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Samsung unveils latest interactive whiteboard and environmentally-friendly large format led digital information display

Products offer amazing viewing clarity to enhance educational or promotional environments

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today that it will be exhibiting its latest interactive whiteboard solution, the 650TS, and new EXn series of environmentally-friendly large format LED DIDs at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2010. Samsung can be found at Hall 11 Stand K38.

“Samsung’s LFDs and interactive whiteboards are designed to be environmentally friendly, while offering a wide variety of options to meet various display needs,” said Dominic Webb, General Manager of Samsung’s Display Division. “The LED LFDs and LCD whiteboard offer amazing viewing clarity making them ideal large display options for students as an educational tool, or for promotional use in venues.”

Touch-Sensitive Large Format Display / Interactive Whiteboard

The 650TS interactive whiteboard’s 65-inch display is touch-sensitive with a variety of features expected of a high quality interactive whiteboard, such as a tactile and responsive screen and state-of-the-art “drag and drop” functionality. The 650TS also has built-in speakers, enabling users to play video and music files without additional sound devices, and the option to install a built-in computer.

In a traditional teaching environment, where the use of blackboards is the norm, students sitting on either side or at the rear of a classroom often find it difficult to read what is written due to sunlight or reflective lighting. The 650TS combats this with a wide viewing angle and a high definition LCD panel, giving viewers crystal clear picture quality regardless of their position in the room. Furthermore, the 650TS uses less reflective glass to reduce eye fatigue making content more legible.

The 650TS’ touch screen produces an upgraded learning environment and enjoyable learning interface for students. Rather than using a traditional PC and mouse interface, teachers can control their presentations directly, maintaining a continuous flow of information, which improves concentration.

Using the 650TS’ exclusive stylus pen and optional webcam, teachers can establish more interactive, two-way communication with students, cultivating a more exciting learning environment with higher participation. With the cutting-edge drag-and-drop facility, users can open images, maps, PowerPoint presentation files and electronic books, and also partially zoom and reposition. This whiteboard also offers an advanced handwriting function that facilitates users making notes directly onto Flash components or images.

The slim and sleek design of the 650TS allows easy installation, reducing the obstruction of classroom space. While a traditional DLP type interactive whiteboard requires a 60 centimeter space at both front and rear, the 650TS requires less than 20 centimeters.

Samsung’s own camera-based sensor technology guarantees fast response time and high levels of recognition and accuracy because the sensor can recognize touch from a wide visual span across the entire screen, including every corner. The 650TS’ screen synchronization empowers teachers and students to exchange screens so teachers can oversee the progress of each student and, at times, control students’ devices to improve efficiency in class.

Environmentally-Friendly Large Format LED Digital Information Display

Samsung’s new EXn series of environmentally-friendly large format LED DIDs are comprised of the Samsung Syncmaster LED LFD 460EXn and 550EXn, as well as two new large format LED backlit displays, which were unveiled in January at CES 2010 in Las Vegas.

The EXn range is the thinnest and sleekest LED design on the market today. Where traditional, large format DIDs are often weighty, cumbersome and require multiple connection ports for PC synchronization, the EXn series is equipped with a 40GB hard drive to enable a cable-free design. As a result, the 46-inch and 55-inch display products are 70 percent thinner than existing models, despite the incorporation of PCs. The 46-inch screen weighs a mere 15 kilograms, one of the lightest and most easily installed DIDs on the market.

Using Samsung’s LED backlit technology, the EXn series saves 40 percent more energy than existing monitors, suitable for public spaces like airports and shopping malls, where the monitors are kept active for extended periods of time. The series also has easy and efficient networking with other individual displays via “MagicInfo,” an exclusive content management application developed by Samsung.

LED LFD 460EX, 460EXn, 550EX and 550EXn Displays Key Specs
• 1920 x 1080 resolution
• Slim depth: 39.9mm / light weight: 14.44kg (46”)
• 5000:1 contrast
• 120Hz panel refresh rate
• Energy Star 5.0 compliant
• EXn models incorporate a high performance PC
– 40GB hard drive
– Windows XP-embedded
– High speed network connectivity
• Integrated network PC with Samsung’s exclusive MagicInfo™ Content Management & Delivery solution
• 40 percent energy cost savings
• 8ms response time
• Multi Display Control available: RJ45 / RS-232C

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2008 consolidated sales of US$96 billion. Employing approximately 164600 people in 179 offices across 61 countries, the company consists of seven independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

CONTACT:
Samsung UK Press Office
The Red Consultancy
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Email: samsungteam [at] redconsultancy.com

Rachel Cameron
Samsung UK
Tel: 01932 455 234
Email: r.cameron [at] samsung.com

Source: Samsung