Friday, 28 November 2014


Weather to buy a digital podium from a local supplier or online is a question of great dilemma. Quality, delivery period, installation, demonstration, training, after sale service and warranty are a few things to keep in mind before purchasing the equipment.
With a shift from traditional teaching practices to hi-tech smart classrooms; institutes are looking forward to buy the latest innovative hardware to enhance the total learning experience. Smart Classroom Equipments are fixed assets that ensure great return on investment over a long period of time.  Consumer Behavior theory can be aptly applied on it – from the point of influencer to the point of actual buyer.
Digital Podium is a revolutionary smart class solution that most of the premium educational institutes are opting for and many educational authorities are making it mandate. The advanced teaching aid has edge over all other devices because it is a comprehensive device that has built-in smart components.  

Check list for buying digital podium

  • Prime Components:  First, verify the components of the device if you are looking forward to buy digital podium online. Primarily, it should have interactive touch panel, built-in visual presenter, computer and public addressing system. There are many available product models in the market that do not have all these integral elements. It is highly recommended to purchase the complete set without any compromise. 
  • Secondary Components: Keyboard is an indispensable part of this smart classroom equipment. Confirm it before purchasing that the gadget has a sliding user friendly keyboard tray. Second, Sliding Door of Touch Panel to keep the panel scratch free; and when in use it becomes an efficient book rest. Third, a multi storage cup-board to keep personal stuff like bag or books. These secondary components make the device fit to use.
  • Electrical Fittings:  Though the smart classroom equipment is plug and play device, therefore it is very important to verify electric fittings. Check out for quality cables, external USB ports , Ethernet (LAN) port, switch boards, power sockets and ventilation air fan inside to ensure smooth working of device in future.
  • Wheels: Mobility makes any device user friendly and this smart teaching aid is no exception to it.  Though the device itself is made for multiple purposes -auditoriums, seminar halls, training centers, lab workshops and classrooms. Therefore, it is must to confirm that the device is on wheels for easy mobility from one room to another.
  • Warranty: Minimum one year warranty must be demanded from the seller; irrespective of its location. 
  • After Sale Service:  Either service centers or after sale service should be verified before purchase.


What are you looking for?  If you are an institute looking forward to purchase (say) ten whiteboards for your institute than digital podium can be a better decision in regard to both cost and features. It would be a good decision to buy 5 of later ones than 10 of former. 

Online Procedure to Buy

  1. Google is the king of search engines; search for digital podium on it. 
  2. Open the website of first four search engine results.
  3. Read the reviews available if the seller is selling on ebay, amazon, snapdeal, etc.
  4. Contact the seller personally through phone as well as mail.
  5. Ensure to get all the warranty and quotation formally through mail for record keeping.
  6. Confirm the training program hours from the buyer to get familiar with the device quickly.
  7. Make the purchase either on COD or advance payment options, whatever available.
Hope, the information shared helps you in one way or other. In case of doubt, feel free to contact!

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Benefits of Visual Presenter (Document Camera)

The advent of document camera (visual presenter) has eliminated boring classes and made them interactive in nature. Apart from education, this device is also widely used in the public sector and in various kinds of businesses. Explaining things with proper demonstration is made easier with a visual presenter.

Wireless Visual Presenter (Document Camera)

Price Range  of Visual Presenter

With increasing demands of this device, many companies are manufacturing the same for catering to the requirements of the customers. The visual presenter price varies from one company to another. The price also depends on the features that are integrated with the document camera.
When the visual presenter price is compared with the benefits that it offers, there is no doubt that the price is worth it. The price range of visual presenter is quite wide ranging from almost $370.00 - $1691.00. Devices in the higher price range might have more features in them. 

Here are some of the benefits that are offered by the visual presenter:

  •  It is possible to display the minutest of alphabets written in a book on the large display board placed in the front. Along with text, images and graphs, other kinds of content can be displayed clearly with the device. 
  •  Easier to explain things to a whole class as the display is a large one and smallest details can be seen. It makes classes interesting and interactive. 
  • Great use of visualizer in training sessions and support programs in various organizations. 
  • Enhancing experience of video conferencing by connecting the visualizer with the main teleconferencing system. 
  •  Great devices for being used in workshops where things can be followed and understood from close quarters. 
  • Project  real 3D Objects on the big screen and demonstrate them more specifically and preciselyusing document camera.

Installing a document camera helps in saving loads of time and money. If the price of visual presenter is considered, there is no doubt regarding the worth of the same.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Which interactive whiteboard is better – infrared, electromagnetic or optical?

