What it does
This simple but ingenious device makes a vibration-free, maximum magnifiable duplicate of the smartboard or any other projection, while maintaining the original image quality and offering the possibility to manipulate the colours.
Existing school systems with screen magnifiers and cameras are indispensable for magnifying and contrast enhancement of all analogue information (e.g. blackboards, whiteboard) and for class or meeting experiences such as the facial expressions of teachers, fellow students, corner work, etc. Sometimes problems arise with smartboard magnification by means of a camera or splitter. In these cases, My Board Buddy is the ideal supplement.
The My Board Buddy transmitter is placed between the source of the image e.g. laptop and the smartboard or beamer using an HDMI cable.
It transmits the image wirelessly to a receiver. This is connected to both the monitor and a joystick with simple, tactile colourful buttons. Users can determine which view works best for them and turn the device into the best solution for their needs to achieve a better view of the smartboard. Students will be more involved during lessons and can participate actively in-class exercises and it helps them to work more independently.
Existing solutions are not always the most efficient...
When magnifying the smartboard by means of a camera:
- Poor image quality, pixelated image & insufficient contrast
- Every tap or movement is magnified and creates vibrations and blurred images
- Positioning towards the (smart)board or projection is crucial: the user cannot take place where they see fits
When duplicating 1:1 through a splitter:
- No magnification or colour manipulation is possible
- No hassle with wires
My Board Buddy:
- Works perfectly stand-alone with a monitor:
- The lecturer/presenter determines what is shown when
- The user determines the magnification & colours
- No hassle with PC’s, software or other distractions
- Easy operation via the joystick and simple colourful buttons:
- Maximum magnification while maintaining image quality
- Also for educational/short movies
- No trembling or pixelated images
- Customisable colours for enhanced visibility
- Simple software & installation management, no adaption of existing infrastructure needed (if network available), works wireless or via network cable
- Multi-usage because of the possibility to duplicate to multiple “Buddies”.
- Provided with unique software:
- The teacher or presenter decides when the Buddy is active and with which user
- The teacher or presenter decides what is shown
The ideal solution for ...
Students - Magnifies the smartboard in the classroom
My Board Buddy AIR is the best solution for fixed classrooms for young visually impaired students.
The student can view the classroom smartboard on their own monitor, all content is displayed: text, photos, video, and live notes, without impacting the smartboard's image for other students.
My Board Buddy AIR gives the student the ability to adjust the image on their screen by either magnifying or reducing the size, as well as being able to adjust the colours and contrast. This is all thanks to the intuitive remote control which has a joystick function as well as colourful tactile buttons.
Employees - Gives employees access to digital presentations
Visually impaired employees attending presentations or hybrid meetings can use the My Board Buddy AIR.
In the modern work environment, digital presentation screens are everywhere. Think of hybrid consultation moments in a meeting room or PowerPoint presentations for a large group. Once connected, My Board Buddy AIR will magnify the image on a monitor close to the employee enabling them to actively participate in the meeting, without altering the presentation screen.
|Which My Board Buddy Is Right For Me?|
|My Board Buddy Air||My Board Buddy Go|
|Ideal for users who will be in a fixed location||Ideal solution for users who frequently change locations|
|Can be used by younger students upwards||Suitable for adolescent users upwards|
|User has physical buttons and joystick control||User has touch screen controls|
|Includes: Transmitter, receiver and remote control||Includes: Transmitter and app|
- My Board Buddy Transmitter
- My Board Buddy Reciever
- My Board Buddy Remote Control
- Power supply
- User Manual