Luidia Showcases Innovation for Education and Technology at ISTE

Interactive Solutions Manufacturer Highlights Global Adoption in 2010

Jun 28, 2010, 10:16 ET from Luidia

SAN CARLOS, Calif., June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Luidia, Inc., the award-winning developer of eBeam portable interactive whiteboards and display solutions, today announced that the company will demonstrate a series of eBeam interactive products that enable educators to enhance the level of engagement and interaction in the classroom. Luidia's products will be on display from June 28-30 in booth #1754 at the ISTE conference at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

ISTE's annual conference and exposition, formerly the National Educational Computing Conference, is the largest educational technology exhibit in the nation.

Luidia will showcase a series of next-generation interactive solutions that deliver interactive capabilities anytime, anywhere and for anyone. eBeam Engage -- which includes JBL speakers, a wireless keyboard, one button recording and more - instantly transforms traditional classrooms into lively multimedia rooms.  As part of this new interactive ecosystem, Luidia will also provide ISTE attendees live demonstrations of eBeam Edge, eBeam Edge Cordless -- a fully portable wireless system -- and eBeam Edge+ that enables two people to interact with styli anywhere on the whiteboard at the same time.  The recently announced eBeam interactive projector mount is a world first and transforms any short throw projector into a fully interactive solution.

The eBeam Edge is the smallest, lightest interactive solution on the market, weighing less than four ounces and measuring less than eight inches long. The device uses the latest sensory technology to precisely track a stylus that interacts on the surface with virtually no lag time.

eBeam works with standard computers, projectors and a variety of input devices to transform existing whiteboards and writing surfaces into interactive whiteboards. Luidia's patented technology makes it easy for users to present, annotate and interact with projected content, while capturing the results, which can be shared over the Internet.

To date, hundreds of thousands of eBeam interactive whiteboard systems have been sold to customers across the globe with a 60 percent sales growth from June 2009 to June 2010.

"We are experiencing rapid growth and adoption of eBeam products as consumers embrace interactive eBeam solutions that work on any flat surface," said Luidia CEO Rafi Holtzman.  "In the same way that the Sony Walkman revolutionized the music industry allowing users to listen to music anywhere, anytime, eBeam products are revolutionizing interactivity. We pack cutting edge technology into lightweight, portable, easy to use solutions that can be used on whiteboards, tabletops, even glass walls -- anytime and anywhere."

Some key wins for Luidia in the past year include:

School Districts:

Vallejo School District, Vallejo, CA: Over 200 Units purchased.

"This is an amazing product. We're happy with it," said Roy Li, Director of Technology

Vallejo City Unified School District on the eBeam Edge for Education. "We looked at different options. The cost for traditional fixed boards was prohibitive. Pricing for eBeam solutions is half the cost of other interactive systems and the freight cost is cheaper. The installation cost is very low and it's really portable."

Panama Buena Vista School District, Bakersfield, CA: Over 800 eBeam Units purchased.

The district first purchased company's first generation eBeam Projection product, then upgraded to eBeam Edge. All classrooms including pre-K use eBeam solutions.

"We chose eBeam for our interactive whiteboard solution due to total cost of ownership and the ability to use existing traditional whiteboards," said Brook McKnight, IT Director for Panama-Buena Vista Union School District.

Partners:

Ile-de-France: The Ile-de-France Regional Council, which represents nearly 12 million people in the Paris metropolitan area, selected eBeam technology to equip 471 schools with portable interactive whiteboard solutions during the next four years.

L'Union des Groupements d'Achats Publics (UGAP): Portable eBeam interactive whiteboard systems from eLearning solutions distributor Speechi have been selected for inclusion in the equipment catalog offered by , France's central purchasing authority for local governments, schools and hospitals. The catalog, which generated nearly 1.4 billion Euros in orders last year, lists products approved for schools and other government agencies. Speechi is the exclusive eBeam distributor in France.

"We have worked hard to break into this market," said Speechi founder Thierry Klein. "UGAP's selection of eBeam technology is a clear indication that these mobile interactive whiteboard solutions suit the needs of today's instructors and students."

About Luidia

Luidia creates interactive technology for capturing and sharing ideas. The company's eBeam products transform flat surfaces into interactive and collaborative workspaces. Today, eBeam technology powers an ecosystem of interactive hardware and software for education, business and entertainment. Luidia products are in use on five continents and dozens of countries. The company is headquartered in the Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit: www.luidia.com or www.e-beam.com.

eBeam is a registered trademark of Luidia.  eBeam Edge, eBeam Edge for Education and Idea Capturing Technology are trademarks of Luidia. All rights reserved.

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