JAMAICA– Jamaican based research and technology firm JL MOBILE, developers of the SmartTab Tablet PC, recently began testing their latest product dubbed “Oromo”. Oromo is a low cost high powered cloud managed wireless network platform utilizing mesh network technology reaching distances of up to 2.5Km. The product is currently under testing at UWI Mona’s western Jamaica campus, as part of the groundbreaking UWI Mona’s Total Electronics Solution Tablet project (UWITEST) and the response to its performance has been beyond the product development team’s expectations.
Members of the Western campus MSBM program expressed their satisfaction in the pilot project. The general consensus on the western campus is that the implementation will further enhance the learning experience.MSBM cohorts recently received their SmartTab devices loaded with all the reading material and tools required for the respective MSBM programs.
The UWI T.E.S.T project is the brainchild of Dr. Archibald McDonald, Principal of the Mona Campus, and is spearheaded by Dr. Ronald Robinson, Director of Special Projects.
JL Mobile’s Co-Founder and Chief Digital Officer Lloyd Laing was elated. “The development of Oromo was spawned out of the disparity in internet delivery to educational institutions throughout Jamaica. Our R&D team saw a need and worked hard over the last six months to create an affordable cutting edge, high performance wireless system that can be compared with some of the best in the world, but at a price that any budget constrained institution in Jamaica can afford.”
The company plans to move the product into full production, but Laing also hinted at the possibility of assembling the units locally. “We are looking at the logistics involved in creating a micro assembly facility here in Jamaica to further cut production cost for the Oromo product line, but that is still in early stages.”