PPDS’ latest range of advanced interactive touch displays for education, is the brand-new Android SoC Philips E-Line series.
These devices are wall mountable and available in 65”, 75” and 86” size variants across two model categories – entry level BDL3052E and mainstream BDL4052E – the Philips E-Line.
Martijn van der Woude, Head of Global Business Development and Marketing at PPDS, said: “At PPDS we are committed to supporting education, and feel duty bound to drive positive changes to the market using dedicated and innovative technologies. Philips E-Line isn’t simply another display on our conveyor belt. It is the culmination of extensive and tireless market feedback and innovation from our teams to create a solution that makes a real difference to the way teaching and learning is achieved so that challenges, both of the past, present and future are overcome. Education is much a part of our roadmap for sustainability and supporting our communities as it is of our product and market strategies.”
Incorporating the latest education software (including Cloud) and hybrid capabilities from PPDS’ strategic partner, i3Technologies (i3LEARNHUB), the new Philips E-Line range takes the user experience to the next level, becoming the first display from PPDS to feature its most accurate and responsive new generation of zero gap, zero latency touch screen technology.
Included on all six models, the new displays offer precise direct on-screen writing and drawing experiences, comparable to those of traditional pen and paper. This can be achieved using your hands, or a passive or active pen. Additionally, a traditional mouse and keyboard can be connected to suit the needs of the user(s), while the optimised screen also supports multi-touch interaction*, allowing for multiple users to physically interact with the screen simultaneously without slow down or disruption.
Franck Racapé, Head of Global Commercial at PPDS, said: “The experiences of using touch screens can be very mixed. Pressing an icon is one thing but writing or drawing with precision can often be a challenge and the result far removed from the abilities or desires of the user. This is a historical obstacle and one that can bring unnecessary and unwanted limitations to the user experience. The introduction of zero gap touch screens for our education displays ensures those obstacles are now removed, allowing users the freedom to be more creative and truly bring their ideas to life.”
Up to 64 students are able to securely connect and access the Philips E-Line at the same time, from their own seats using their own personal (BYOD) or provided device (running on ChromeOS, macOS, Windows, iOS or Android). Ideal if social distancing or heightened rules around hygiene are applied or adopted by specific individuals.
In addition to always having the clearest view of the screen – regardless of where they sit or indeed their quality of vision – thanks to Philips E-Line screen sharing, students are also able to interact, share their work, ideas and findings, and manipulate what’s on screen at the same time using Philips E-Line’s embedded wireless connectivity. All content can be easily shared and recorded via email or made accessible through the Cloud, reducing the need for excessive and potentially distracting note taking, allowing students to remain engaged at all times.
With the I3LEARNHUB, entire lesson plans can easily be created and shared between students and even other colleagues around the world, with the i3 platform helping to connect the teaching community and share best practices for more engaging and inspiring teaching.
Running on Android (BDL3052E Android 8.0, BDL4052E Android 10) Philips E-Line displays can be modelled to meet your exact educational requirements, with the ability to add preferred third party apps without restriction, plus the option for additional solutions to be added, increasing the use and benefits of the display further. Examples can include the mounting of digital cameras – such as those from PPDS’ strategic partner, Logitech – opening up new opportunities for video conferencing with guests or even fellow students; sensors, such as the PPDS Air Quality Sensor for safer and cleaner learning environments, plus scheduling tools, CMS and more.
The Philips E-Line range has also been designed to address and support the school’s sustainability goals, with each display among those offering the lowest levels of power consumption in the market.
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