HoverCam’s eGlass Features a Built-In Camera, Adjustable In-Glass and Presenter Lighting, and Software to Present and Record Engaging Lessons
SAN DIEGO — Nov. 24, 2020 — HoverCam, an innovative technology leader in the education market, today announced it has partnered with Learning Glass to bring eGlass, a fully integrated illuminated writing glass, to the market. Being shown for the first time at ISTE20 Live, eGlass is an innovative, all-in-one, transparent writing surface with a built-in camera and adjustable lighting that is ideal for remote, hybrid, and traditional classrooms.
“In this age of distance learning, teachers are faced with a dilemma when using virtual meeting software — they are forced to choose between emphasizing student engagement, or the content they are trying to teach. Sure, their webcam can provide the engagement while their presentation software provides the content, but one of these always takes the spotlight from the other, leaving students feeling disoriented and disconnected. Those students can’t focus on two places at once, and it’s getting harder for instructors to make eye contact with them, which has been shown to improve learning outcomes,” said Bayley Pierson, HoverCam’s director of marketing. “eGlass prioritizes both the instructor-student connection and content, all on one screen. Instructors can gauge reactions and comprehension while also presenting the content clearly onscreen for everyone — both in-class and remote students — to see. It’s the evolution of writing on the board, and the single most engaging innovation the education industry has seen.”
HoverCam’s eGlass reimagines the traditional and virtual whiteboard experience. Leveraging HoverCam’s leadership and expertise in camera technology, the built-in camera captures the instructor and whatever they write on the surface of the glass at the same time. As the user writes on the glass, eGlass automatically flips the writing for students to read, and the embedded LEDs intensify the pen ink with an eye-catching glow. While writing, the instructor has direct line of sight with their students without toggling between whiteboard and video conference software.
Ideal for virtual teaching, lesson recording, training, and even in-class instruction, teachers can use eGlass in place of a regular whiteboard to boost eye contact and monitor comprehension in real time. The adjustable light within the bezel of the eGlass frame properly lights the user for the camera, eliminating the need for a separate lighting solution. It can be used in any room, accommodating both light and dark backgrounds.
Available in 35-inch and 50-inch models, eGlass is easy to set up and use, as it plugs into a PC, Mac, or Chromebook with a single USB cable. It comes with intuitive software built around HoverCam’s robust and powerful Flex 11 camera software. Users will be pleased to know that the eGlass software features Zoom integration, allowing users to schedule, launch, or join Zoom calls directly from eGlass’ software. It’s also compatible with other remote conferencing programs including Microsoft Teams™, Skype, and Google Meet™. In addition, the solution features image insertion, allowing users to drag eye-catching visual aids directly onto the screen, with the ability to add annotations in real time.
During the ISTE20 Live virtual conference, HoverCam will also showcase ClassFusion, the industry’s first comprehensive software platform designed for a fully digital classroom. ClassFusion fuses intuitive digital whiteboarding software with a state-of-the-art interactive collaboration system. Its toolbox of features brings intuitive control to the chaos of a classroom’s multidevice ecosystem.
More information on HoverCam and their full line of products is available at hovercam.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 ClassFusion, its family of CenterStage hyper-touch-capacitive interactive flat panel displays, Pilot wireless digital teaching stations, the 13-megapixel Solo 8Plus 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 21st-century classroom with the most effective tools to help teachers and students thrive. More information can be found at hovercam.com.
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