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Sorry, I know this has been brought up before… but I can’t seem to find the post in the archives.  Someone had suggested a device that mounts on the side of a whiteboard turning it in to a smart board.  But for the life of me I can’t remember the company.  Can someone point me in the right direction?

 

Michael G. Hughett
Network / Systems Administrator
Lees-McRae College
PO Box 128
Banner Elk, NC 28604
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Mimio.

 

Epson has also come out with a short throw projector that has interactive software.

 

 

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A product we used was called Mimeo or Mimio...  :-).  It mounts in the corner of any whiteboard,  has special holders for the markers, etc.  They can be wired or wireless to the computer.  They work fine, but adopting use wasn't overly high.  We pretty much abandoned them in short time.  We didn't leave them on the boards, cuz theft would have been too easy.  For occasional use, or for an individual that wants their personal one to take with them...  they'd be good. 

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"Michael G. Hughett" <hughettm@LMC.EDU> wrote:


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Michael G. Hughett
Network / Systems Administrator
Lees-McRae College
PO Box 128
Banner Elk, NC 28604
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Phone: 828-898-8830
Cell: 828-260-5669
Email: hughettm@lmc.edu
Skype: mghughett
"Find a need and fill it. And do it to the Glory of Christ."

That is possibly the MimioTeach device. http://www.mimio.com/en-NA/Products/Interactive-Whiteboards.aspx

 

 

Shawna J. Ferguson, MBA

Director of Technology Support Services

Information Technology Department

Milwaukee School of Engineering

414-277-7440

www.msoe.edu

 

Polyvision (a steelcase company) offers a solution.  I have one of their large eno interactive whiteboards (ceramic-steel) and did a comparison with Smart boards.  Smart won; but this was for a College of Education so finding eno boards in the K-12’s is hard to do since Smart owns the lion’s share of the interactive board market.  We need to train our future teachers to use tools they will find in their future classroom.

 

The Polyision has a metallic strip that is ‘mounted’ on the board where you can tap it and change color, line types, etc.  Drawback is you are locked into using the Polyvision stylus.  Smart allows basically anything – even your finger.

 

 

HTH,

Anthony

 

Anthony J. Santucci

Technology Support Services

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC

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Several years ago we experimented with Mimios with poor results. We ended up getting SmartBoards when truly necessary, and use conventional projectors connected to notebook computers everywhere else. Perhaps, the Mimio and other interactive whiteboard add-on technology has improved.
 
On the other hand, one technology that has significantly improved is IP projection, either wired or wireless. IP projection works very well for all applications except motion video and very high-res imaging. IP projection also facilitates dynamic presentations and meetings, allowing different folks to take turns projecting from their laptops, MacBook, iPads, and other tablets; even folks attending remotely can be given access to the projector.
 
In my experience, Epson seems to have the more mature IP projection technology, with faster Wi-Fi projection and best support for notebooks and tablets, but Sony, NEC, Panasonic and others are increasingly getting better at projecting over the network.
 
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