PPDS announces the availability in its European warehouses of Philips T-Line.
T-Line is a brand new range of advanced interactive touch displays designed exclusively for education, bringing transformative levels of engagement and collaboration between students and tutors in the classroom.
First unveiled at ISE 2020 in February, the new sleek and stylish Android-powered T-Line combines best-in-class technology, the power of Android and, crucially, extensive consultation with leading education institutions to create a complete digital solution that helps motivate, empower and inspire teachers and students from the moment they walk into a classroom to the moment they leave.
Available in 65”, 75”and 86” size variants, Philips T-Line comes equipped with a wide range of out-of-the-box features and functionality capable of transforming any educational space – turning once traditional, sometimes static rooms into a hot-bed of active interaction, boosting the overall learning experience and overcoming traditional barriers.
According to some psychologists, the average student’s attention span is typically between 10-15 minutes, while classes/lectures typically last between an hour and 90 minutes. Meanwhile, research indicates that 65% of the population has a visual memory, indicating the need for more advanced visual presentation of information – all of which can now be achieved seamlessly with T-Line’s extensive viewing and sharing capabilities.
Harold Niericker, Product Management Strategist for Signage at PPDS, said: “We’ve really done our homework and used our learnings to design a truly game-changing solution. The Philips T-Line truly brings classrooms together and creates a highly collaborative environment where students are encouraged to have their voices heard.”
“With the education technology market set to more than double in value by 2022 to $40.9 billion*, the role of technology in classrooms has not only become an essential component for teaching and learning, it is also increasingly a key decision maker for parents and students when selecting their school, college or university. We feel a deep responsibility in supporting the education market, ensuring students and tutors alike have the tools they need to be the best they can be.”
“What’s more, we know how important it is for education establishments to prove returns, and to make investments stretch into the longer term. That’s why, for these new T-Line models, we have extended our standard three year deinstall reinstall warranty to offer five years’ peace of mind for educators and education installers alike.”
A new standard
Continuing PPDS’ close working relationship with Google, all Philips T-Line displays run on the latest available Android OS, providing almost universal familiarity for users, ensuring lessons are started on time with minimal distraction.
T-Line displays combine all the features and functionality of a traditional interactive display, but with T-Line, students are actively encouraged to participate and collaborate during lessons through a variety of means
Each display features true multi-touch interaction, as well as high speed technology and optimised glass coating to deliver a high-class writing experience, allowing multiple students to physically interact with the display (20 touchpoints) simultaneously, using either their hands, or for more accurate detail, a multi-tip passive stylus – included in the box. The displays can also connect with a keyboard and mouse and have the functionality to support Active Pen technology.
Ensuring students always have the best view of the screen, T-line – running from a secure wireless connection – allows up to 64 students to connect their own personal computing device directly to the display at the same time, while work on up to four students’ devices can be shared onto the display at any one time.
Supporting all major operating systems, including ChromeOS, macOS, Windows, Android and iOS, students can contribute to lessons – viewing, working with and manipulating a document without leaving their seat.
Note taking can be a necessary distraction for students, running the risk of missing important details and forcing students to adopt a head down, silent approach. It’s widely acknowledged that only 20% of information is retained after initial memorisation. Without review, 47% of learned information is lost after only 20 minutes. After one day, 62% of learned information is lost without review.
With Philips T-Line, all documents displayed and work carried out can be saved and can then be shared via third party email apps, or stored in the cloud, ensuring students never miss a thing, while also being kinder to the environment, reducing paper waste.
With additional accessories, such as audio soundbars and cameras, and supporting programs such as Zoom, the new Philips T-Line combines all the functionality of a high-end video conferencing system, opening untold opportunities for further learning and interactions.