It looks like the Galaxy Note 10.1, despite our review, has found a higher purpose after all – as a digital sheet of paper. Looking for a solution for more quickly distributing sheet music while cutting down on waste, the Brussels Philharmonic has adopted a fleet of Note 10.1s to act as dynamic digital song books.
In the Philharmonic's search for efficiency, they initially turned to neoScores, whose software allows for quick, easy sharing, discovery, annotation, and use of digital sheet music. Samsung will be providing one hundred Galaxy Note 10.1 units to the orchestra members, all pre-loaded with neoScores' app, and all with their own S-Pen to quickly flip pages.
Of course, one of the biggest draws to this experiment is that time previously used for copying, binding, sorting, and distributing sheet music can be reallocated to more useful pursuits.
Samsung, in its post to Samsung Tomorrow on the subject, goes on to explain that the switch to digital sheet music with the Note 10.1 will save the orchestra about 25,000€ (nearly $32,000) on paper costs, while packing every leaf of sheet music they could ever need in a single, 600g package. The Philharmonic's tablets also come preloaded with "Concert Mode," which is similar to "Airplane Mode," and meant to keep distractions at bay during a performance.
For more information on the project, check out Samsung's original post linked below.
Source: Samsung Tomorrow