Many of the changes the CleverTouch brings to the interactive display market seem obvious in retrospect, but they are nonetheless revolutionary. Interactive display technology is relatively new, at least compared to other A/V technologies, like most forms of conferencing and collaborating equipment. As such, it’s catching up in a lot of ways, especially in terms of usability. Whereas before, an interactive display would consume a lot of setup and training time, and only work when tied to another device, modern interactive displays aren’t limited in this way. And the CleverTouch brings much more than just user-friendliness.
A New Way of Doing Things
Interactive displays are relied on to deliver information in an engaging way, and to bring others into the presentation. It’s this latter point that most systems have struggled with in the past, as the feature set and usability haven’t been there. Not so anymore. The CleverTouch has only been around for a few short years, but teachers and managers have already identified its potential. Specifically, this is what the technology offers over previous interactive displays:
- A true focus on usability – It’s difficult to get other people involved in a lesson or presentation if they don’t know how to use the technology. Sometimes, A/V technology is evaluated on its features, but for most teachers and managers, they just want something that will work as soon as they start it up. This interactive display offers just that. It is built with onboard processor and hard drive components, so it does not require an external device to function (though there are several ports available for connecting various devices). It also comes with the LUX operating system, which is modeled after the Android operating systems found on phones and tablets. As most people are familiar with mobile operating systems, it takes little time for people to get used to LUX. In many cases, training is not even required.
- A wealth of lesson-generating features – Schools and universities are major adopters of interactive displays, as it gives them a new set of tools to developing lessons. The CleverTouch takes this mission several steps further. In addition to Lynx, its standard whiteboard and lesson planning software, the display also comes with software that helps visualize high school level math and science concepts, as well as Snowflake, a piece of software that allows multiple users to operate the display at once.
- Near unlimited access to additional content – In addition to this standard software, users also have access to the CleverStore, which possesses a wealth of third party educational applications, allowing for even more creative lesson planning. These apps have in-store purchases disabled, so they come with no risk. Media, including videos, can easily be pulled from the web as well, enabling both teachers and managers to integrate helpful resources into their presentations with minimal effort.
Classrooms and meeting rooms have changed over the decades, but with the CleverTouch providing a new way of delivering information, it’s fair to say that, in this instance, change is good.