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Who Needs Interactive Solutions

Who Needs Interactive Solutions?

Who needs interactive solutions?  Let’s first review what an interactive solution is.

In our daily lives we have meetings, training sessions, presentations, you may be a teacher, coach, administrator, just about everyone interacts with people during the day.  And during these interactions most of the time ideas are shared, information flows and notes are taken.

It is during the times of note taking and information flow where Interactive Solutions are needed.  Too often these sessions are one dimensional.  A flip chart being used, a whiteboard or whiteboard painted wall, a PowerPoint presentation be displayed or just your desktop is being displayed.  This allows for a presenter and a viewer, but it isn’t interactive.

To be interactive more than one person needs to be able to interact with the information.  This can be done through a file sharing application, web meeting or similar application.  Too often these cost money to set up and maintain, have to be scheduled in advance and as we’ve all see are easy to crash or fail and usually at the worst time possible.

So why do you need an interactive solution?

The interactive solutions provide an easy way to capture and share information.  You spend less time copying and transcribing notes, ideas and sketches and more time implementing the ideas and plans.  Productivity goes up, mistakes and problems go down.

eBeam offers all of this interactivity inside two different applications.  eBeam Edge is a simple, elegant and cost effective way to set up an interactive space.  Whether you are using a projector, tv or monitor, whiteboard, whiteboard painted wall, glass wall or even a table to with an ultra short-throw projector.

eBeam Edge allows you to convert virtually any hard surface to an interactive surface.

eBeam Edge attaches quickly to any metal backed whiteboard or presentation board.  It also comes with brackets that are held in place with 3M Command Strips to you eliminate damage to any walls when removing the tape.  With a special bracket the Edge device can be attached to almost any large screen TV or monitor.

Load the programs (usually in 20 minutes or less) and you have now created a touch screen surface anywhere you can project or show your desktop.  The image can be as large as 60”h x 108”w large enough to make any small detail stand out.

Now that you are set up, if you showing your desktop you have created a touch screen surface.  Interact and run any program that you have loaded on your computer.  From Word to Excel to AutoCAD to PowerPoint anything can be operated from the image.

When you run the Scrapbook program you have the ultimate electronic whiteboard application.  With unlimited screens and the ability to import, export, take screen shots, record video and audio you have a program that will make all of your sessions more productive.  Once the event is finished you can edit, save and distribute the information in up to 9 different formats.

Imagine conducting a client presentation or review and then forwarding them a video of the entire event including sound so they have it before they get back to their office.  How cool would that be.  Or conduct on on-line meeting walking through all of the issues and recording it at the same time and sending a link to file within minutes of completing the presentation.  Do you hear the same cash register sounds I do?

So what if you aren’t using your desktop, but instead have a plain old whiteboard or the newest tool a whiteboard painted wall?  No problem.  With the Capture program you quickly and easily turn this space into an electronic copyboard. EVERYTHING that you write on the board or wall is instantly sent to your computer.

Once on the computer you have the ability to edit, add to, save and distribute the information in a similar way to the Scrapbook program.  You can even conduct on-line meetings where you share the content of your whiteboard and record all of your events showing the details of the whiteboard and voice as it is picked up by the computer.

So you see interactive solutions are a great tool and eBeam is one of the best.  Want to learn more?  Go to where you can see all of the eBeam products and other devices to support them.  Check out the videos where you can see how the product works and all of the training tools to help you get up and running quickly.

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Interactive Whiteboards Don’t Need to Have IT Set Them Up

Interactive Whiteboards are not losing ground to tablets and phones.  Small devices do not take the place of large surfaces where people can interact to discuss, brainstorm, plan and develop ideas.  Technology simply cannot take the place of the concept of ideas on a board for group activities.

The challenge of many interactive solutions is that IT is required to download, install and set up the software.  Once the software is installed the screens or board must be calibrated.  Once all of this is done then you can begin working on them – well after a potentially long training period.  And this is the downside of these expensive solutions.  The more expensive generally the more costly in time and money is the training.

eBeam solves both of these issues by being a cost effective purchase, easy install (often 20 minutes or less) and a very intuitive interface.  Training can take as little as 20 minutes to get up and running on either of the programs that are provided.

Another big downside is the lack of portability with expensive solutions.  When you purchase an expensive board that can run from $2500 to $5000 the last thing the IT or facility people want to do is have this technology rolled down hallways or put on elevators to move between floors.  Movement means wear and tear and this does not bode well for these boards.

eBeam solves this problem by its inherent portability.  From the small foot print of the eBeam Edge Receiver to the wireless connection that can be made to your computer.  Wires are not an issue and moving from room to room can take as little as a few minutes (with Capture) to 10-15 minutes if a projector is being used (with Scrapbook).

