Empower Learning Academy Trust installed 170 Vivitek NovoTouch interactive displays at its four locations, replacing aging projectors.
The academy’s four sites in Upminster, Hornchurch, Havering and Romford, Essex, can now bring a new interactive dimension to lessons and learning, while reducing operating costs, simplifying maintenance for training teams. IT support and reducing print volumes.
Three secondary schools and one primary were equipped with the new technology. The majority of new Vivitek displays are NovoTouch EK753i models, true 75-inch 4K interactive displays with wireless collaboration and touch interaction for the classroom. It offers ultraHD 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution for exceptional detail and stunning visuals, as well as D-LED (ADS panel) backlit technology for brighter images, crisp colors, richer textures and extra wide viewing angles (178o / 178o).
The NovoTouch has been preconfigured with Vivitek’s NovoConnect wireless presentation and collaboration system for a cable-free and hassle-free presentation in the classroom, allowing up to 64 students to connect, while four can present a group project at a time .
Additionally, the display features 10-point handwriting, 20-point touch capabilities to enable on-screen annotations, drawings, and common gesture controls, as well as powerful stereo audio speakers facing the screen. ‘front with up to 32W total power (16W x 2) and multiple audio input / output ports.
IT team productivity is enhanced by features like Remote Manager with IT management software offering automatic discovery and configuration, while a full suite of connectivity ports – including HDMI VGA input -In, audio in / out, LAN, RS232 and USB – makes connecting to other devices simple.
Tony Stevens, Operations and IT Support Manager, commented: âBefore, we had regular calls to classrooms to fix projectors that weren’t working. Sometimes it was a setting that was not reset by a previous user or an issue with the projector itself. With the NovoTouch display, teachers and students simply connect wirelessly and effortlessly. The IT team’s call rate for ongoing issues has dropped, allowing us to focus on more pressing IT issues.
Holger Graeff, Managing Director of Vivitek EMEA, added: âPublic education is one of the most precious gifts we have in life. Therefore, it is essential that schools have the resources and facilities to unlock, share and benefit from knowledge in the classroom. Empower Learning Academy Trust’s experiences with Vivitek’s NovoTouch show that it benefits students, teachers and IT support teams, to create positive experiences that everyone can remember.