The next generation of the interactive digital display, such as IQTouch, are more popular in the corporate and educational environments than ever before. They offer a range of amazing features that can be seamlessly integrated into existing technology platforms and are more cost-effective than ever.
The best system allows users to do what they need, while using their familiar and IT-approved software tools and existing peripherals.
This growth also drives the improvement of AV performance, smaller hardware footprint, and therefore less space in crowded spaces and a shift to open architecture solutions. Being able to use your own software and peripherals is key to this flexibility, as users often use non-standardized devices such as smartphones and laptops and want to connect them to interactive digital display for collaboration.
If you want to set up an interactive solution for your business or school, think carefully about the following questions to help you find the solution that best suits your needs.
1: Size and space are often the key factors, and display providers that offer a variety of screen sizes can give you more choices. For example, IQ currently offers 55-inch to 98-inch options in its IQTouch series.
2: If you want to add an interactive display to your existing setting, are the interactive display brand you considering is ??closed architecture?? or an open architecture solution? Can it be smoothly integrated with your existing video conferences, cameras, software, and other devices?
3: Is the interactive display brand you are considering embedding in Windows, or does it allow you to run your own operating system display that has been approved by the IT department?
4: In addition to flat panel displays or projector-based displays, do you want to buy an interactive display with proprietary annotation software to make the system work best?
5: Whether the interactive display vendor needs to provide software licenses to all employees when using the display, further increasing the initial setup cost.
6: Ask if the annotations and collaboration software are included in the price of the interactive display. Also, do employees need training to operate the interactive display?
7: Does the interactive display use a third-party touch overlay for multi-touch functionality, or is it integrated into the design of the interactive display from the very beginning of design/engineering?
8: For true collaboration, consider how many users can use the interactive display at the same time. Ask how many contacts the monitor you are considering will support. For example, the IQTouch interactive display provides at least 10 touch points on all of its interactive display devices.
9: If you want to set up your monitor to interact with multiple users, can it work in a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) environment?
10: Will the interactive display perform other digital signage functions if needed?
Interactive digital display based on an open architecture model have proven to be the best way to seamlessly integrate new advanced interactive display solutions into classrooms or conference rooms. More and more organizations are achieving this at a lower cost while leveraging existing best practices and existing audiovisual and video conferencing equipment and software investments in user organizations.
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.
Dual system ? is it necessary?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The interactive flat panel displayed at the opening ceremony is provided by IQ.
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.
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?DCompleting 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.
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.
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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Ultra-short, limited space, big image
The ultra-short throw projector has been accepted and used in education for years. With updated focusing component, IQ Ultra-Short Throwing Laser Projector can project 80-150 inch screen within an ultra-short distance.
Laser diode light source, 25000+ hours lifetime
Laser diode light source brings long lifetime, excellent color saturation and reliable performance. Its lifetime up to 25000 hours, 316% extension comparing to traditional lamp model.
3500l High Brightness and 10000:1 contrast ratio
3500-lumen brightness keeps the picture bright and sharp even in a bright environment. 10000:1 high contrast makes the gray scale of the picture delicate. What is more??the? new generation optical engine makes the color gamut greatly enhanced and reaches the international standard of Rec.709 color gamut.
By using brilliant color technology, while improving the brightness, the saturation of color is increased, so that the color reduction is more real and vivid.
By phasing in the new generation of an optical engine makes the color gamut greatly enhanced to reach the international standard of Rec.709 color gamut.
Supporting 3D display function, it brings immersive virtual simulation experiences to all kinds of learning, so that the learning is full of fun. 3D color piece-wise current adjustment technology lets the color be adjusted According to the needs. So that the laser projector can?bring the virtual simulation experience for all kinds of learning, and makes the learning fun.
Auto power on
When the VGA signal from the computer is detected, the power supply of the projector is automatically turned on.
Security and stability protection
Comprehensive protection software is built in for a color wheel. When the color wheel works abnormal, the laser phosphor light source is closed automatically to avoid the direct light (dual shine??s patent). Laser phosphor light temperature protection software ensures that the projector can work normally at different temperatures (patent in application)
The personalized user interface, users can choose their favorite interface with no doubt
The additional ESD dust filter: with the super large high quality
ESD dust filter can prevent dust from entering into the projector in any way. It enhances the safe use of the projector while preventing the dust and prolonging the life of?engine and the projector is stable even if it is used for a long time.
Many schools are beginning to introduce interactive flat panel displays. Although it is powerful, many functions of it are not used. We have summary some methods and suggestions and hope to give you some inspiration in using interactive flat panel displays.
Play video games.
Try to create more interesting classes. You can connect the game console to an interactive flat panel display, such as the Wii and Xbox that kids love. Some games are entertaining and can mobilize children’s interests. All you have to do is find them.
More equitable way to call.
Use tools like Random Student Number in your interactive flat panel to ensure that you don’t always ask the same child to answer questions. You can also use it for assignments or select partners or groups to distribute the game fairly.
Use your interactive flat panel as a learning center.
When your child is doing group activities, you can use the IFP as a group center to show the children’s discussions. You can also use IQTouch’s mobile casting features to capture student work on your mobile phone and display it on an interactive flat panel display.
Include test preparation in the game.
You can use PowerPoint on your interactive flat panel to make your own games or courseware. You can also download and install online games.
Conduct a virtual field trip.
Field trips are amazing learning opportunities, but they require a lot of work and money to achieve them. However, with an interactive flat panel display, any journey can be made a reality. Using Google Maps and local videos, you can travel around the world and videos. Virtual travel can also help before or after actually visiting a local destination. Use your IFP as an introduction or summary of your trip.
Create a cool new application.
If you are a technical teacher, your interactive flat panel can help teach your child how to create his own iPhone or Android application. You can use them with different operating systems (Android or Windows) and run them directly to test their results.
Efficient review of assignments.
You can display work content on the interactive flat panel without writing job problems and parsing or verbal checks on the whiteboard. You can connect a document camera to the IQTouch interactive flat panel to complete student work. You can easily switch between teacher answer sheets and different student worksheets or notebooks for sharing and collaboration.
Try a new way of reading.
Use the reading function in the IQClass interactive classroom system to read any document you find. It is a good idea to use your voice to experience good words with your children!
Campus management and class management.
If your school is lucky enough to have an interactive flat panel in each classroom, you can show the entire school video or display an emergency drill warning. Some schools even use their IFP morning and afternoon notices. With the IQ School campus management solution, it is also possible to implement a pre-set schedule to play videos and announcements as planned.