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Westinghouse Interactive Whiteboards Revolutionize The Presentation Market

Feb 24, 2014

Las Vegas, NV, January 7, 2014 — Westinghouse Digital, one of the leading LED TV manufacturers in the U.S., is currently shipping its leading-edge lineup of digital LED-based “Whiteboards.” Available in a number of sizes, the functionality, performance and versatility of Westinghouse Digital’s Interactive Whiteboards will revolutionize business meetings, presentations, classroom instruction, training and communications everywhere. Westinghouse Digital will display their line of Interactive Whiteboards at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV, January 7-10, 2014 in the Las Vegas Hotel, Hospitality Suite 573.

 

The Westinghouse Digital Whiteboard line consists of four models, ranging in size from 55-inch Full HD 1080p units through a massive 84-inch 4K (UltraHD) model, making them perfect for venues ranging from intimate classrooms to broad-scale auditoriums. They are compatible with the latest Windows 8 and 7 operating systems with available optional PC module in the provided slot or user-supplied PC.

The Westinghouse Digital Whiteboards feature its proprietary 6 point Touch system with Intuitive Rapid Response.  The intuitive control utilizes an included touch pen or the tip of your finger and provides a new dimension in interactive control by detecting touch points quickly, at an industry leading response time of 4 milliseconds with a touch radius of 5mm, and with high accuracy.  The 6 point touch system also allows multiple presenters or students the ability to write directly on the display at the same time. This allows for true interactivity and collaboration in the classroom or the boardroom.  Consumers are already familiar with touch screen devices such as tablets and smartphones, so there is no learning curve with the Westinghouse Digital Interactive Whiteboard.

The display surface of the Interactive Whiteboard features a Mohs level 7 rating and has available anti-glare coating.  It combines the ease and functionality of a familiar touchscreen like a smart phone or tablet, but with sizes that can begin to replace projection systems and allow an entire conference room to see everything clearly.

“Our new digital Whiteboards will change the way businesses and educational settings are able to communicate,” says Rey Roque, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Westinghouse Digital. “These revolutionary products combine the ease and functionality of a familiar touchscreen like a smart phone or tablet, but with sizes that can replace projection systems that allow an entire conference room to see everything clearly.   Westinghouse is breaking barriers by offering robust systems that combine best-in-class touch performance, full connectivity, control, optional PC integration and easy-to-use software.”

The included WSribe software provides users with the perfect application for collaboration in office or education environments.  The WScribe application contains a number of templates, forms and documents designed to enhance presentations and note taking. A handwriting recognition option allows users to write directly on the display and convert the handwriting to text that can easily be shared via email or saved in a variety of file formats.

The Westinghouse Digital Whiteboard lineup consists of four models, each sized appropriately for a variety of application environments, and all wall-mountable or moveable by an optional trolley.  The products are protected with a standard, on-site, 3-year warranty. The flagship of the Westinghouse Digital Whiteboard lineup is the massive 84-inch WB84KH1, which features the highest native resolution possible in today’s display technology, at 3840 x 2160, often known as “4K” or Ultra High Definition.  A full suite of connectivity options makes this awe-inspiring interactive display compatible with virtually any presentation needs, including dual inputs for both HDMI and conventional VGA connections (2). The WB84KH1 will also accept composite and component video inputs for legacy video sources, and features a digital audio output, an analog audio input, and RS-232 control (with included Dsub9p to RJ-45 dongle) for automation-based A/V systems.  The combination of theater-quality presentation and easy functionality marks the WB84KH1 as a state-of-the-art presentation tool for business, academia and more.

More compact, but equally impressive models in the Westinghouse Digital Whiteboard lineup include the WB55FH1, a 55-inch widescreen unit featuring full high definition (1920 x 1080) resolution, as well as the WB65FH1 and WB70FH1 models, offering similar features and versatility, at screen sizes of 65 and 70 (diagonal) inches, respectively.  The 55, 65 and 70-inch models all offer impressive visual performance, with nominal brightness of 500 cd/m2, a contrast ratio of 5,000:1, a fast 120 Hz refresh rate and full 10-bit color space, with 1.07 billion true colors available. Designed for easy legibility in virtually any environment, the horizontal and vertical viewing angles for all the Westinghouse Whiteboards are an impressive 178 degrees.

Powered by an Intel i5 processor, the optional PC modules which conveniently fit into provided rear side slots, are Windows 8 compatible and feature an integrated graphics engine, as well as a standard configuration of 4GB of RAM (upgradable to 8 GB); a 500 GB SATA hard drive, built-in Wi-Fi capabilities (802.11 b/g/n at 2.4 GHz frequency); an Ethernet LAN port, and 6 USB ports. Basic white board software is included.  The i5 PC module is currently available for $999 MSRP.

An optional stand is also available, which allows the Westinghouse Digital Interactive Whiteboard to become a truly portable collaboration system, easily movable between classrooms and around the office.  The optional stand is available now for a MSRP of $999.

The Westinghouse Digital 55” (MSRP $2,999), 65” (MSRP $4,999) and 70” (MSRP $5,999) 1080p Interactive Whiteboards are currently available.

The Westinghouse Digital 84” 4K Interactive Whiteboard (MSRP $13,999) will be available in Q1 2014.

About Westinghouse Digital

As one of the leading LCD & LED TV manufacturers in the U.S., Westinghouse Digital is bringing the latest innovative technology to the commercial marketplace.  Westinghouse Digital’s commercial products include a full lineup of interactive whiteboards capable of both Ultra HD (4K) and 1080p resolutions with ultra-fast, multi-point Touch.  Our professional line of Ultra HD (4K) displays come in a variety of sizes to fit any display application requirement.  Westinghouse Digital has made a strong commitment to produce feature-rich, reliable, and energy-saving displays for corporate, educational, signage, and public sector use. For more information, please visit www.westinghousedigital.com.