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NEC Rolls Out Collaboration Software for Projectors, Tablets, Computers
- By Dian Schaffhauser
NEC has released new software that lets users to present and share content and collaborate across devices. DisplayNote Software, developed as a NEC edition by DisplayNote, lets users annotate, underline, highlight, and add notes to a presentation. They can also send private messages to participants, build work groups, make an audience member a presenter, and view a participant's screen.
People who are viewing a presentation can connect to a presenter's session through DisplayNote, capture the displayed content, and save it for future use. That content can then be annotated by the person who has saved it.
Users can begin a session and open any type of content — video, images, or PowerPoint files — which can then be shared through a collaboration mode with groups of devices.
The application works with existing projectors and screens, according to the two companies, as well as hardware running Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, iOS, and Android.
"Our partnership with NEC Display Solutions enables a new wave of multi-user collaboration, one that enhances interaction and convenience," said Eddie Morgan, head of marketing at DisplayNote. "This solution will not only improve learning outcomes, but also improve the whole learning experience as well as foster new levels of collaborative working."
The program comes in multiple licensing configurations; a retail annual license fee, for example, for one presenter and 40 clients is $595.
Additional details can be found on displaynote.com.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at email@example.com or on Twitter @schaffhauser.