This year seems to have come and gone in the blink of an eye for the Edit Microsystems team. 2015 has seen many exciting changes and developments at our company.
Innovations in Inclusion
Edit Microsystems is always on the lookout for the latest innovation that will make education easier to access. In line with this, we launched several new products in 2015 that we believe will make a world of difference in making inclusive education a reality for all.
The Beamz Interactive Music System is definitely the most entertaining product that we launched this year! Play the piano, put your DJ skills to the test or make music with your family using the Beamz. An inclusive tool designed to appeal to all ages and abilities.
The low vision game-changer, the Prodigi Connect 12, came to South Africa in October this year. This remarkable new device is an integrated, digital magnifier that is portable and perfect for the connected classroom. The device is completely portable making it easy to move from classroom to classroom and from home to school.
The Equil Smart Marker is the load-shedding proof device that allows any surface to be smart. Notes written on a whiteboard, wall, floor or door can all be captured and delivered to your smartphone. A great tech tool for teaching!
Edit Microsystems was honoured to receive several prestigious awards through the course of 2015.
At the beginning the year we were awarded a Frost and Sullivan Best Practices Award for e-Learning in South Africa. Pieter and Jenny Labuschagne travelled to Monaco to accept the award on behalf of the team and in August this year we were re-awarded it in front of a South African audience.
African EduWeek is one of the biggest events on the calendar for the education industry. This year saw the launch of the EduWeek awards and Edit Microsystems was thrilled to walk away with the ICT Supplier of the Year award. The judging panel, made up of experts in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and education, said of Edit Microsystems “over the past two decades Edit has rendered an excellent service to schools and education departments throughout South Africa.”
In October Edit Microsystems scooped a prestigious award at the inaugural SITA (State Information Technology Agency) Govtech Awards. We were presented with the ICT Innovation and Transformation Award for Large Companies.
Edit Microsystems was honoured to be nominated as a finalist in 2 categories for the My World of Tomorrow Innovation Awards. Among the thousands of applications from all over the country, the innovation that caught the attention of the judges was the eBraille project.
A Big Thank You
A huge thank you must go to all our loyal supporters and partners for making 2015 such a fantastic year! We look forward to working with you in 2016.
2016 promises to be one of our most exciting years yet as we celebrate 25 years of Edit Microsystems. Check our website and follow us on Facebook to see all the exciting events we have planned to mark this momentous occasion.