Education has truly evolved over the years and it’s changed the way classrooms operate. Long gone are the days of silent memorization since schools are relying on computers as a means of increasing interaction with their students to bolster learning. Many school districts are now looking for innovative ways to improve outdated aspects of the classroom and bring education into the 21st century.
For hundreds years, schools utilized the blackboard, which was made of heavy black slate stone and required chalk for writing, during lectures for large classrooms. The blackboard was cost effective and is still in use around the world as a simple means of writing instructions for classrooms. However, the use of chalk became a large concern for U.S educational institutions, after they recognized that the dust could exacerbate allergies and asthma. In the 1990s, dry erase whiteboards started gaining popularity since they were easy to clean, easy to write on and produced no chalk dust.
Digital Education e-Board Solution
Now, with the onset of newer computer technology, both regular whiteboards and blackboards are falling into disuse as more schools choose to utilize interactive whiteboards for better interaction between teachers and students. Leading learning institutions have used OPS players, with key features like superb graphical performance, impressive HD content and easy setup, with interactive whiteboard products.
By using OPS products to control the presentation, the lessons can be displayed digitally, videos can be played instantaneously and interactive learning can be done seamlessly onto the interactive whiteboards. The flexibility and the endless capabilities of the content can help better the student’s learning and comprehension.
The OPS883 series, Axiomtek’s newest OPS digital signage player is Intel® Open Pluggable Specification compliant. It comes with a variety of useful features and capabilities including choices of the powerful 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 processors, highest quality resolution for visuals with 4K resolution Ultra High Definition and rich I/O.
With all of these features, Axiomtek’s OPS digital signage players are made to serve multi-display applications and not just for educational institutions’ related-applications but also airport information, shopping mall directories, corporate communications, retail store informational displays, and more.
The OPS883 is an OPS digital signage player based on the high-performance 22 nm 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5/i3 and Celeron™ processor (codename: Haswell Refresh) with the Intel® Q87 Express chipset. The Intel® OPS architecture signage player enables digital signage manufacturers to simplify installation, maintenance and deployment at extremely low cost. With features of 4K High Definition content, dual display, real in time audio and video, the high efficient OPS883 is excellent for abundant multimedia applications in shopping mall, corporate, education, bank, transportation, retail store, restaurant, and performing art center, and also ideal for e-board application.
By its interchangeable design, users can upgrade their infrastructure faster and easier. Answer to customer demands and enhance user experience, the versatile OPS player is equipped with one 2.5” HDD tray and one optional mSATA interface for storage, one PCI Express Mini Card slot for graphics-enhanced video card, wireless LAN card and 3G/LTE modules. One SO-DIMM DDR3 socket supports system memory up to 8 GB. Axiomtek’s high performance OPS883 also comes with Intel® Active Management Technology 9.0 (AMT 9.0), which simplifies the integration process while offering convenient remote diagnosis and reducing maintenance cost.
This smart open pluggable module is connected to OPS-compliant display via a standardized JAE TX-25 plug connector that supports HDMI, DisplayPort, UART, audio, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 signals. The Axiomtek OPS883 comes with one gigabit LAN port, one RS-232 port, one HDMI interface, one USB 3.0 port, and two USB 2.0 ports on front panel. The front panel HDMI allows 4 K resolutions to meet high-definition display content.