An interactive whiteboard or LCD is a computer driven device, allowing users to access and manipulate electronic files by means of a projector (only for whiteboards) and the board’s surface. The interactive whiteboard or LCD will be connected to a computer, and the computer then connected to a projector. For the system to operate properly, all three items must be present. The board serves a variety of functions, and is capable of many different things. First and foremost, would be the creation of interactivity with your computer files. At a very basic level, think of the board as a large computer accessory – it can mirror whatever is displayed on your monitor. If your desktop is being shown on the board, simply double tap an icon and that file will open. If your Internet browser is being shown, simply touch the back button, and the browser will go back one page. In this manner, you would be interacting with a mouse functionality. However, an interactive whiteboard or LCD can do much more than that. It is also possible to write electronically on your interactive device. What does this mean? Think of the way you would write on a traditional chalkboard. As the piece of chalk makes contact with the board, it forms letters and numbers. With an interactive whiteboard, it does the same exact thing – it just does it electronically. Think of it as digital ink. You are still writing on the board, just in a different way. You can have the board as a blank white surface, and fill it up with notes, just like a chalkboard. Or, you can display a file and annotate over it. An example of annotation would be bringing up a map. You could write over top of the map in a variety of different colors. Then, when you are done, you can save the marked up file as an image. At that point, it is an electronic file that can be emailed, printed, saved for a later date – whatever you wanted to do. An interactive whiteboard or LCD is traditionally wall mounted, however, it is also possible to place it on a mobile stand. Therefore, you gain the ability to take your interactive whiteboard from one room to another. There are several different types of stands available, suiting many different types of applications. It is very important that a stand be compatible with board your board, as well as the projector. If you are interested in making your system mobile, please call us at (866) 942-6273 to discuss your application further.