IQ annual group travel —A visit to Mount Lu

Have you ever read `its torrent dashes down three feet from high, I wonder if it’s Milky way that falls from the sky ‘by Tang Dynasty-Li Bai? , or ` you cannot see the shape of the mountain when you stand on it’ by Song Dynasty-Su Shi? We all learned the poems related to Lushan. Therefore, IQ members are going to visit Lushan to recall the familiar place in our memories.

Early in the morning, we left for Lushan, having a great time together on the train and reached there till afternoon, Lushan is famous for its summer resort and so it is! Cool breeze in the mountain! On the first day, we were heading for Flower Park which was named by BaijuYI. and the Ruqin lake which is like a violin lying in the mountain.

The scenery made us relaxed.

The next day, we paid the visit to the Three Tiled Springs as we heard that “you are not reach Lushan unless you reach the Three Tiled Springs”. The steep stairs leading to the valley was really a challenge, but we made it.

Rowing in the water, having a water fight with each other.

In the afternoon, some of strongers went to the Five Old Men Peaks which is mentioned in the Japanese comic, a miracle place for purple dragon training. And the rest of us with families arrived at the Hanpokou across from the mountain, overlooking the Five Old Men Peaks and Poyang lake.

On the third day, we visited the beautiful Meilu Villa, a place once accommodated Chiang Kai-shek and Chairman Mao in different years. The unique bathroom inside attracted lots of eyes. Besides the Meilu Villa, we also visited the museum with Lushan history, Mount Lu conference site. etc.

Time flies when we were having fun. Looking forward to our next journey.

Wanna buy an interactive digital display?Ask these 10 questions first

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.

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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.

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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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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Best laser projector for your classroom–IQProjector V2

We submit 9 reasons for you to choose the latest IQ laser projector – IQProjector V2, the best laser projector for education and business.

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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.

  1. 3D Functions

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.

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  1. Auto power on

When the VGA signal from the computer is detected, the power supply of the projector is automatically turned on.

  1. 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)

  1. The personalized user interface, users can choose their favorite interface with no doubt

 

  1. 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.

Ways to upgrade your class to next level with interactive flat panel PART 2

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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. 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!

 

  1. 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.

Ways to upgrade your class to next level with interactive flat panel PART 1

There is no doubt that the interactive flat panel display (IFP) is an amazing tool in the classroom. But it is possible that you do not make full use of this tool! The following are some of the small ideas we have compiled. We hope to give you some inspiration.

1.Flexible use of timing function

The alarm function of the interactive flat panel IQTouch can expand many uses. In addition to timing classroom activities to ensuring the pace of classes, the use of IFP also allows you to incorporate other media into your bell– you can show photos, play songs or YouTube videos.

2.Professor time management.

There are many ways to use timers in IFP. You can use a variety of time options and stopwatches, including alarms.

3.Saveyour calling time.

You don’t need to name your students every day, since your students can use their tablet or sign your IFP. They can do it on their own, which is a fun morning habit for kids and saves you a lot of time.

4. Master class behavior.

If you are using a classroom management system like IQClass, you can use an interactive flat panel to take it to the next level. You can give the children a star when they are excellent, and I believe they will be happy to see their star collection increase.

5.Paperless class

It’s not a good idea to bury it in a pile of paper every day. You can access all saved course materials directly from your computer’s hard drive, Google Drive, or IQClass Plus personal folders and display them on your interactive flat panel. You can save your test papers and handouts in real time and send them back to your personal online drive, or e-mail these notes to students in the absence.

6.Make corrections a full class participation.

IQTouch allows your entire class to participate in the editing process. Students use pens to collectively review assignments on interactive flat panel displays. Each student selects a color for editing. In this way you can find out how different and different the way they think.

7.Give the video a different feeling

By using web-based teaching software IQClass Plus, when you play video for kids, if you want them to pay attention to something on the video, or need to comment on the video, then you just need to put the video directly in IQClass Plus. You can use the brush annotation directly on playback. These tags can also be saved for next use.

8.Ask your students to be teachers

If can control classroom lectures, it must be a very interesting experience for children. IQTouch’s EShare feature wirelessly connects tablet content to IQTouch interactive flat panel displays. Students can manipulate IFP by clicking on a PowerPoint presentation or pressing a video on YouTube.

