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  • SMART INTERACTIVE DISPLAY V/S INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARDS- COMPARISON, FEATURES

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    Interactive technologies are a true example of advancement. You can easily witness its use in your day to day life. Many education providers and schools are using smart interactive display and interactive whiteboards in classrooms.

    Interactive technologies are a true example of advancement. You can easily witness its use in your day to day life. Many education providers and schools are using smart interactive display and interactive whiteboards in classrooms.

    But, still, they are confused and want to know which one is best in terms of reviews and features.

    Just like any other device, these two devices have their own pros and cons, that’s why education providers weigh price, functionality, maintenance cost and the type of learning that device will be used for. Albeit it is really tricky to decide whether interactive whiteboard or touch screen display is best for the use.

    An advancement over the last 15 years and so have brought a new dimension, comprehensive software, ultrasound, and more power to interactive whiteboards. But this is not enough, therefore something more is requisite to cope with the ever-growing requirements of people.

    So is that interactive touch screen a better solution for the education providers? Albeit, already advancement in the consumer field has led the revolution in television screens making it faster and smarter. Nowadays LED technology is used in the production of TV screens. Now LED lamps are not just green but also claim a longer life.

    It has been a matter of time before, when these advances intertwined into an interactive panel or interactive touch screen, as now they are widely used within the education sector.

    This is when the development of an interactive touch screen for presentation, schools and other training environments.  But till the date, this technology is out of reach of school, all because of its disproportionate cost.

    But, mass production has led the cost down to a point where interactive touch screen costs are in the line of the cost of interactive whiteboard and projector setup.

    Therefore the debate on the interactive whiteboards vs. touch screen is very much in trend.

    Further, everyone wants to know whether an interactive touch screen is a better investment than projector/whiteboard setup?

    Let’s dig in the practical side of this game:-

    1. Projectors project image from the front and invariably a shadow creates on the board. Whilst, a light that beamed at the board affect teacher, even though it is coming from a very small source. An interactive screen lit from the back, therefore above both issues are eliminated.
    2. Every projector has its own throw ratio, depending on the type of lens used in it. Therefore in order to replace an existing installation or projector, one needs to ensure the replacement has a similar configuration in order to avoid moving the mount. Commonly earlier installed mounts replaced with ultra-short or short throw mounts.
    3. Projectors enjoy a limited life then after either projector or screen of the device has to be replaced for further use. The lamp life projector is in the region of 3000 hours. On the other hand LED interactive touch screen offer similar warranty period but its lamp remains alive in a region of 50,000 hours which is approximately 20 times more than the standard projector’s bulb.
    4. Interactive Touch Screen comes with tough anti-glare glass which eliminates strain on the eyes of both students and teachers.
    5. With Projectors and whiteboard setup, every time the projector needs to be replaced and installed, it is essential to be calibrated with every interactive whiteboard. But with an interactive touch screen, this step is completely eliminated.
    6. Albeit interactive touch screen has several benefits but its significant benefit, particularly for primary and infant school, is that LED interactive touch screen can be mounted at any height. However the height of the interactive whiteboards determined by the height of the projector, therefore it can’t be mounted too high or too low for safety and health reasons.

    The whole discussion is inclining in the favor of interactive touch screen

    The cost of the interactive display has come down to affordable level but we can’t say this in the content of all brand.  Aside from that, the move to interactive smart display imbibing latest technology is counted in your inevitable selection.