Brussels School Group – Belgium
Efficiency & Simplicity Led to a Clevertouch Upgrade
Why the Brussels School Group made the investment in Clevertouch display technology.
Because schools were using many different technologies such as interactive displays and long throw projectors, it became increasingly difficult for the Brussels School Group IT service department to maintain the various brands and products.
The interactive displays and projectors required lots of maintenance, software driver installations, calibrations, and more making the management of the different technology difficult.
39 Primary schools
17 Secondary schools
5 Art education schools
5 Boarding schools
2 Adult education centers
1 central directory
27,000 students and 4,500 staff
IT-dedicated staff: 10 IT Managers and 1 IT Director
About three years ago, a few of their schools started replacing the interactive displays and projectors with Clevertouch® IMPACT™ touchscreen displays. They were pleased to discover that this resulted in a decrease in service requests and user questions. The Clevertouch IMPACT displays helped both the teachers and IT services by not requiring much – a truly out-of-the-box solution.
“Teachers are figuring out how to make the Boxlight panels fit what they do. They’re sharing ideas and the possibilities of using the panels are spreading like wildfire.”
Mike Mansfield – Principal
The Brussels School Group were impressed with the quality of the IMPACT touchscreen displays including the Android system features, USB-C connection for portable devices, and mobile device management (MDM). The IT service department found the MDM especially helpful because it helped them manage the schools in different regions all over Brussels. If a user had a question or needed help with a minor issue, the IT service could assist from their headquarters via the MDM. This saves time from having to visit the school site (or sites) and enables the IT service department to deal with other issues with greater priority.
The Clevertouch state-of-the-art technology promotes active participation and engagement from both teachers and students. Since Brussels is a very diverse and multicultural society, the need to differentiate and personalize instruction is important. The IMPACT touchscreen display technology encourages teachers to provide students with opportunities to practice key 21st century skills. After three years of successful use of the IMPACT touchscreen displays, and proving that the Clevertouch solution – hardware, software, service – was of the highest level, The Brussels School Group invested in more than 200 IMPACT touchscreen displays, ranging in size, adding to the 75 IMPACT displays already in use. A majority of the displays included the adjustable wall mounts and trolleys.
“We chose Clevertouch because it’s not just a touchscreen...It’s an all-in-one solution and experience for all levels within our organization. Clevertouch meets our expectations and via OTA (over-the-air) updates, also positively adapts its products based on feedback from teachers and IT staff.”
Filip De Pril – Technical IT Coordinator for The Brussels School Group
After a short introductory session to the IMPACT displays, teachers found it so easy to use that they started using them right away.