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From Strength to Strength…

Some excellent news from Promethean, the launch of their newest product the ActivPanel has succeeded in achieving one of their best half year performances to date. Paragon Multimedia had the privileged to be there at the unveiling of their new product in March and you can read our post on this here.

Despite being a relatively late entrant to the market this year we look forward to seeing the ActivPanel become a major player in the UK interactive flat panel market.

Congratulations Promethean!

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce

Paragon is Supporting the Thames Valley’s International Technology Conference

Very much looking forward to being part of tomorrow’s International Technology Conference at the Microsoft Campus in Reading.

The conference will be showcasing topical innovative technology that has an impact (now and in the future) on life and us as human beings and society in general. Here at Paragon Multimedia we believe that technology has the power to benefit everyone both professionally and personally which is why we were more than happy to support this conference.

If you are attending the conference do have a catch up with us, you might even get yourself a free pen…and who doesn’t love a free pen?

Day 1 at BETT 2013

IMAG0251Despite clashing with equally popular AV event ISE this year, the DLR line was still rammed with teachers and techies heading to the opening day of BETT at its new home in the ExCel. Plenty of children were also in tow to check out the new technologies and were likely to have plenty of fun as once again the interactivity was in an abundance.

A new piece of jargon to many will be BYOD (standing for Bring Your Own Device), which is playing a dominant role on many manufacturers’ stalls. Brands such as Vivitek and Genee are showcasing their own new software that assists collaboration between teacher and pupils through tablet PCs, along with DisplayNote who seem slightly ahead of the game due to additional features, including the teacher being able to personally message a pupil if they have an incorrect answer, saving embarrassment in the classroom.

The evolution of lamp free projection continues with more products becoming more energy efficient thanks to higher lumens and less power consumption and visualisers are getting smaller despite the definition getting higher.

Wherever you turn you will see an interactive whiteboard being scribbled on by visitors, which is surprising considering the recent jump many brands have taken into using interactive LED and LCD screens instead. Many of the screens being demoed today are dual touch, however a few are yet to reach a true multi-touch experience unlike Clevertouch or the new Smart table, however we shall go hunting for this, along with other innovations again tomorrow.

The DisplayNote software in action on a tablet.

The DisplayNote software in action on a tablet.

For more updates including video interviews and product reviews, please check out our Twitter and on our Tech Zone.

Digital signage training displays Paragon’s supportive role at Argyle School

Digital signage is everywhere you go these days, you just probably don’t notice it; while it sub-consciously promotes, informs and warns you through its large, high quality displays. Companies from various industries are starting to cotton on to the trend of easily editable, multimedia displays and reception areas in particular are starting to update with more information, rather than the same message being repeated all day every day.

Samsung’s latest software MagicInfo is simple to use, so that you can create a display full of images, text, RSS feeds and live clocks. With such a diverse range of uploads available, there is no excuse for your displays not to get people’s attention. By using the software at your desk, the small CPU at the back of the Samsung screen receives the information wirelessly. Schedules can also be set up so that certain layouts are shown at particular times, and one template can be used over several displays simultaneously.

At the Argyle Primary School in London, they opted for a simple, singular 46” display in the reception area for any visitors, parents or teachers passing by, as well as the pupils of course. After a short period of time, the three receptionists had got to grips with the basics and managed to create a co-ordinated background, with a school logo and both static and scrolling text. The speed was adjusted and feedback was given by exciting children watching on their lunch break. Cathy McGarry and the rest of her team were very pleased with our expert Stuart, and asked if they could have another training session to further expand their skills.

If you would like more information on digital signage, whatever the sector, please feel free to contact us.