ViewSonic Introduces Distance Learning Solutions Notas Pen Display and WoodPad PaperDecember 31, 2020
ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solutions, has announced the launch of the Notas Pen Display and the WoodPad Paper to enhance the experience of distance learning and coping with “the new normal” that the post-pandemic period will see. These advanced solutions are to be used as supplementary equipment at home as well as in the classroom, and they are both very highly portable. The Notas Pen Display PD1330 is the thinnest 13.3” pen display featuring a battery-free pen to create, manage and share digital materials. The WoodPad Paper, on the other hand, is a user-friendly solution that offers the advantage of taking digitalized learning notes in real-time.
“These solutions have been specially designed keeping the rapidly changing needs of blended and remote learning methods, most of which have grown exponentially during the pandemic. We at ViewSonic have leveraged our progressive and future-focused vision to address some of these issues faced by the education industry. These advanced solutions are innovative and have been developed to help teachers and students upgrade their skills in distance teaching and aid them to resume schooling equally seamlessly when they do,” said Max Hsu, Regional Director, ViewSonic MEA
Notas Pen Display
The thinnest 13.3” pen display for Teachers with a dimension of 420 x 375 x 300 mm and weighing 1.81 lb. There are two main challenges teachers are facing in distance teaching – the difficulty of using a mouse to add annotations and the ability to maintain eye contact with students. By using a portable digital whiteboard, teachers are able to write and take notes on the Notas and still maintain eye contact with the students as they would normally in a physical classroom. This new device allows intuitive teaching without altering the teachers’ natural behaviour. With a lightweight (0.8 kg) and ultra-thin (7 mm) design, this visual tool transmits course content on to a digitalized whiteboard handwriting format directly to each student in the classroom or elsewhere. With these high-level specifications, the product could also be used for professional drawing education.
Teaching materials are displayed accurately onto the digital whiteboard due to its matte LCD display with pen pressure levels of 8,192 and +/- 60-degree pen tilt angle for a natural handwriting experience. The 250 pps (point per second) response rate minimizes latency (less than 26 ms). Moreover, the battery-free pen is specifically designed to allow precise yet diverse handwriting of text, math formulas, and other common teaching content. To provide a better user experience, the Notas also features six user-defined hotkeys. Teachers can simply set up shortcuts for functions they use most often, like “Eraser” or “Recovery.” Thanks to the one cable USB Type-C support, the Notas can be set up easily and keeps one’s desktop clean and tidy.
A user-friendly Tool for Digitalizing Classroom Notes comes with the dimension of 200 x 170 x 7.5 mm. The WoodPad Paper is designed to help teachers and students digitize notes and enable real-time synchronization. It comes with a drawing pad and a battery-free pen. The device works with different types of paper, from sticky notes to yellow legal notepads, with up to 1 cm thickness. It also complies with international D1 pens while changing strokes and colours on different software platforms.
Ideal as a complement to non-touch notebooks, the WoodPad Paper offers 4,096 pen pressure levels, a +/- 60-degree pen tilt angle, and a 5,080 LPI resolution on a 7.5’’ writing surface to create precise handwriting into a digital format for easier management and storage. For more excellent usability and versatility, the USB-powered WoodPad Paper eliminates battery replacement problems and offers broad compatibility with Windows, Mac OS, and Chrome OS.