5 Reasons Why Interactive Touch Screens are Better Than Interactive Whiteboards
With evolving digital world, we are incorporating more technology in our daily lives and that too at very fast paces. Like other walks of life, the education sector is also making proper benefits from new developments. The introduction of interactive whiteboards and touch screens is one such example. These help both teachers and students alike; former in teaching and latter in learning.
It is not only the education sector which makes use of these technologies but the corporate world as well. Interactive whiteboards and touch screens are used to give presentations, do conference calls, and for multiple other purposes.
There is, however, a debate which discusses benefits of whiteboards and touch screens, over each other. In our honest opinion, touch screens are better compared interactive projectors and whiteboards. Here, we have compiled a list of reasons to prove our point.
The most basic reason why interactive touch screens are better compared to interactive projectors and whiteboards is the associated affordability. Touch screens are 30% cheaper compared to whiteboards and projectors.
In the US, the total cost of owning a touch screen is no more than $3,300 whereas for a projector and a whiteboard, it is approx. $5,305 which is a lot more.
An ordinary whiteboard projector has a lamp life of 3000 hours whereas for a touch screen, it is 50,000-60,000 hours. This is a huge reason which puts touch screens in commanding position compared to projectors and whiteboards. Due to lesser lamp life, projectors and whiteboards need more changing compared to a touch screen and thus ultimately cost you a good fortune.
Lesser Strain on Eyes
Interactive touch screens come with anti-glare properties which reduce strain on eyes and enhance the picture quality compared to dull colors in whiteboard and projector system.
Since learning involves proper understanding, and to understand something you need to know details about it. Using an interactive touch screen the chances of missing details are drastically reduced. This helps you learn things better.
Calibrations and Setting
You don’t need to do any settings while installing a touch screen while settings need to be done prior to using a whiteboard. This puts the reliability of whiteboards in question as you need the assistance of a professional to set the throw ratios of your projectors. Throw ratio needs to be calibrated while installing a projector or a whiteboard and it often ends in short throw mounts. In the case of a touch screen, you can adjust to a wall all by yourself and get started with it.
An interactive whiteboard needs throwing off the light, from the front, to generate visual content. This lead to hindrance and blocking of content if someone comes in the path of the light. An interactive touch screen generates content from within which appears on the screen.
These are few of the many reasons which should push you to choose interactive touch screens over interactive whiteboard and projector system. Due to increased service life, affordability, and ease of use, the world is rapidly shifting from old technologies to new, state of the art, interactive touch screens.
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