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PHILIPS TOUCH OF CLASS

Philips Professional Display Solutions has new additions to its range of T-Line interactive touch displays for education — designed with usability, functionality and collaboration at its core, with students being able to seamlessly interact and participate during lessons, whether in the classroom or remotely. 

Available in 65-, 75- and 86- model variants, the sleek and stylish new T-Line range runs on Android, providing instant familiarity to that of a tablet or smartphone, and near-universal usability for students and tutors alike. 

Harold Niericker, Head of Product Management for Signage, said: “With our new T-Line specifically for education, we’re offering something truly innovative to the market. A display that has been designed to solve existing problems, and to facilitate and enhance the way teaching is taught and how students are able to collaborate and communicate with each other effortlessly.” 

PARTICIPATE TO EDUCATE

Mounted tightly to the wall like a traditional whiteboard or blackboard, the new T-Line actively encourages students to participate and collaborate during lessons. Each display features true multi-touch interaction, as well as high speed technology and optimised glass coating to deliver a high-class writing experience, allowing multiple students to physically interact with the display simultaneously, using either their hands, or for more accurate detail, a passive pen – included in the box. The displays can also connect with a keyboard and mouse and have the functionality to support Active Pen technology. 

It doesn’t stop there. Running from a secure wireless connection, up to 64 students can connect their own personal computing device directly to the display at the same time, while work on up to four students’ devices can be shared onto the display at any one time. 

Supporting all major operating systems, including ChromeOS, MacOS, Windows and iOS, students can contribute to lessons – viewing, working with and manipulating a document without leaving their seat. 

WRITE, SHARE, WIPE

All documents displayed and work carried out can be saved and can then be shared via third party email apps, or stored in the cloud, ensuring students never miss a thing, while also being kinder to the environment, reducing paper waste. 

With the education technology market reportedly set to more than double in value by 2022 to $40.9 billion, the role of technology in classrooms has not only become an essential component for teaching and learning, it is also increasingly a key decision maker for parents and students when selecting their school, college or university. 

With additional accessories, such as audio soundbars and cameras, and supporting programs such as Skype, the new T-Line combines all the functionality of a high-end video conferencing system, opening untold opportunities for further learning and interactions. 

“The new T-Line range is designed for all levels of education, from Early Years, infants and juniors, through to senior schools, academies, universities and remote studies. Running on Android, the most used OS on the planet, the fear factor is removed, encouraging students to take part and removing any delays during setup, ensuring classes start on time and the time is maximised.” 

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FAST FACTS 

  • Hangs on the wall like a whiteboard
  • Available in large sizes from 65-, 75- and 86-inch
  • Connection via WiFi or HDMI
  • Touch focus, via hand and pen – passive pen standard in box. Also supports Active Pen technology
  • High speed technology and optimised glass coating deliver a high class writing experience
  • External connections, including HDMI and USB A and B on each side of the display, plus USB C on back
  • 20 touchpoints for team collaboration
  • Platform independent (supports clients with BYOD from any OS, incl ChromeOS, macOS, Windows, iOS, Android) • Wireless screensharing – Up to 64 students can simultaneously connect their own personal computing device directly to the display
  • Supports all major operating systems, including ChromeOS, MacOS, Windows, iOS and Android