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    Just wondered if anyone is using these and could tell me if they are any good!

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    I have found that they go out of calibration quickly. They are sensitive to where you place them.

    I would say good for short term presentations but not a replacement for an interactive whiteboard.

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    We have 10 Ebeam Projection's and they work great, they have been installed for about 4 months now and have had no problems with them.
    Teachers seem to getting on fine with them and the pens are very robust.
    Ours are fixed in place, the install was very easy and they come with 3 or 4 different backplates to suit your enviroment for wall mounting.
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    Good as long as don't move them if move them yes you seem to have issues but we never had any problems once we kept them in place.

    Find them very good as alt to whiteboards in my view.

    I always find best bet is buy one and trail it out with a department and see how they get on.

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    We found Art/Design departments like them
    Non 'arty' subjects tend to prefer Smartboards

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    I have just ordered one of these which I saw at BETT

    MIMIO

    They seem to do the same job as an E-beam but also have addons such as a wireless module.

    We are going to give it a trial in the ICT department so I will report back when we have anything good or bad to report

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatone View Post
    They seem to do the same job as an E-beam but also have addons such as a wireless module.
    Skip the wireless module, it'll interfere with your 802.11x wireless.

    I think these things beat your average "traditional" IWB on price, but it's definitely a good idea to get teachers to try one out before buying a whole bunch - pay particular attention to the speed at which they sense pen direction changes. Ignore any bundled software, expect to use these devices (and any IWB) with PowerPoint or similar - don't get stuck in the trap of creating resources that will only work on one manufacturers software.

    As an added feature, you don't have to use these devices (Mimio or eBeam) as a vertically-mounted IWB, you can also use them as a horizontal (or any other angle, I assume - like an architect's easel) device - the RM demo at BETT 2008 with a eBeam controlling Google Earth was quite impressive.

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