Choosing a flat screen for your business represents a big step in bringing your remote and on-site workforces together.
But when comparing models, it’s first essential to consider what you need from a flat panel display.
The most pertinent question is: how big is your room?
Are you looking to install flat screen displays in small meeting rooms, or are you hoping to establish a centerpiece display in a more extensive conferencing suite?
Consider the size of the room and the amount of natural daylight that fills the space. You may need a large screen designed not to be affected by natural or artificial light.
For better multimedia integration, your interactive touch screen needs crisp, clear sound that is loud enough for your meeting room.
Think about how loud you need the speakers to be. If you intend the screen as a portal for teleconferencing, think about how much volume you’ll need in your destination space.
Avocor manufactures a wide range of excellent business-ready interactive touch screens designed to seamlessly integrate with your in-house systems and any video conferencing applications. All Avocor displays have in-built soundbars for crisp and clear audio, but sound can still be enhanced if required by connecting 3rd party hardware.
But if you’re struggling to decide which screen to buy for your space, use our Product Comparison tool, allowing you to compare the specification of up to three of our product lines to help identify which product will best serve your need.
Selecting the right interactive touchscreen for your office is challenging because every user has different visual capabilities. So, we recommend following these guidelines to find the screen that caters to your whole team:
Consider Series One Desk 27 for a premium desktop experience, offering native access to Google Meet and a range of collaboration platforms, or select one of our larger interactive touchscreens designed for optimal group productivity.
Avocor’s range of interactive touchscreens comes in various sizes, from desktop displays to large screens for meeting rooms.
For example, Series One Desk 27 offers a desktop touchscreen experience that delivers native access to Google Meet. Alternatively, connect your laptop or mobile device via USB-C for a fantastic desktop extension of your personal computer, in 4K, with touchscreen capability and the ability to access all your personal content, and applications e.g. Microsoft Teams, and Zoom.
Most of Avocor’s interactive touchscreens come with all the connectivity you’d expect from a premium product: HDMI, USB-A, USB-C, RS232, and ethernet (in and out).
However, most of our digital displays come with a slot to accommodate an Avocor OPS module, which provides instant WiFi access, turning your interactive touchscreen into a wireless touchscreen monitor.
It’s possible to display your content over multiple screens in various ways. The most common connection method is to send your content from a computer or server to your screens via HDMI, VGA, or USB-C.
However, you’ll need to ensure your computer can display separate content on more than two screens and that you have the appropriate number of graphics ports. Check your system settings and see if your computer recognizes your three screens. If it does, click Extend These Displays in the Multiple Displays section.
Alternatively, if your Avocor display screen has network connectivity, it’s possible to send your content to your digital display network wirelessly.
Avocor’s range of excellent interactive touchscreen displays delivers colossal potential for your business, offering two-way communication between you and the consumer. Deliver news and information for your employees and visitors while giving them fingertip control over how they digest your content.
Interactive whiteboards help teachers bring visual interest to their learning content in a way never previously possible with old-fashioned blackboards. Savvy teachers use their smartboards and interactive whiteboards in a range of ways, including:
So, as well as a traditional chalkboard, interactive touch screen displays bring the world of the internet and connectivity into the classroom — boosting engagement, participation, and learning outcomes.
Most educational institutions provide in-house Learning Management Systems (LMS), such as Moodle and Blackboard. Interactive smartboards are compatible with all the content you can create in your LMS, offering real-time quizzes, video content, and podcasts for students to engage with at their own rate.
Used in conjunction with presentation applications such as Powerpoint or Keynote, your interactive smartboard becomes a robust platform that brings content to life with complex animations and embedded multimedia content, such as webpages, video, and audio. If you can click it with a mouse on your computer, you can interact with it on your smartboard by pressing the screen or overwriting keywords that reinforce group discussions.
There’s a wide range of third-party online quiz applications, such as KwizzBit, Canvas, and Slido. These allow you to create new ways for pupils to interact with learning content, using in-class computers, tablets, and even smartphones for polls, quizzes, and collaboration
Interactive displays offer great versatility in displaying and controlling your projected/displayed content.
