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Simultaneous Annotation for Video Conferencing

Posted by Paul Richards on Oct 21, 2014 3:55:00 PM


Simultaneuos Annotation

During a Online Meeting or Web Video Conference Call

When you are scheduling a web video confernencing meeting most people are looking to have a face to face meeting where collaboration is easy. It's common to expect a "One-Click" log-in experience. Everyeone in the online meeting should be able to share documents and communicate with ease. One use case that is really important is "Simulatneuos Annotation" meaning that two people can work on the same document at the same time. So we have put together 4 easy ways to accomplish simultaneuos annotation. 

1. Using a Touch Screen like the MondoPad

The InFocus MondoPad has a interesting approach to "Simultaneuos Annotation". If you are on the same network and you do a MondoPad invite, by invitining other Mondopads to that session. What will happen is that everyone can see documents on the MondoPad that initiated the invititation and all MondoPads can annotate simulataeous. This is called the MP Invite Fuction "MondoPad Invite". There is no video or audio assocaited with the MondoPad Invite Session. 

2. Using a SMART Board for Annotation

For Simultaneuos Annotation on a SMART Board using video conferencing a "SMART Bridgit Server" is required. You can use any SMART Meeting Pro product i.e Smart Board, SMART LCD or Smart Podium to facilitate the touch annotation. A Smart Board is used for annotation on a large projector surface, a SMART LCD uses the touch screen LCD with built-in cameras and a SMART Poduim is a "on-table" interactive pen display. With two locations using SMART products each locations logs into the SMART Bridgit Server and share one document for Simultaneuos Annotation. 

3. Using a TideBreak with any Touch Screen

TideBreak is software solution that can be installed on any Windows PC as the "Host PC". Then they provide BYOD support for any device on your network to join the meeting. Every device gets a mouse and everyone can move around and work on the same document simultaneuosly. It's a really cool way to make 1 computer screen availale to practically everyone else on your team. 

4. Using a regular Web Conferencing Software Zoom.US

I guess it's worth noting that only 1 person can annotate at once using standard web conference software like GoToMeeting and WebEX and Zoom.US. But with Zoom.US they have built in a "Co-Annotation" feature that will dynamically switch control to the user who needs control! Zoom.US being the nimble and quick company they are have provided support for this feature. It's called "Co-Annotate". It's fun and easy. Check out our test footage where we explain how it works. During share screen, participants will need to have mouse go to top middle of zoom to enable coannotate. Check out Conference Room Systems demonstration of simultaneous annotation during a Video Conference Call using Zoom.US.

 

Need some inspiration? Check out these "Simultaneuos Collaboration" Solutions

 

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Topics: Smart technologies, Smart Meeting Pro, Touch screen LED LCD, Interactive Technology

What makes the 21st century conference room tick?

Posted by Paul Richards on Sep 20, 2014 10:48:00 AM

1. Wireless Presentation

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Topics: Video Conferencing, Web Video Conferencing, Audio Visual Advice, Smart technologies, Touch screen LED LCD, Interactive Technology

7 Things about Touch Screen LCD's your Boss wants to know...

Posted by Paul Richards on Aug 27, 2014 3:16:00 PM

Touch Screen LCD's are making collaboration and meeting experiences fun again! That's right. Everything you heard about meetings being a giant waste of time goes away when people are actually engaged. So let's start.

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Topics: Sharp touchscreen LCD, Touchscreen with built-in computer, Touch screen LED LCD

Sharp Touch Screens

Posted by Paul Richards on Jul 30, 2014 7:30:00 PM

The Sharp Touch Screen line are by far the most popular interactive displays on the market. Why? Because Sharp is a gigantic compay known for large television displays. They have used their massive manufacture power to reduce prices and up quality. By upping the quality I mean offering 3 year 24/7 professional on-site warranty's. Yes, "On-Site" warranty means Sharp will come to your office and fix any problem you have with your Sharp Touch Screen. 

