Ten Things to Consider When Choosing the Interactive Panel for Your Classroom PART 2

Last time we gave you 5 tips to think about how you are going to choose the right interactive panel for your classroom, now here’s the other half of our thoughts:

 

Internet access – Wired or wireless?

As we’ve mentioned before, teachers are given two options of operating system when using nowadays interactive screens: Android and Windows. These two systems are built in separate modules inside the panel, both require network connection if internet access is needed under the two OS. Therefore make sure the network interface (an RJ45 input port) is available for your machine, or at least there should be Wi-Fi connection to allow basic web browsing. An extra point could be awarded to those manufacturers that offer both wired and wireless network options.

 

Never underestimate the sound effect

Interactive panels for education purpose are often used by the teacher to play music or movies in class to make students more engaging. Besides the 4K resolution to ensure supreme image quality, the integrated sound system is also worth your attention to achieve comfortable audio quality. The built-in speakers for most of interactive panels in the market are 2*10W due to limited space within the screen, especially since the current trend is towards slimmer frame and thinner structure design. However it makes great difference where the speakers are embedded – in the front or back, and user experience has told us that front facing speakers present much better sound effect than those built in the rear.

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The glass covering the panel as protective surface

Classroom equipment often have higher demand when it comes to durability. You don’t want to be worried every time when the teacher is not there and the students would just break or damage anything they touch. As the centerpiece of classroom device, interactive panel should be covered with at least 4mm toughened glass to make it free from casual accidents. Not to mention some manufacturers even go for the covering glass with 7H hardness.

Another considerable design is to use anti-glare or anti-reflective glass for educational interactive panels, so that wherever you sit in the classroom, your viewing angle would not be compromised because of the light.

 

Wall-mount bracket or mobile stand

Would you rather fix the interactive panel on the wall or have it adjusted to a mobile stand that goes around? It’s more of a question of who you are teaching. For classrooms with younger kids it may be better to use a height-adjusted stand so that students can also enjoy the fun of interaction when they feel like it, while for senior schools and higher education institutions, the wall mounting solution is usually considered to make the classroom a more neat and formal teaching environment.

 

Spend your budget wisely for better service

The market is full of capable vendors who could provide you with the interactive panel that suits your budget the most. The question is, if you ever consider splitting a reasonable amount of money to the aftersales service that different vendors would offer. A lousy installation service may give you great headache since the lifting work of the panel is not an easy one, and they are not often covered in the manufacturer’s warranty policy. So be careful to choose a trustworthy installer who will enhance your user experience with your new interactive panel, not the other way around.

 

 

After all that’s been mentioned, we believe now you have some clearer ideas about the topic. If you are still wondering, feel free to talk to us and maybe what you want is just around the corner.

 

Ten Things to Consider When Choosing the Interactive Panel for Your Classroom Part 1

The IT era has raised more challenges to the 21st century educators, when the traditional chalk and whiteboard combination in the classroom has been replaced with dazzling interactive displays. Teachers nowadays are free from the worries to handle technologies, while new interactive panel brings revolutionary plug-and-play user experience for them to create collaborative and engaging class quite easily.

 

That being said, it’s not that easy to choose the right interactive panel when faced with plenty of options in the market, where vendors present their products with all the technical jargon and fancy promotion. Therefore here we are, to give you ten things to consider before making your big decision, and help you get the most suitable touch panel for you and your students.

 

  • Size comes first

 

Most of the classrooms could fit interactive touch panels from sizes 55’’ to 98’’, but the most popular ones are those sizes ranging from 65’’ to 84’’. Normally the size of the classroom determines it shall be equipped with which size of the panel. After all, you don’t want students sit at the back of the class struggle to read a 20pt font everyday. However, do bear in mind that larger size comes with heavier weight, and inevitably it leads to more trouble for logistics and installation, the safety of wall-mount positions and possible movement of future maintenance.

 

  • Resolution rules all

 

When you go and buy a TV for home entertainment, resolution is definitely the central factor that keeps your eyes on the monitor. The same is with the interactive panel. The quality of the visual effect is made up of the number of pixels, which defines the sharpness and clarity of the image displayed in the screen.

 

Nowadays technology has spoiled people with High Definition images everywhere, which you may hear as 1080P or 2K (1920×1080) resolution. This leaves you a clue that any interactive panel with resolution less than that should not be considered. Resolution lower than 1080P HD might be fine with smaller screen such as your PC or laptop, but to be seen on a screen larger than 55’’ just exposes the blurriness in every level and gives you unpleasant visual experience.

 

Moreover, some interactive panels are already ahead of the tech trend and offer Ultra High Definition (4K, 3840×2160) as total package. Some may argue whether the 4K resolution is too luxurious for education use, but think about the young generation that we are nurturing for the future, don’t they deserve the best that technology could offer to be well-armed in this IT world?

 

  • Warranty terms and service

Today’s market of interactive panels is filled with different manufacturers and suppliers that from various backgrounds, but it certainly does not stop new brands emerging up with fancy design. We are not telling you to walk away from the newbies, but like always, you can’t be too careful when it comes to the warranty terms of the device that you are going to purchase, and to know how long it’s expected to function just fine.

 

Normally used in the classroom environment, any interactive panel that can be regarded as durable should be able to last at least 50,000 hours of expected use with a lifespan of over 15 years. It’s also important to know the warranty terms before making decision, whether it’s on a basis of 12 months or 5 years on-site maintenance.

