What Is an Interactive Flat Panel Display?
Interactive flat panel displays are collaboration solutions designed for interactive whiteboarding, videoconferencing, screen sharing, and more. The latest technologies let you securely connect to participants whether they’re in the room or joining remotely.
These all-in-one devices combine a range of collaboration and meeting management functions into one large, flat panel display. Users can connect to interactive flat panel displays from their own devices, or they can use multitouch capabilities on the display itself.
Because they’re designed specifically for collaboration, interactive flat panel displays are typically used in one of two settings.
While traditional whiteboards and digital projectors lead to passive viewing and limited participation, interactive flat panel displays for education help educators create modern, data-centric classrooms that enhance collaboration and learning.
The latest software for interactive flat panel displays features analytics to help educators check attendance, measure student responsiveness, and gain a better understanding of the classroom environment. Teachers can also record classroom content so that it can be shared later.
Empower collaboration and productivity among face-to-face and remote teams without straining your IT resources—all on a foundation of security.1 Intel®-based interactive flat panel displays are designed to help participants start meetings quickly, share content, and inspire creativity and innovation.
Intel® processors and technologies deliver amazing performance for immersive features, seamless collaboration, and remote management.
Intel® Technologies for Interactive Flat Panel Displays
Intel® processors and technologies deliver amazing performance for immersive features, seamless collaboration, and remote management. Through it all, Intel helps protect connected systems from the inside out with a foundation of security technologies designed to harden and protect the entire device stack against a wide range of attacks.1
Stunning Performance with Intel® Core™ Processors
Create dynamic visual experiences with interactive flat panel displays featuring Intel® processors. Intel® technologies deliver stunning ultrahigh definition (UHD) visuals and amazing performance for immersive features, like touch gestures that let you zoom, rotate, and flick objects easily. Add an accelerator to enhance performance for visual processing and other advanced analytics.
Seamless Collaboration with Intel Unite® Solution
The Intel Unite® solution is a free software that enables real-time collaboration between users, regardless of where they’re located. This helps you make the most of every minute of meeting or educational time.
The Intel Unite® solution offers a simple, easy-to-use operating environment that most participants can learn in just moments. Once the Intel Unite® application is up and running, all participants can join the meeting by entering a secure PIN. Any participant can contribute in real time by pushing content, marking up diagrams, offering feedback, or taking over as presenter.
Because the Intel Unite® application is vendor agnostic, it can be integrated with a wide range of collaboration platforms, including functioning as a Skype* add-on.
By choosing interactive flat panel displays powered by Intel® Core™ processors on the Intel vPro® platform, organizations can enable remote management with Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT). This allows IT teams to diagnose, upgrade, and repair interactive flat panel displays remotely and securely, reducing IT support and system management costs.
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) also includes out-of-band management capabilities. Technicians can remotely access and correct problems even if the operating system is down. Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT) is available on a range of Intel® Core™ and Intel® Core™ M processors.
Security and Integration
Protecting the privacy of collaboration and working sessions is essential. Intel vPro® platform enables an extra layer of hardware-based security that complements and augments existing security measures.1 It allows for hardened encryption and includes capabilities to tightly integrate with other infrastructure components and standard toolsets.
A Simplified, Standardized Design
Intel launched the Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) to standardize the system architecture between displays and media players. This means interactive flat panel displays are more cost-effective to design, deploy, and manage.
For example, setting up an interactive display can be as easy as plugging the OPS computing device into the display’s OPS slot. The low-power, highly modular pluggable form-factor interface of OPS takes advantage of the latest innovations in Intel® processors to support advanced functionality and emerging use cases, like interactivity and anonymous audience analytics.
Building Blocks for Interactive Flat Panel Displays
The Intel® Smart Display Module (Intel® SDM) is a specification and reference design that enables ultraslim displays for a wide range of visual applications, including interactive flat panel displays. Intel® Smart Display Module (Intel® SDM) delivers intelligence and interoperability for space-optimized designs (Intel® SDM Small) and workload-optimized designs (Intel® SDM Large).
The Intel® Smart Visual Data Device Module (Intel® Smart VDD Module) is a specification and reference design to enable on-premises, standards-based, high performance computing (HPC) solutions optimized for edge workloads. It complements the compute built into interactive flat panel display solutions and handles workloads such as audio, video data ingestion, rendering, storage, connectivity, and analytics.
Intel’s continuing innovation in interactive flat panel display solutions is leading to extended usage models and exciting new experiences. Along with our ecosystem partners, we’re ushering in a new wave of collaboration that makes it easier to get students or employees talking, thinking, and innovating in more engaging ways.