For example, you can display two screens on one monitor by embracing your computer's ability to split the screen or show multiple windows or applications.
Access your computer’s Control Panel (or Settings) — on a Windows machine, you access that from the Start menu; from a Mac, you access System Preferences from the Apple menu. Then navigate to Display settings — here, you can decide whether you want to mirror your computer screen on your interactive display or use your parent device as a control panel.
Whichever Operating System you use, there’s a way to control how you display your content, so check your system settings.
Most of us love the flexibility and control we get when using touch screens — they put the power of creativity at our fingertips.
But why are touch screen monitors more expensive than their conventional non-touchscreen counterparts?
Many desktop monitors without touch screens cost around $100+, while touch screen monitors are usually at least twice as expensive.
However, most of the time, touch screens tend to offer much more vivid contrasts in brightness and color vibrancy than non-touch screens, offering higher resolution. Glossy touch screens are generally considered more responsive than matte screens.
Non-touch screens are usually made mainly from plastic — at least, the front-facing surface is plastic.
However, the touch-surface of a touch screens is made from glass, which is more conductive than plastic.
Touch screens have a top layer conductor that detects electrical signals from your finger. When you touch the screen, your finger completes an electrical circuit, which alters the display's electrical charge at that location.
So, simply put, touch screens are more expensive because they contain more costly components. However, prices for interactive touch screens are coming down all the time, and you can kit your office, meeting- or conference room with state-of-the-art touch screens for a surprisingly affordable price.
Consider the benefits of touch screens:
Lateral collaboration is a process of bringing people together where everyone contributes to a project without hierarchical restrictions. The group relies on each other to achieve a common goal, bound together equally rather than in the typical pyramid-shaped structure of collaborative teams.
Lateral collaboration allows teams to focus on innovation rather than just the objective — solving problems in new, dynamic, and agile ways.
Of course, this style of working requires continual communication, using flexible platforms to share ideas through open forums and documents. Heavily reliant on multi-platform messaging solutions, lateral collaboration project meetings are often a hybrid of in-house and remote workers.
For successful lateral collaboration, you need:
With simple connectivity that just works, you’ll always start your meetings on time while giving each participant the maximum opportunity to contribute to your shared goals.
A collaborative business model requires people from various teams and locations to work together on joint projects. Many companies operate a hybrid model post-pandemic, with some employees in offices and others working from home.
And it’s this blended approach to team working that demands technologies that seamlessly bring people from disparate locations together.
Effective video conferencing solutions are more valuable than ever. And this is where Avocor’s corporate display solutions - which integrate natively with all conferencing platforms from Google Meet to Zoom - help unify teams in hybrid workplaces.
Our state-of-the-art tech creates instant meeting equity, making everyone feel like they’re in the room together — even when they’re not.
Avocor’s interactive displays help everyone to participate, regardless of their location. Everyone can hear each other, speak to each other, and contribute visually through interactive whiteboard platforms — helping each teammate enjoy a driving seat at the table.
However, our corporate display solutions aren’t just for big conglomerates; we have solutions compatible with every application and budget.
Improve team engagement by creating an immersive collaborative environment that inspires creativity and bolsters productivity.
From desktop solutions to large meeting room displays, Avocor’s seamless connectivity allows meetings to start on time and flow like everyone’s in the room together. Find out more about our versatile interactive touch screens here.
Our meeting room solutions provide access to your favorite video conferencing tools, including Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom. Some of our interactive touchscreens are explicitly built for selected conferencing tools such as Google Meet and Zoom.
We believe that the five of the best conferencing tools are:
The 2020 pandemic changed how we work and introduced many to remote working for the first time. And now that the panic has subsided, some workers are returning to the office while others are holding onto the freedom and flexibility afforded by remote working.
