Travel the World with Google Earth and IW2!

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Filed Under (Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, IS-01 Interactive Whiteboard System, IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System, APPLICATION, All Products, PRODUCT) by tracy_ipevo on 2017-04-27

In celebration of Earth Day, Google has just unveiled a complete overhaul of Google Earth! All of us here at IPEVO absolutely love exploring the world with just the click of a mouse. Google Earth is also fully compatible with our IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System and is a great way to give your audience a virtual tour of our beautiful planet!
Check out this video of us having some fun with the IW2 and Google Earth.

What are you waiting for?! Try it out today!
Note: Please note that Google Chrome is required to run Google Earth.

Fun with IW2 and Google AutoDraw!

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Filed Under (Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System, APPLICATION, All Applications, PRODUCT) by tracy_ipevo on 2017-04-13

Everyone here at IPEVO is excited about AutoDraw, a web-based drawing tool just released by Google. We are also very excited to announce that our IW2 Wireless Interactive System is fully compatible with AutoDraw. You can use the IW2’s Interactive Pen to draw and edit in AutoDraw with ease!

Have you ever had a hard time making doodles and drawings freehand? This is something a lot of us “artistically challenged” here at IPEVO are all too familiar with. AutoDraw’s suggestion tool quickly and accurately tries to guess what you are drawing and then offers a wide selection of pre-drawn images to choose from! You can learn more about Google AutoDraw here.

Check out this video of us using the IW2 with AutoDraw!

The great thing is that AutoDraw runs directly in your browser and does not require any additional installation. Just calibrate your IW2 and start creating your masterpiece. What are you waiting for?! Go to www.autodraw.com and try it out now!

IPEVO IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System now comes with short Interactive Pen

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Filed Under (Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, APPLICATION, All Applications, All Products) by tracy_ipevo on 2017-02-07

Many of you may already be familiar with our IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System, but for those of you who aren’t, IW2 is an affordable and versatile 3-piece system that enables you to transform most any flat surface into an interactive whiteboard. And today, we’re excited to say that we are going to replace the original long Interactive Pen that comes with the IW2 with a shorter one that’s much lighter and easier to hold and operate over long sessions, which can greatly enhance your IW2 experience! However, rest assured that we’ve kept everything else the same. So go ahead and grab the IW2 if you still haven’t gotten one!

Finding the ideal distance to place your IW2 Sensor Cam with this little Finder

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Filed Under (Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, APPLICATION, All Applications, All Products) by tracy_ipevo on 2016-09-12

You are probably here because you just got an IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System on your hands. And after unboxing it, you’ve spent like almost half an hour trying to get it calibrated, yet no matter how hard you tried, you can’t get it right! Been there, done that, that’s why we’re here with you.
The crucial point to a successful calibration is finding the ideal distance to place your Sensor Cam, and this isn’t easy as the distance differs for different screen sizes. Having said that, finding the ideal distance can be a whole lot easier if you follow the guide below.

What you will need:

1. The IW2 Sensor Cam distance Finder (you have to print it yourself)
2. A pair of scissors
3. Glue

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IW2 Sensor Cam distance Finder

With this little tool, it will make your life easier in determining where to place your Sensor Cam. First things first, go ahead and download the Finder that we prepared for you.
The IW2 Sensor Cam distance Finder (letter-sized)
Do note that though the template is in letter-sized, you can also print it using an A4 paper. When printing, make sure it’s at 100% with no scaling. And please do NOT check the option “Fit to page” or any other setting that might change the size of the original template for printing.

Making the Finder

Making the Finder is pretty straightforward, and you may even turn it into a simple DIY session with your students. You’ll need to cut along the solid lines, fold along the dotted lines, then glue them together to form a rectangle. There are two templates available — one for glasses and the other for bare eye. Please choose the right template to use.

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Remember to choose the right template

Finding the Ideal Distance

After you’re done making the Finder, follow the simple instructions printed on the right hand side of the template to find the ideal distance for placing your Sensor Cam.

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Remember to place the Finder against your eye or glasses completely when using

See through the Finder and move forward or backward until the opening of the Finder fits perfectly with the screen. And STOP IT right there! You’ve found the ideal distance to place your Sensor Cam! And as soon as you place your Sensor Cam at that ideal distance, you should have no problem with the calibration process that follows.

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See through the Finder and move forward or backward until the opening of the Finder fits perfectly with the screen

New Calibration Process for IW2

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Filed Under (Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System, Software and App, APPLICATION, All Products, PRODUCT) by tracy_ipevo on 2016-08-31

Check out the re-designed calibration process for IW2 that provides a much quicker and easier way to set it up. With the new calibration process, it only requires 3 simple steps before your IW2 is up and going. And should you need a little help with the first step of the calibration process, check out the IW2 Sensor Cam distance Finder that we prepared for you.

IPEVO in Guatemala

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Filed Under (Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, APPLICATION, All Applications, All Products) by tracy_ipevo on 2016-08-17

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IPEVO in Guatemala? If you are wondering what’s IPEVO got to do with Guatemala, read on to find out more!

