Samsung Intros Display Compatibility With Google Enterprise Devices Licensing Agreement (EDLA)
Samsung debuted its fort Google Enterprise Devices Licensing Agreement (EDLA)-certified interactive displays (model name: WAD) expected to launch in the first half of 2024. Powered by Android 13, the WAD series — available in 65-, 75-, and 86-inch models — provides a “seamless and intuitive learning experience” for teachers and students alike.
Samsung says the WAD series offers an interactive classroom experience with educational tools. It provides access to numerous educational apps through Google Play, while also allowing access to various Google services, such as Google Classroom and Google Drive. The interactive display has the look and feel of a large tablet with a familiar and intuitive user interface (UI).
Samsung says the WAD series has been meticulously engineered to meet various safety and reliability requirements in educational environments. The display offers enhanced protection during electrical surges or high humidity, adopting various technical measures, including a 500V (DC) capacitor to instantly absorb high voltage up to 500V and a glass-type fuse to prevent damage. The WAD series also applies anti-humidity glue to the critical area of the chipset to withstand humid conditions, making it a valuable tool for schools in areas with high humidity or rainy climates.
Device Management Solution (DMS) also offers remote monitoring and control of classroom displays, according to Samsung. With Advanced Messaging, the displays can immediately send important messages across campuses, classrooms and public spaces. Urgent communications can also be displayed on interactive whiteboards so students and other real-time personnel are alerted.
The company says the WAD series has been designed with learning optimization as a key priority. It offers a natural writing experience with infrared (IR) touch and supports up to 40 simultaneous touchpoints. The slim design lets educators move the device more conveniently, and features such as Multi Window mode allows them to manage multiple windows within the interface. A 3-in-1 USB-C port simplifies connectivity and allows connected devices to be charged at up to 65W, plus an HDMI output that enables easy content sharing. For improved convenience, the series also comes with a front stereo speaker, penholder and handle.