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SMART EDU Platform Overview

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SMART EDU is an ideal eLearning platform combining excellent educational tools such as Broadcast Quality Video Streaming, PC Screen Video transmission, Simultaneous Multimedia Multicast, Flexible Screen layout creation, Remote Screen Layout Controls, Remote Multimedia Playback synchronisation, interractive channel, discussion forum, web based test, Learning Management system and many more. SMART EDU updates Web based training to new, media-rich point-to-multipoint networks.

 

 

 

 

 

SMART EDU is an ideal Satellite based elearning platform combining excellent educational tools such as Broadcast Quality Video Streaming, PC Screen Video transmission, Simultaneous Multimedia Multicast, Flexible Screen layout creation, Remote Screen Layout Controls, Remote Multimedia Playback synchronisation, interractive channel, discussion forum, web based test, Learning Management system and many more. SMART EDU updates Web based training to new, media-rich point-to-point networks.

 

 

SMART EDU is based on mass consumer market Digital Television electronics with a low cost satellite receivers (est. 80 Euro). In more demanding application new 2-way satellite terminals (DVB RCS return channel satellite ets. 1 200 Euro) are used while in another application only 1-way satellite transmission with dial-up Internet serves effectively for interractive education. Via a return channel Trainees can interract with a Trainer e.g. place question ask for more detail explanation but also fill in questionaires, chat with other trainees, participate in discussion forums etc.

Part of the content is being transmitted live from Remote Studio to Trainees, while other Learing Objects are transmitted ahead of the Live Session and being used synchronized during Live Session as they appear at given Layout. Trainer may easilly setup Layout with Live video accompanied with images (diagrams, schemes, photos), or Live Video accompanied with PC Screen transmitting Power Point presentation or any other application, or just Full Screen Live Video. Trainer or his Assistant can easilly push e-books and other educational materials (animation, picture, videos) to Trainees desktop. Trainee can save entire Live Session for later view in case of his absence as well as to store it to his PC or CD and take it to home.

SMART EDU can be used in various fields e.g. Training young physicians transmitting specialised surgeries with parallel transmission of monitoring equipments or create special focus group for hearth disseases, tropical disseases, genetics, etc., in mainstream education for teaching teachers in ICT use in daily education, in government - training staff about using ICT more effectivelly (preparation to ECDL or ICDL) as well as provide detail interpretation of new law in environmental protection etc, private sector - finances - insurance - train external agents to sell insurance products, in technical education ICT provide specialised trainings on C++ programming, JAVA, security/encryption, administration etc. Using satellites wide geographical coverage critical mass of trainees for launching almost any specialized course can be easilly fulfilled.

SMART EDU allows encryption of Live Video Streaming what provides protection agains unathorized access to the content.

SMART EDU consists from Remote Studio where Trainer provides a Live Session, Broadcast Center (a satellite up-link) and Trainee Site. Trainee site is composed by a SMART EDU Receiver which stores all off-line multimedia content for all trainees in a LAN and remulticasts the live content to the trainees in the LAN. This allows to use single satellite equipment for entire LAN e.g. hospital or branch office.

SMART EDU has been developed within a same name Leonardo da Vinci programm of European Union.

We are now launching SMART EDU up-link using Eutelsat W6 satellite to enable turn-key service provisioning for government, academic and private sector.