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This article was published on November 1, 2017

    5 Things every touchscreen owner should know

    5 Things every touchscreen owner should know
    Irma Hunkeler
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    Irma Hunkeler

    Irma Hunkeler works for, a digital marketing agency. Her experience includes working for clients in different industries suc Irma Hunkeler works for, a digital marketing agency. Her experience includes working for clients in different industries such as travel, retail, recruitment,technology and charitable institutions. Meeting professionals from different fields allows her to collaborate with industry experts for her writing.

    In this increasingly digital era, we are starting to see interactive touch screens leading the way when it comes to marketing, presentations, exhibitions and board meetings. They combine interactivity, collaboration, and digital technology as one, resulting in a truly engaging and immersive experience. Here are five things to consider after you have purchased your interactive touch screen:

    Familiarise Yourself
    Before you use your touch screen in the professional realm, it’s important that you familiarise yourself with the technology. It goes without saying that you should read the instructions provided, but taking the time to look at some videos online can really get you up to speed in no time. If you have an upcoming presentation to prepare for and you haven’t used a touchscreen before, then it would be advisable to do a rehearsal in front of a couple of friends or colleagues beforehand, in order to reduce the likelihood of making errors.

    If your touch screen is going to be used in a school, college or university, then you should ensure that it is loaded with all of the necessary apps. Having a touchscreen board with Windows and Android compatibility gives you and your students a wide variety of different options when it comes to apps. Equipping your touchscreen accordingly with the most relevant apps will place you in good stead for the future as most models will be sure to last you a long time.

    Differences in Input
    Before you use your touch screen in front of others for the first time, you should already be aware of what type of input method it has. This is because there are two different types of methods, resistive and capacitive. Resistive touchscreens allow you to use nearly any object to navigate the menu such as a pen, while you can only use your finger for capacitive touch screens as they conduct the electrical charge in your body.

    Bi-Directional Connection
    Not only can you display your multimedia on your interactive touch screen for the whole room to see, but you can also connect to people’s tablets in the vicinity. If you are in class or working on a collaboration project, then this feature is essential as it lets people annotate and contribute if needed, so you should always remember to enable it.

    Depending on the touchscreen model you bought, you should be mindful of what type of environment you will be using it in. There are a range of different touchscreen tablets that are tailored for industrial or damp locations, but if your model isn’t resistant to water, dust, and chemicals, then you run the risk of damaging it.

    Once you get the hang of using your touchscreen tablet, you will find it to be an indispensable gadget that can be used for a whole host of productive means for your business, as well as gaming and entertainment. It’s clear why this type of innovative technology is becoming a driving force in professional and educational environments around the world, replacing the antiquated systems that are currently in place.