3 Engaging Display Technologies

Whether your space is a house of worship, a school system, or a corporate environment, your purpose is the same: education. Today’s advancements in display technologies, including interactive monitors and tablets, interactive whiteboards, and interactive displays, can help you educate better. Break your audience out of the sit-and-yawn presentation by swapping your outdated technology for dynamic, interactive experiences that challenge thought through audience interaction with a swipe of your finger or stylus. Write directly over PowerPoint® presentations and other working documents, then save progress and process through screen shots or video of the entire session. The picture or video can then be sent to those in attendance for reference, or for instruction to those that were not present.

Think of interactive monitors and tablets as the most portable of the three types of presentation devices. Starting around the size of an iPad, they act similarly: using a finger, you can easily annotate over the top of documents for a small group, shifting the angle of display by hand for better group viewing. And with their size, interactive monitors and tablets can be quickly broken down after your meeting and slipped away for transport to the next. Their convenience can also be their downside, however: With large groups, graphics may simply not be large enough for all to see.

Enter interactive whiteboards. Think of them as a trinity: your computer sends a signal to the projector, which projects onto the interactive whiteboard, which then relays your annotations back to the computer for notation and display. And so on. Best for fixed locations like meeting rooms, what they lack in nimbleness they make up for in clear, distinct presentations for large groups. Also, because of their size, they are tailor-made for audience participation. However, you may not be able to clearly view them when the presenter crosses between the screen and the projector. Plus, there’s that necessity to “dim the lights.”

The final group, interactive displays, is the Cadillac of the three presentation methods. Like an actual Cadillac, they are large and generally more expensive, but what you receive in exchange is unrivaled performance and visibility. Connecting them directly into you computer, they offer high-resolution graphics, distinct from any angle, with direct touch-to-display immediacy. Think of them as a full-sized interactive tablet. These systems are the top-of-the-line. Make sure you take into account their size, as it makes them difficult to relocate quickly and expensive should an accident occur en route.

What display is best for your group? Size does matter. For small groups without a long-term meeting spot, or if ease of movement is a factor, then it’s hard to beat the ease of movement of interactive monitors and tablets. For those with large groups that meet in a fixed spot, interactive whiteboards are a great option to shake up the usual presentations. And for those who seek the top-of-the-line clarity and color for large groups regardless of light condition, then interactive displays are unsurpassed in display.

Keeping these constraints in mind, you’re ready to make the best decision for your group. For more information, visit www.AudioVideoGroup.com, or call (800) 668-4988 to speak with one of our specialists.

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