Imago Signs Distribution Agreement with Luidia Inc. for Interactive eBeam Technology.
Imago Group plc, Europe’s largest video communications distributor, has announced a new, exclusive distribution agreement with Luidia Inc., the creator of interactive eBeam® technology that helps the world capture and share content. The two companies will be working together closely in the UK to develop opportunities in both the business and the education sectors.
Products leveraging interactive eBeam technology deliver whiteboard functionality without the need for a traditional interactive whiteboard. Users can create, capture and deliver content in an engaging way. One product, eBeam Edge Projection, combined with a projector, transforms any flat surface into a collaborative display area, with the ability to turn content into a digital file which can be saved and shared. In business meetings for example, files displayed from a laptop via a projector, can be marked up or interacted with via the ‘virtual’ whiteboard, and saved together. The eBeam software combines more than 10 multimedia and navigation tools in one console, which allows users to control everything on the computer from the board itself.
Because products built with eBeam technology require less hardware, they are up to 50 percent less expensive than traditional interactive whiteboards, yet offer the same level of quality and functionality. They are also highly portable and flexible, making them effective in both small cubicles or large training rooms.
Ian Vickerage, managing director of Imago Group, said: “There are a myriad of applications for eBeam technology in the business sector and we expect it to put whiteboard-style technology on the business map in a way that traditional whiteboards have failed to do so far. However, one of the greatest advantages is its price, and in a cash-strapped education market, this makes it a very welcome addition to our current portfolio. There is a real opportunity here for resellers who are looking to provide customers with technology that can replace their broken whiteboards at a fraction of the cost, or make fresh use of existing whiteboards to improve communication and collaboration between teachers and students.”
In the business and education markets, Luidia partners with companies like Chief, Polycom and NEC, which integrate eBeam technology into their products.
About Imago Group Plc
Imago Group plc is the largest specialist distributor of video communications products in Europe, including video conferencing, digital signage, video streaming, audio conferencing, IPTV, HD cameras, interactive whiteboards and LCD displays. The company has achieved certification under ISO9001 and Investors in People. Imago has been operating successfully in the French market since 2003 and has since established subsidiaries in Belgium, Holland, China, South Africa and Spain. Imago has also been included in The Sunday Times International Track 100 in 2010, a league table ranking Britain’s private companies according to the growth of their overseas sales – Imago is the only video communications company to be included in the list.
Luidia Inc. is the creator of interactive eBeam® technology that helps the world capture and share content. The company’s products are utilized by organizations of all sizes, with hundreds of thousands of users across multiple industries and geographies. Luidia also partners with industry leaders who apply eBeam® technology in their latest products. For more information on Luidia, please visit Luidia (www.luidia.com) or on Twitter and Facebook.