NEC is the only manufacturer that can offer all the major display technologies to customers, able to recommend the perfect-fit solution for any application.
NEC has been helping to steer the growth of technology in education for several decades. Its projectors, desktop and public displays are utilised in lessons, lectures and information distribution processes in many of Europe’s education facilities, across all education areas. “With the widest range of display products available (NEC is the only manufacturer able to offer all the major display technologies) we can recommend the perfect-fit solution for any application,” says Jon Garaway, head of education at NEC Display Solutions.
Higher education is seeing enormous investment in technology where universities are investing to attract students. “Universities are making huge investments in laser projection for large teaching spaces, benefiting from long life and zero maintenance, as well as large format displays for signage and some interactive screens for huddle spaces,” says Jon.
NEC expects interactive touch to be the big winner in the classroom going forward, as touch screens better fit today’s educational requirements. “The best way to learn is to participate and engage with the subject and touch is a natural intuitive way to communicate. Touch in the form of smart phones and devices is embedded throughout our lives and it makes perfect sense to utilise this familiarity to aid learning. Touch displays enable multiple students to share ideas and collaborate on a format that is familiar to them. Whilst interactive projection is used, it is touch screens that are really fitting the need in education. LCD displays need little in the way of maintenance.”
Microsoft Surface Hub is going to have a big part to play in education, and NEC is set to launch InfinityBoard, an interactive touch display solution for ideation, collaboration and conferencing. With built-in audio, a PC and camera, and utilising WIN 7/8/10, Android, Mac OS or Linux, InfinityBoard has already generated a lot of interest with universities looking for a slick and seamless solution. “Win10 is the operating system used by students on their own devices and when this is superseded, the NEC InfinityBoard can simply be upgraded to follow suit. It’s a modular, flexible, future-proof solution, which perfectly fits the needs of higher education.”
It is crucial that education buyers specify a solution that enhances the teaching and learning experience with a reliable and easy-to-use solution which ‘does the job’. Low cost of ownership is important to the education sector of course, as are minimal maintenance requirements. NEC is ideally positioned to provide a professional solution, with an unbiased recommendation as to the best-fit technology and robust on-going support.
The NEC education sales team welcomes visitors to BETT 2017 to join them in North Gallery 14 where they will be hosting a dedicated demonstration facility for hands-on trial of its products.