The technology behind interactive touch screens is continually evolving. Alongside points of touch, use of software and others, a significant development is from infrared touch to use of capacitive touch technology.
Learning the differences and benefits between Infrared touch technology and Capacitive touch technology, which will help you to choose the perfect touchscreen for you.
Capacitive is the leading type of touchscreen technology. Even if you’re unfamiliar with it, you’ve probably used - or still use - a capacitive touchscreen device. From smart phones and tablets to video game consoles and smart appliances, countless touchscreen devices are powered by capacitive technology. Infrared touchscreens aren’t as common as their capacitive counterparts, but they are still worth considering if you are looking to buy one or more touchscreens. Infrared touch technology is gaining momentum these days.
With capacitive touchscreens, a uniform electrostatic charge is applied to the top layer. Because the human body is conducts electricity, touching the display will absorb some of this current, which the devices uses to detect touch commands.
The sensitivity and accuracy of this technology is greater. The glass on the screen is highly durable because of its need to stay in good condition as that is how it registers touch. You can be happy in the knowledge that it stays tough in the roughest classroom.
Infrared touch screens don’t use an electrostatic charge to detect touch commands. Instead, they use a combination of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and sensors to detect touch commands. IR touchscreens are designed with LEDs that emit light to corresponding sensors across the surface of the display. If you touch the display, you’ll disrupt the LED light in that area, which the device uses to detect your touch command.
The technology involves an embedded overlay of infrared beams all around the screen from a strip within the device’s bezel. When an object interacts, a finger or a stylus for example, the device will register it as a touch point.
IR and capacitive are two completely different types of touchscreen technology. IR uses a grid-like array of LEDs and sensors to detect touch commands, whereas capacitive uses a uniform electrostatic current to detect touch commands.
An interactive touch screen facilitates an immersive learning experience, making education fun for both students and teachers...... Interactive touch screen is both simple and intuitive, providing teachers with the latest and most responsive interactive screen technology to support active and inspired learning. This article will talk about IQTouch interactive touch screen series of 86’’.
Of all of our IQTouch interactive screens, IQTouch 86’’ interactive touchscreen (218 cm diagonally) is the biggest, the most powerful. It is optimized for school use. An interactive screen of 86’’ well placed in a class of 35 students will be read by 100% of students with a normal eyesight (97% in a class of 40 students). This screen size is therefore the most suitable for classroom use, replacing the interactive whiteboard.
Like the whole range of IQTouch interactive touch screen series, IQTouch 86″ interactive screens come with an Android core that makes all tasks more intuitive and easier and more complete. The touch screen is a giant Android tablet that starts almost instantly, you have access in seconds to the Android interface. You will find the gestures you know on your tablets or smart phones, as well as the essential applications. The toolbar is accessible at all times and on all sources, simply by clicking on the button on the sides of the screen. It allows you to annotate any screen, take a screenshot, create slides for your presentations and browse your pages.
IQTouch 86’’ interactive screens have IQ Interactive Education Platform software. For all your lessons, the IQ Interactive Education Platform software for interactive screens brings you numerous tools and digital resources, in science subjects (maths, physics, chemistry) or in English. Create rich and dynamic presentations, adapted to your field of teaching.
In a class of 40 students where an interactive screen is potentially used 100% of the time, it is very important that all students can see the picture on the interactive screen perfectly regardless of their position in the room. Our IQTouch 86’’ interactive screen features the new IPS technology, which retains the best color quality when we view the interactive screen from an angle (up to 178 degree angle) without trail effect and color distortion.
Like all the screens in the IQTouch range, the 86’’ interactive screen has a timer (programmable) that automatically puts the screen in standby mode when idle. In standby mode, the power consumption is less than 0.3 W.
The IQTouch 86’’ interactive screen is also available in ultra-high definition (UHD, 3840 x 2160 pixels) resolution, four times the quality of Full HD interactive screens (1920 x 1080 pixels). The resulting image is of exceptional quality. It is even thinner and readable.
Thanks to OPS technology, our interactive screens can be delivered with a PC integrated in the edge of the screen. The screen becomes intelligent and completely autonomous under Windows, no cable is needed.
Educational technology represents a big investment for schools -- so it makes sense to do your research before you buy. We can help set up some purchasing guidelines to help drive your decision. Here’s our top tips for buying the best interactive panels for your classroom.
This is the first question that you should address before you begin making your purchasing decision. However, it’s not as simple as it first appears. Many schools opt for the device with the lowest possible price per unit—but this approach can be short-sighted.
Lower-priced devices often have associated costs, such as software licensing fees, repair and replacement costs, and IT support, that drive up the total cost of ownership. IQTouch interactive touch screen has software bonus for each touch screen order.
Flat panel interactive displays which are suitable for most classroom sizes range from 55” to 98”, with the most popular sizes being in the range 65” to 84”. The size of the room should dictate the size of your screen. The basic rule is that the screen should be large enough to allow the students at the back of the class to be able to easily read a 20pt font.
The resolution defines the sharpness and clarity of any visual panel and is the number of pixels (individual points of colour) contained within the screen. The resolution is defined as the number of pixels in the horizontal axis X the number in the vertical axis. The higher the resolution, the sharper and crisper the image. For example, IQTouch interactive touch screen series are all with clear 4K UHD display.
4. Students Age
This is an important question to ask because it highlights the functionality your students need in their classroom technology. Younger students, for instance, typically do better with tablet-style devices with touch screens that help build their manual dexterity while Junior High and High School students tend to need more functionality than tablets offer and do better with laptops or desktop devices. Fortunately, IQTouch touch screen series offer multiple connectivity, including mobile connectivity, and feature 10 or 20 simultaneous points of touch so that students can collaborate more easily.
