Digital Podium Honored as Game Changer by Editors of Tech & Learning Magazine
SAN DIEGO — July 11, 2018 — HoverCam, a leader in innovative, interactive, and engaging education solutions, announced today that the company’s Pilot 3 digital podium won the Best of Show Award from Tech & Learning (T&L) magazine at ISTE 2018 in Chicago. The T&L ISTE 2018 Best of Show focuses on the potential of a technology and how it will change the landscape of education in the years to come. The solution was selected by a panel of judges from the magazine who rated their impressions on a sliding scale, evaluating quality, effectiveness, ease of use, and creative use of technology.
“HoverCam’s mission is to help educators make the transition to a fully digital classroom with intuitive and collaborative solutions,” said Felix Pimentel, product manager at HoverCam. “The reaction to our Pilot series has been nothing short of stunning. This award from Tech & Learning is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the team that works to understand educators’ needs and ensure that they have the very best tools for teaching in a modern classroom setting.”
Part of the company’s Pilot series, the Pilot 3 is the world’s first fully integrated wireless digital teaching station. Featuring a Windows PC, 13-megapixel document camera, and 21-inch touch screen with wireless HD mirroring functionality in a mobile podium, the Pilot 3 eliminates the outdated AV cart and combines the most important elements used in today’s digital classrooms. Teachers are unchained from stationary desks or lecterns and are free to move about the classroom. The Pilot 3 wireless transceiver instantly beams the podium’s screen and touch annotations to any interactive flat panel, projector, or TV in HD resolution, eliminating the hazard of dangling cords and cables. The document camera’s built-in microphone captures audio for every lesson. HoverCam’s ClassFusion software enables interactive whiteboarding, annotation, and desktop marking for lesson recording and sharing so that students can study anywhere, anytime, and on any mobile device or browser. ClassFusion will be available in Q3 of 2018.
ClassFusion is HoverCam’s comprehensive software for a fully digital classroom. It’s the first software solution that combines a classroom presentation system with a learning management system designed for wireless and interactive collaboration in a multidevice ecosystem. ClassFusion features dynamic lesson and notes capture, a lesson plan builder with access to a database with more than 4 million resources matched to curriculum, a teacher’s calendar, space-saving vector-based lesson recording to the cloud, enhanced whiteboarding with smart tools including handwriting and object recognition, online homework submission and student messaging, Hopscotch multisplit, and more.
More information on HoverCam’s full line of education solutions is available at thehovercam.com.
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A technology leader in the education market, HoverCam delivers innovative presentation systems that keep learning environments engaging, interactive, and simple to operate. HoverCam reinvigorated the learning and teaching experience with the social learning interface KnoteSter, its family of CenterStage hyper-touch-capacitive interactive flat panel displays, Pilot wireless digital teaching stations, the 13-megapixel Solo 8 Plus document camera, and the Nillo 100 — the world’s first Android-powered, high-performance digital document camera. With integration in over 300,000 classrooms, HoverCam is focused on setting the standard for the 21-century classroom with the most effective tools to help teachers and students thrive. More information can be found at thehovercam.com.