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Polymedia Demos All-In-One Meeting Room Solution
May 30, 2012 | William Zimmerman
Polymedia has launched Flipbox, a solution it says can serve as an interactive display, computer, sound system, videoconferencing terminal and a flip chart.
The integrated solution is designed for meeting rooms and conference halls. It requires no configuration and after logout it securely clears its memory.
Users can digitally draw on the screen, print records, save materials to a USB storage device or to the cloud, send emails and access social networks.
It offers HD 720p conferencing and is compatible to many vendors including LifeSize, Cisco and Polycom.
Stored files can be demonstrated, annotated and saved again.
Laptop desktops can be displayed over a wireless network and a internet connection allows websites to be accessed and annotated.
Polymedia also plans to integrate the device with cloud services.
Please see the following screenshots of Flipbox and the accompanying captions:
Flipbox can be used instead of a marker board or flip chart. With the existing set of tools can not only write in digital ink, and print records, save them on a USB flash media, as well as send e-mail.
In order to show the documents with Flipbox, just connect it to a USB flash drive and select the desired file. Flipbox supports the viewing of images, video and popular office formats: MS Office 2003/2007/2010, and PDF.
Scanning documents can be managed using familiar gestures, turning and zooming. All comments on the document, you can save, send by e-mail or print a single click.
With the built-in Flipbox Internet browser can view any web sites to find information on the Internet and work with Web applications.
In order to display on your desktop Flipbox laptop does not require wiring or installing additional software on the laptop. Translation of the wallpaper is for WiFi. It is possible to draw over the laptop screen, as well as manage your laptop directly to Flipbox.
With Flipbox can be done using video teleconferencing. In order to establish a connection, your partner can use his Flipbox, video terminal hardware (such as LifeSize Room, Cisco Tandberg Edge, Polycom HDX, etc.) or a software client (eg, LifeSize SoftPhone or Tandberg Movi). As the compounds can be used conventional Internet channels. In the future, support for Skype and various web conferencing services.
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