1st July 2008, Bagshot, Surrey; Steljes, the pioneering technology organisation, today revealed that it has doubled the market share of SMART Board™ interactive whiteboards to just under 40% in the Republic of Ireland. These new figures (released recently by DTC) mean that the company has overtaken all other providers to become leaders in this market.
SMART Board interactive whiteboards are now used to teach over 18 million students in more than 600,000 classrooms, in 100 countries across the world.
“We are seeing significant growth in the Irish interactive whiteboard market. Technology is becoming an integral part of any classroom, and schools are increasingly committed to offering the best learning experience to their students. To do this, they are using the most cutting edge technology available today. SMART Boards provide students with an interactive, enriched experience in the classroom.” said Graham Wylie, Group Product Marketing Director at Steljes, sole distributor of SMART technologies in Ireland.
SMART also supports the role out of its technology to schools through the provision of SMART Education Development Consultants (EDCs), who are fully qualified teachers as well as SMART experts.
“A contributor to our growth and a key benefit that SMART offers to adopters of our technologies is access to EDCs,” continued Wylie. “They are unique in the industry as they provide not only a huge amount of expertise in SMART’s entire range of classroom technology solutions, but are also teachers that understand student’s real needs. EDCs advise teachers on the optimum use of the technologies to ensure maximum impact and experience for their pupils.”
Steljes Limited is a technology pioneering organisation that sources products from around the world, working with manufacturers to customise and bring their solutions to the UK market through its specialised channel network. The company’s innovative solutions enable people to interact and communicate more effectively while working and learning.
The company has been sourcing products from around the world for over 20 years, introducing LCD panels, projectors, plasma displays and interactive whiteboards to the UK market. The company has consistently been the UK's number one supplier of interactive whiteboards and recently increased its UK market segment share from 54.7% in 2006 to 59.4% in Q1 2008 (source: DTC).
Steljes Limited is a privately owned company and the exclusive representative of SMART Technologies ULC in the UK and Ireland.
For more information about Steljes please contact:
The Steljes press office
Tel: 08450 724 750
Six Degrees Ltd
Tel: +44 (0)1628 480280
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