IPEVO’s journey into Guatemala dates back to November 2015 when Trevor Gardner, a high school physics teacher from the Grove City Area School District in Pennsylvania approached us for a possible sponsorship of several IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard Systems. At that time, Trevor was on a sabbatical teaching experience in a rural school in Canillá, Guatemala, and was lamenting not having an interactive whiteboard there.

As Trevor told us, most of the classrooms in the Grove City Area School District that he was teaching come with conventional interactive whiteboards which he finds to be rather cumbersome and overpriced, yet serve as a tremendous resource for his lessons. But things changed when he was preparing to teach in rural Guatemala, and that was when IPEVO came into his mind.

Affordability, Portability and Simplicity

“It was the affordability, portability, and simplicity of the IPEVO IW2 that made it the most viable option for use in rural Guatemala”, said Trevor as he summed up the reasons for approaching us. Due to its easy setup and fast calibration nature, IW2 can be taken right out from the box and be ready for use within a few minutes. Just download the required software, connect its Sensor Cam to an outlet, plug in the Wireless Receiver, start calibration, and voila!

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Trevor posing with one of the IW2s after he finished installing it in the third classroom

No Setup/Training (Cost) Required

Some of the advantages that IW2 has over conventional interactive whiteboards are that there is no setup cost required and you do not have to be technically trained to set it up! As what Trevor shared with us, “Even though I was serving as a guest in the Guatemalan school, I was able to contribute my personal experience with interactive whiteboards to help get the IW2 up and running in our three classrooms, and to help train the other teachers on it. The installation manual provided by IPEVO was easy to follow and addressed many of the simpler problems that came up.” That’s why IW2 can be easily swapped between rooms by anyone!

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A Guatemalan teacher trying the IW2 for the first time

Excellent After-Sales Customer Support

Our after-sales customer support is also highly appreciated by Trevor.

As he stated, “… in desperation I reached out to IPEVO directly for assistance. They replied promptly and with the perfect diagnosis of the problem, which was actually bright light reflecting off the whiteboard from a nearby window. After hanging some window shades the problem was resolved! Two thumbs-up to IPEVO’s customer service.” At IPEVO, we are committed to facilitating educators and not just selling things. Hence, we are easily and conveniently available for after-sales customer support via diverse channels, including help desk, email, online live chat, and customer service numbers. This is where we differ.

To sum up IPEVO’s journey into Guatemala, Trevor said, “As a whole, I have found the technology to be a fantastic addition to the learning environment in rural Guatemala. I enthusiastically applaud IPEVO for designing a product that works amazingly well and that can be easily employed in remote, impoverished areas of the world!”

For the full review of IPEVO IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System by Trevor, click here.

Enjoy freeform IW2 drawing on your projected surface

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Filed Under (Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, APPLICATION, All Applications, All Products) by tracy_ipevo on 2016-07-26

Wonder what else can you do with IPEVO IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System besides annotating on projected learning materials? This is definitely not a question to fret over when you have such a versatile tool! With IW2’s versatility, there are millions of ways to utilize it. One example would be doing a freeform IW2 drawing on the projected surface with the free image drawing and editing software — GIMP. It’s simple, it’s easy, and it’s fun. So watch the short video tutorial now and start enjoying your drawing time!

Learn what are the tools available in the Multi-Pen Mode of IPEVO Annotator

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Filed Under (Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System, APPLICATION, All Applications, PRODUCT) by tracy_ipevo on 2016-06-26

New to IPEVO Annotator’s Multi-Pen Mode? Check out this short video tutorial for a quick guide to the tools available in the Multi-Pen Mode. Real-live annotations by up to four users, Import and Export, Copy function, and Upper Layer are just some examples mentioned. More tools are available for your exploration! So delay no more and have fun exploring the Multi-Pen Mode with your IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System and IP-1 Interactive Pens!

Using IP-1 Interactive Pens with IW2 (Multi-Pen Functionality)

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Filed Under (Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System, APPLICATION, All Applications, PRODUCT) by tracy_ipevo on 2016-06-13

Check out IP-1 Interactive Pen, the multi-pen for using with IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System. Setting it up is easy, and using it is even easier with its shortened length. Watch the brief video to see what you can do with it, and go on to grab a few!

How to use IW2 on Chromebook with IPEVO Whiteboard (for Chromebook)

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Filed Under (Interactive Whiteboard Systems in Education, APPLICATION, All Applications, All Products) by tracy_ipevo on 2016-05-03

Have an IPEVO IW2 Wireless Interactive Whiteboard System and feeling excited about it? Now you have one more reason to be! IW2 is now compatible with Chromebook with the newly launched IPEVO Whiteboard for Chromebook app. You can draw or annotate directly onto a blank whiteboard, imported pictures or live video feed from any connected IPEVO document cameras (or built-in webcam). So, take advantage of the IPEVO Whiteboard for Chromebook and IW2 to make your Chromebook lessons or presentations more interactive and more effective! Check out the short video below to see how you can get started.