What are interactive displays?
You may know them as touchscreens and most likely use one every day.
From phones, tablets and laptops to large presentation boards, interactive display screens - no matter the size - are displays that allow you to engage and collaborate in real-time and on-screen. Using advanced interactive display solutions combined with AV software and accessories, you simply use your fingertips or pen to drive the content. Simply touch, pinch, swipe up to shop, annotate, and sketch.
How are they different from digital signage?
The video walls, menu boards and signage used for static messaging and automated content are not typically interactive. They can also be much bigger - think theatre districts, city centre retail adverts and so on.
Interactive display boards and screens offer engagement with the technology to deliver results - designed to support business presentations, or for interactive customer applications such as maps and wayfinding, experiential marketing, and within educational settings.
Technology built for the classroom to the boardroom
Today's students are more digitally aware than ever. With most young people growing up as digital natives, schools and educational settings greatly benefit from the speed and engagement interactive display technology can deliver for both staff and students.
For people with additional needs, interactive displays offer a highly responsive touchscreen which can be more accessible than a mouse - enabling inclusion, enhancing engagement, learning and play.
It's all in the touch...
With a range of technologies to include PrecisionTouch, PCAP, In-glass and Infra Red, there are Interactive Display Boards for every application all with multi-touch technology ranging up to 30 points at a time. The speed of response and accuracy across the entire range ensures smooth, intuitive and natural engagement with the displayed content allowing you to concentrate on the message and not the technology, making meetings and lessons engaging, intuitive and collaborative.
Multi-touch technology allows the interactive surface to recognise more than one point of contact, at the same time, and therefore allows gesture operations such as pinch, zoom and rotate as well as the chance for several users to use the screen at the same time. Interactive displays for business are perfect for delivering boardroom pitches, presentations and impressing in those all-important client meetings. They are quick, slick and provide a modern twist on the traditional meeting - no need to wait for the next slide or hunt for a pen.
Various software packages are available for business and education, enabling you to deliver your message and collaborate on work with style and ease.
Interactive and engaging
Research shows that interactive content beats static displays in the race for customer engagement.
Interactive display systems are the ideal solution for experiential marketing and campaigns, allowing you to reach your customers directly, encouraging them to engage with your brand more quickly - and leaving a lasting impression.
Using branded interactive maps, wayfinding and interactive signage content will create an engaging and stimulating environment for your clients and set you apart from your competition.
Things to consider...
- Size - What are you displaying and where? From compact 43” screens for individual use and collaborative work through to 86” boardroom size screens, there is a size to suit you.
- Connectivity - Whether WIFI or fixed-line, ensuring your connectivity is up to standard ensures your content will be delivered effectively, allowing you to present and collaborate with confidence.
- Sound & brightness - Increased brightness positively affects screen visibility, but consider display location and your intended audience, too, especially in schools and Special Educational Needs (SEN) settings.
- Software - To ensure you get the best from your interactive display, there are many different software packages to suit specific needs. Whether you’re writing with digital pens directly onto on-screen documents or using touchscreen presentation software, systems are available as part of package deals and as individual purchases.
- Multi-touch requirements - How you want to use your screen will determine which multi-touch functionality is best for you. Pinch-to-zoom is an everyday example of multi-touch. An expert can help guide you through the options when you make your purchase.