Luidia's eBeam Technology Helps California Educators Make the Classroom of the Future a Reality

Amidst education reform and budget tightening, Luidia's eBeam technology helps California educators affordably increase collaboration and enhance interactivity for more effective learning

Mar 18, 2011, 13:43 ET from Luidia

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Luidia, Inc., the award-winning leader in development of interactive systems that allow users to create, capture and share digital content and deliver it in an engaging way, today debuted its dynamic collection of new products and interactive education capabilities to the California audience at Computer-Using Educators, Inc.'s annual CUE 2011 Conference. Luidia's ecosystem of interactive education products provide affordable interactive solutions to teachers and schools in a time of mounting budget pressure.

Held this year from March 17-19, 2011 in Palm Springs, Calif., this conference brings together classroom teachers, administrators, library media teachers, higher education, school board members, technology leaders, IT professionals, parents and those who support CUE's mission of advancing student achievement through technology.  

Luidia will demonstrate at booth #521 its market-leading interactive education products, including the company's new eBeam® Engage™ interactive multimedia system, which instantly transforms traditional classrooms into 21st century learning centers.

"eBeam Engage is just a lot more convenient," said Robert Pronovost, Second Grade Teacher at Belle Haven Elementary School in Menlo Park, Calif. "I spend less time fumbling with technology and can incorporate additional content during class to better reach my students without losing a moment of instruction."

California is currently at the forefront of the national education reform debate as the state's $26 billion shortfall and Gov. Jerry Brown's proposed plan of tax extensions and reductions to protect K-12 education spending are scrutinized by politicians, teachers, parents and students. According to the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst's Office and as reported by San Jose Mercury News, K-12 education cuts could reach $4 billion or more if the temporary taxes expire this year and the Legislature suspends the state's minimum-funding guarantee for schools, making the need for educators to do more with less more urgent than ever before.

Cost Effective and Eco Friendly

The eBeam ecosystem of products is both cost effective and eco-friendly. Traditional interactive whiteboards are typically fixed board solutions that require expensive "rip and replace" installation or leave teachers with outdated, unusable surfaces. With eBeam Engage, users can transform any existing surface such as a whiteboard or wall into an interactive teaching space. Additionally, eBeam Edge's low cost and retrofittable nature makes it a high demand technology in both schools and emerging markets throughout the world.

"California has always been on the forefront of progress when it comes to the environment and social issues, and now it's time to focus on education and provide educators the tools they need to raise the future leaders of tomorrow," said Rafi Holtzman, CEO, Luidia. "Governor Brown's proposed budget plan, alongside President Obama's March 8 proposal for $90 million in funding for the creation of ARPA-Ed, are positive steps forward, but also reminders of the budget constraints and challenges schools districts face year-round. Regardless of the politics, Luidia remains focused on providing teachers innovative and affordable tools to enhance collaboration in the classroom and increase student engagement through interactive learning opportunities. We look forward to demonstrating these tools and how we help bring the classroom into the 21st century at CUE 2011."  

In addition to eBeam Engage, Luidia will be demonstrating eBeam Edge Projection  and other eBeam products used by schools and major school districts throughout California including the San Mateo-Foster City, Fremont, Vallejo, Los Angeles, Panama-Buena Vista and Bakersfield school districts.  

The eBeam Ecosystem

For over eight years Luidia has produced an ecosystem of interactive digital capture and collaboration products. Luidia's existing line of products includes the eBeam Edge, the standard for portable surface capture. Its low cost and simple installation make it a high demand technology in both schools and emerging markets throughout the world. Luidia provides complete hardware and software solutions that enable interactivity in a wide range of products-- from small and portable-sized devices, to projectors and mounts, to flat panel displays, to large format surfaces.  

About Luidia

Luidia creates interactive technology for capturing and sharing ideas. The company's portable eBeam products transform flat surfaces and whiteboards into interactive and collaborative workspaces. Luidia's eBeam Interactive whiteboard systems have been installed in over half a million classrooms and conference rooms worldwide. Luidia and its manufacturing partners' 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.

For More Information, Videos and Applications

  1. A video of the eBeam Engage can be viewed here (http://www.e-beam.com/fileadmin/user_upload/misc_images/engage/engageVideo.html)
  2. A short, enlightening video on the eBeam Edge products can be viewed here  (http://www.e-beam.com/lp/video-education.html)
  3. Educators can access Luidia's free interactive education resources, ideas, lessons and reference materials here  (http://www.e-beam.com/education/web-resources.html)

Copyright © 2011. eBeam and eBeam Edge are registered trademarks of Luidia, Inc. eBeam Engage is a trademark of Luidia, Inc. All rights reserved.

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