Traditional blackboard with chalk or green board with markers is the first-generation presentation tool for the classroom, which has been dominated the market for more than 50 years. In 1990 interactive whiteboard has been invented by SMART and widely used in the school from 2005 from UK. Especially from 2009 Chinese manufacturers can offer solid interactive whiteboard quality with competitive prices, this good second-generation solution becomes more and more popular in schools. However, from 2012 touch LED or called interactive flat panel dsiplay were starting to be applied in the classroom, but why from 2015 interactive flat panel only start to be No.1 best presentation tool in the school? Why IWB start to give away it's stage only from 2015?
As you know IWB needs work with a computer and a projector. IWB is not expensive from 2012 because more and more Chinese manufacturers start to own the technology and produce in a massive quantity. Like IN-Display branded interactive whiteboard cost USD300 with standard size as 87 inches, but the school needs to buy extra projector and computer. In the whole packed solution, the total cost is not cheaper. Normally interactive whiteboard offers 5 years warranty such as IN-Display, but the projector lamp needs to be replaced once in a while. The after-sales cost needs to be considered in your classroom multimedia equipment sourcing stage.
Interactive Flat Panel or someone called touch LED, start to become more and more popular in 2015. In fact, from 2009 Touch LED was invented but very expensive due to the screen cost so high from SHARP, LG or SAMSUNG. Thanks to some Chinese new manufacturers like BOE or COST, they not only can offer a good price but also solid quality to match Korea or Japanese brand. Now IN-Display's most popular sizes are 65’’, 75’’, 86’’, which can suitable for different classroom sizes. There are many advantages from the IN-Display interactive flat panel as follows. First is the image color. Compare to the interactive whiteboard image projected from the projector, the LED screen can offer a more colorful and vivid image with long consistence. There is no shadow from the projector, just a brighter LED screen with 50,000 hours to save yours after sales cost. Secondly, the all in one solution integrated with a computer inside and LED screen together. The whole interactive flat panel can beat the projector+computer+IWB. Obviously the interactive flat panel is more simple and easy to use, and most importantly, much easy to install and move around. Remember the days when you move the interactive whiteboard around, it always requires calibration again after installation, which is so time-consuming. Now IN-Display can be moved around easily with the mobile stand. Thirdly, customers are happier. An interactive flat panel not only looks beautiful and high technology to help attract students' attention. No need to buy more devices like projector and computer, interactive flat panel all in one solution help school manager the devices easily.