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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.
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 including walls.
Although an eBeam receiver weighs 4.6 ounces and has a wing-span of 7.5 inches, it activates a board up to 100 inches in diameter.
Many other interactive whiteboard products claim to be ―portable‖ when the wheels often need to be 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 shipped by UPS Ground for $16.53*.
A 77” Front Projection Whiteboard can be 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 corner of the whiteboard eBeam fits seamlessly into almost any existing environment.
You don‘t have to rearrange your classroom or conference room to fit in an eBeam! Flexible enough to capture cubiclesized 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 whiteboard.
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 notes.
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. These include: 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 computer. 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) Screen/object capture Reveal and spotlight functions Hyperlink/embedded resources Move, resize or rotate objects Import at least one of the following standard image formats: JPG, TIFF, BMP, GIF Electronic annotation must be possible in at least four colours Variable thickness of line drawings Import text from regular office applications (for example, ‗copy and paste‘ function) Integrate with third-party applications, such as MS Office apps, Graphics apps, IE 6, etc. Integrate with and be capable of standard mouse functionality of the operating system. Offer functionality to swap use between whiteboard software and operating system (eg. when using whiteboard stylus to operate the whiteboard software, it must be possible to navigate the operating system using the same stylus to open files, start and run other applications etc)
The British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta) was established in the UK "to influence strategic direction and development of national education policy to best take advantage of technology.― In January of 2004, it launched its ―Interactive whiteboards framework‖ in order to get the very best of interactive technology into its nation‘s classrooms.
This Framework has become a template upon which other countries have built their own initiatives and it still serves as the basic criteria to which all IWB technology are held accountable.
eBeam not only meets all of the requirements, but exceeds them.
Becta Functional Specification for Interactive Whiteboard
Annotation, highlighter and erase Drag and drop On-screen keyboard (with ability to reposition) Screen/object capture Reveal and spotlight functions Hyperlink/embedded resources Move, resize or rotate objects Import at least one of the following standard image formats: JPG, TIFF, BMP, GIF Electronic annotation must be possible in at least four colours Variable thickness of line drawings
Import text from regular office applications (for example, ‗copy and paste‘ function) Integrate with third-party applications, such as MS Office apps, Graphics apps, IE 6, etc. Integrate with and be capable of standard mouse functionality of the operating system. Offer functionality to swap use between whiteboard software and operating system (eg. when using whiteboard stylus to operate the whiteboard software, it must be possible to navigate the operating system using the same stylus to open files, start and run other applications etc.)
Becta Functional Specification for Interactive Whiteboards (and more)
Desktop Palette Sub-Menu Scrapbook Palette PowerPoint Palette
Provides different tools depending on what application in use. Allows hiding and showing using the Interactive Stylus
Has tool sub-menus so you can pick and choose which tools you use most. Has friendly, round interface to helps you remember where tools are.
Context-Sensitive Circular Tool Palettes
Shapes Deliver dynamic PowerPoint presentations with a special set of tools designed especially for fullscreen Slide Shows.. Annotate with pen, highlighter, and shapes. Save all marks and annotations as PowerPoint Objects. Eliminate need to learn a special program because you‘re working in PowerPoint.
PowerPoint Integrated Tool Palette
eBeam Technology is being used by a diverse group of popular companies to add interactivity to some of their best-selling products.
eBeam System Advantages
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