinder Kumar, General Manager, Business Solutions Division, Sharp Middle East and Africa.

About Sharp Business Solutions MEA

Sharp Business Solutions MEA is a division of Sharp Middle East and Africa FZE that specializes in delivering innovative display solutions. The constant aim of Sharp is to provide professional displays and software solutions that increase collaboration and effective communication within the workplace, wherever that may be. We have analysed the needs of our chosen demographic and work tirelessly to provide them with practical and innovative technologies at the very cutting-edge of science.


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Digital Display Signage

Enhance collaboration at work through visual communication

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In a constantly diversifying and expanding world, filled with a multitude of people and ideas, the need for visual communications has never been more pressing. The use of these technologies can help your business transcend the geographical complexities of the world, enabling effective communications to occur with the clarity of face-to-face interactions.

Distance is no longer an obstruction in the thoroughfare of international business. Technological advancements have allowed the proliferation of truly amazing developments. In 1972, Ray Tomlinson was credited with inventing the email, allowing almost instantaneous communications, so as long as both parties had access to Internet connection. In the modern world in which we live, this has become the norm with the International Telecommunication Union estimating that around 3.2 billion people are online.

The rapid evolution of communication technology has come to its next phase – visual communications. This will allow businesses to take collaboration to a new echelon. A perfect alternative to impersonal written or telephonic interactions, visual communication allows for a more human experience, facilitating eye-contact, the ability to read facial expressions and the overall tone of the interaction.

Several problems global business corporations face:

  • The unstoppable expansion of trade and commerce means that global enterprises often undertake business in a variety of different locations around the world. Colleagues and clients now face the challenge of communicating through differing time zones, fluxing market demands and often distances of thousands of miles
  • Travelling the vast distances business requires often has numerous ramifications. The amount of time spent travelling to locations puts valued employees out of action. Additionally, the cost of travelling, both in terms of financial expense and the health of the planet, can be great
  • 90% of people agree that a large part of human interaction operates through non-verbal occurrences such as facial expressions and gestures. This makes exchanges occurring over emails and phone calls easy to misinterpret
  • Without a quality form of visual communication, personal relationships are very hard to establish

The evolution of visual communication products has created a new generation of highly advanced and reliable aides. These solutions are now available with products ranging from all-inclusive, complex visual operations to less advanced yet, nonetheless, equally trustworthy products. Your company will undergo a technological evolution, turning static meetings into vibrant and dynamic conferences full of personal clarity and zest.

These real-time interactions will facilitate plenty of benefits:

  • You will experience a boost in productivity and enjoy rapid, crystalline communications across the globe
  • The ability to effectively communicate ideas and share in-depth, complex information in a tangible way with colleagues and clients alike means that existing relationships, as well as new ones will remain as strong as ever
  • Numerous hours spent travelling the long distances business requires will be saved. Additionally, in an era where the health of the planet has become a universal concern, your company’s carbon footprint will be dramatically reduced
  • Travel costs will be significantly reduced without sacrificing the value of interpersonal meetings
  • In industries such as the stock market trade, quick-fire decisions need to be made. Visual communication allows a team to consistently reach the right conclusions without delay
  • When trying to secure the trust of a potential client or a board of CEOs, stimulating an emotional response is vital. Visual communication is the perfect way for you to do this. Unlike emails or telephonic interactions, a visual pitch where human emotions can be gaged will generate feelings of honesty

The ability to hear and see the person you are trying to communicate has a substantial effect on the quality of the communication. Human beings are innately social beings and have been interacting on a personal level for millennia. The personal touch visual communication affords facilitates the development of trust – arguably the most imperative aspect of forming long lasting relationships. Utilizing this method of communication will undoubtedly bring about an unprecedented era of collaboration.

Sharp offers a wide range of communication solutions such as Signage Displays, Interactive Touch Screens, Meeting Room Manager/Scheduler, Video Walls and various Display software’s to cater to your requirements. If your organization needs to adopt to the visual trend, let Sharp help you transform your business. Request a demo



Digital Innovation Summit 2016

Sharp MEA showcased its Education Solutions during the first Digital Innovation Summit organized by JESS (Jumeirah English Speaking School) on 15th and 16th October 2016. The event had aimed to bring together teachers and school leaders to share the best practices in both teaching, learning and in digital strategy.

