Crestron’s AirBoard PoE electronic whiteboard technology, recently launched at ISE 2018, enables viewing of electronic whiteboard content on any display device. The technology solves the problem of students not being able to see the whiteboard unless they are seated at the front of the classroom.

Crestron AirBoard is essentially a camera on an arm that attaches to any electronic whiteboard via the included mounting kit. With PoE, only a single Ethernet cable to the LAN is required for video, communication, and power. With Crestron AirBoard, annotations can be saved and then posted to a university or school web page, or shared electronically with participating students.

“The whiteboard is the last analogy device in the room, and with so much competition for ‘front of the room’ space, they are typically installed on the extreme sides of rooms, where visibility is limited,” explains Dan Jackson, director of enterprise technology at Crestron. “Now, with Crestron AirBoard, the centre room display or projector screen can show the whiteboard so that everyone can easily see it. Plus, remote participants can actually see when someone writes on the whiteboard without holding up a phone or laptop camera.”

Speaking to Pro-Systems at ISE in February of this year, Rupert Denoon, Crestron regional director for South Africa, opined that the Crestron AirBoard makes an important contribution to developing smarter learning spaces and is particularly well suited to both the school and university environment in South Africa.

For more information, contact Crestron South Africa.