So, video conferencing has come of age, and meeting rooms have adapted to facilitate natural integration between on-site and remote workers. These are the five principal approaches to video conferencing:
Avocor’s interactive touchscreens offer access to a broad range of internal and external customers, helping keep everyone connected in high fidelity. And our GroupShare platform offers secure one-touch access to a massive range of video conferencing applications and collaboration tools.
Collaboration software permits teams to work together even if they don’t share the same physical space. It’s as though you’re sitting in the same room together — accessing business-specific interfaces, including calendars and the entire Microsoft 365 suite, allowing you to do your job, even if you’re working from home.
The best collaboration software offers:
Some collaboration applications, such as Slack, offer instant messaging and video meeting capabilities. However, Avocor’s GroupShare solution is preconfigured for native Microsoft 365 integration. This means you gain one-click accessibility to MS 365 calendars, OneDrive, and secure wireless screen sharing.
GroupShare allows you to start a meeting with a single touch, ensuring your session starts on time and your workstream runs to schedule. Offering everything a team needs to collaborate and innovate, GroupShare provides all team members a consistent meeting room experience that helps everyone feel like they’re in the same room together; even if they’re on the other side of the planet.
Effective collaborative software needs to be a one-stop shop to meet everyone’s working needs. With more of us than ever working remotely, it has become essential that we can all keep track of project progress, stay on top of group and individual communications, shared calendars and diaries, and custom interfaces in real-time.
Avocor’s GroupShare solution offers secure one-touch access to:
GroupShare integrates seamlessly with practically all smart devices and typical computer infrastructures, making any room a meeting room.
Bring office workers together with home workers and invite expert freelancers into group meetings that feel natural and productive with Avocor’s interactive touchscreen solutions.
Preconfigured for Microsoft 365 integration, Avocor’s GroupShare collaborative software allows you to start a meeting with a single touch, incorporating all of the most popular video conferencing applications, including Teams, Zoom, Meet, and GoToMeeting.
And with wireless screen sharing, there’s no need to pass cables around the room — just swipe to the screen to share ideas and proposals.
Remote working can feel a little lonely and alienating. And when you have a mixed team of on-site and remote workers, it can be challenging to bring that team together because they’re never in the same physical location. And it’s not unheard of for workers to have never met in the flesh.
Collaboration software overcomes the problem of disparate teams, helping bring everyone together regardless of location. And there’s a raft of collaboration applications that work natively with Avocor flatscreen hardware.
While it’s difficult to choose one best collaboration tool, we can explain how our interactive touchscreen technology makes integration with Zoom, Teams, and Google Meet feel so accessible it feels like everyone’s in the room together.
Avocor’s GroupShare platform offers straightforward one-touch access to video conferencing and collaboration tools. Our secure GroupShare portal provides seamless integration for great face-to-face meetings; preconfigured for Microsoft 365, GroupShare gives everyone instant access to shared calendars, document sharing, and wireless screen sharing.
Start a meeting instantly through Zoom, Teams, Meet, GoToMeeting, and almost every video conferencing tool available. GroupShare provides a virtual meeting space that keeps the creative energy flowing through to project completion.
Collaboration software allows teams to work together regardless of their physical location, and Avocor’s range of interactive flatscreens offers native integration with a broad range of online collaboration tools.
Collaboration software helps teams:
Communicate — apps like Slack help keep the conversation flowing by providing access to multi-platform portals from desktops and mobile devices. Offering live chat, messaging, audio calls, and video meetings, these systems help keep everyone involved and informed. Many communication platforms incorporate simple document-sharing capabilities.
Manage tasks — remote working brings new challenges to team collaboration. Task management tools help keep everyone up-to-date with tasks, deadlines, and live changes to project objectives and outcomes. Accessible through a range of web-based portals, task management software supports disparate teamworking regardless of their physical location.
Share and update documents — systems like Google Docs offer real-time team collaboration on shared documents, providing a way for remote workers to contribute to document development — even when they cannot join the rest of the team in person.
Avocor’s GroupShare platform offers secure and straightforward access for every team member - bringing on-site and remote workers together and helping keep the creative energy flowing and productivity high. Providing one-touch start meetings over Zoom, Teams, Meet, GoToMeeting, and more, Avocor’s range of interactive touchscreens offers seamless integrations for in-person meetings and conferences, and online sessions.