In a modern classroom various kinds of equipments are used for effective teaching. One such device is interactive whiteboard. Along with uses in classes, the device is also commonly used for meetings and conferences. There are different technologies on which these boards are based – electromagnetic, optical and infrared are the most common variants found. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Here is a comparison of the three varieties:

·         Infrared Interactive whiteboard – In these whiteboards, infrared technology is used on the boards so that any kind of movements with the finger, pen or stylus can be tracked. With the pressing of the screen with the stylus or finger, the infrared light is perceived. The installed software manipulates the information so that the finger or stylus movements are located.

·         Optical Interactive whiteboard – In this kind of interactive whiteboard, infrared light is used along with a triangulation algorithm so that the location of the marker can be understood on the board. The main surface of the whiteboard can be made of any material in this case.

·         Electromagnetic Interactive whiteboard – There is a complete network of wires at the back of the interactive whiteboard and these are responsible for generating the electrical signals. For writing on this board, a special kind of marker with coil is used. Even when the marker is passive, there are changes in the electrical field for the coil. No false signal is therefore created on this whiteboard. 

On comparing the three common kinds of interactive whiteboards, it has been seen that the infrared interactive whiteboard seems to be the best of the lot. Though the lifespan of the whiteboard might not be as high as optical or electromagnetic whiteboards, the other features are highly attractive. Install an infrared interactive whiteboard for the class and see how interesting and interactive the class becomes.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Interactive Learning with Smart Classroom Equipment

Hello Everyone!

We are going to press our first blog today. As we start ahead, we would like to inform viewers that this blog is for everyone, who is associated with education industry. Follow the blog to explore the new innovative teaching techniques with us.

Starting here- 

What is a smart classroom?
Ways apart from traditional learning environments, today’s smart classrooms bring in technology to enhance the teaching process. It includes the equipment that facilitates both teachers and students to have a more collaborative communication in between. While the range of equipment installed in smart classroom varies, the general concept includes interactive whiteboards, visual presenters, computers and other audio visual equipment. 

Smart Classroom equipment

Why smart classes? Know the advantages of smart classroom equipment-
  • Makes teachings / presentations more enjoyable and lively
  • Brings about academic excellence through a high degree of interaction and collaboration
  • Facilitates better formative assessment
  • Less stressful for the teacher
  • Individual assessment for every member of the audience
  • Lectures can be recorded, saved and reproduced multiple times
  • Share lectures across digital mediums (through internet)

What are smart classroom equipments?
The technology based equipments installed in a classroom is referred to as smart classroom equipments. A typical smart classroom infrastructure consists of:
  • Permanently installed digital podium or console
  • High definition projector featuring high lumens
  • HD document camera / visual presenters
  • Computer for the instructor
  • DVD/VCR/CD players
  • High quality sound system throughout the hall / class
  • Network and internet connection
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Telephones


Interactive Whiteboards-
An interactive whiteboard allows the projector to display the content on the computer screen onto a larger board. This makes the content visible to every member of the audience. Even the last benchers will be able to benefit from an interactive whiteboard as it facilitates better understanding of the lecture. While visual content is becoming an important part of every lecture, interactive whiteboards make it easy for the presenter to explain the content through effective annotations, typing, highlighting, marking and sharing digital content. No more chalks are required, as it is workable through the swish of finger or a dummy pen.

Visual Presenter
A visual presenter, also called the document camera is a cost effective, easy to use and time saving tool in classroom lectures. It allows teachers to display anything from bacterial cells (via microscope attachments) to a piano on the interactive whiteboard in its true color, shape, texture and size. The presenter can also zoom into individual parts of the object; get different angles of the object by rotating the camera and go into minute details without losing upon quality of image. This flexibility of the visual presenter makes it amazing smart classroom equipment, especially for classes that require practical exposure to elements.

As the reader would already know, the projector is the medium to connect the smaller screen of the computer to the larger display of the interactive whiteboard.

Public Addressing Podium
The public addressing podium makes it easier for the presenter/lecturer to reach out to every member of the audience without stressing himself/herself too much. In traditional classes, teachers had to shout loud to get the attention of the last benchers. In some cases, it also results in throat infections for teachers. However, a public addressing podium allows a teacher to speak naturally while being able to reach out to everyone.

Modern classes are unbelievable without computers. Be it a small power point presentation or an animated explanation of the subject – computers have become irreplaceable.
Using smart classroom equipment, school management can beneficially boost the process of lesson creation, student assessment and classroom management. The infrastructure ensures that the lecture is easy to deliver and it reaches every member of the audience. With various smart classroom management equipments, one can look into every individual need of teachers and students regardless of big class environment and individual learning needs.

In case you have more points to add on to this topic, please feel free to add.