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USB-C Will Be Mandatory From 2025 For All Saudi Smart Devices

The adoption of a standard charging port for all electronic devices will offer significant convenience, efficiency, and sustainability advantages.



usb-c will be mandatory from 2025 for all saudi smart devices

Saudi Arabia has announced that USB Type-C will become the standardized connector for most electronic devices from January 1, 2025. The move will save over SAR 170 million and reduce a large volume of electronic waste.

According to the “Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization and the Communications, Space, and Technology Commission”, the implementation of USB-C charging ports for all electronic devices will occur in a two-phase rollout. The first will begin on January 1, 2025, and include mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, e-readers, portable speakers, and more. The second phase will start on April 1, 2026, and will include laptops.

The adoption of USB-C charging ports for all electronic devices offers several advantages. User convenience, efficiency, and sustainability improve, while device management for businesses also becomes simplified.

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USB-C has already become a widely adopted standard across various devices, including smartphones, tablets, and laptops. The port supports higher power delivery and data transfer rates and enables faster charging and data synchronization.


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PowerSchool Launches Arab Version Of Its EdTech Platform

The cloud-based solution is now available to Middle Eastern users, helping schools with administrative, communication, and classroom workflows.



powerschool launches arab version of its edtech platform

PowerSchool, a leading cloud-based education software provider, today announced the launch of newly translated and localized solutions for the UAE and wider Gulf Coast and Middle East region.

Native-Arabic speaking educators will now be able to accomplish critical administrative, communication and classroom workflows using newly-updated Arabic translations, as well as access a right-to-left oriented interface, Hijri calendar overlay, and more.

PowerSchool’s platform is able to log student records and create reports in their native language, while teachers can now create enhanced, personalized lessons for their students and digital forms for parents.

powerschool edtech arabic interface

Finally, PowerSchool’s multi-language AI-powered assistant is also in development, and the company plans to launch the tool in the Middle East in the near future.

“With the UAE and other GCC countries prioritizing digital transformation in education, we are pleased to announce the availability of our educational and operational products in Arabic,” revealed Stewart Monk, Senior Vice President & General Manager, International at PowerSchool. “This also aligns with our commitment to provide mission-critical support to education leaders to provide personalized learning for students globally”.

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Along with the launch of a new Dubai office in 2023, PowerSchool seems highly invested in localized Arabic products. The latest announcement from the company strongly signals its commitment to the Middle East and GCC, and comes after the publication of its 2024 Education Focus Report, which takes a deep dive into the region’s education trends and developments.

“PowerSchool’s commitment to providing Arabic localization across its products reflects an understanding of their diverse user base and their commitment to inclusivity,” explained Mohammed Essam, PowerSchool Lead at ESOL Education. “This investment can lead to closer collaboration with educational institutions in the Middle East, fostering innovation and progress in the education sector. Overall, this is a promising direction that could benefit both PowerSchool and the educational community in the region”.

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