If you go back thirty years, teachers were writing and illustrating on blackboards with chalk to engage students in the classroom. Ten years later, whiteboards moved the game on with dry erase ink, but this was hardly a technological revolution. The first interactive screens, introduced in the 2010s, were a technological revolution, bringing centralised collaboration … Continue reading How to choose interactive screens for classrooms
Visualisers are electronic devices with a height and tilt-adjustable camera on an arm that’s connected to an external display like a TV or monitor. The camera lets you display a video feed on the display in real-time for interactive lessons and learning. Visualisers have been in the classroom for over a decade however the technology … Continue reading What is a Visualiser for the Classroom?
The main advantage of a rear projection screen is standing in front of it without blocking light from the projector. This is beneficial for presentations and increases the number of potential locations for the projector. Another advantage of rear projection screens is improved contrast and image quality because it separates the light path from the audience. Audiences … Continue reading Why choose a rear projection screen?
The Fast-Fold Deluxe Large Portable Screen is a foldable, portable projector screen in a wheeled case. It’s available in sizes up to 4m, making it one of the biggest screens of its kind, and it is deceptively easy to use and move around. This expert review reveals everything you need to know about it, helping you … Continue reading Fast-Fold Deluxe Large Portable Screen Review
The beauty of projectors is you can use any flat surface as a screen, but if you want the best viewing experience, you should use a dedicated surface. Projector screens come in all shapes and sizes, including standard pull-down screens, fixed screens that you bolt into a wall, and rear projector screens that display an image … Continue reading Choosing a projector screen
Choosing a data projector for any use case is relatively simple; all you need to do is determine the ‘throw’ and resolution you require. These elements dictate the projector’s distance from the screen and the image quality. Determine throw The ‘throw’ of a projector determines the image size when set at a distance. In other … Continue reading How to choose a data projector
School halls have relatively complex audio visual requirements. The large open space is great at eating up sound, making speaker placement vital. The acoustic qualities of the hall also need to be considered to avoid reverberation. On the visual side, the main concern is a restricted screen view. Simply put, pupils must see the screen … Continue reading AV for school halls – how to design the optimal experience
Keeping students engaged in class is one of your greatest challenges, especially with dry and uninspiring subjects. However, the problem is rarely the subject matter itself, but the delivery method and how you deliver information to students. Visualisers have an overhead camera that captures video and feeds it to a connected display, such as a … Continue reading How visualisers and data projectors help schools engage students
The characteristics of meetings room audio visual are unique, with audio fed in from various sources across a large space. Add projectors and displays to the mix, and you have lots of different ways the AV experience can suffer. You might have seen films where a conference phone is in the middle of a meeting … Continue reading Meeting room AV best practices
Sizing and specifying audio visual systems for sports halls isn’t always straightforward because of the size and shape of the space. Also, sports halls are enormous, and they are used in hundreds of different ways, from parent’s evenings to assemblies and shows, all requiring different AV qualities. What we have, then, is a dynamic space … Continue reading Best practices for A/V solutions in sports halls
Review summary: The Iiyama TE5503 MIS-B1AG is an excellent interactive touchscreen, with in-built software for annotations and drawing. The included dual-touch pens offer a variety of useful features, and you can directly interact with on-screen content. The 4K resolution makes the display future-proof, but it’s the higher-the-average contrast ratio of 1200:1 that delivers fantastic image … Continue reading Iiyama TE5503 MIS-B1AG 55″ Interactive Touchscreen 4K Review
Review summary: The Vivitek Novotouch EK653i 65″ 4K Interactive Touchscreen combines a 4K UHD resolution with IPS-ADS technology, offering increased brightness without compromising black levels like regular IPS displays do. The result is a bright, colourful and interactive touchscreen that’s a pleasure to use. An anti-glare coating and self-contained software (no need to hook it up … Continue reading Vivitek Novotouch EK653i 65″ 4K Interactive Touchscreen Review