Selecting the Right Interactive Whiteboard
Switching to interactive whiteboards opens up many new possibilities on how you can present and convey information to an audience, be it your fellow office employees or your classroom students. But with so many types of interactive whiteboards available on the market, selecting the right one can prove tricky. Therefore, to make things easier for you, here’s a look at the factors you should keep in mind when selecting an interactive whiteboard:
The first choice is the way the interactive board works. Touch sensitive boards are more accurate with less interference and you can just use your finger, whereas infrared screens require the use of a special pen and can be inaccurate when there is a lot of light. So, it is up to you to decide which type of interactive whiteboard you want to purchase and the training it will be required for you to use the board properly. Don’t worry, as we provide free training after installing the interactive whiteboard you have selected.
Another thing to factor in is the space you can reserve for the interactive whiteboard. The reason is that there are numerous factors which affect the usability of the IWB, including the lighting, the actual size of the screen, dynamics of the whiteboard i.e. if it is fixed or portable, where you are using it i.e. in the classroom or in a boardroom, and the projection surface. This is why you need to select the right space for installation.
There are many interactive whiteboards on the market that come with their own special software, offering a wide range of functions and features but they can also cost more and many of the features might not turn out to be of any use in your work. When selecting your system, keep in mind the features you will need and your budget. Be sure to get to know about a board’s capability. Some suites only work with certain particular software while for others, the resources are virtually unlimited. The interactive whiteboards offered by Parrot are durable, versatile and easy to use, and we also offer professional installation and free training.
What will you use the interactive whiteboard for? If it is purely for visual applications, you might not need to buy a microphone or speakers and but if audio is a required feature, the additional paraphernalia is necessary. Tablets and audience response systems can greatly help enhance the experience and their importance in the classroom is increasing. However, in business meetings, these things might be crucial. So, when it comes to accessories and additional equipment, only buy what you need.
Interactive whiteboards are available in both stationary as well as position adjustable forms and some models are portable, allowing you to move them from room to room with ease. Choose the one that best suits your requirements.
Installation and Maintenance
Think long-term when deciding on an interactive whiteboard to purchase. First off, the system should be easy to install as you can get it up and running in no time. Secondly, you need to enquire about the maintenance offered. Parrot offers free telephonic support and also you will get free training when we install your IWBs. This way, you can rest assured that you should face any problems with your interactive whiteboard, and we assure you this won’t be the case, you can just call us up and one of our team members will guide you towards dealing with it in no time.