SAN CARLOS, California, January 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Luidia, Inc. (http://www.luidia.com/), the award-winning leader in development of interactive systems that allow users to create, capture and share digital content and deliver it in an engaging way, today announced the company is debuting a dynamic collection of new products and interactive education capabilities at the BETT 2011 Show on January 12-15 at Stand F108, at Olympia in London. BETT 2011 is the largest education technology exhibition in the world.
Luidia will both demonstrate its market-leading interactive education products, and reveal for the first time to a public audience, the company's new eBeam Engage interactive multimedia console, eBeam Engage. eBeam Engage is the world's first all-in-one, retrofittable interactive console for educators that instantly transforms traditional classrooms into 21st century learning centers.
Debut of eBeam Engage - The World's First Interactive Multimedia Console
The new eBeam Engage (http://www.e-beam.com/products/ebeam-engage.html) is a revolutionary multimedia console that puts all the multimedia, video and internet access an instructor needs within arm's reach.
eBeam Engage gives teachers full control of videos, Web content, digital photos, sound clips and lesson content from the front of the classroom. Intuitive, integrated controls enable instructors to focus on students rather than technology. eBeam Engage includes integrated JBL speakers, one-touch volume controls, one-touch recording, a scroll-knob for internet scrolling directly from the board, a RF wireless keyboard for quick text entry, and a lightweight stylus.
Leading The Delivery of Interactive Products for Education
Luidia recently completed a banner year in 2010 - capped by 60 percent year-over-year growth. The 2010 momentum was fueled by the release of a new line of eBeam technology products, nine new partnerships with global hardware, software and content OEMs and strong education demand for innovative, interactive and digital capture products.
Soaring user demand for portable interactive products drove the formation of nine new Luidia partnerships worldwide over the past year with major global hardware and software OEMs and content providers. The new partners included: Hitachi, Vaddio, ViewSonic, Mitsubishi, HDT, Uchida, Express Publishing, Claridge Products & Equipment, and Britannica. Many of these partners will also be demonstrating Luidia-based products at BETT.
Recently, Luidia's technology was recognized by two prestigious industry publications, Tech & Learning (http://www.techlearning.com/article/35080) and District Administration (http://www.districtadministration.com/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=2634&p=3). Tech & Learning's Awards of Excellence recognized the eBeam Edge as one of 2010's Best Upgraded Products, acknowledging Luidia's commitment to adapt its products to meet the changing needs of technology. District Administration magazine also placed the eBeam Edge on the Top 100 Readers' Choice Award list. The magazine highlighted the eBeam Edge's portability, affordability and ability to work on any flat surface.
The eBeam Ecosystem
For over eight years Luidia has powered an ecosystem of interactive digital capture and collaboration products for education. Luidia's eBeam technology is made to meet interactive and collaborative classroom demands, easily, effectively and without the fixed-hardware or "rip-and-replace" hassle. eBeam transforms any flat surface into an interactive, collaborative workspace, which allows teachers to provide more engaging lessons, share them in real-time with remote participants, and save them to a computer for later use.
Luidia's products include the eBeam Edge (http://www.e-beam.com/products/ebeam-edge-for-education-page.html), the industry standard for portable surface capture. The eBeam Edge is now in use at over 500,000 locations throughout the world. Its low cost and retrofittable nature makes it a high demand technology throughout the world. Unlike short-lived, expensive fixed hardware such as typical interactive whiteboards, Luidia provides complete end-to-end interactive data capture and share solutions -- from small and portable-sized devices, to projector and mount-embedded interactivity, to LCD screens, to large format surfaces.
"Visual communication, capture and collaboration are essential for education. Lectures with traditional notes written on a blackboard are not going to cut it anymore," said Rafi Holtzman, Luidia President and CEO. "Luidia removes barriers and promotes student engagement by facilitating the sharing and reinforcement of knowledge and ideas. This gives instructors the ability to connect with students in a way that was not possible before. As educators and partners will discover at BETT, our new products and our work with top global OEMs have expanded the delivery of interactive technology - and made it possible for users to easily capture and share ideas, lessons, and information with any person on any device in any location, anytime."
For More Information, Videos and Applications
1. Background information on eBeam Engage is available here (http://www.e-beam.com/products/ebeam-engage.html).
2. A video of the eBeam Engage can be viewed here (http://www.e-beam.com/fileadmin/user_upload/misc_images/engage/engageVideo.html).
Luidia creates interactive technology for capturing and sharing ideas. The company's portable eBeam products transform flat surfaces into interactive and collaborative workspaces. Today, eBeam technology powers an ecosystem of interactive hardware and software for education, business and government. Luidia and its manufacturing partners' products are in use on five continents and dozens of countries. The company is headquartered in the Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit: www.luidia.com or www.e-beam.com.
Copyright (c) 2011. eBeam is a registered trademark of Luidia. eBeam Edge and eBeam Engage are trademarks of Luidia. All rights reserved.
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