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Digital Whiteboarding

We had our first live run with eBeam Digital Whiteboard System. We used it for an Arrow Worskshop in-house today. The preliminary results are in and the feedback from the troops is glowing. The system works seamlessly. There is an eBeam receiver that is connected to a laptop and mounted on any size whiteboard. The facilitator writes notes on the whiteboard and they are captured in real time on the laptop. When a page of notes is finished, one click saves the file, and another click converts it to a PDF where it is automatically saved to a share on the network. From that point typists are eagerly checking the shared folder for new PDFs to appear so they can begin entering the data. So far this seems to be working pretty well. The only missing feature is hand-writing to text conversion. This is expected in a future software release. For now we also have an add-on for the system that allows you to integrate a projector so you can mark up projected documents (word, excel, powerpoint, etc. . ) in real time on the whiteboard. No more notepads or wasted paper, no more running the paper to typists, and eventually no more typists. (sorry typists)

A big thanks goes out to Carol F and Kent N for helping develop a vision for the application of this very cool technology.