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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 www.eBeamRocks.com 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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The Wonders of the eBeam Inscribe

Let’s take a look at the eBeam Inscribe!

Increase Classroom Interactivity With eBeam Inscribe-

The eBeam Inscribe 200e wireless tablet allows users to perform familiar mouse functions and utilize all the features and functionality of standard software applications from anywhere in a conference room, classroom, or large meeting space.

The tablets are lightweight and compact; yet provide ample workspace for efficient desktop and program navigation and input.

Tools You Use–  Through a seamless integration with eBeam Scrapbook, the Inscribe 200e offers a unique dual input feature with the tablet and the interactive stylus. While someone is drawing in Scrapbook with the tablet, someone at the board can simultaneously use full mouse-functionality to drag in images, edit strokes, or set up a shared meeting.

eBeam Inscribe centralizes the most used tool palette functions for ease of use.

 
Please check out our website http://www.ebeamrocks.com/ for more information about all of our eBeam products and for great prices.  Mention my blog when you’re ready to purchase, and receive an extra discount!

New Scrapbook Beta Software Available for Windows

Platform parity for eBeam Scrapbook
– now available for Windows

Following the recent launches of the Mac and Linux software betas, Luidia has just released the Windows beta version of the upcoming Scrapbook software. All three beta software releases are available for download from ebeamlabs.com. These versions are all integrated with eBeam Connect and offer a better, more consistent user experience for you!

These versions feature:

  • Simpler, consistent interface across operating systems
  • iPad and web meetings through eBeam Connect
  • Improved textbox functionality
  • New gallery design
  • Shorter learning curve with new tutorials

Please take a look!

eBeam Scrapbook Rocks!

I’ve been wanting to show a demonstration of the eBeam Scrapbook, and today I actually found a video that does just that.  eBeam Scrapbook is Luidia’s multi-media education software used for gathering, preparing, presenting and sharing content.  The video provides a lot of examples of the different functions that the Scrapbook provides, and numerous ways to use the eBeam Scrapbook in the classroom with your interactive whiteboard.  Pretty awesome!  Take a look!