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Ibid Software is the software that comes
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METHUEN, Mass. (February 1, 2000) – The Business Products Division of MicroTouch Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MTSI) today introduced Ibid™ 2.0, the next generation software for the company's award-winning electronic whiteboards.
Ibid electronic whiteboards connect to a PC
and let users instantaneously save, print, e-mail, and fax everything
written on the whiteboard. The Ibid Professional series whiteboards can
also be used as interactive touchscreens for presentations using LCD
Ibid 2.0 enhances whiteboard functionality and makes the whiteboards simpler to use. Many presenters are hesitant to deal with the complexity of conducting their presentation from a computer. Ibid 2.0 allows presenters to easily activate the whiteboard as a touchscreen for their presentations using a simple icon on Ibid Professional Series whiteboards. They can conduct entire presentations from the whiteboard/touchscreen, without touching the computer. The simple icon strip on the whiteboard makes this easy even for novice users who typically may not be comfortable doing computer presentations.
Additionally, Ibid 2.0 greatly simplifies conducting teleconferences using a digital whiteboard by detecting when Microsoft NetMeeting is open and linking the Ibid whiteboard user interface into the NetMeeting teleconferencing application. No special knowledge or training on the Ibid whiteboard is required. If the user knows how to use NetMeeting, Ibid does the rest.
With corporate Intranets becoming a major repository for corporate data, Ibid 2.0 also enables conference room whiteboard discussions to be published directly to a web site. This lets departments maintain a password-protected web site where department members can save, view, and retrieve their meeting notes using a simple web browser. This eliminates the need to save and disseminate meeting notes at a later time.
Designed for education and business environments, Ibid 2.0 facilitates and promotes interactive training sessions and meetings. New features in the 2.0 software let presenters annotate PowerPoint® presentations and Excel® spreadsheets directly at the whiteboard. Edited documents can then be saved as computer files, printed, e-mailed, and even posted to corporate network and web sites, allowing students and employees easier accessibility to important information. Save formats include bitmap (.BMP), Windows metafiles (.WMF), JPEG, Tiff, and HTML.
"We wanted to make it simpler for the average person to take advantage of the new electronic whiteboard capabilities," said Randy Smith, General Manager of MicroTouch's Business Products Division. "Our primary goal is to make it easier for a non-technical user to conduct a presentation using an LCD projector. With Ibid 2.0 the user can stand at the whiteboard, touch the new projection icon, and turn the whiteboard into a touch-sensitive projection screen without going back to the computer. They can then run the entire presentation right from the whiteboard. This greatly simplifies making a presentation."
Compulabs, Kennesaw, GA, a leading dealer of education and presentation equipment in the U.S., has tested Ibid 2.0 for several months. "Ibid 2.0 far surpasses the competition in convenience, functionality, and ease-of-use," said Kevin Talentino, Compulabs president. "We know this product will more than meet the needs of teachers in functionality and performance because 99 percent of their work can now be done at the whiteboard. Information is easily accessed, saved, updated and printed right from the whiteboard. We believe this product will change the way teachers have been teaching for the last 50 years."
"We are very excited about our new Ibid with 2.0 software," said Xavier Barrera, director of IT for the Fenn School, Concord, Mass. "We went through an exhaustive search process before committing to the Ibid product. We involved teachers and trainers at the school in the selection process; it basically came down to two products and we went with Ibid. We had a few recommendations/concerns, but they were addressed by MicroTouch and actually incorporated into 2.0. We look at this product as a substantial expansion to our LCD projection presentation capabilities."
Ibid Product Line
Indoff sells all these boards
Strategy and Brainstorming Sessions = Planning = Program Design and Project Status = Briefings = Task Assignments = Proposals = Budgeting = Systems Layout and Planning = Flow Charting and Mapping = Scheduling = Vendor Discussions W, R & D and Technical Discussions = Educational Seminars = Training IN Emergency Action Meetings