Elo 5553L 4K Interactive Display Announced

October 24, 2019

Elo announced the launch of the Elo 5553L 4K touch screen, a 55-inch interactive display and the latest addition to its 4K line. With a new design built for 24/7/365 use, the Elo 5553L is designed for interactive applications, including digital signage, self-service, corporate collaboration, whiteboarding and huddle rooms. Both the 65-inch display introduced in […]

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Sharp Launches Entry-Level Collaboration Boards with New AQUOS BOARD Lineup

September 3, 2019

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) announced the addition of three new value-priced, 4K 3840×2160 interactive whiteboards to the AQUOS BOARD display line. The new 70″ class (69 ½” diagonal) PN-CE701H, 75″ class (74 ½” diagonal) PN-C751H and 86″ class (85 9/16″ diagonal) PN-C861H interactive displays are integrated with most of the standard […]

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Collaboration Board Market Sees Nearly 40 Percent Growth in 2018

March 5, 2019

Interactive Flat Panel Displays (i.e., collaboration boards) continued to be a considerable success in 2018 in the education and corporate markets. By Q4, 83 percent of all interactive display sales were IFPDs, increasing from 73 percent last year, according to the latest research from Futuresource Consulting. 55 of the 67 countries that Futuresource track had […]

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No More Collaborative WhiteBoards, PLEASE!

July 12, 2018

I think that InfoComm 2018 may have been the signal to me that I have started to turn from a technology dreamer into a practical user of technology. This transition was realized as I toured around looking at the continual assortments of “collaborative” or digital whiteboards. For years and years I have been searching for […]

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Kaptivo Announces Kaptivo Enterprise for Secure Whiteboard Livestreaming

May 2, 2018

Kaptivo today announced the availability of Kaptivo Enterprise, a micro-optical camera and software system that digitizes dry-erase boards for instant, secure content sharing across teams. Designed to meet the needs of large organizations, Kaptivo Enterprise is the next generation of the Kaptivo whiteboard camera system that launched in 2016. One in four people video conference every day, making it possible […]

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Baanto Extends the Reach of ShadowSense Globally with Ricoh Partnership

November 9, 2017

Baanto has announced the integration of its ShadowSense touch technology into Ricoh’s latest generation of interactive whiteboards. Powered by Baanto’s patented ShadowSense touch technology, the 55” D5520, 65” D6510 and 75” D7500 interactive whiteboards all feature 10-point multi-touch interfaces with industry leading performance and reliability. Additionally, ShadowSense’s unique ability to recognize the shape and size of any touch […]

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A Visit with Microsoft

October 30, 2017

When we think conference room and collaboration technology, we too often think of audiovisual collaboration technology, and when we think about that we think of a small set of traditional AV manufacturers, largely unknown to those outside of the industry. We think of control system manufacturers such as Extron and Crestron, of Vaddio and its […]

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Selling Collaboration Boards Through the Rental Market

February 21, 2017

Back in December, my predictions for 2017 included the idea that collaboration would be a top driver for our industry this year, including the rental and staging portion of the industry. Several people wrote in to ask about this prediction, mostly inquiring as to how a rental company prepares for such a change in technology, […]

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IBM and Ricoh Partner for Watson-Powered Whiteboards

February 16, 2017

IBM and Ricoh have partnered for a cognitive-enabled interactive whiteboard which uses IBM’s Watson intelligence and voice technologies to support voice commands, taking notes and actions and even translating into other languages. The Intelligent Workplace Solution leverages IBM Watson and Ricoh’s interactive whiteboards to allow to access features via using voice. It makes sure that […]

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SMART Technologies Unveils Enhancements to SMART kapp iQ in Education

May 2, 2016

SMART Technologies announced today that they have updated their SMART kapp product family, SMART kapp iQ. The new SMART kapp iQ interactive flat panel is specifically designed to deliver an all-in-one classroom solution that provides educators with the flexibility to deliver lessons across a range of learning and instructional styles, including whole-class, small group and […]

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SMART Launches kapp iQ

May 18, 2015

Imagine a 4K front-of-room display that also doubles as a digital whiteboard that’s as simple to use as a regular whiteboard. That product now exists in the form of the SMART kapp iQ. It enables multi-way linking between any combination of devices, anywhere in the world — that’s SMART kapp iQ. SMART kapp iQ lets […]

