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Vivitek unveils NovoTouch EK Series for Education

Vivitek has introduced the NovoTouch EK Series for Education, an all-in-one collaborative touch panel, designed to make lessons and lectures more immersive and memorable. The new NovoTouch EK Series interactive flat panels combine wireless collaboration, a digital whiteboard and active digital signage into one display. Developed to deliver value to educational institutions both in and out of class or lesson time, the NovoTouch EK Series for Education is available immediately, in sizes ranging from 65, 75 to 86in.

To ensure that students are engaged in interactive learning and that lessons and lectures are delivered with a lasting impact, NovoTouch for Education includes a 4K-UHD (3,840 x 2,160) resolution. Making it easier for them to show their devices on the larger NovoTouch’s screen, is the wireless mirroring function, which offers cross-platform compatibility with Windows, MacOS, Android, and iOS platforms. This enables teachers and students alike to easily embrace the popular BYOD practice, and facilitates the use of their own teaching material or software from their laptop, without limitation.

User flexibility comes from its Digital White Board functionality, as NovoTouch enables users to write on the screen, and to easily make on-screen annotations, while a moderator preview function ensures that the teacher or lecturer remains in control of the displayed content at all times.

Further enhancing support for all new teaching and learning experiences, is the handy Screen Recording feature, NT Minute, which captures everything on the NovoTouch screen as a video clip. This function enables teachers and lecturers to write on the screen and create their own teaching materials that can be saved for use later. Students can also review the lesson at a later stage, which means absent students can catch up quickly and easily. Also set to be of value, is its wireless screen-out function, NT Live, which allows real-time screen duplication to multiple NovoTouch screens in the virtual Hub, which is ideal for classes or groups that need to be split across two classrooms.

To ensure that the NovoTouch offers value on their investment to educational institutions outside of lessons and lectures, it also doubles up as an Announcement Board, thanks to its built-in NovoDS, an intuitive digital signage solution which is easy to use without any programming skills. With NovoDS included, the NovoTouch EK Series can be used to communicate important or useful information in between lessons, ranging from school notices, sport activities updates or results, club event information or information about class room or lesson changes. Messages can be created using a flexible playlist and with dynamic content ranging from text, audio, photos and videos to webpages, Twitter, RSS feeds, Google Calendar, weather updates and more.

An education institution’s IT department will welcome NovoTouch for Education, too. There are no hidden costs, and the software and firmware upgrades are free whether you have a small or large deployment. Furthermore, from a day-to-day convenience perspective, the device can be managed over the network remotely.

On the launch of the NovoTouch EK Series for Education, Holger Graeff, general manager, Vivitek EMEA, stated: “Vivitek strives to deliver solutions that offer the ideal performance, specification and price ratio. We believe that we have achieved this with NovoTouch for Education, through a combination of exceptional features, ease of use and maintenance the fact that it can add value outside of the classroom environment. Factor in its value for money, and we believe that Vivitek offers an all-in-one collaborative touch panel that can add a new level of excitement and learning to all students of all ages and abilities.”