A growing number of schools, corporations and exhibition halls realize the best way to engage people and improve presentation is to update and modernize interactive whiteboard or interactive flat panel. But here comes one question that is what the differences between interactive whiteboard and interactive flat panel are.
In fact, they are similar but different in various ways. There are three main aspects that they are different.
1. What they are
a. Interactive whiteboard is a kind of electronic whiteboard needed to connect to projector and external computer. The main principle of how it works is that it projects what the computer displays through the projector. While interactive flat panel is a led interactive whiteboard with built in computer, it can work as a computer and a flat screen of display at the same time.
b. Interactive whiteboard heavily rely on external computer through connection. So the working system of interactive whiteboard is only Windows. As for interactive flat panel, some of them have Android system so users can download free application from App Store. Besides, they have easily replaced built in computer.
2. Audio and Video quality
a. Because interactive whiteboard projects what the computer displays through projector, the visual quality is not clear enough. Sometimes, you may need to suffer from the shadow on the screen because of projector. Interactive flat panel uses LED screen panel and it can display itself. With higher resolution and visual quality, interactive flat panel is clearer for audience.
b. Interactive whiteboard has lower brightness because of projector. It is also one factor why it has lower visual quality. Interactive flat panel has higher brightness and resolution for all the audience in the room.
3. Ways to use
a. Interactive whiteboard usually has 1 or 2 points touch. And you need to write something on the board through a touch pen. Interactive flat panel has multiple-touch such as 10 points or 20 points touch. Interactive flat panel uses resistive or capacitive or infrared touch technology, so it can be written by fingers. It is more convenient to use.
b. Interactive whiteboard is usually needed to be mounted on the wall. That means it is usually heavy and difficult to maintain. Interactive flat panel has smaller size and mobile stand. It is more flexible than interactive whiteboard. You can also use it as a advertising kiosk on a fixed stand.
c. Interactive flat panel can connect to laptop, computer and smart phone. You can also airplay your iphone to interactive flat panel. With the help of software, you can easily change connection from on device to another device. Interactive whiteboard can only connect to one computer one time and you may need external wires or lines to change connection from one laptop to another laptop.
It can be seen from above graphs that interactive whiteboard and interactive flat panel have their own features and advantages. YCZX is one of the best and professional interactive flat panel manufacturers in China. Welcome to contact us for more information.