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Interactive Whiteboard Leader Luidia Celebrates Banner Year For Interactive Products That Allow Users to Create, Capture and Share Digital Content

Company’s expansive growth, nine new global partnerships, eBeam technology innovation and major industry awards reflects growing global demand for easy-to-use collaboration and capture capabilities

SAN CARLOS, Calif., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Luidia, Inc., the award-winning leader in development of interactive systems that allow users to create, capture and share digital content and deliver it in an engaging way, today announced the company completed a banner year in 2010 – capped by significant year-over-year growth.

The 2010 momentum was fueled by the release of a new line of eBeam technology products, nine new partnerships with global hardware, software and content OEMs and strong education and business demand for innovative, interactive and digital capture products from Luidia.

The Luidia eBeam ecosystem of interactive systems and products enables organizations to create, capture and share digital content and deliver it in an engaging way — anywhere, anytime.

Innovative New 2010 Market-First Products

In 2010, Luidia released the portable eBeam Engage, the world’s first all-in-one interactive console that combines multimedia, navigation tools and digital capture tools into one convenient console that instantly transforms traditional classrooms into 21st century learning centers. eBeam Engage includes high-quality JBL speakers, a wireless keyboard and smartphone-like interface that puts all the multimedia and navigation tools in easy reach.

eBeam Engage eliminates the need to move back and forth between a computer, interactive whiteboard and peripheral devices by putting all the tools an instructor needs within arm’s reach.  Now educators can seamlessly deliver curricular content to enhance delivery of lessons and elevate student engagement and group collaboration.

Luidia also introduced the eBeam InfoWall, the largest, most affordable interactive whiteboard space available on the market.  eBeam InfoWall provides essential components to create scalable, wall-sized interactive displays.  InfoWall can be utilized for large-scale strategy development or presentations in conference rooms and lecture halls where maps, project plans, diagrams, presentations, internet content and instructions can be projected, shared live, displayed to remote viewers, annotated, manipulated and saved.

New Major Global Partnerships With Luidia

Soaring user demand for portable interactive products drove the formation of nine new Luidia partnerships worldwide over the past year with major global hardware and software OEMs and content providers. The new partners included:  Hitachi, Vaddio, ViewSonic, Mitsubishi, HDT, Uchida, Express Publishing, Claridge Products & Equipment, and Britannica.  Luidia now markets and distributes its products and technologies in more than 70 countries around the world.

Strong Customer Demand for Interactive Capture Products

eBeam standardization continued to grow in education around the world.  More than 250 school districts in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia adopted the eBeam Edge.  Luidia’s ability to work closely with educators and schools to plan and deliver visionary products that meet complex needs and strict requirements has made eBeam the premier choice for classroom instruction and engagement technology in schools throughout the world.

Also, Luidia’s eBeam products were adopted for full enterprise deployment by major enterprise businesses in North America, Germany, France and Japan to better communicate across regions, departments, multiple-offices, and to remote workers and teams.

Recognition for eBeam’s Award-Winning Technology

Luidia’s technology was recognized by two prestigious industry publications, Tech & Learning and District Administration. Tech & Learning’s Awards of Excellence recognized the eBeam Edge as one of 2010’s Best Upgraded Products for its significant enhancements to previous versions, acknowledging Luidia’s commitment to adapt its products to meet the changing needs of technology.

District Administration magazine also placed the eBeam Edge on the Top 100 Readers’ Choice Award list. The magazine highlighted the eBeam Edge’s portability, affordability and ability to work on any flat surface, as well as a “Send to Kindle” feature that allows educators to wirelessly upload their whiteboard lessons to their students’ e-readers.

The Luidia eBeam Ecosystem

For over seven years Luidia has powered an ecosystem of interactive digital capture and collaboration products for education, business and entertainment.  Luidia’s eBeam technology is made to meet interactive and collaborative classroom, boardroom and cubicle demands, easily, effectively and without the fixed-hardware or “rip-and-replace” hassle.  eBeam transforms any flat surface into an interactive, collaborative workspace, which allows teachers to provide more engaging lessons, and businesses to capture what they’ve drawn, share it in real-time with remote participants on any device, in any location, and save it to a computer for later use, collaboration and tracking.

Luidia’s existing line of products includes the eBeam Edge, the standard for portable surface capture. The eBeam Edge is now in use at over 500,000 locations throughout the world. Its low cost and retrofittable nature makes it a high demand technology in both schools and emerging markets throughout the world.

Unlike short-lived, expensive fixed hardware such as typical interactive whiteboards, Luidia provides complete end-to-end interactive data capture and share solutions — from small and portable-sized devices, to projector and mount-embedded interactivity, to LCD screens, to large format surfaces.

eBeam is also a platform for a number of other products that make up the extended eBeam ecosystem, including:

  • Hardware and surface display products such as projectors, whiteboards and tables that leverage eBeam to create interactivity in any space.
  • Content software that enhances the eBeam experience and allows students to interact and participate directly with the lesson, as well as employees to interact with a given presentation.

“Visual communication, capture and collaboration are essential for education and business development.  Some of the greatest lessons and business ideas often start on a whiteboard,” said Rafi Holtzman, Luidia President and CEO. “Luidia will deliver even more functionality, portability, ease of use and economy into the interactive whiteboard market in 2011 that will allow teachers and business users to educate, capture, collaborate and communicate better.  Our work with top global PC, projector, mount and videoconferencing partners will expand the delivery of Luidia’s market-leading interactive technology – and make it possible for users to easily capture and share ideas, lessons, and information with any person on any device in any location, anytime.”

Luidia at World’s Largest Education Technology Exhibition: BETT 2011 Show – Jan. 12

Luidia will demonstrate the world’s leading interactive technologies, as well reveal for the first time to a public audience the company’s new eBeam Engage interactive multimedia console, at the BETT 2011 Show, the largest education technology exhibition in the world, January 12-15 at Stand F108, at Olympia in London.

For More Information, Videos and Applications

  1. Background information on eBeam Engage is available here.
  2. A video of the eBeam Engage can be viewed here.

About Luidia

Luidia creates interactive technology for capturing and sharing ideas. The company’s portable eBeam products transform flat surfaces into interactive and collaborative workspaces. Today, eBeam technology powers an ecosystem of interactive hardware and software for education, business and government. Luidia and its manufacturing partners’ products are in use on five continents and dozens of countries. The company is headquartered in the Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit: www.luidia.com or www.e-beam.com.

Copyright © 2011. eBeam is a registered trademark of Luidia. eBeam Edge and eBeam Engage are trademarks of Luidia. All rights reserved.

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