Digital whiteboards can transform an awkward video conference into a dynamic meeting, getting you as close to in-person collaboration as possible.
Anyone who has collaborated in a company meeting understands the value of whiteboards in sketching out ideas and brainstorming with your team. Low tech whiteboards with dry-erase markers have been used in business for decades. Digital whiteboards take collaboration to an entirely new level, and in this period where remote work is often required, it allows collaboration to pull your team members together and keep workflow going.
Sharp Aquos Tools Transform Digital Collaboration
There are myriad digital whiteboards on the market, but not all of them offer the same level of collaboration as the Sharp Aquos Whiteboard. Some of the benefits are:
Use Software You Know: Because the Aquos Whiteboard has its own internal computer, you can run all of your standard programs on it.
BYOD – Bring Your Own Device: Anyone joining your collaboration session can join with their own device, and if that device is touchscreen, they can manipulate shared documents and make notations from their device.
Overlay Software: Not only can you use your own software on the Sharp Aquos Whiteboard, but the solution also comes with a built-in overlay program. Your team can make notations and create new designs, plans, timelines, etc. and save it all to a separate overlay feature, keeping the original document untouched.
Wireless Connectivity: Instead of fumbling with cables or calling your IT team to get you set up, the Sharp Aquos Whiteboard allows your Windows or Android device to download an app and send images directly to your whiteboard.
Interactive Digital Pens: The Aquos Digital Whiteboard has a touchscreen that can be manipulated with your fingers or a digital pen. It allows up to 10 operators to interact with it at once, and the pens can be “color-coded” so individual input can be easily differentiated.
Handwriting to Text: Interactive brainstorming can get messy, especially when individuals are handwriting their notes. The Aquos Whiteboard can convert not-so-neat handwriting directly to text, making it easy for anyone to read.
Seeing Your Entire Team: One frustration with team meetings is that smaller devices make it difficult, if not impossible, to see your entire team at once. The size of the Aquos Whiteboard allows you to view all of your team members at once, meaning you don’t miss out on facial expression and body language, two valuable facets of face to face communication.
Collaboration Continues Remotely
Simply because your team members are forced to work remotely does not mean collaboration has to stop. We are blessed to live at a time when technology has made communication and collaboration seamless if you have the right tools and solutions.
Here at RITE Technology, we use digital whiteboards and video conferencing on an almost daily basis to collaborate with our multi-office team. If you need any assistance at all, including setting up Teams, Zoom or any other video conferencing platform, reach out to us. If you’d like to learn more about Sharp Aquos Digital Whiteboards, we can help you with that as well.