Most companies allow for a degree of working flexibility, providing comfortable and productive workspaces for on-site staff. However, the internet has changed the way we engage with talent, and it’s just as likely to hire an expert freelancer who works from a remote location as it is to hire a locally-based worker.
So, online collaboration tools have become essential portals that boost the productivity of local and remote workers.
There are three principal types of collaboration software to improve workflow:
Avocor’s GroupShare platform provides simple and secure one-touch access to a massive range of collaboration tools and video conferencing apps
The terms “flat screen” and “flat panel” are often used interchangeably — they both refer to a screen that has a flat surface across the entire viewing area, in contrast to the traditional convex screen of Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) displays.
Flat screens were introduced to the commercial market at the end of the 90s and marked a swift improvement in image definition. However, the earliest flat screens still used CRT technology, and it wasn’t until the development and broader distribution of LCD/plasma/LED technologies that a higher definition was possible.
Now, almost all screens are flat, so the terms flat screen/flat panel are used widely. However, the term “flat screen” is more often used in reference to TVs, while “flat panel” is often used to differentiate larger digital or interactive displays, such as Avocor’s interactive touchscreen range.
So, wherever you see the term “flat panel,” expect to see a commercial unit designed for meeting and conference rooms or schools and travel hubs. Both “flat screens” and “flat panels” have flat screens — the term “panel” generally suggests a larger screen size than a consumer TV set.
Avocor manufactures a range of flat screens in sizes to suit small, intimate offices as well as large meeting rooms or public spaces.
Our flat screens start at 27-inch for 1-2 person office spaces to massive 86-inch displays, designed for collaboration and group work.
Our flat screens provide optimal viewing distances thanks to UHD and 4K pixel density. Our recommendations:
Mounting your screen on the wall provides a broader view for your audience. We recommend choosing a screen that accommodates the functionality of the room.
Flat panel displays are much thinner and flatter than traditional Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) screens, which had a convex screen and an electron gun at the end of a funnel-like beam deflector tube. The CRT was much bulkier than modern flat screens, meaning that TV sets and computer monitors were large and heavy units that took up lots of desk space.
CRTs had convex screens, literally bulging outwards from the corners of the display. And this outward curve meant that the exterior edges of the screen were less sharp than the center — a bit like looking into a magnifying glass where the outer image is blurred.
Flat panel displays overcome this outer image distortion, providing a crisp picture (and usually a wider viewing angle) across the entire screen.
This, and the LED technology used to create flat panel displays, allows flat screens to offer images of a much higher definition than CRTs.
LED displays are much thinner than CRTs because there’s no beam deflector tube behind the screen. LED screens are slim and sleek and can be hung on the wall, which is particularly useful for meeting rooms and office spaces.
Flat panel displays offer great versatility in how viewers interact with displayed content, with many flat screens capable of touch interaction, such as the Avocor interactive touch screen range.
Designed for seamless collaborative working environments, our interactive touch screens make it simple for remote workers and in-house staff to interact as though they’re in the same room together.
All of our interactive touch screens have flat panel displays, making them suitable for large and small meeting rooms, offering optimal viewing angles to include everyone in the conversation.
Interactive touch screens come in various sizes, offering functionality to suit different business needs. Starting at 27-inch desktop-style screens, Avocor produces interactive flat screens for spaces large and small.
Our largest screen is 86-inches, providing excellent visibility in large conference rooms and halls.
With touchscreen and stylus recognition, it’s possible to use your interactive touchscreen as a whiteboard, with some displays offering full palm rest and rejection technology, for the most natural writing experience. Choose a model with a pen-on-paper feel for precision inking and annotation on shared documentation.
If you’re using your interactive touch screen for conference calls and online meetings, we offer products with native access to Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom. With integrated cameras and microphones, your Avocor interactive screen makes everyone feel like they’re in the same room.
