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More than a touch screen


Posted By: Colin Birchall on 17-Nov-2015
Consultant on ICT solutions of Rapid

Rapid Technologies recently took some guests around a high profile manufacturer where we had installed SMART 8000 series Touch Panels onto the production line. The guests were very interested in the applications being ran on the screens and commented that the touch screens were great, to which the factories Continuous Improvement Manager said “begging your pardon these are more than a touch screen, they are an essential communication tool”. Read More
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Are we witnessing the end of the Classroom Projector ?


Posted By: Colin Birchall on 17-Nov-2015
Consultant on ICT solutions of Rapid

When I first came into the industry some 28 years ago classrooms were still using chalk or write and wipe boards, at the time Rapid were installing the first wave of IBM compatible PC’s into the classroom or IT Rooms. When I was introduced to SMARTBoards at the end of 90s it really was a revolutionising moment for our business and Rapid haven’t looked back. During that time we’ve seen a change in the classroom were we have basically gone from analogue tools to digital ones in a very short period of time. Schools everywhere clamoured for Interactive Whiteboards and projectors and the future for projection in the classroom looked very bright (pardon the pun), we also saw a generational shift as we went from ceiling mounted projectors to wall mounted ultrashort throw projectors reducing shadow cast on the touch surface. Read More
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SMART show their superior iQ with another game changing product


Posted By: Colin Birchall on 17-Nov-2015
Consultant on ICT solutions of Rapid

For those of you who regularly read my blogs you’ll remember I recently wrote about the SMART kapp product, the amazing new digital dry erase board, if you missed it you can read it here. Not resting on their laurels SMART is expanding its SMART kapp portfolio of digital capture and collaboration displays with the SMART kapp iQ, this is an ultra-high-definition (UHD) 4k display that combines the original SMART kapp whiteboard functionality with multiway, multidevice collaboration. The product comes in 2 sizes 55” or 65” in diameter Read More
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Can you really afford not to upgrade your CCTV?


Posted By: Colin Birchall on 17-Nov-2015
Consultant on ICT solutions of Rapid

We were recently asked to speak at BETT with regards to how IP CCTV was changing attitudes and behaviour in a school we had recently deployed CCTV over IP. We were very kindly accompanied by Mr Steve Ford who is responsible for IT strategy at Helsby High School who was only too willing to tell an interesting story, one we would like to share. Just to put this in context Steve works Read More
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ClickShare – From Meeting Room Hell to Collaboration Space Heaven!


Posted By: Colin Birchall on 17-Nov-2015
Consultant on ICT solutions of Rapid

Let me ask you a question as an IT manager or room steward in your organisation are you constantly getting called to setup a meeting room for users who want to use a projector or display in the room, or you get called to say the image isn’t right on the screen or even worse cables are missing and people can’t connect. Read More
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