IPEVO System Turns Any Flat Surface Into an Interactive Whiteboard
Ed tech designer IPEVO’s newest product is the IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System, a small and affordable pair of devices which turns most any flat surface into an interactive whiteboard.
Education technology manufacturer and designer IPEVO has announced the release of its newest product, the IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System. Intended for educators in the classroom but also appropriate in business settings, IS-01 allows remote control and annotation for projected images, turning most any surface into an interactive whiteboard. IS-01 is set to be released in September at a price of $149, and will be available through the IPEVO Online Store at http://www.ipevo.com
The Interactive Whiteboard System is made up of two primary devices: a small Sensor Cam, which connects to PC or Mac via USB, and a handheld Interactive Pen. When properly mounted and calibrated — which takes a couple of simple steps via included calibration software — the Sensor Cam detects infrared signals from the Interactive Pen, and then translates those signals into cursor movements and mouse clicks. In this way, an educator can stand beside a computer screen projected by a projector, and then control applications using the Interactive Pen.
A wide variety of applications can be controlled in this manner, in addition to control of the basic operating system. Left clicks, right clicks, double-clicks, and click and drags are all possible by either depressing the Pen’s contact-sensitive tip, or by pressing a button on the Pen’s shaft. Included stickers allow the Sensor Cam to be mounted firmly to a table or projector, or to be mounted to the ceiling. And a long Pen Extension Wand can be attached to the Pen for larger and higher screen surfaces.
Additionally, included IPEVO Annotator software provides a basic drawing toolkit for teachers to annotate on top of the projected image in real time. This includes freehand drawing, lines and shapes in a variety of line thicknesses and colors. In this manner, in true interactive whiteboard fashion, educators may emphasize and clarify their digital teaching material and lessons.
“Conventional interactive whiteboards consist of entire boards and are clumsy and expensive,” said Royce Hong, CEO and big head of design for IPEVO. “With IS-01, we wanted to change the paradigm and offer a low-cost, extremely portable version of the interactive whiteboard. Now educators and businesspeople can create a functional interactive whiteboard on any blank wall, projection screen, or similar surface. Accurate app control as well as robust annotation options are all possible with the small, two-piece IS-01 system.”
The IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System from IPEVO will be available in September from the IPEVO Online Store at http://www.ipevo.com.