While most modern flat screen TVs are capable of High Definition, not all flat screens offer the full HD experience. However, Avocor’s range of interactive flat-screen displays offers super-crisp Ultra HD visuals and a premium touch experience, making interacting with on-screen content easy on the eye and incredibly intuitive for the user.
From edge-to-edge bezel-less interactive displays to Ultra High Definition video collaboration and brainstorming solutions, you can rely on Avocor's unique expertise to bring an Ultra HD experience to your customers, clients, and staff.
Avocor uses the very latest optimized touch screen technologies, along with a superior, tactile glass touch experience that puts information at the fingertips - get ready to explore with super-low latency.
Delivering superb collaborative interfaces that anyone can use, Avocor’s flat-screen interactive displays provide Ultra High Definition displays at surprisingly affordable prices.
Interactive touchscreens are the latest flat-screen technology, offering edge-to-edge bezel-less displays for maximum impact in your commercial, educational, or manufacturing space — or even at home.
Avocor manufactures a range of interactive touchscreens that range in price and specifications — we pride ourselves on our ability to cater to boutique businesses and corporations alike. If you have a budget in mind, get in touch, and we’ll happily talk you through the available choices. You’ll be surprised at the affordability of our high-end interactive flat screens.
Use an interactive touchscreen or flat-screen as an interactive noticeboard for clients and staff, a video portal, or an interactive guide to welcome visitors (negating the need for a receptionist). Flat screens make excellent wayfinding signs — great for meetings, conventions, and open days.
Or promote your latest deal, using your flat screen to share advertising messages and eye-catching 4K videos. Our flat screen technology permits a super-wide view, helping you get your message across large rooms, factory floors, travel hubs, and schools and universities.
Any teacher will tell you that maintaining pupil attention in the classroom is a perpetual challenge. And when you have class sizes of 20+ pupils, keeping them all engaged is no tall order.
Children are early adopters of technology, having grown up around touch screens, apps, games, and search engines. So, it’s natural for children to rely on technology in their learning.
Interactive displays in the classroom help bring complex concepts to life in the following ways:
Compare modern teaching methods with old-school chalkboard approaches — known as “chalk n talk.”
Now teachers can improve accessibility by integrating video conferencing into the classroom, allowing absent students to still participate in learning activities.
Students can wirelessly send their tablet screen to the central classroom display to share their work. And teachers can incorporate online games, quizzes, and research materials to keep things fresh for learners.
Check out Avocor’s interactive educational display solutions — improving productivity in the classroom and accelerating learning.
Teaching and learning have come a long way from the old-fashioned “chalk-n-talk” approach applied by so many of our teachers over the years. And while this approach has its strengths, a simple chalkboard is a minimal palette for demonstration and accommodating varying learning styles.
Interactive touchscreens are the ideal replacement for old-school chalkboards, offering a super-versatile platform for note-taking, presentation, demonstration, and student interactivity. Bring your lessons to life with animated presentations incorporating video, audio, and great-looking 4K visuals. Hook your touchscreen to your editing software and operate it directly from the screen using touch — demonstrating has never been easier. Hold every student’s attention by varying your teaching approach with YouTube how-to content and interactive webpages they can all see regardless of where they sit in the classroom.
Display technology in the classroom brings dynamism to teaching and learning in a way never possible with traditional chalkboards.
Smartboards offer a versatile platform for teachers and learners, permitting traditional chalk-n-talk, enhanced with easy-to-use multimedia.
For example, teachers can hook their laptop or tablet to their smartboard using HDMI, which allows them to display their presentation on the projected smartboard. However, the interactivity doesn't stop there. Embed clickable content into a presentation, and press the projected screen to trigger video, quiz questions and answers, and a range of clickable events. If you can click on it with a mouse, you can get hands-on with your teaching content on your smartboard.
Teachers can display music or editing software on the screen while demonstrating complex editing techniques in real time. This allows teachers to show students how to access effects and in-app mixing desks on their classroom computers and apply new techniques to their individual projects.
