Interactive Whiteboards In Business And Education

Interactive White Boards in Business and Education

Technology is king. If you don’t keep up with the technology, whether you are in business or

education, you run the risk of the world leaving you behind. One of the major tools that both

business and education have embraced is the interactive white board (IWB) systems.

These IWB are the modern replacements for the traditional chalkboard, have taken the place of

the dry erase board, and are crowding out the projection screens. The main draw of this IWB

technology is its interactive component. It allows speakers and teachers to interact with audience

members and students. It allows people to participate in the presentation or lesson on either an

individual level or as a group.

Business Applications

Businesses and organizations can benefit from the advantages of an interactive white board.

Professional presentations can be made quickly and displayed in a meeting room on demand.

You can put the presentation together in one room or at home, then easily transport it digitally to

the presentation room for projection through the IWB. The need for cumbersome flip-charts is

eliminated. Video and other multimedia components can be incorporated into your presentations,

making them much more engaging and captivating.

Teaching is a tough job. Access to an interactive white board in the classroom can be a major

asset for the teacher and the students. The white board in the classroom effectively becomes an

extension of the teacher. It eliminates the need for the teacher to remember at which point in the

lesson plan each class stopped on the previous day. Using the note-saving feature of many IWB

systems allows teachers to input notes about lectures and other presentations to the computer’s

hard drive or an attached portable flash drive.

Using the interactive white board also gives the teacher the chance to show students what

computers are capable of doing. Students can see that there is more to modern technology than

playing games and sharing photos on a social media platform.

Audience response systems

One advantage for both business and education is the availability of collaboration through

audience response systems (ARS). An ARS is an add-on technology component that uses

wireless tablets and/or digital pens to allow the audience or the students to actively interact with

the material being presented. Information shows up in real-time on the interactive white board,

giving participants the opportunity to collaborate, share ideas, and work on projects together.

Audience response systems can allow polling of the audience or students, displaying the results

on the IWB in real-time or as a collected data block. Teachers can use them to elicit responses

from students as a way to gauge understanding. Audience response systems can be obtained in

sets that usually accommodate 25 to 30 participants per system.

Modern interactive white boards are rapidly becoming the “must have” technology, from the

classroom to the boardroom. The collaboration feature makes connecting business to business a

commonplace occurrence. It streamlines the teacher’s job and helps the students focus their

attention where it needs to be.


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Ebeam for LCD & Flat Panel Displays

Ebeam Not Just for Whiteboards

We have previously made the eBeam Edge from Luidia our Editor’s Choice for smartboard technology. Much of this is because of the packaging of the product that makes it so amazingly portable and usable on almost any flat surface. Over the life of our website, we have had many requests to use the system on flat panel displays. Interestingly, this is not a supported configuration from Luidia. We think this could be a very cost-effective way to add interactivity to larger displays and TVs. After all, a pen interface is much more natural (and the writing is much more clear) for whiteboarding or annotating than touch, and avoids the ick-factor of finger-smeared displays.

Ebeam on a 92inch Mitsubishi screen DLP Display

From what we understand, Luidia wants to guarantee great user experiences all of the time for their customers, and there are some situations in which a flat panel display will offer inconsistent results. The primary cause of inconsistencies is from the heat that emanates from a display. This makes most plasma displays unusable with the eBeam and we would not recommend the use with a plasma display. With that being said, we do have customers that use the system with plasma displays with good results so long as the display is not used for long periods of time (heating up) and the display is not larger than 42″; though we have reports of people being happy with eBeam performance on up to 50 inch displays. Additionally, rear-view projection systems seem to work really well, and have virtually no size restrictions. of 92inch Mitsubishi screen in use at InfoComm)

Ebeam for LCD & DLP Displays

With the experience of our customers and our own reviews we are comfortable making the following recommendations for very satisfactory operation of the eBeam Edge on Flat panel displays, and rear-projection systems. Please remember, this is not sanctioned or authorized by the manufacturer but we do not believe that using the system in this way denotes “jailbreaking” or voids the warranty.

For best results on LCD displays or Flat panels that are rear projection systems:

  • * Install a minimum of 1.5″ from the outside edge of the screen where possible
  • * Install the eBeam Edge smartboard system at the bottom center of the display and ensure that the eBeam Edge is not blocked by a bezel or some other obstacle on the edge.
  • * Ideally the screen should be 40-50″
  • * LCDs with LED backlight performs best
  • * a 1/4″ bezel on the frame works best
  • * Make sure that you mount the system sturdily and calibrate the system to the display while the display is operating
  • * Performance can change over time with the temperature of the screen. You may want to recalibrate once the display is “warmed up”
  • * Enjoy! Using an eBeam in this application is a little bit of magic and we have had successful presentations around the world using this solution.

Coming soon:
We will have a suction cup mount and a clip mount for sale to support your portable eBeam Edge mounting needs. Stay tuned!

Ebeam Engage New Product First Look


The Ebeam Engage incorporates some really nice features built right into their smartboard device that takes smartboard technology to the next level.

Like it’s predecessors the Ebeam Engage is a multimedia interactive whiteboard attachment, but also features a speaker by JBL, a one-touch recording mechanism, a magnetic wireless keyboard and a lightweight stylus integrated into a single console for seamless presentations.

Watch the video review to see how it all comes together.


Call for pricing:  888-663-8578

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