How to choose the right interactive display device for your classroom

Today, many students have become accustomed to using high-definition display devices in their daily lives – for them, it has become the expected standard. As educators and schools work hard to find ways to better engage students and motivate learning, they realize that using interactive display technology in the classroom is the key. We have listed the following five things we think you need to consider when purchasing.

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  1. How many contact points do you need?

If the interactive flat panel has six touch points, up to six students can operate simultaneously on the display, and each student uses one touch (single finger or stylus). Or, 3 students can use 2 fingers to operate and move objects on the screen. To find out how many touch points you need, ask yourself these two questions: How many students do I usually ask to work on the monitor? How many students can work comfortably on the display at the same time?

  1. Is the size important?

Students should be able to easily read 20-point texts from the furthest point of display away in the classroom. To make a decision, use the following simple formula: 3 times the size of the diagonal screen = Students can easily read the furthest distance on the display screen. Thus, a 70-inch display can serve students as far as 17.5 feet (5.3 meters), and an 84-inch display can provide students with distances up to 21 feet (6.5 meters).

  1. The essential HDMI, VGA interface

In many cases, you must connect some other devices, such as your computer, microphone, etc. Therefore, you need to understand whether the interactive screen monitor has enough interfaces to meet your needs. If you use a VGA stereo connection, you may need 2 HDMI, 1 VGA. If you are using a microphone, you also need the microphone port.

  1. To choose LED or LCD?

All monitors are LCDs; they are backlit by LEDs or CCFLs. The LED backlight provides a brighter picture and is more energy efficient. It is therefore unwise to hesitate in LED and LCD. You need to spend more time on other aspects.

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5 not only look at the hardware but also the supporting software

In class, you are actually using software to teach. This is why you want to make sure that the software that comes with the IFP you purchased doesn’t just provide drivers and slideshows. You should choose software that can really enable and attract learning – provide collaboration opportunities, provide software that evaluates and integrates with mobile learning, just like the IQClass software.

Why interactive display is so important and how to choose it

The use of interactive and collaborative technologies in the classroom has become the most basic requirement for educating students to participate and succeed in the 21st century. Interactive displays represent a shift in the way students and teachers interact with information and interact with each other. Today, Interactive display technologies help teachers attract students’ attention and promote collaboration.

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Why interactivity is so important?

Project-based teaching, collaboration and interactive technologies all contribute to practice and hands-on learning. The education community is rapidly adopting a constructivist approach to working with students to build connections and develop knowledge.

Teachers and managers are working hard to apply this knowledge to new classroom design practices, using flexible collaboration techniques to create spaces for active participation and meaningful learning. In these technologies, the front-end display plays a key role. More than just the high-tech counterparts of whiteboards, interactive displays bring many advanced advantages. Teachers say that increasing student attention and participation is the number one benefit of using interactive in-house technology to teach, and many educators believe that interactive displays in the classroom are very important or absolutely necessary.

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What can interactive display do?

The interactive display is ideal for any type of classroom, lecture hall or distance learning environment, and its possible uses are almost endless.

  • Teacher guides to view websites, applications or videos
  • Screen highlighting and annotation
  • Save and Print Features
  • Promote team projects and personal demos
  • Collaborative environment
  • Video conference connection
  • Enter text/data via the floating screen keyboard
  • Screen editing and recording
  • Support effective special needs education and classroom differentiation
  • Use optional audience response accessories for student feedback and assessment

 

Types of interactive displays

Interactive whiteboards (IWB)has become the classroom standard. Today, large-format interactive flat panel (IFP) and interactive projection (IPJ) technologies provide another way to bring interactive displays to classrooms. Each method provides interactive functionality through different methods

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Projector based IWB

The widely used interactive whiteboard system consists of a large display panel connected to a computer and a projector. The desktop of the computer is transmitted to the surface of the circuit board through the projector, and the user can control the computer with a pen, a finger or other devices. In this system, the interactive function is embedded in the display panel itself, but the content must be transmitted to the circuit board through the projector.

 

Interactive flat panel display

The large-size touch screen LED display provides a new alternative, expanding its advantages, reducing maintenance requirements and overall cost of ownership. With this option, the only component needed for full functionality is the LED display itself.

 

Interactive projector

Interactive technology embeds interactive technology that was previously only found in IWB. The interactive projector can convert almost any plane into a collaborative canvas. Users can write, draw and annotate directly on the projected image. This interactive display method requires only a projector, no special writing tools, and can use any available dry erase board, drop-down screen, blank wall, or other flat display surfaces.