Luidia eBeam System Advantages -IWB - Interactive Whiteboard
eBeam System Advantages
eBeam can be integrated seamlessly into your existing setup.
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Since eBeam works on your existing whiteboard, you can choose when you
want an interactive whiteboard and when you want a standard whiteboard.
Without Projector With Projector
Works with or without a projector in the classroom or in the conference room.
eBeam software uses many familiar features from the most popular software
applications. (PowerPoint, Illustrator, PhotoShop)
Since eBeam is scalable, a 47” board costs the same as
a 100” board.
A single eBeam supports one of the largest projection areas in the Interactive
Whiteboard Market. eBeam can be used on nearly any smooth, flat surface
Although an eBeam receiver weighs 4.6 ounces Many other interactive whiteboard products claim
and has a wing-span of 7.5 inches, it activates a to be ―portable‖ when the wheels often need to be
board up to 100 inches in diameter. removed to clear the classroom door frame!
Portability – eBeam vs. Traditional Fixed-Sized
eBeam will work on a whiteboard or a wall — any flat surface that gives
enough resistance to activate the stylus.
A 100” eBeam Projection System can be A 77” Front Projection Whiteboard can be
shipped by UPS Ground for $16.53*. shipped by freight for $280.39*.
Most fixed-sized whiteboards exceed the capacity of UPS, Fed Ex, USPS,
etc. and must be shipped by freight. *Source: www.touchboards.com
eBeam technology does not require the somewhat fragile surface found in
other interactive whiteboard products. A puncture to a large, resistive touch
surface generally requires a complete board replacement.
eBeam activates an area of up to 8 feet by 4 feet or 100‖ diagonal.
The receiver can be attached to any You don‘t have to rearrange your
corner of the whiteboard classroom or conference room to fit
in an eBeam!
eBeam fits seamlessly into almost
any existing environment. Flexible enough to capture cubicle-
sized whiteboards to large
conference room whiteboards.
The small footprint of the receiver ensures that you will never lose the daily
functionality of your regular dry-erase whiteboard.
With an eBeam System, you can reuse the whiteboard you
already have instead of replacing it with a fixed-sized interactive
You can also repurpose a flat wall into an interactive
whiteboard with an eBeam and a projector if you don‘t have
an existing board.
Reduce paper and toner usage by digitally distributing whiteboard
Reduce your carbon footprint by hosting eBeam meetings – people will be able
to see your whiteboard content anywhere in the world without having to travel.
Recycle the eBeam packaging (which is small enough to fit in a standard
recycling bin – no lugging huge boxes to the bin outside!)
RoHS compliant – eBeam Hardware does not contain any hazardous
materials and is completely lead-free.
Interactive Stylus provides
a Better Human Interface
According to The Pen Technologies team at the
IBM Thomas J Watson Research Center, Pen
Computing is drawing attention from researchers
because there are a number of applications
where a pen is the most convenient form of input.
Preparing a first draft of a document and
concentrating on content creation.
Capturing information in meetings, that is
quieter than typing and creates minimal visual
barrier as a socially acceptable form notetaking
Entering letters in ideographic languages like
Chinese and Japanese; where the size of the
character set makes keyboard-style input
cumbersome or infeasible
Entering non-letter entries like graphics, music
notation, and gestures.
Interaction with multi-modal systems.
Both IBM and Microsoft have invested a lot of time and resources into the
study and development of ―Pen Computing.‖
Bill Buxton, of Microsoft Research, goes
further by comparing the use of a stylus to
using one’s finger:
For example, if the finger were the ultimate device,
why didn‘t Picasso and Rembrandt restrict
themselves to finger painting? On the other hand, if
you want to sense the temperature of water, your
finger is a better tool than your pencil.
There is a reason we don‘t rely on finger
painting: Even on large surfaces, writing or drawing
with the finger is generally not as effective as it is
with a brush or stylus.
On small format devices it is virtually useless to try
and take notes or make drawings using a finger
rather than a stylus. If one supports good digital ink
and an appropriate stylus and design, one can take
notes about as fluently as one can with paper. Note
taking/scribble functions are notably absent from
virtually all finger-only touch devices.
In 2007, the Microsoft Center for Research on Pen-Centric Computing of Brown
University and Microsoft Research held a conference to discuss Pen Computing.
Pen-centric computing, as defined by the conference, takes advantage of human
skill with the pen, particularly the ability to express smooth, detailed paths quickly.
The eBeam Device Service runs
silently in the background allowing
you to use your Interactive Stylus on
a projected image as seamlessly as
you use your mouse on your PC.
You can turn off our toolbar using a
button the Stylus or from the system
tray icon and use the Interactive
Stylus to run any application on your
The eBeam receiver knows
automatically whether you are using
the Interactive Stylus or Marker
Sleeve and gives you the tools you
need to use them.
Freedom of Software
Annotation, highlighter and erase
Drag and drop
On-screen keyboard (with ability to reposition)
The British Educational Communications
and Technology Agency (Becta) was
Reveal and spotlight functions
established in the UK quot;to influence strategic
direction and development of national
Move, resize or rotate objects education policy to best take advantage of
Import at least one of the following standard technology.―
image formats: JPG, TIFF, BMP, GIF
Electronic annotation must be possible in at least
four colours In January of 2004, it launched its
Variable thickness of line drawings ―Interactive whiteboards framework‖ in order
Import text from regular office applications (for
to get the very best of interactive technology
example, ‗copy and paste‘ function) into its nation‘s classrooms.
Integrate with third-party applications, such as MS
Office apps, Graphics apps, IE 6, etc. This Framework has become a template
Integrate with and be capable of standard mouse upon which other countries have built their
functionality of the operating system.
own initiatives and it still serves as the basic
Offer functionality to swap use between
whiteboard software and operating system (eg. criteria to which all IWB technology are held
when using whiteboard stylus to operate the accountable.
whiteboard software, it must be possible to
navigate the operating system using the same
stylus to open files, start and run other eBeam not only meets all of the
applications etc) requirements, but exceeds them.
Becta Functional Specification for
Annotation, highlighter and erase Import text from regular office
applications (for example, ‗copy and
Drag and drop
On-screen keyboard (with ability to
Integrate with third-party applications,
such as MS Office apps, Graphics apps,
Screen/object capture IE 6, etc.
Reveal and spotlight functions Integrate with and be capable of standard
Hyperlink/embedded resources mouse functionality of the operating
Move, resize or rotate objects
Offer functionality to swap use between
Import at least one of the following whiteboard software and operating
standard image formats: JPG, TIFF, system (eg. when using whiteboard stylus
BMP, GIF to operate the whiteboard software, it
Electronic annotation must be must be possible to navigate the
possible in at least four colours operating system using the same stylus
to open files, start and run other
Variable thickness of line drawings applications etc.)
Becta Functional Specification for
Interactive Whiteboards (and more)
Scrapbook Palette PowerPoint Palette
Provides different tools depending on what Has tool sub-menus so you can pick and choose
application in use. which tools you use most.
Allows hiding and showing using the Interactive Has friendly, round interface to helps you
Stylus remember where tools are.
Context-Sensitive Circular Tool Palettes
Deliver dynamic PowerPoint
presentations with a special set of
tools designed especially for full-
screen Slide Shows..
Annotate with pen, highlighter,
Save all marks and annotations
as PowerPoint Objects.
Eliminate need to learn a special
program because you‘re working
Exit Presentation Erase/Delete
PowerPoint Integrated Tool Palette
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