Cansin Tanisman, Managing Partner
Just picture a school where students are allowed to interact freely with cutting-edge technology in every learning session; classrooms are equipped with LED smart boards, attractive air boards, modular chairs and tables, acoustics walls and ceiling panels. Emko, a fast-rising maven in the smart board industry, is turning such a learning environment into a tangible reality. As a renowned edtech solution provider, Emko has been at the forefront of enabling innovations across a large number of European schools for over four decades. By seamlessly sewing education with technology, Emko has brought in a fun element in the education space and has successfully transformed the traditional approach toward learning, which is often looked at as a chore.
From acoustics to the layout of a classroom, furniture to smart educational equipment, an emotional quotient is operational behind the designing of Emko’s solutions and products, which brings forth the enjoyment and fun aspects to learning. The company specialises in enabling visual communication through its air boards, kindergarten, wall-mounted, special system, modular partition and glass whiteboards, education walls, national sheets, and more. “Emko prides itself on the combination of analogue and digital technology that we leverage to offer an overall solution to the end-users. Drawing on our rich four-decade-long experience, we strive to keep up with the ever-changing technology in the education industry to provide our clients with the latest education technology,” says Cansin Tanisman, managing partner, Emko. The Emkotech LED smart boards are the best example of this combination. A spectrum of smart boards under the patented solution, Emkotech, allows teachers and students to use the smart boards both manually and automatically.
By enabling a dual utility, Emkotech guillotine writing board addresses the issue of space crunch in classrooms. The Emkotech guillotine system is also equipped with a height-adjustable mechanism, specially built for the kids in primary schools. In addition to guillotine writing boards, Emkotech LED smart board includes single and double sliding, Emkotech Nova, and Emkotech GO! smart boards. These state-of-the-art Emkotech smart boards also come with multi-touch operation, while its classic whiteboard section has an enamel surface that resistant to scratches, fire, and all kinds of stains, unlike other whiteboards. Besides, Emko’s array of products also includes educational accessories, cork boards, modular furniture, and various innovative erasers compatible with each of the smart boards and whiteboards.
Emko prides itself on the combination of analogue and digital technology that we leverage to offer overall solution to the end users
By leveraging Emko’s path-breaking solutions, several schools in Europe have been able to streamline the use of technology in their institutions. A success story to substantiate Emkotech’s practical utility involves a private school muddled up with an advanced set of equipment that were not well aligned with each other. The school’s classrooms had traditionally designed teacher’s desks, connected only to a projector cable, and the projection was on whiteboards. Though the teachers were equipped with laptops, their only utility was to view the books from the tablets. To align these individual systems in a single route, while delivering lectures in classes, was a hefty task. The classroom layout, acoustics of the rooms, and inferior quality of speakers were the added hindrances to correcting this muddle.
On approaching Emko, the private school was introduced to Emkotech Nova, an advanced interactive flat panel display. Emko started setting up an integrated technology-driven environment in the classrooms, which enhanced and systematised student-teacher engagement in learning sessions. Designed with an embedded screen, powerful speakers, and voting assessment tools, Emkotech Nova ensured better interactivity in classrooms. To that end, teachers could now use data generated from live feedback quizzes to assess the lecture sessions’ effectiveness on students and determine their lecturing speed. The result: drastic quality improvement in the teaching-learning process. In addition to the smart board, Emko introduced its client to Emko Bean modular table that is equipped with wheels and ensures mobility in the classroom— consequently, enhancing individual and group activities in the classroom.
Since its inception, Emko has evolved with time and advanced its technology to enhance the education space. “40 years ago, when we had commenced our journey, it was difficult to think about deploying technology in education. Today, though people believe that it is challenging for an old company to be up-to-date with technology, we are evolving and challenging the notion,” adds Tanisman. Having considered all the aspects related to the delivery of superior classroom experience, including lighting, echo issues, students’ viewing angles, and better interactivity, Emko is devoted to building and introducing “solutions that can’t go wrong.” Currently, Emko is laser-focused on building better software and tailor-made products for its customers. In fact, the designing of a new solution is already under process, which would allow controlling of all the aspects related to the delivery of lessons from one single podium.
With a conviction that its solutions have the potential to cater to a larger number of educational intuitions across the globe, Emko is also planning to branch out to New York and other parts of Europe, in the forthcoming days.