PolyvisionWhile it may seem like a good idea, using a white board for a projector is actually really bad on the eyes. The glare that comes from most white boards.

When white boards are used for projection screens there are often spots that are sometimes referred to as “sun spots” that appear in the middle of the images, especially on light colors.  These “sun spots” often cause headaches in adults much less younger children. Many have found that when viewing something from a projector on a white board meant for dry erase markers, viewers often have to close their eyes to prevent headaches.

We know though, it makes logical sense that you should be able to project an image from a projector onto a white board and save money on a projector screen in the process. Who wants to have to buy both or bother with the set up of a projector screen when it’s time to watch computer generated content, presentations or even a movie.

That’s why Polyvision, the global manufacturer of CeramicSteel surfaces has introduced the Polyvision e3 CeramicSteel duo. This board is optimized as both a traditional dry erase board and as a projector screen board. The surface itself has been scientifically engineered to reduce glare which will reduce headaches and visual fatigue.

“The increased use of digital media in classrooms has created a need for a surface that optimizes viewing, while continuing to provide a superior writing and dry erase experience,” said Peter Lewchanin, General Manager of PolyVision. “Our observational research in educational environments revealed that while technology integration is increasing rapidly in classrooms, analog tools are still required and strongly coexist. Having a surface that is optimal for projection and dry erasability and that is uncompromised by glare is key in enhancing visibility and in turn classroom participation.”

Other benefits include:

·         With strict flatness tolerances, PolyVision e3 CeramicSteel duo supports new technology – such as infrared frames, interactive projectors and camera-based solutions – for maximized performance in any classroom or meeting space;

·         Encourages interactive learning and increases collaboration by making the transition between projection and writing seamless, with no need to close blinds or darken the room;

·         Scientifically engineered to minimize visual stress from anywhere in the room, making it ideal for spaces that are exposed to excessive ambient light;

·         Backed by PolyVision’s Forever Warranty and Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM, e3 CeramicSteel duo handles a variety of markers: dry-erase, semi-permanent, water soluble or permanent. Cradle to Cradle Certified CM is a certification mark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

Polyvision debuted the new surface at ISTE 2014 earlier this week in Atlanta in conjunction with partner SteelCase.

You can find out more about Polyvision here.