Luidia’s eBeam technology is high quality, low cost (about $1000) product which turns any wall or LCD screen into a Digital Whiteboard. This short instructional video explains how to use the eBeam on an LCD screen. What the video does not show is the install process, which is:
- install the software from a download or the disk it ships with
- plug the receiver in any USB port
- put the battery in the ‘pen’ and start working
It can also be used on a wall (i.e. without a screen) if you buy the “Beam Complete” which adds special dry erase markers to the mix.
I think this product is far superior to any other white boarding technology I have seen, including what is out now, and coming soon from SMART Technologies of Calgary. SMART Boards are clunky, old, often low resolution, very expensive products compared to the eBeam. I would like to say that eBeam is an alternative to SMART, but I think eBeam blows Smart out of the water… this is just my opinion and for the record I really like SMART so I take no joy in knocking them. Maybe this will wake them up.