There are other questions to consider before investing in educational technology for your school--How often do you plan to upgrade? Which operating system do you want your students to learn? but these initial 4 suggestions will get you a long way toward a smart decision. Or, if you are ready to see our panels in action, contact us for a no obligation on-site demo.
IQ interactive touch screen with their onboard computer systems allow you to use technology at the touch of your fingertips. It is a giant tablet on steroids! It has all the functionality of your smart phone and tablet, only much bigger. You can mount it on a wall or use it on a mobile stand. Turn on your Wi-Fi, and you are ready to go. It has a built-in Android system with interactive whiteboard software so you can collaborate in any setting and share your ideas seamlessly.
It Is a Powerful Teaching and Learning Tool
The IQTouch Interactive touch screen enables you to do what you do best - educate students. Teachers are challenged each year with new students, new state testing requirements, and often the lack of effective teaching tools. The days of students staring off at the old chalk board are long gone, and projectors, though once practical years ago, will soon have their own spot in the Computer and Business section.
It Gives A Highly Visual and Interactive Experience
Each student has a mix of learning styles: logical, verbal, physical, aural, and visual. While there is no right mixture of technique, learning tools loved by most are smart devices (tablets and phones). The quick ability to scan what they like, text their friends, play game apps and view movies at the touch of a button excites them. Bringing an interactive display in the classroom keeps their attention no matter what their learning style because it relates to how they communicate with their peers: it functions as a giant tablet.
It Is Reliable Display for Labs, Classrooms, Colleges and Universities
Many students as young as 7 years old already own their own smart device or tablet. Schools recognize the need to stay current with the latest electronic tools to inspire learning, productivity and creativity in their students. Let us help you get your classroom collaborative with IQTouch Interactive Displays. This gives any student the ability to share their work. Miss a day of lecture? Use the recording device on IQTouch and email the lecture instantly. Using the whiteboard software, a lesson or homework assignment can be shared among devices to all students. Streaming video, viewing documents, recording lectures all becomes collaborative, efficient, and makes learning fun.
It Enhances the Power of Collaborative Learning
Educational technology is an inherent part of the collaborative learning process in today’s ever changing world. The goal is to empower educators with the most effective classroom technology that motivates learning and improves student achievement. So, with IQTouch interactive touch screen, teachers are able to improve their teaching atmosphere with students in class and enhances student’s learning activeness.
An interactive display is a mounted device that enables users to make vibrant visual presentations and control on-screen data through digital touchscreen interactions.
Interactive displays are like giant tablets mounted on the wall. Interactive displays are also referred to as LFID (large-format interactive displays), interactive touchscreens, boards and sometimes interactive whiteboards with PC. Interactive displays are usually powered by Android but users will usually have the option to add in Windows so they can use all their familiar software. For example, IQ interactive displays, named IQTouch flat panel series, have dual O.S. - Android system and Windows 10 Pro.
Users interact with the interactive display using their fingertips, including stylus pens (also known as dummy pens as they are usually a plastic pen barrel with a plastic or felt tip). For example, all IQ interactive displays include two special pen as bonus. A remote control is usually always included as another way to control the display from a distance. Compared to a projector, the image quality of an interactive display is impressive.
Educational technology is an inherent part of the collaborative learning process in today’s ever changing world. The goal is to empower educators with the most effective classroom technology that motivates learning and improves student achievement. IQTouch Interactive Display enables you to do what you do best - educate students.
IQTouch Interactive displays not only allow teachers and presenters to share information more clearly, but their touchscreen capabilities also facilitate a more engaging experience for the entire audience. While traditional keyboard and stylus input options are available, today’s leading interactive displays feature multi-touch controls that recognize up to 20 simultaneous points of touch. Unlike interactive whiteboard products that often require extensive training for new users, these interactive panels capitalize on the widespread popularity of tablets and smart phones by offering intuitive touch controls that feel familiar from the very first use.
An interactive whiteboard is a tool that allows multiple people to engage in a collaborative experience using a touchscreen to take notes, annotate content, and more. Many interactive whiteboards offer on-board programs that help to facilitate sharing and collaboration. For example, IQBoard interactive whiteboard provides IQ Interactive Education Platform Software for customers for free if they order IQBoard interactive whiteboard. They do things that an analog whiteboard simply isn’t capable of.
In the past, employees would write notes on analog whiteboards and would have to resort to taking photos of the board or slapping “Do Not Touch” signs on it to save their work. Interactive whiteboards remove that hassle - they take the analog notes we are used to and automatically bring them into the digital world. They allow for things to be written down on the surface, shared, archived, and saved as digital content.
IQBoard interactive whiteboard solutions even allow for the integration of mobile devices like laptops, tablets, and smart phones. These devices can be connected directly or wirelessly, and you can easily annotate content that will be mirrored on connected devices. It works the other way around as well – draw on the device and see it mirrored on the display in real time. This allows for another layer of collaboration. Sharing content directly from devices easily allows meetings to progress more fluidly and reduces down time. Then you just send the annotated content back to the devices for later use.
IQBoard interactive whiteboard solution is not only applied to education for classrooms, also sharing ideas through IQBoard interactive whiteboard is a way that companies can take an idea to the next level. Companies find a real benefit in the ability to easily share ideas using interactive whiteboards. Not to mention, being able to share and convey ideas in such a short amount of time increases the speed that new initiatives can begin with everyone on board. Saving time saves companies money. Interactive whiteboards are also heavily utilized in the education space to enhance the learning process.
Interactive whiteboards are a billion dollar industry and are used in classrooms, boardrooms, engineering, coaching and the strategic planning of many types of projects. According to statistics, more than 98% of schools in survey had an interactive whiteboard in use.