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Topics: Sharp touchscreen LCD, Touch screen LED LCD

Hyundai Touch Screen Displays - Why we like them

Posted by Paul Richards on Jul 30, 2014 8:00:00 AM

Hyundai Touch Screen Displays

The Hyundai line of LCD Interactive Whiteboard Displays offers high quality resolution and interactive functionality to create an effective and collaborative audio visual conference room environment.  Combine the efficiency you need with the technology you want.  With 1920x1080 resolution, you can display content in high definition.  The 4-point multi-touch systems allows multiple people to work on the display simultaneously.   While other boards max out at 2 point touch, the Hyundai board allows for more users on a single display, maximizing the collaborative effect.  With auto-brightness control and tempered glass, these displays offer high definition quality in a number of different settings where lighting and size of the room can vary. 

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Topics: Touch screen LED LCD, Interactive Technology

Smart Board Selection Guide

Posted by Patrick Kirby on Jul 16, 2014 4:35:00 PM

Smart Boards Sizes Overview

Webinars every Friday using the Technology

Smart Technologies Smartboards come with in 77", 87" and 94" Sizes. We now offer the Smart Lightraise Projector with the same Smart Notebook Software projecting up to 100"! When you are choosing the correct SmartBoard check out our Smart Board Selection Guide PDF available for download. Smartboard Selection Guide PDF

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Topics: Smart technologies, Touch screen LED LCD

iPad Crestron Control Overview

Posted by Patrick Kirby on Jul 16, 2014 4:26:00 PM

Controlling your Crestron with an iPad

Crestron Control with iPads

Want to Use an Apple iPad to Control Your Conference Room? Here are a few things to consider when installing a new iPad.

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Topics: Crestron, Touch screen LED LCD

70" Sharp touchscreen LCD With built-in computer

Posted by Paul Richards on May 31, 2013 2:48:00 PM

Haverford systems May 2013: The nail shop p.m. 70 LB 70 inch touchscreen LCD comes with a built-in computer. #Competitively priced touchscreen LCDs and hit the market and are going fast. Sharp now offers the best warranty for any touchscreen LCD with a three year limited warranty. Sharp touchscreen LCDs come with Sharp's pen software for annotating over notes and power points. 60, 70 and 80 inch touchscreen models available for very attractive prices.

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Topics: Sharp touchscreen LCD, Touchscreen with built-in computer, Touch screen LED LCD

Evoko Room Schedule Manager

Posted by Paul Richards on May 27, 2013 8:17:00 AM

Haverford systems Inc. May 2013: the Evoko Room Scheduler is added to our room management product line for 2013. The Evoko room scheduler is a easy-to-use touchscreen wall-mounted room scheduler for increased productivity in your meeting rooms. With it's slim and sleek design the vocal room manager looks like an Apple iPad. It's software easily integrates with Microsoft exchange Google apps and Google apps for business. Once the evoko room manager is on your network it will easily display who has booked your conference room. Evoko Room Schedulers Glow green when the room is available and read what it is occupied. The price is only 1499 these easy to integrate touchscreen room schedulers are a Affordable way to increase productivity in your meeting rooms. Put an end to double booking your conference room and save your employees time when they need it most.

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Topics: Touch screen LED LCD

Smart room systems for Microsoft Lync

Posted by Paul Richards on May 19, 2013 6:04:00 PM

Haverford systems Inc. May 2013: Smart room systems made for integration with Microsoft Lync. Small medium and large smart technology ready conference rooms optimized. for Microsoft Lync. 70 inch start screen LCDs 82 inch touchscreen LCDs and duels 70 inch touchscreen LCDs optimized for Microsoft Lync.
Smart room systems include a touchscreen LCD up to four table microphones control system and HD camera for video conferencing. Each smart Room system includes a appliance grade computer optimized for Microsoft Lync. Microsoft lync teams up with smart technologies to create a collaborative audio and video conferencing system. Smart technologies offers touchscreen at LCDs for collaboration and video conferencing on Microsoft Lync.
For more information about smart technology room systems optimized for Microsoft Lync call 610-518-2200. Or visit You WWW.Haverford.com

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Topics: Smart technologies, Microsoft Lync, Touch screen LED LCD

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