Showcased at the event were the 1×2 80″ Capacitive Intelligent Touch Board and 2×2 55″ Video Wall.

Education Solutions provided by Sharp attracted a lot of interest. Over 300 educators attended the event.

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Smart Touch Board UAE Dubai screen interactive

Dubai Video Wall UAE Jumeirah Display



Sharp was proud to welcome the students of Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), RAK at the Sharp experience centre on the 25th and 26th May 2016.

BIT, RAK is an Indian university that is a branch of the main campus is India – Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Ranchi. BIT, Ranchi has consistently been rated among the top ranking institutions of technical education in India. Making this 60 year old institution the most premier engineering destinations in India. BIT, RAK offers programs in Engineering & Technology, Architecture and Business Management at the Undergraduate and Postgraduate level.

Sharp Business Solution Team worked in collaboration with the Consumer and New Business Development divisions to present the students with various products and technologies that add value to everyday life. The visit was split into two groups for both the days. The sessions included, an understanding of the Plasmacluster technology, 8K technology demo, Intelligent Touch Board demo, introduction of the MFP’s and the unique Sharp technologies for the future. Also during the session, the students tweeted about the experience on #SharpEduSol. It is dedicated twitter page for Intelligent Touch Board technology dedicated to Education.

The total of 50 students found the sessions to be interesting and had a deeper understanding of Sharp’s various technologies.

Birla Institute of Technology SHARP BIT Ras Al Khaima bit-rak-birla-institute


GESS Gulf Education

GESS 2016

Sharp Middle East & Africa showcased its document and visual solutions during the Gulf Education Supplies & Solutions (GESS) 2016. The exhibition serves as a major educational platform for various members of the educational industry. Stake holders meet and set the course for the future of technology adopted for the educational industry.

Touch Board’s ; catered to Higher, Secondary and Primary  education sectors. Various Interactive Touch Boards were used at the stand to showcase the multiple applications. The 1×3 display of the PN-80TC3 was a major highlight at the stand, portraying the supreme touch capability and collaboration.

Also on display were two Multi-function Printers (MFP) – Polaris Pro and Phoenix, to showcase the printing capabilities for educational institutes. The new Wireless Intelligent Touch Board – PN-70TW3 was launched at the Show.

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Office Printers Gulf Dubai MFP

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Middle East InfoComm Dubai


Sharp Middle East and Africa showcased its document and visual solutions lineup at the GITEX-INFOCOMM MEA held at Dubai World Trade Centre. InfoComm MEA is the region’s foremost pro-AV and Info-Comm Technology show. It is where industry players and experts showcase, share and incubate ideas. During the event, Sharp also unveiled its flagship model, PN-H120 – the world’s largest 4K UHD Professional Display designed for 24/7 non-stop operation.

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Biggest Display Monitor

120" Monitor Display

Dubai Largest Monitor Display


Sharp 80” Intelligent Touch Board 1×3 configuration




The Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC) which took place on
9th – 12th November 2015 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. The exhibition is the world’s most important Oil and Gas exhibition and attracts major leaders from around the world.

Sharp MEA displayed the all-new 120” 4K UHD Professional Display along with the 80” Intelligent Touch
Board. The exhibition generated immense interest with the displays.


120" Adipec

Sharp at Adipec 2015

Digital Summit Signage MENA

Digital Signage Summit MENA 2015

Digital Signage Summit MENA is the fi rst regional conference of Europe’s leading OVAB Digital Signage Summit. The makers behind DSS are Integrated Systems Events and invidis consulting. This year’s conference focused on smart innovations for digital communication and was held on 16th November 2015, Conrad Hotel, Dubai.

Amongst other digital signage providers; on display was Sharp’s products in collaboration with Easescreen. Products included the;

 120” UHD Professional Display
 70” Signage Display
 65” and 50” video wall display
 80” Signage Display
 24” Touch Display Monitor


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Kuwait Education

Kuwait EDUTECH 2015

The technology and learning solutions exhibition – Kuwait Edutech, took place on 27th – 28th October 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Kuwait.  Sharp displayed its 65″ and 70″  Intelligent Touch Boards which received a lot of attention from event visitors.


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