InFocus Corporation has launched two new applications: BigNote 1.2 interactive whiteboard software for PC and BigConnect PC video calling software. InFocus designed the applications to improve how people communicate ideas and capture information wherever they are located.
BigNote: BigNote 1.2 interactive whiteboard software, which runs on either a Windows 7 or 8 operating system, enables users to take notes, sketch, annotate and share work from their personal Windows device or InFocus BigTouch giant touch PC. The BigNote whiteboard has a similar feature set to the whiteboard built into the InFocus Mondopad with annotation tools designed to enhance visual collaboration.
BigNote includes digital pens, highlighters, shapes and lines in several colors and a whiteboard canvas that extends ten pages in any direction. Its Auto-Shape mode can recognize free-drawn lines and shapes and re-form them to be exact. The program also allows for annotation over any application and saving or e-mailing the screen as an image file.
BigConnect: With BigConnect software, a Windows PC becomes a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) video calling device that enables users to participate in video calls with other SIP endpoints, such as Mondopad and MVP100 Video Phone, as well as Skype and Microsoft Lync. BigConnect, which comes with one year of InFocus 121 Video Calling at no additional cost, can also make IP direct calls and register to an H.323 gatekeeper for use with other telepresence systems.
In addition to face-to-face video calling, BigConnect users can share their desktop or specific applications with remote parties. With Dual Stream capabilities users can share content and video concurrently. If desired, a BigConnect call participant can interact with his or her PC desktop while the full-screen video call is semi-transparent in the background — to facilitate multi-tasking.