First Armenian Tablet Officially Launched

YEREVAN (Public Radio of Armenia and Armenpress) — The first Armenian tablet, ArmTab, was officially launched on Tuesday, February 4. The Ministry of Educational and Science and the Technology and Science Dynamics Company signed a Memorandum of Understanding, under which the ArmTab will be introduced in the Armenian educational system from 2015.

The idea of ArmTab was presented at the DigiTech Expo in 2013, founder of the Technology and Science Dynamics Company Vahan Chakaryan said at the official ceremony. It won the “Best Multimedia Project” and “Software of the Year” awards at the GITI 2013 conference in Tbilisi. The mass production of the Armenian tabs will be launched in the coming months.

ArmTab Company actively cooperates with local organizations. In particular, the Arax operating system developed by Instigate Design Company, the educational applications of the Locator, Bitlis-MEN Companies and the Regional Mobile Application Laboratory will be installed in the tabled.

The ceremony was attended by Prime Minister Tigran Sargisian. Welcoming the initiative, the Prime Minister noted that “a virtual revolution has taken place in the world, and we are a participant of it.”

Armenpress reports that Tigran Sargisian stated that the present world cannot imagine itself without the information technologies. “The Republic of Armenia thus finds one of the most important economic specialization sectors,” said the prime minister, adding that the field of information technologies is in the center of attention of the government. Sargisian expressed gratitude to the founders of the program and highlighted the introduction of the information technologies in the education system.

In the coming three years the Technology and Science Dynamics Inc. is expected to produced 10,000 to 50,000 tablets with the unit price of $180. The government of the Republic of Armenia allowed the producing company to function in the Free Economic Zone. The software and hardware design of the tablets is carried out in Armenia. The tablets are assembled in the United States and Hong Kong. It is considered to start the mass production and sale of the Armenian tablets on January-February 2014, involving 25-50 top Armenian experts of the realm in the production.