The newest addition to the eBeam Family of Products Summer 2009

Same eBeam Quality, Exciting New Form Factor

• SMALL: Measures less than 8 inches long and is thinner than an iPhone®
• LIGHT: Weighs less than 4 oz. • POWERFUL: Activates the biggest image area in the market - up to a 9‘ x 5‘ (120‖ diagonal) projected image • STATE OF THE ART: • MEMs signal acquisition technology for increased accuracy & higher resolution • Texas Instruments DSP-based signal processing for faster response & tracking speeds • EASY TO USE: • Can be placed along any ―edge‖ of the board • One-button access to Calibration screen

Features

• New Interactive Stylus
• Smaller than regular whiteboard markers • Ergonomic design • Fast, precise notation – newly designed hardware and firmware allow for virtually no lag time between pen and pixel • Natural drawing and writing with a new ultraresponsive sensor for a more realistic experience • Easy and flexible installation options • Integrated receiver magnets make attaching to a metalic board a snap • Included stainless steel mounting plate for no-fuss installation on non-magnetic surfaces

Benefits

Interactive Stylus provides a Better Human Interface

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.

Pen Computing
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.

for Education
• Navigate and Manipulate Data on Classroom Computers • You and your students can control everything on your computer from the board — no more hiding behind a computer screen! • Include Multimedia • Bring to life important skills and concepts when you use eBeam Scrapbook to combine authentic and relevant text, graphics, photographs, and animation. Compare data from multiple sources and reach all types of learners. • Label Data on the Fly • Text and pen tools are available whenever you need them. Mark up web pages, images, and text before class and as your students contribute to discussions and demonstrate their understanding of presented material. • Distribute and Archive Content to Use for Assessment and Review • Save to multiple formats, including jpg, pdf, and PowerPoint, to distribute captured data. Review, re-use and share content with students or colleagues via e-mail and the web.

―The‖ Classroom Tool

 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 edge™ for Education not only meets all of the requirements, but exceeds them.

eBeam Edge Designed for Education

―…it was easier to interact with websites because the calibration was more accurate than any other interactive whiteboard product I‘ve used.‖
- Elizabeth Rief, Teacher Summit School Winston-Salem, NC

―….nice ergonomic design…very cool-looking…will be easier to pack.‖
- Jeff Caswell, Teacher Arlington Middle School Arlington, TN

User Feedback

―The pen feels great in the hand... The buttons on the pen are well placed .... The weight is well balanced in the hand. The new receiver is great. Nicely streamlined. Really liked the magnetic attachment. And it‘s small enough to use on many kinds of surfaces – whiteboards, walls, tabletops, TV screens, and other large monitors.‖
- Andy Russell, former Hasbro Employee currently completing Masters in Learning, Design, Technology at Stanford University

User Feedback

Windows
Pentium™ IV with 512MB RAM Windows 2000, XP, Vista

340MB free hard drive space
Available USB port

Mac
Power PC® G3 400Mhz Processor OS X 10.4+ 192MB Available Memory 40MB free hard drive space Available USB port

Additional Requirements
Projector Whiteboard or other display surface

Minimum System Requirements

The newest addition to the eBeam Family of Products Summer 2009

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