Your investment is small – as little as $649.00 for the USB version to $999.00 for the eBeam Edge Wireless with Capture Pack version.  Add a Battery Pack and you have a complete system for just under $1100.  This is a small investment that can be picked up and moved from room to room, taken on the road and set up in minutes.

So consider eBeam for your interactive solution.  We Make Any Surface Smart.

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Choosing the Right eBeam System for You!

Depending on your needs, your budget, and your existing equipment, there’s an eBeam system that’s a perfect fit for you!

Please take a look at our website at and find your new eBeam system!


Please browse through our store and shop with confidence. Our site is secure and any information shared with our website will never be used for ANY reason other than to complete your order. We invite you to create an account with us if you like, or shop as a guest. Either way, your shopping cart will be active until you leave the store.

A few notes – Many of the products offer two different ways to connect – via USB or via Bluetooth.  On our site, the products are listed separately (for example, we offer 2 options regarding the eBeam Edge Complete.  One product will be listed as “eBeam Edge Complete – Bluetooth”, and another product listed as “eBeam Edge Complete – USB”.)  Please call or email us with any questions regarding what solution will work best for you.

ALSO – we offer discounts for bulk orders (more than 5 units) and often have promotions running for schools.  We also offer discounts for buyers who would like to see our free demo, which we offer over the internet or in person.  If you think any of these scenarios might apply to you, please contact me via my blog, or call us at 314-629-3000. 

If you purchase by June 8th and mention this blog, you can get a 10% discount on any of our products!!!  So, don’t delay, contact us today!

We pride ourselves on our great customer service and are always happy to assist anyone in any way, so please don’t hesitate to contact us for any reason!  We believe in eBeam and enjoy sharing our eBeam knowledge with anyone who is willing to listen!

eBeam Edge wins 2012 award for “Best IWB Solution”

The eBeam Edge has done it again!  In the recently released EdTech Digest Awards for 2012, eBeam Edge won for “Best IWB Solution”!  Take a look at the following article, and then check out our website so that you can learn more about the eBeam Edge and see our great prices!

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EdTech Digest Awards 2012: Standing Room Only – WINNERS

Sure, it’s only spring, but it’s already hot, hot, hot! The edtech space is sizzling with activity and the sharply increased volume of entries in this year’s EdTech Digest Awards Program indicates a marketplace further heating up with innovation, creativity and solutions—all at a very frenzied pace. It’s an overflow room this year with more than double the amount of entries as last. Not to be confused with the late ’90s dot-com scene, this crowd stands in stark contrast, identifiable more by hard-won wisdom and less by hollow hype. Technology and talent are stably coming together for education in a time of great budgetary change where old models continue to crumble as a new normal yet emerges. With school budgets cut by some $20 Billion in California alone over the past three years, vapid glitz-and-glamour solutions have no place when there are plenty of authentic, tried-and-true providers (or at least stable beta startups with built-in, on-the-fly quality improvement mechanisms). The best solutions are earning their places as they build out and scale up; they deliver with ease and efficacy, and in short, they’re real. Venture capitalists seem to think so, too. Over the last few years, they’ve provided at least a $1.97 Billion vote of confidence in educational technology companies closing more than 438 new deals with no signs of letting up. Behind the quality products and services, the apps and platforms, the content and clicks—are real leaders in the space who are under no illusion as to what it takes to get things done. These trendsetters, both people and products, are making it standing room only when it comes to the palpable, electric energy in the edtech sector today—and that’s very good news for the future of education. With still more excitement to come, let’s nonetheless go up on stage, front and center, and tear open the envelopes to announce the 2012 EdTech Digest Awards Program finalists—and winners!

COOL TOOL awards

New Product or Service – Finalists (winner = *)

icurio from Knovation Learning

Qtopia from Qwizdom

EchoSystem 5 from Echo360

Algebra Readiness from Revolution K12

Insight 360 from eInstruction

SuccessMaker Speed Games from Pearson

Dreambox Learning Math from Dreambox

Alleyoop from Pearson

CommonCore360 from School Improvement Network*

Mind Leap from mindleaptech

Noodle from Noodle Education

ActivExpression2 from Promethean

Student Academic Tracking – Finalists

ClassMate from ClassLink

mCLASS Beacon AP Science from Wireless Generation*

Other Cool Tool – Finalists

LaunchPad from ClassLink* (best virtualization solution)

