Posts tagged interactive whiteboard

The New Microsoft Surface Hub 2S Is Here!

The second generation of Microsoft’s Surface Hub is on its way, and you can get yours through AVI-SPL. For meetings of different sizes, the Surface Hub 2S is your pathway to turning any space into a teamwork space and bringing remote teams together. When the first Surface Hub arrived in 2016, it empowered groups of different sizes to collaborate through an interactive display that included their preferred collaboration tools. Colleagues could be in the same room or spread out around the world, and the Surface Hub brought them and their ideas together in one place.

In creating this updated version, Microsoft has listened to its customers and improved the Surface Hub’s physical design and its integration with software applications. The new Microsoft Whiteboard app gives you the ability to find people, and includes image stacks and intelligent ink. Everyone can take part in the brainstorming session, because you can share your whiteboard across Android, iOS, and Windows 10 platforms. And you can pick up from where your team left off. Other features and benefits include:

  • 50% faster graphic performance over the first Surface Hub
  • 40% lighter than the original version
  • More intuitive user interface
  • 50-inch collaborative canvas
  • Fluid team collaboration through Surface Hub Pen and touch
  • Enhanced 4K camera
  • Can be easily moved when paired with a Steelcase Roam™ Mobile Stand
  • Remote collaboration using Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business
  • Integrated with Windows 10 and Office 365

The Surface Hub 2S empowers you with mobile, cordless, uninterrupted teamwork. Any place can be a collaboration space. AVI-SPL is an official Microsoft partner, and we are your source for the new Surface Hub, which is scheduled to ship in June. For more information, and to reserve your Surface Hub 2S, visit AVI-SPL’s dedicated Surface Hub page. >

Learn About the Improvements in the Sharp Aquos Board

Sharp Aquos BoardRegister for our June 4 webinar on the next generation of the Sharp Aquos Board and how it improves upon the way people in business collaborate in real time with one another. Learn about the new features that make the Aquos easier to use and essential to efficiency and productivity at work. Don’t worry if you’re new to the Aquos – this presentation will cover all of its features and how they help users present materials and work together.

Register for Aquos Boards: Improving Workplace Collaboration.

About the presenter

Gary Bailer is in charge of leading the product management efforts for Sharp’s professional display products and brings over 25 years of business technology experience to Sharp Electronics Corporation.

Da-Lite Unveils New Screen Products for Education Market at InfoComm

Da-Lite ViewshareDuring InfoComm in Orlando, visitors to the Da-Lite booth got to see solutions with great appeal to the education market. Its ViewShare™ Tensioned Advantage® Electrol® is designed for smaller organizations that need to collaborate over video, but not at the high-quality and scalability that corporations frequently require. ViewShare turns screens into video collaboration displays. An HD video camera integrated at the base of the screen enables video conferencing.

  • Compatible with any peer-to-peer video conferencing software (Microsoft Lync, Skype)
  • Plug-and-play USB connection
  • 16:9 HDMI format up to 65 inches by 116 inches

 

Da-Lite IDEA screenWhile at InfoComm, we shared Da-Lite’s IDEA™ solution on the AVI-SPL Twitter account. (If you’re not following us on Twitter, get to it! (twitter.com/avisplinfo) Check out the Instagram pic: http://instagram.com/p/agL15aHv30/

IDEA is an ultra-thin projection surface that is compatible with short-throw interactive projectors like those from SMART Technologies. It also works as a writable whiteboard.

Interested in these products or want to discuss an AV integration project with us? Call AVI-SPL at 866-559-8197 or fill out our contact form.

Register for Webinar on Touch Collaboration by Sharp

Join us Thursday, August 16 at 1 p.m. EST for “Interactive Touch Panels in Commercial Applications,” presented by Sharp’s Scott Aydelotte. The touch-panel segment is the digital signage market’s fastest growth category. This presentation will focus on market trends on large panels and touch panels, and the key differentials that distinguish Sharp’s offerings from that of its competition, making it the number one market-share in many of the large-panel categories. Scott will explain why Sharp’s versatile AQUOS Board LED touch panel is in such high demand for business applications.

On the Agenda

  • Market trends for large panels and touch panels
  • Collaboration with the AQUOS board
  • Touch technology in the business setting

Register for “Interactive Touch Panels in Commercial Applications.”

About the Presenter

Scott Aydelotte brings 21 years of Sales Management/ Product Management experience with him. In his current capacity, he is the Associate Director of Distribution and National Accounts at Sharp Electronics. Scott is responsible for managing the distribution channel for Sharp’s Professional Grade Monitors and Professional Projectors.

Summer Time is Learning Time for Teachers

Two Summer Institutes are planned for the Tampa and Detroit areas this year.  Dunedin Highland Middle School located in beautiful Dunedin, Florida, is the host site for our four-day event, July 23rd to 26th. The prestigious Cranbrook School in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan is the site for the Summer Institute, held August 23rd and 24th. Hundreds of teachers are expected to gather and work in Professional Learning Communities and create engaging strategies that support higher-order thinking skills for their students. And the cool thing is they will be learning how to use the latest in classroom technology at the same time!

Registration is currently open for both events.  To learn more about the Summer Institutes, select one of these links:

Summer Series Events

This year’s Summer Series event locations have doubled!  There are four areas where you can learn more about integrating technology into your teaching practice during three-hour sessions.  Topics will include:  SMART Notebook Software,  SMART Response software, iPad apps for education and creating digital content for your classroom.  Select the links below to see what you can learn this summer!