PPDS has announced the availability in its European warehouses of Philips T-Line ­– a new range of advanced interactive touch displays designed exclusively for education, bringing transformative levels of engagement and collaboration between students and tutors in the classroom.

First unveiled at ISE 2020 in February, the new sleek and stylish Android-powered T-Line combines best-in-class technology, the power of Android and, c extensive consultation with leading education institutions to create a complete digital solution that helps motivate, empower and inspire teachers and students from the moment they walk into a classroom to the moment they leave.

Available in 65”, 75”and 86” size variants, Philips T-Line comes equipped with a wide range of out-of-the-box features and is functionality capable of transforming any educational space – turning once traditional, static rooms into a hot-bed of active interaction, boosting the overall learning experience and overcoming traditional barriers.

According to some psychologists, the average student’s attention span is typically between 10-15 minutes, whilst classes/lectures typically last between an hour and 90 minutes. Meanwhile, research indicates that 65% of the population has a visual memory, indicating the need for more advanced visual presentation of information – all of which can now be achieved seamlessly with T-Line’s viewing and sharing capabilities.

Harold Niericker, Product Management Strategist for Signage at PPDS, states: “We’ve done our homework and used our learnings to design a game-changing solution. The Philips T-Line truly brings classrooms together, creating a highly collaborative environment where students are encouraged to have their voices heard.

“With the education technology market set to more than double in value by 2022 to $40.9 billion, the role of technology in classrooms has not only become essential for teaching and learning, it is also increasingly a key decision maker for parents and students when selecting their school, college or university. We feel a responsibility in supporting the education market, ensuring students and tutors have the tools to be the best they can be.

“We know how important it is for educational establishments to prove returns, and make investments stretch longer term. That’s why, for these new T-Line models, we’ve extended our standard three year deinstall reinstall warranty to offer five years’ peace of mind.”

A new standard

Continuing PPDS’ close relationship with Google, all Philips T-Line displays run on the latest Android OS, providing familiarity for users, ensuring lessons are started on time.

Mounted to the wall like a traditional whiteboard or blackboard, T-Line displays combine all the features and functionality of a traditional interactive display, but with T-Line, students are encouraged to participate during lessons through a variety of means. 

Each display features multi-touch interaction, as well as high speed technology and glass coating to deliver a high-class writing experience, allowing multiple students to interact with the display (20 touchpoints) using either their hands, or for more accurate detail, a multi-tip passive stylus – included in the box. The displays can connect with a keyboard and mouse and have the functionality to support Active Pen technology.

Ensuring students always have the best view of the screen, T-line –allows 64 students to connect their own personal computing device directly to the display at the same time, while work on up to four students’ devices can be shared onto the display. 

Supporting all major operating systems, including ChromeOS, macOS, Windows, Android and iOS, students can contribute to lessons – viewing and working with a document without leaving their seat.

Involvement evolvement

Note taking is a necessary distraction for students, running the risk of missing important details and forcing students to adopt a head down approach. It’s widely acknowledged that only 20% of information is retained after initial memorisation. 47% of learned information is lost after only 20 minutes. After one day, 62% of information is lost without review.

With Philips T-Line, all documents displayed can be saved and then be shared via third party email apps, ensuring students never miss a thing, whilst also being kinder to the environment, reducing paper waste.

With additional accessories, such as audio soundbars, cameras, and supporting programs such as Zoom, the Philips T-Line combines all the functionality of a high-end video conferencing system, opening untold opportunities for further learning and interactions.

“Character development, collaborative learning and creative thinking are all essential for any educational environment. Students should feel empowered – therefore collaboration between tutors and students should be seamless, encouraged and demanded. 

“PPDS believes interactive displays like T-Line hold the key to providing the simplest, most effective and most inclusive solution, giving people the opportunity to absorb information in multiple formats, such as audio, pictures and video and ensuring classes remain a hive of creative activity. We’re delighted to now be able to offer Philips T-Line displays to our partners and help inspire current and future generations by creating a classroom fit for the future that revels in learning.”

No more articles