This Page will explain the general functionality of
different type of boards.
Also see model Comparisons
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The decision you need to make is do you need simple standalone "Copyboard"
do your needs run to an Interactive (PC Required) complicated PC Interactive Unit
The Simple Standalone Copyboards do the following........
Think Snap Shot since they capture what is on board like a camera- they do not see every letter you write as you write it. you must take the Snapshot to capture what's on the board.
They do NOT control the PC when connected to one
They do not need a PC or a printer connected to the PC to get a hard copy
They do print out copies on plain or thermal paper (depending on model) from built in printer
Most units also allow you to output the Snapshot to a PC via serial or USB or memory stick.
Once PC has image you can email it or print it out.
CopyCam is unique in it can actually capture PowerPoint slides and changes to slide see Images
Some units output image in black and white to PC and some send a color image. If this is important to you (color) please mention it.
These are great for no fuss copies for all in the office without training or hardware needed.
The standalones use either
scanners or cameras to read the board in one shot.............
The Interactive Boards (PC Required to copy save or project image) do the following Think Real Time
They need a PC to store images
They need a Printer hooked up to the PC to get a hard copy
They can work with Net-meeting to share work in real time to.
They Control the PC when in interactive mode with LCD projector thrown in.
If 90% of your use is just getting copies and you do not have a dedicated PC that's there and ready you probably want a Simple Standalone Copy board.
The Interactive units are great as PC training tools when used with a LCD projector and PC, you can project onto board and run the PC from the board.
Interactive PC's use various technologies or combinations of touch sensitive surfaces, infra-red,
ultra-sound and laser light. The best of the Interactive is the TeamBoard by Egan
|Panasonic has one model that is and Interactive unit but has a built in printer see KX-BP800 Panaboard|
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