ClassMate from ClassLink

StudyBlue from StudyBlue* (best student study tool)

Vision Pro from Netop

DigitalMedia Presentation System from Crestron

Digits from Pearson

Curriki from Curriki* (best open education resource)

HELP Math from Digital Directions

VizZle from Monarch Teaching Technologies

TenMarks Math from TenMarks* (best blended learning solution)

eduPad Studio from edupad

eBOARD from eBOARDsolutions

PossibilityU from Cambium Enterprises

Variquest Learning Modules from Varitronics

Product or Service – Finalists

Stylus Pro 7700 from Epson

Turnitin from iParadigms

iBoss web filters from iBoss

VMathLive from Cambium Learning Group

The Geometer’s Sketchpad from Key Curriculum Press

LessonPlanet from LessonPlanet

AirWatch from AirWatch

Top Hat Monocle from Top Hat Monocle*

Inside Out from A.D.A.M.

Academic Gaming Solution – Finalists

ST Math from Mindresearch

SuccessMaker Speed Games from Pearson

Ko’s Journey from Imagine Education*

GRAMMonster! from McGraw-Hill

FriendsLearn from FriendsLearn

TNT Reading Tutor from BrainTrain

GameUp from BrainPOP

VocabularySpellingCity from SpellingCity

iTooch Elementary from edupad

Assessment Solution – Finalists

iReady CCSS Screener from Curriculum Associates

Insight 360 from eInstruction

WritetoLearn from Pearson

Naiku from Naiku

Observation 360 from School Improvement Network

mCLASS Beacon from Wireless Generation

Academic Merit from Academic Merit*

Classroom Hardware Solution – Finalists

EchoSystem 5 from Echo 360

DigitalMedia Multimedia Presentation System 300 from Crestron

QuickPack Classroom AV System Package from Crestron*

OnCue Basic Presentation Controller from Crestron

NOVA AIR from fourierEDU

Collaboration Solution – Finalists

Collaboration Tools from ePals

Insight 360 from eInstruction

EQUELLA from Pearson

My Big Campus from Lightspeed Systems

Collaborate from Blackboard

PD360 from School Improvement Network

PD360 Community from School Improvement Network

Nearpod from Panarea Digital*

myTrack from eScholar

mCLASS Beacon AP Science from Wireless Generation

Communication Solution – Finalists

Attendance Discovery from ParentLink

TeacherReach from ParentLink*

Content Provider Solution – Finalists

espresso elementary from espresso education Algebra 1 from Cambium Learning Group