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270K Interactive Displays Sold in Q2 2014

August 21, 2014

Interactive whiteboards and interactive flat panel displays in the education and corporate sectors achieved close to 270,000 unit sales in Q2 2014, a similar volume to Q2 last year and a good pick up after a quiet Q1, according to the latest quarterly research from Futuresource Consulting. “The product shift from interactive whiteboards to interactive […]

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ClearOne Launches COLLABORATE Appliance and Cloud-Based Collaboration Software at InfoComm

June 17, 2014

ClearOne is launching a new set of so-called “all-in-one COLLABORATE appliances,” as well as a cloud-based collaborations service at InfoComm here in Vegas. Called Spontania, the cloud-based solutions include virtual video switching (via the network), videoconferencing, a 9-party MCU, streaming, recording and content creation and presentation. All of it will be sold as a cloud-based […]

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Futuresource Consulting Says 1.3 Million Interactive Whiteboards with Flat-Screens Sold in 2013

March 3, 2014

Global sales of interactive whiteboards and interactive flat panel displays in the education and corporate sectors reached 1.3 million units in 2013, up 1 percent on the previous year and making it the largest year on record, according to the final 2013 quarterly research report from Futuresource Consulting. “The education sector provides a vast target […]

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EPSON’s BrightLink Pro Gets Boardroom Makeover, Thanks to Chief

January 26, 2014

EPSON and Chief Manufacturing have partnered to debut what it will call BrightLink for Boardrooms — although the official name for it is the Epson Brightlink Pro 1410Wi. In case you don’t know, the BrightLink Pro is like a SmartBoard on steroids — it’s an interactive whiteboard with an integrated short-throw projector (PowerLite 1410Wi). The […]

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Largest Q3 on Record for Interactive Whiteboards

December 17, 2013

Sales of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) and interactive flat panel displays in the education and corporate sectors achieved close to 400,000 displays in Q3 2013, up 3 percent on last year and making it the largest Q3 on record, according to the latest quarterly research from Futuresource Consulting. “The interactive whiteboard market has grown at a […]

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Differences in K-12 and Higher Education Video Display Purchasing Patterns

November 25, 2013

TFCinfo recently announced important AV video display buying trends in both K-12 and higher education from its latest report entitled “The Use of Projection and Interactive Whiteboards in Education 2013/14.” TFCinfo’s report examines and provides detailed information on the use of projectors, interactive whiteboards and flat panel use in educational settings, purchasing habits and educational […]

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Vivitek Targets IWB Market with New NovoBoard Whiteboard Frame Adapter

October 24, 2013

Vivitek has launched NovoBoard, a new, adjustable interactive whiteboard proximity frame. The NovoBoard frame can be installed on any school whiteboard to turn the surface to be interactive with the combination of a projector. With its built in IR LED optical sensing system, NovoBoard enables two users to write simultaneously on the board using a finger or stylus pen. […]

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Clary Icon Adds 40-Inch Display

October 1, 2013

Clary Icon, manufacturer of the OneScreen system that’s aimed at SMART Technologies’ users as well as those of the InFocus MondoPad, announced today that it is now offering OneScreen in a 40” screen size. OneScreen is basically an HD video, audio and web conferencing system with a multi-touch interactive screen. OneScreen is interoperable and built […]

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Interactive Whiteboard and Flat Panel Display Sales Up 20% In First Half of 2013

August 14, 2013

For the first half of 2013, sales of interactive whiteboards and interactive flat panel displays in the education and corporate sectors were up 20 percent, according to the latest quarterly research from Futuresource Consulting. This is despite the increasing presence of personal tablet devices in the education sector, which continue to gain a foothold. The […]

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Westinghouse to Enter the Interactive Whiteboard Market at InfoComm

June 7, 2013

Westinghouse Digital will announce a lineup of digital LED-based whiteboards at InfoComm in a plan that the company hopes will displace SMART Technologies. The Westinghouse WhiteBoard line consists of four models, ranging in size from 55-inch high-definition units through a massive 84-inch 4K (UltraHD) model and are aimed at classrooms to broad-scale auditoriums. They are […]

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