ViewSonic’s latest touchscreen devices give meetings that extra digital touch

Brea, Calif.-based display manufacturer ViewSonic Corp. is on a mission to revolutionize board meetings, and its latest product represents a powerful salvo.

Last week the company announced the global release of the IFP50 series, its newest line of ViewBoard displays – the 65-inch IFP6550; 75-inch IFP7550; and 86-inch IFP8650.

All three models feature UHD 4K (3840 by 2160) resolution; a 20-point touch screen; and come with the company’s own vBoard and ViewBoard Cast collaboration software, which allows multiple users to simultaneously write or draw on the device’s surface with styluses or fingers; and Zoom video conferencing software.

Canadian prices have not yet been released, though the company expects it to be available in Canada sometime in July.

In a June 14 statement, ViewSonic Americas director of product marketing Erik Willey called the IFP50 series the company’s “most user-friendly, easy-to-use” display devices yet.

“The ViewBoard interactive flat panels are developed for business and education settings, packed with features that allow users to collaborate and share content in a variety of ways, including between devices,” he said. “With the native 4K resolution, these displays deliver incredible picture quality, as well as smooth, super-fast computing and responsive touch capabilities for an immersive multimedia experience.”

In addition to their collaboration software, touchscreen and stylus support, and impressive size, the IFP50 series feature a built-in ARM quad-core processor, Android 5.0 operating system, 2 GB of memory, and 16GB storage, allowing them to perform powerful computing tasks, including slide presentations and video conferencing, and multimedia playback without requiring a PC.

All three models of the device also feature multiple connectivity options, including HDMI, composite, VGA, YPbPr, SPIDF audio-out, USB 2.0 and 3.0, RJ45, RS232 in/out, OPS PC slot, SDM slot and Audio in/out, allowing it to connect to a wide variety of computing and multimedia devices. It also includes ViewSonic’s own vController software, which acts as a simple user interface.

Also worth noting: the display’s built-in Cast software allows users to easily share content from any mobile device, while Zoom supports video conferencing for users in up to 10 locations.

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Eric Emin Wood
Eric Emin Wood
Former IT World Canada associate editor turned consultant with public relations firm Porter Novelli. When not writing for the tech industry enjoys photography, movies, travelling, the Oxford comma, and will talk your ear off about animation if you give him an opening.

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