Shmoop from Shmoop

Glencoe Writer’s Workspace from McGraw-Hill

Shakespeare in Bits from mindconnex*

Digital Textbook – Finalists

iBook2 Textbooks for Algebra 1 & Geometry from Pearson

Networks: A Social Studies Learning System from McGraw-Hill*

World History, Our Human Story from K12

Miller & Levine Biology iBook2 Textbook from Pearson

District Data Solution – Finalists

Complete Data Warehouse for PK-12 from eScholar*

mCLASS Beacon from Wireless Generation

E-learning Solution – Finalists

myON reader from Capstone Digital

SuccessMaker Speed Games from Pearson

vMathLive from Cambium Learning Group

Glencoe Writer’s Workspace from McGraw-Hill

eLearnApp from eLearnApp

E3 Imagine eBooks from E3imagine

Shakespeare in Bits from Mindconnex

Haiku Learning Management System from Haiku Learning*

Education, Academy, Learning from Colorado Connections Academy

eLearning Solution from ePals

Emerging Technology Solution – Finalists

LaunchPad from ClassLink

Crestron DigitalMedia Multimedia Presentation System from Crestron from Sophia*

Flow from SMALLab Learning

AirWatch from AirWatch

Mobile platform from ScholarChip

TenMarks Math from TenMarks

Green Solution – Finalists

MakeMeSustainable from Noveda Technologies*

LaunchPad from ClassLink

Interactive Whiteboard Solution – Finalists

BrightLink 485 Wi from Epson

Abrams Interactive Science from Abrams

Insight 360 from eInstruction

Class Dojo from Class Dojo

StarBoardLink from Hitachi

eBeam Edge for Education Projection from Luidia*

Learning Management System – Finalists

Blackboard Learn Release 9.1 from Blackboard

CLG from itworx

Connexus School Management System from Colorado Connections Academy

OpenClass from Pearson*

Mobile Device Solution – Finalists

Insight 360 from eInstruction

PowerSchool for Parents from Pearson*

Mobile Filter from Lightspeed Systems

Anthro Tablet Charging Cart from Anthro

NOVA AIR from fourierEDU

Mobile App Solution – Finalists

Echoplayer from Echo360

Mobi 360 from eInstruction

Mobile Filter from Lightspeed Systems

ParentLink Mobile from ParentLink

Blackboard Mobile Learn from Blackboard

MiLAB from fourierEDU

TopHat Monocle from TopHat Monocle

Featured Movie App (iOS) from BrainPOP*

Murky Reef Think & Play from Frolyc

AppPak: Safe App Delivery for Schools from Carrot App Dev

Presentation Solution – Finalists

PowerLite 93+ from Epson*

QuickPack Classroom AV System Package from Crestron

Nearpod from Panarea Digital

TechnologyWorkstand 2095 from SecurityWorks

Professional Development Solution – Finalists

OnTrack from ClassLink

LiveView from therenow

PD360 from School Improvement Network

CommonCore 360 from School Improvement Network

Fundamentals of Virtual K-12 Teaching from PBS Teacherline

PD Online from ASCD

Academic Merit from Academic Merit*

Edthena Professional Development from edthena

Social Networking/Academic Networking – Finalists

LearningSpace 2.0 from ePals

My Big Campus from Lightspeed Systems*

PD 360 Community from School Improvement Network


STEM Solution – Finalists

Adaptive Curriculum from Adaptive Curriculum*

LateNiteLabs from LateNiteLabs

NOVA AIR from fourierEDU

Simulation Science Tools from Colorado Connections Academy



Andrew Grauer

Fred Singer

Rob O’Leary and Grant Wright



No Child Held Back* (new consortium)

Randy Wilhelm

Berj Akian

Matthew Peterson

Frank Ferguson and Rob Waldron

Nic Borg* (co-founder/CEO)

Ellen Siminoff

Murugan Pal

Shawn Bay

Miles Gilburne

Kim McClelland

Rudy Crew

Barbara Freeman

Bhargav Sri Prakash

Charlene Blohm & Associates* (PR firm)

Martin Lind

Michael Parrales

Steven Engravalle

Jamieson McKenzie

Trever Reeh

Scott Devries

Brad Flickinger* (educator)

Steve Temming

Dalinda Alcantar


Product or Service Setting a Trend – Finalists

studysync from BookheadEd*

Edmodo from edmodo

Adaptive Curriculum from Adaptive Curriculum

eSchoolView Content Management System from eSchoolView

Raptivity from Harbinger Knowledge

Ko’s Journey from ImagineEducation

VizZle from Monarch Teaching Technologies

GlogsterEDU from Glogster

SPARK from School Specialty

ePortfolios from Somerville, Ma., High School

Congratulations to all finalists and winners!

eBeam Edge in the Classroom

This video shows an actual 5th grade class using the eBeam Edge to reinforce what they have learned about Native Americans in their Social Studies class.  Very cool!  Please take a look!

Our Biggest eBeam Sale Ever… Continues!

So, my boss must be feeling extra nice because of the holidays, because he’s extended our major eBeam sale prices until 12/31/11!  Please check them out at  You’ll be glad you did!

Luidia Receives Awards for eBeam Technology

Obviously I’m a big fan of eBeam and Luidia, but when I found the following article, I was seriously so happy!   I really believe that Luidia deserves every award possible for their eBeam technology.  They are making a positive difference in people’s lives every day, and for that I applaud them!  I found the following article at

Luidia’s eBeam Technology Leads Market, Recognized With Prestigious Award Wins

SAN CARLOS, CA–(Marketwire – Dec 13, 2011) – Luidia Inc. announced its interactive eBeam technology has been honored with numerous prestigious awards this year from leading industry publications including Commercial Integrator, District Administration, EdTech Digest, rAVe, Scholastic Administrator and Tech & Learning.

“Premium product quality is a key Luidia differentiator — it’s the reason we are able to outpace the competition and experience such significant market momentum with enterprise and education users,” said Rafi Holtzman, CEO of Luidia. “It’s an honor to be recognized by the market, and it reinforces that eBeam technology meets the highest standards of excellence for customers who demand ease-of-use, flexibility and reliability.”

Luidia’s eBeam technology recently received the following awards from leading industry publications:

Luidia Inc. is the leading provider of interactive eBeam technology that helps the world capture and share content. The company’s products are utilized by organizations of all sizes, with hundreds of thousands of users across multiple industries and geographies. Luidia also partners with industry leaders, including Chief, HP, Hitachi, NEC, Polycom and Sony, who apply eBeam technology in their latest products.