Taiwan-based BenQ had the biggest share of Vietnam’s interactive flat panel (IFP) display market in first-quarter 2021, according to a local newspaper.
The Vietnamese-language newspaper Thanh Nien cited Futuresource Consulting as showing that BenQ was the top IFP display vendor in Vietnam in the first quarter, amid rising needs for remote learning.
Before COVID-19 infections began to surge in April, the Vietnamese education authorities had already instructed schools to implement online learning while still maintaining physical classes.
At the end of May, major cities like Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi had to extend social distancing rules and remote learning.
BenQ’s IFP display has a writing board tool EZWrite 5, allowing teachers to mark, draw and make notes during online classes, and a wireless presentation solution InstaShare that supports various operating systems. Its ClassroomCare is a healthcare solution that provides a germ-resistant, low-blue light, flicker-free touchscreen to protect users’ heath.
The Taiwanese electronics supplier, which entered the Vietnamese market as early as 2008, opened a showroom in Ho Chi Minh City last year and by first-quarter 2021 had seen good sales.
School officials were cited by local media as saying they are more prepared to move classes online than they were last year. However, shooting class videos can be quite costly and time-consuming, from teachers preparing class materials, recording and editing, to buying computers, displays, video players and cloud storage. While these devices are necessary under current circumstances, they are a huge additional capital investment for schools who will eventually return to classrooms.
Based on the estimates made by a local technology solution supplier NTC, schools in Vietnam will increase purchases of remote learning devices by 30% in 2021. DIGITIMES