In addition to using your smartboard for presentations, you can show how-to videos from YouTube or Vimeo, bringing fresh voices into your teaching and learning plan. You could even display streamed content from some live-streaming services (although you’ll have to check, as some providers restrict the public display of their copyright content).
Almost anything you can display on your laptop screen you can show on your interactive smartboard. This helps build a rich learning environment for your learners that boosts classroom engagement and improves attention.
Typical classroom-age students in schools, colleges, and universities around the US are internet natives — they've grown up in an on-demand environment where entertainment content is instantly available at the touch of a screen. Touchscreens, therefore, are part of how the learning generation communicates — sometimes finding greater ease in interacting with screens than each other.
Classroom technologies that use cutting-edge 4K displays provide students with a truly hands-on learning experience, using the mode of communication that's most familiar to their generation.
Using inter-device connectivity, display technology in the classroom allows students to actively contribute to learning sessions while collaborating with other students for a seamless peer learning experience.
Teachers use Avocor's cutting-edge classroom display solutions to help them create multimedia content that accommodates multiple learning styles in a single session - all through a central 4K display.
Interactive touchscreens permit teachers to create inclusive content that benefits student learning by offering versatile visuals that drive teaching and learning objectives. Digital learning technologies also facilitate live video conferencing, allowing teachers to deliver content to remote students and classroom attendees, which helps staff monitor pupil participation.
The COVID-19 pandemic forged a swift change in how students access learning both in the classroom and remotely. Indeed, the need to extend teaching beyond the classroom has prompted massive demand for interactive technologies — and large-format touchscreen displays are at the heart of this educational revolution.
Avocor’s education display solutions provide native integration with live video conferencing apps, such as Google Meet, RingCentral, MS Teams, and Zoom. This allows teachers and lecturers to create tactile learning content that allows students to be part of the lesson regardless of their location and collaborate and contribute to the lesson.
Interactive displays have revolutionized how students observe, listen, and participate in learning sessions. They offer creative approaches to auditory and visual learning to every student in the classroom, helping improve productivity while accelerating learning.
Students use technology in the classroom to:
Modern teaching demands that staff differentiate their learning resources to accommodate multiple learning styles simultaneously. And digital displays in the classroom have changed the way learners can engage with taught content.
No longer can a teacher rely on “chalk and talk”. Students expect to get hands-on with their learning, finding answers to questions through discovery in a sharing environment designed to be inclusive to everyone — whether they’re in the classroom or accessing learning content remotely.
Teachers can instantly access video content from YouTube or other learning sites to reinforce learning objectives. Displayed through a beautiful 4K display, interactive whiteboards offer touch interactivity and native integrations with remote learning tools such as MS Teams and Zoom.
Avocor’s classroom display solutions integrate with existing school technologies, allowing groups to collaborate and share their learning from connected tablets, laptops, and even smartphones.
Interactive displays promote active learning in the classroom, allowing students to participate in learning content creatively — from shooting and editing video content to creating and sharing presentations.
Create interactive infographics that allow students to explore learning content in their way — either through intuitive touch screens or connected devices within the classroom.
Avocor’s interactive touch screen technology puts instant control over the display’s content at the tip of your finger. And in the classroom, this makes for an exciting medium for teaching and learning.
Using an interactive touch screen instead of a conventional chalkboard allows teachers to deliver learning content to pupils in the classroom at the same time as children stuck at home and learning remotely.
Children no longer need to miss out if they cannot make it to school because Avocor’s displays natively integrate with all major video conferencing applications, such as Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Ring Central.
Avocor’s education solutions help students see, hear, and participate — offering touch interactivity with websites, educational resources, and documents.
Young people in learning environments have grown up around touch screens, so it makes sense that their learning incorporates this most natural way to discover and play.
Flat screen displays become flexible classroom resources, displaying everything from text documents to videos, apps, and games.
They allow teachers and students to annotate directly on the board like a traditional chalkboard while encouraging students to interact with on-screen content — putting their learning at their fingertips.
Check out our brilliant article about using interactive technology in the classroom.