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The Aleutia Solar Classroom in a Box enables computers to be used in remote areas by providing rugged, ultra energy efficient PCs, powerful open source education software, and all the solar equipment needed to run a computer suite for an average of 50 hours/week, with or without an internet connection. It's delivered on a standard pallet, can be set up in hours, and can operate just about anywhere for several years
Consists of 1 Rugged PC, 11 LED Monitors, Userful zero client software, 10 Atrust zero client terminals, 11 keyboards and mice, Solar kit can be bought locally and installed for KSh 250,000. Total Power Consumption: 250 Watts.
The Solar Classroom in a Box is the result of our experience fulfilling solar PC projects in Africa for 5 years. It's an off the shelf, tested solution that removes the complexity and ad-hoc nature of solar power. Everything works together and is plug and play.
650 Watts of Solar for 50 Hours of Uptime Per Week
Separately bought 2 weatherproof 270W panels provide 540W of power to the charge controller and a 350W inverter. The lab uses 250 Watts of Power so in typical conditions the lab can be run for 6 hours per day, 5 days per week, with spare capacity for 2 days with no charge at all. 2 x 325Ah, 6V battery pack. This comes inclusive of VAT, installation, electronics, lightning protection, wiring etc.
Easy to Deploy in Hours
Everything in our Classroom in a Box has been designed to unpack and set up quickly and is guaranteed to work well together. You need to mount the panels and prepare the network cables to connect all the workstations but all the trickier cabling is taken care of.
Classroom of 10 Zero Client Workstations + Server with Userful Multiseat
One of our rugged T1 PCs operates as the server. This is a fanless PC with solid state drive - it has no moving parts to ensure reliability. The server is dual core and fanless and doubles as the teacher's PC. The T1 connects to the workstations (allowing for better management).
Rugged PCs Designed for Dusty, Hot, and Humid Enviroments
Our CIAB is based around PCs that have no moving parts and are impervious to dust. These industrial-grade computers can operate in temperatures up to 40 C and 95% humidity. Even the server is fanless.
Powerful Open Source Software for Education and Classroom Management
All the PCs run Edubuntu, the education-oriented version of Ubuntu Linux that includes powerful learning software for primary, secondary, and tertiary students. The classroom server runs Userful Multiseat, which includes teacher management software.
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