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Press Release: New InFocus Software Applications Ease Collaboration from Tablets and PCs
BigNote and BigConnect software enable annotation and video calling from Windows devices
PORTLAND, Ore. – July 9, 2014 — Collaboration technology pioneer InFocus Corporation (www.InFocus.com) is complementing its lineup of teamwork-inducing devices with the addition of two new applications; BigNote 1.2 interactive whiteboard software for PC and BigConnect PC video calling software. InFocus designed the new applications to improve how people communicate ideas and capture information wherever they are located.
“These programs move us closer to our goal of creating collaboration that works for everyone; not just those using our devices but also those using devices they already have,” said Dave Duncan, product manager. “When everyone can actively participate, whether in the room or across the country, the best ideas and results can surface.”
BigNote 1.2 interactive whiteboard software, which runs on either a Windows 7 or 8 operating system, enables users to take notes, sketch, annotate and share work from their personal Windows device or InFocus BigTouch giant touch PC. The BigNote whiteboard has a similar feature set to the whiteboard built into the InFocus Mondopad with annotation tools designed to enhance visual collaboration.
BigNote includes digital pens, highlighters, shapes and lines in several colors and a whiteboard canvas that extends ten pages in any direction. Its Auto-Shape mode can recognize free-drawn lines and shapes and re-form them to be exact. The program also allows for annotation over any application and saving or e-mailing the screen as an image file.
With BigConnect software, a Windows PC becomes a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) video calling device that enables users to participate in video calls with other SIP endpoints, such as Mondopad and MVP100 Video Phone, as well as Skype and Microsoft Lync. BigConnect, which comes with one year of InFocus 121 Video Calling at no additional cost, can also make IP direct calls and register to an H.323 gatekeeper for use with other telepresence systems.
In addition to face-to-face video calling, BigConnect users can share their desktop or specific applications with remote parties. With Dual Stream capabilities users can share content and video concurrently. If desired, a BigConnect call participant can interact with his or her PC desktop while the full-screen video call is semi-transparent in the background – to facilitate multi-tasking.
“These software tools take PC collaboration to the next level, ensuring that everyone can see, interact and emphasize those agenda items that are most important; making meetings and class time more efficient and productive,” added Duncan.
These InFocus software solutions will be available for purchase directly from InFocus at www.InFocusStore.com or through InFocus authorized resellers. For more details visit www.InFocus.com.
About InFocus Corp.
InFocus leads with creative solutions for successful visual collaboration in large venues, conference rooms, classrooms and workstations throughout the world. The company’s flagship product Mondopad, a giant touch tablet PC, makes content more immersive, audiences more involved and every interaction more engaging, as it brings together all of the collaboration tools people need to visually present, capture and share ideas. For more information or to purchase InFocus products and services, visit www.infocus.com or www.infocusstore.com. Follow InFocus on Facebook at facebook.com/InFocusCorp, LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/InFocus or Twitter at @InFocusCorp and @InFocusEDU.