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Viewsonic partners with Intel for unified collaboration solutions

ViewSonic's ViewBoard comes in four models and will feature Intel's Unite app

ViewSonic Canada has formed a strategic partnership with chip making giant Intel Corp. that will see the two companies work to produce smarter unified communications (UC) solutions.

At the centre of this new partnership is the ViewSonic ViewBoard, an interactive flat panel display that will come with Intel’s Unite solution, which will enable users to walk into a conference room and wirelessly share the screen content. The ViewBoard with Unite also empowers the user to manage every aspect of the UC experience from digital collaboration and video conferencing to the lights in the room. This new product is shipping now in Canada and has been also targeted at the education market for classroom settings.

The Intel Unite solution

Bonny Cheng, President of Global Product for ViewSonic, said the company has been striving to deliver an improved presentation experience for meeting rooms of all sizes. Along with facilitating collaboration, the ViewBoard platform was designed to provide IT departments with the ability to manage complex UC.

Tom Garrison, Intel’s Vice President and General Manager for Connected Home and Commercial Client group, said collaboration can be overly complex, from IT managing multiple platforms that don’t talk to each other to user difficulty in getting meetings started and sharing content. Intel set out with ViewSonic to solve this with Intel Unite. Working with ViewSonic will create new meeting experiences with digital whiteboards.

“This will change how we collaborate for the better,” Garrison added.

ViewBoard displays integrated with the Intel Unite app are available in 86-inch, 75-inch, 65-inch and 55-inch models.