Whilst at BETT this year (our BETT 2014 blog post – http://www.avalon-it.co.uk/education-news/bett-show-2014-roundup/) we saw a range of large interactive panels due to enter the market and provide an alternative to a traditional interactive whiteboard and projector installation.
These new interactive panels are essentially large touchscreen TV screens which are wall mounted and can be used alongside SMART Notebook and Promethean ActivInspire in the same way as an interactive whiteboard. These panels offer the following benefits:
These panels offer a lower total cost of ownership with no projector lamps to replace/service. We had a discussion with SMART at BETT who said that by 2015 they are no expecting to sell any interactive whiteboard/projector combinations as they believe all orders will be based on their new interactive panels.
Smart currently only offer the 70″ E70 model but will soon be releasing a 65″ alternative, both of which are fully compatible with SMART Notebook:
Promethean currently offer the ActivPanel 65″ and 70″ both of which are fully compatible with Promethean ActivInspire. The ActivPanel we had a play with at the BETT show was 84″ which we understand will be available later this year:
An artist at BETT 2014 created this peacock on an ActivPanel 84″!
As well as SMART and Promethean branded panels there are a number of third-party panels available which are fully compatible with SMART Notebook and Promethean ActivInspire, are available in a more sizes and are slightly cheaper:
BenQ offer two sizes 55″ and 65″ and come with 3 year on-site warranty which have the following features:
For more information on these new interactive panels please get in touch with us on 01522 718248 or email@example.com