Smart Board is an interactive white board with a touch (by finger, pencil or any other solid object) screen. The board allows drawing, writing, erasing, copying… like a big touch screen, and is suitable for presentations, education, and interaction with participants.
Smart Board was designed by SMART Technologies and uses DViT (Digital Vision Touch) technology to register touch. This technology uses digital cameras, registered software, and firmware to register finger or pencil contact on the screen. That contact is then interpreted as finger or pencil activity.
Smart Board comprises an interactive white board, computer, projector, and software. It can be connected to a printer, if there is need to print notes and distribute them to participants. The system allows four people to simultaneously write, use the mouse, or move and/or change objects using only their fingers.
Digital Visual Presenters are modern devices replacing old projectors. Instead of a lens they use a video camera to project documents or even 3D objects on the screen. At a meeting or presentation, when you want to show the other participants the content of documents, contracts, or even certain objects or the way they are used, this device will be the right tool for you.
Three of the leading manufacturers of video conference systems are Polycom, Lifesize, and VTEL. The newest product in this field is the iPanel system enabling simultaneous conversation and exchange of documents, PowerPoint presentations, and other computer content, as well as full Internet access during a conference call.
Conference Speakerphones with a 360° Microphone
There are cases when a telephone call has to be made during a meeting enabling all the participants to be able to hear what the person on the other side is saying. There are speakerphones with a 360° microphone specially designed for conferences, with Polycom heading the list.
It offers excellent sound quality so the voice of the person speaking on the telephone sounds as if they were present in the room with the other participants.
MezzanineTM is a next generation communication device. It is a solution for conferences allowing for the simultaneous participation of several users, several screens, and several devices. Any content can be shared, by any means, with anyone, anywhere.
The system allows everyone to use their own device and to interactively share content with other people around the world.
For large project teams comprising engineers, marketing people, designers, business analysts, etc. who are geographically dislocated, this system provides support for information to be presented in the manner best suited to each individual participant. One participant can play video material for a certain product, another can open an Excel file with statistical data, and a third can join by video conference and show a photograph of the promotion of that product from his mobile phone, all at the same time. All the screens will be simultaneously displayed in the conference room and will help the quickly and efficient exchange between participants of various information.
Wearable technology such as GoogleGlass, Samsung Smart watches, and Apple iWatch will soon be widespread, both in terms of application and in terms of the number of these devices. For event organizers, this will provide additional means of placing and gathering information. Remember, not so long ago social networks were considered a new and innovative channel of communication.
One of the newest techniques which can be used for different promotions, ceremonial openings, milestones without leaving anyone indifferent is video mapping (Video Projection Mapping). This is an exciting new projection technique that can turn almost any surface into a dynamic video display.
Specialized software is used to wrap and mask the projected image to make it fit perfectly on irregularly shaped screens, such as building, which in that case has a role of projector screen. When done right, the end result is a dynamic projection installation that transcends ordinary video projection.
Basic equipment for this is projector and photo camera. However, it is the high class equipment, to make the picture clear in such a large area. For example, in the case of projection on a building, you need a projector of 20,000 lumens, which can cost as much as 100,000 euro.
One of the additional advantages of this technique is that it can be classified as “green” technology, since, in addition to the necessary power to project the image, does not use any dyes or chemicals on the facades and buildings, nor damages.
Some examples of video mapping in the region are at Mimara museum in Zagreb, marking the Advent in 2011. In Belgrade, should be mention the project “Moja kravica” which was implemented on the facade of the building in the Karadjordjeva Steet, under Branko’s Bridge, as part of the Mixer Festival 2013.