In a mobile-first world, learning and working while on the go has become commonplace. When you need the efficiency and comfort of typing on a physical keyboard but don’t want to carry around your laptop, you will look for a keyboard that is both durable and handy.
To empower such users, Samsung recently launched the Samsung Smart Keyboard Trio 500 in the country. It is a slim and lightweight keyboard that can easily slip into your bag and take with you throughout the day. Able to connect to multiple devices at once and with clever shortcuts, the Samsung Smart Keyboard Trio 500 will help you take your multitasking to the next level and get more done, wherever you are.
The Smart Keyboard Trio 500 takes just moments to set up and securely connect to a device. Simply, switch it on, hold down the Bluetooth key, and an alert will pop up on the user device’s screen. Tap “connect,” type the 6-digit code that displays on your screen, and the user will be ready to go.
Additionally, users can pair the Samsung Smart Keyboard Trio 500 with up to three different devices at once via Bluetooth and easily switch between each device with just the click of a button, making for effortless multitasking. Say someone is typing notes on its laptop and need to respond to a message on your smartphone quickly – he or she can switch between devices instantly, without any hassle.
Users can also customize Samsung Smart Keyboard Trio 500 by choosing three favourite apps on each device to open instantly when press one of the three designated keys built into the keyboard. If a user usually likes to watch videos on the tablet but only use social media on the phone, the user can customize Samsung Smart Keyboard Trio 500 to open a different app on each device he or she uses with the dedicated buttons for app activation.
With Smart Keyboard Trio 500, users can put their Galaxy smartphone or tablet in DeX mode – a software platform that extends the smartphone or tablet into a desktop computing experience – with just the push of a button. For those moments where the user needs the productivity of a laptop, Smart Keyboard Trio 500 with Samsung DeX means he or she can take notes, send emails and get work done, all on the smartphone or tablet.
Slim and small in size, the Samsung Smart Keyboard Trio 500 features keys that are almost the same size as a regular keyboard’s – all while offering much more convenient mobility. Available in black or white, the Samsung Smart Keyboard Trio 500 will be available for a price of Rs. LKR. 7,999.
SLTMobitel-PEOTV and DP Education launch ‘Videsa DP Education’
SLT-MOBITEL, the National ICT, Telecommunications and Mobile Services Provider has teamed up with DP Education, to launch ‘Videsa DP Education’, a dedicated educational channel on CH.215 of SLTMobitel–PEOTV, ensuring school children from Grade Five to Advanced Level have access to a high-quality learning experience with Rewind TV.
The revolutionary services of SLTMobitel-PEOTV includes ‘Videsa’ a series of educational channels hosted on the platform, that comprise of 06 TV channels dedicated to individual grades covering grades 06 to 11, that enhance the knowledge sharing with curriculum-centered lessons from a panel of reputed teachers. DP Education, a unique online learning platform, leverages digital solutions to deliver quality education to empower students. Together, Videsa and DP Education, enrich the educational arena further with the ‘Videsa DP Education’ channel, a dedicated television space for the students at home.
This path-breaking partnership is a commitment by SLTMobitel–PEOTV to support the education of children, whose options are limited due to the challenges convergence posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative will use the home TV screen and mobile devices as a ubiquitous medium to impart knowledge providing access to quality education for students across the country.
Commenting on the initiative, Rohan Fernando, Group Chairman, SLT said, “We understand that parents are now faced with the challenge of keeping their children safe during the pandemic as well as having to deal with the ongoing disturbances to their children’s education. As a solution to ensure that their learning remains uninterrupted, we have already introduced six different channels for Grade 6 to Grade 11 students through our Videsa digital platform. Our latest initiative and partnership with DP Education has now enabled us to launch a dedicated channel with unique learning experiences in key subjects such as Mathematics, Science and English for students from Grade 5 to Advanced Level with the Rewind TV facility. We are appreciative of the exceptional efforts extended by Mr. Dammika Perera and his team at DP Education and are grateful for the opportunity to connect the two learning platforms together in unison to create a revolutionary learning experience for our children”.
Thornton and Dane’s combined projects portfolio tops Rs 5.9 billion
Thornton Engineering, the Nextventures owned civil engineering company, has announced the acquisition of a 100% stake in Dane Engineering (Pvt) Ltd. for Rs 350 million, creating a construction business with a combined portfolio of Rs 5.9 billion.
The new entity, Thornton and Dane Engineering, expects to add new construction projects with a cumulative value of Rs 5 billion within the current financial year, nearly doubling its projects portfolio, the Company said in its announcement.
“We are excited at the post-acquisition prospects for the new company, because we strongly believe that it is a good example for the concept of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts,” said Thornton and Dane Director Dinesh Schaffter. “The combined strengths of Thornton and Dane create a formidable as well as extremely flexible engineering company that is capable of executing projects of varying scope and scale.”
Capacity-building programs for SMEs
Sri Lanka Chamber of Small and Medium Industries (SLCSMI), the apex body for SMEs in Sri Lanka has been at the forefront in supporting the SMEs during the pandemic. The chamber took several measures since the pandemic first hit the country in the first quarter of 2020. The Webinar series “Way Forward for SMEs” was a grand success among other initiatives, which was conducted with the participation of prominent scholars, leading business personalities as well as top rankers of state and private sector organizations.
The president of SLCSMI, Prof. Rohan De Silva said: “We are always there to represent and support the SMEs in the country and that’s our prime duty. During the first wave, we understood the need to share the knowledge and provide psychological support for the business owners to withstand the difficult times and that’s how the webinar series was born. Our initiative was well received by the businesses and our audience was not limited to Sri Lanka alone, as we witnessed participants from around 12 countries.”
Prof. Rohan further said that the chamber has looked at the possibilities of providing sustainable solutions to the SMEs beyond merely conducting knowledge sharing sessions and the Executive Committee has decided to introduce a range of Capacity Building programs to develop the SMEs. These programs include different solutions to address various gaps among the SMEs and the chamber intends to issue a valuable certificate for the participants of these programs.
The chamber has partnered with the Asia Pacific Institute of Money and Entrepreneurship Development (iMED) to design and deliver the programs and the details of the Programs will be unveiled at the launching event scheduled to be held on the 25th of September.
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