The folks at
are showcasing their Mac compatible solution at this week’s National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in San Antonio, TX.
The eBeam is a device that automatically saves written notes and diagrams from any whiteboard flipchart onto a Mac, PC or Palm handheld. Targeted to K-12 and higher education customers, the eBeam boasts free built-in classroom sharing and new projection features. And the eBeam software is now Mac OS X compatible.
With the eBeam whiteboard (which measures 8 feet wide by five feet tall) and software, handwritten notes, color diagrams and images can now be captured onto any of the aforementioned devices, where they can be saved, printed, e-mailed or shared over the Internet, or local network, in real-time. Standard whiteboards can also be converted into interactive presentation screens with an eBeam System and the help of a data projector.
In an effort to provide schools that are strapped for money, the eBeam Group at Electronics for Imaging (EFI) has created the
eBeam Tech Fund. Educational institutions, government agencies and other eligible non-profit organizations can now qualify to receive technology grants from EFI in the form of a free or discounted eBeam System.
The eBeam Group at EFI would like to know how you would integrate the eBeam System into your learning or working environment. In 300 words or less, write a proposal that describes how you think the eBeam System’s idea-sharing technology can be implemented into your learning or working environment.
The eBeam Group is accepting written proposals until June 30 from any public or private K-12, colleges, universities, government agencies and all accredited 501.c.3 non-profit organizations in the U.S. Upon review by the eBeam Group, select applicants will receive free eBeam Systems for use in their organization or institution. Regular pricing starts at US$129 for the eBeam Presentor software to $749.95 for a USB System3 whiteboard system.