Here at Copeco, we are always looking for solutions to keep you on the cutting edge of printer and copier technology. Enter Sharp’s Aquos Board, which makes slide carousels, overhead projectors, digital projectors and white boards a thing of the past.
This revolutionary interactive display system combines the traditional whiteboard, TV, touch-screen computer and projector, and creates an amazing multimedia center for the board room, classroom or conference center. The video below, from Sharp USA, gives an excellent visual overview of the Aquos Board.
Benefits of the Sharp Aquos Board
As you can see from the video, the Aquos Board allows you to annotate or “write” on your presentations and share them through digital technology with those in attendance at your meeting or presentation. While live annotation of your presentations is a pretty amazing feature, it can provide many additional benefits far beyond this, allowing you to work smarter, not harder. We have broken down several different situations where the Aquos Board can be immensely helpful.
1. Strategic Planning & Team Brainstorming
Have you ever been involved in a strategic planning session for an organization? It often entails brainstorming ideas, goals and tactics to reach those goals. These sessions usually entail many pieces of paper from easel pads that one lucky person gets to transcribe and send to participants after the meeting.
What if you could streamline this process? Preloaded with many commonly used templates such as calendars, action plans, graph paper and to-do lists, the Aquos Board allows you to ditch the paper and transcribing. You are able to create lists on screen during your session, and at the end, save it to a computer and email it to those in attendance. Or, you can send the information to your Sharp multi-function printer and print copies of the information to send to those in attendance.
In addition, as you saw in the video, you can bring up existing documents or reports and annotate those during your session. Then, just as with the brainstorming, send or print the annotated version to give to attendees. You save staff time (with no transcription) and are able to get the information to the attendees more quickly.
2. Presentations & Training
The Sharp Aquos Board simply makes your presentations to look better. Have you ever given a PowerPoint presentation that is projected on a screen and the color or focus is just a bit off? With spectacular HD clarity, backlit design and Sharp’s Uv2A photo-alignment technology, your presentations have never looked this great. And, even better, your presentations have never been easier to read by your audience.
Would you like to zoom in on a particular slide or document in a presentation? The Aquos Board’s touch screen works much like that of a tablet or smartphone. You are able to quickly zoom in or out with the swipe of your hands.
As you are giving your presentation, highlight key points, make annotations or emphasize topics with your finger or Sharp Pen. Just like in the example above, you are able to save the annotated presentation and send it to those in attendance. This is particularly helpful in training environments. With the annotated version, trainees are able to refer back to the presentation in the future for those key points.
3. Video Conferencing
If you have team members in different locations, the video conferencing capabilities cannot be beat. While viewing the presentation, all participants can write on the screen images for real-time interactive participation. Again, the annotated version of this presentation can then be easily sent to all participants. The Aquos Board can also be used in a similar fashion for webinars and teleconferences.
Want to take an Aquos Board for a test drive? If you are in the Canton, North Canton, Akron, Toledo or elsewhere in Ohio, contact us. We would be happy to show you all of the Aquos Board’s bells and whistles.