 

  • Make the most of the touching experience

 

What makes you choose the interactive panel instead of just a large-size TV in the classroom? The reason is simply because of its touching feature. Whether to use hand or pen or stylus to touch and tap the screen, you count on the display to perform daily tasks same as you would do with chalks and whiteboards back in old times, just much more to be expected. However it should be recognized that not all screens are equal when judged by their touch smoothness and flexibility with different touch sources. Some of them could be much sensitive and accurate by a touch of a finger, while some could suffer a little bit of delay when you write fast or hasty.

 

There’s also the matter of multiple touch points functioning simultaneously. Most interactive panels nowadays are available with 6-20 touch points, which you may find weird because clearly we won’t be seeing more than 10 students standing in front of the touch panel to engage in the activities, but then again, surely you need to have options with at least 6 touch points for more interaction possibilities.

 

 

One of the main features of the interactive panel is the built-in dual system – Android and Windows. Simply turn on your interactive panel, connect it to the internet and start the journey of plug and play. Users could shift from Android to Windows without restarting the machine, which saves time and boosts efficiency in class teaching. Most of the Android system supports the access to Google play store, making the download of education apps rather easy and enriching the class interactivity at a certain level.

 

Besides, the availability of Windows saves the teacher from bringing his own laptop back and forth to the classroom. Though the integrated Windows system does not boast with high specification as those external PCs, it’s more than enough for a general classroom environment.

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Do we give you a lot to think about? We’ll stop here today to let you chew on the above five points for a while, and come back with more by next time. Feel free to leave your comments and discuss with us anytime.

How do Interactive Digital Display Revolution Business

If you are looking for ways to enhance project collaboration or improve the efficiency of information dissemination, then the investment of digital display technology is worth studying.

What is an interactive digital display?

Imagine combining your whiteboard with a computer tablet on a large TV screen and you’ll find out what it is.

IQTouch is considered part of a new generation of “open architecture” interactive whiteboard products. This means you can customize in its configuration. Use new software applications to share files across the network and deliver new ideas to your audience within existing IT parameters.

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IQTouch, interactive flat panel, interactive touch screen, interactive display

Why do you need an interactive digital display?

  • Project collaboration has never been easier. Inputs and notes can be provided directly to any project or major participant in the meeting. Everyone in the classroom and in the business is using a variety of devices. The best systems, such as IQTouch’s platform, allow people to share data, graphics or notes in real time using their own devices. Simply download an app and everyone can participate.

 

  • In some projects that require action, the IQTouch can be equipped with a mobile stand (purchased separately) and taken to various areas of the event site. This allows each speaker to play more freely. Everyone is one step ahead, saving time and money.

 

  • Digital display technology enables seamless connectivity, which means your message has a greater impact. Digital displays are networked with your IT system, eliminating projector problems or cumbersome cable connections. In addition, the interactive touch screen is easy to use and can be displayed on large HD displays. Real-time idea sharing, information has greater impact and greater efficiency.

 

  • At the same time, the IQTouch touch screen technology is very intuitive and easy to use. Users can quickly learn how to access a variety of information, view files, and share feedback. This reliable ease of use ultimately means increased efficiency.
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IQTouch, interactive flat panel, interactive touch screen, interactive display

IQ Working together with Hilton Hotel and Xinhua Compassion Education Foundation to build a dream for Liangshan

On July 24, Hope for Liangshan children Art Exhibition was held in Chengdu Waldorf Astoria Hotel. The exhibition was hosted by Xinhua Compassion Education Foundation, contracted by Hilton hotels of Chengdu region. IQ provided technical support.IQ was honored to participate in this activity.

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The opening ceremony held on July 24 began with an introduction about the children’s painting activities development which was given by Wang Ying, the president of Liangshan Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese. And the Chengdu Waldorf Astoria Hotel general manager Fredrik Genberg introduced the relevant situation and the meaning of Hilton hotels of Chengdu region to participate in public welfare activities and the exhibition. As Secretary general of Sichuan Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese, Mr. Yang gave opening speech on behalf of Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese and the Overseas Chinese Foundation of Sichuan province.

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The interactive flat panel displayed at the opening ceremony is provided by IQ.

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At the opening ceremony, Hilton hotels of Chengdu region and Xinhua Compassion Education Foundation signed a donation agreement to donate three multimedia classrooms to Juesa Primary School in Butuo county, Liangshan prefecture.

In addition to the Liangshan children’s 53 paintings, the IQAiO Interactive Whiteboard System is also shown to the public. Which is used in the three multi-media classrooms donated by Hilton hotels of Chengdu region to the Liangshan state Butuo County Primary School. By playing the video of Liangshan children’s painting activities, IQAiO presented a prospecting future of the new technology to help the development of rural education to the attendees.

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IQAiO is a multimedia equipment which highly integrated interactive whiteboard, OPS, speakers, document camera and so on. The rich function and high integration make it the first choice of cost-effective performance—Completing the construction of a multimedia classroom only needs an IQAiO and a projector. This is the reason why IQAiO has been approved by Hilton Group and Xinhua Compassion Education Foundation.

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From July 24 to August 4, the Liangshan children’s art exhibition will hold the itinerant exhibition in other regional hotels of the Hilton group in Chengdu. They hope through the display of children’s paintings, more people will have a better understanding of Liangshan, see the beauty of Liangshan and the dreams of Liangshan’s children.

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IQ is also willing to continue shouldering its own social responsibility, improving the rural education environment, and making efforts to promote the balanced development of education.

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