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ViewSonic® Gaming Monitors Help School District Develop Successful Esports League

Case Study

ViewSonic® Gaming Monitors Help School District Develop Successful Esports League


Fresno Unified School District serves more than 74,000 students, from preschool through grade 12, preparing career-ready graduates through high-quality instruction, district programs and services, and resources. District administration is guided by four key goals designed to improve student outcomes, which state that all students will: 1. Excel in reading, writing, and math; 2. Engage in arts, activities,and athletics; 3. Demonstrate the character and competencies for workplace success; and 4. Stay in school on target to graduate. The district’s 66 elementary schools, 15 middle schools, 9 high schools, 4 alternative schools and 3 special education schools are guided by these goals.



  • Develop and equip an esports league to engage more students in extracurricular activities


  • Administration and IT partnership enabled fast development and execution
  • ViewSonic XG2402 24” gaming monitors offered the ideal price point and features to support the league


  • By its 2nd season the league had over 185 participants
  • Attendance among members has increased considerably
  • Previously uninvolved students are gaining new skills for future success
  • The ViewSonic XG2402 gaming monitors deliver fast, clear images without lag to support league practices and tournament game play

The ViewSonic monitors are great: a quality product at a price that is right for us. With the 144 Hz and 1ms refresh rate, the images constantly refresh. Everything is nice and clear. The students enjoy competing on them.

— Don Soyinthisane, FUSD Director of Information Technology


Fresno Unified School District structures its administration around four key goals. The second of these states that “All students will engage in arts, activities, and athletics.” The growing popularity of esports presented a significant new opportunity to support Goal 2.

“The benefits of extracurricular involvement and a relationship with a coach to improve academics and social growth are well-documented,” said Joe DiFilippo, Vice Principal on Special Assignment. “From a Goal 2 point of view, esports offered a great opportunity to engage students who would typically hustle home to get on their computer and engage with friends online. We wanted to bring this to the high school campus, to get these students engaging face to face with their peers and an adult coach.”

The challenge was to develop a strong high school esports program at a time when few existed. Certain of the importance of the new activity (whether or not one agrees that it is truly a “sport”), the district was poised to be a trailblazer in this exciting new arena.

“We knew that developing an esports league would not only deliver all the benefits of extracurricular involvement,” said Don Soyinthisane, FUSD Director of Information Technology. “We also wanted to bring focus to a new lucrative and developing industry. We wanted our esports league to foster curiosity into technology and other STEM areas, as well as provide potential career paths to students.”


Goal 2 Administrator and Assistant Superintendent, Holland Locker, teamed up with the information technology department’s Chief Technology Officer, Kurt Madden, to tackle the task of developing a district-wide esports league. They chose to model their league after a traditional high school sport, which according to Soyinthisane, is somewhat unique among high school esports leagues.

“Our league operates at a district level, like traditional sports,” said Soyinthisane. “Students from each of our high schools can compete against teams from other schools, just like they would with tennis or baseball.”

Dubbed the Fresno Unified Esports League better known as FUeL, the fledgling program began in 2018 with members training and competing on Rocket League. Thirteen district high schools participate in the league, practicing weekly then competing across an 8-week season, at the end of which a final tournament determines the district champion.

The IT department handles arena set up and technology procurement and maintenance. The Goal 2 group develops the schedule, runs tournaments and reports stats. The Goal 2 group’s extensive experience managing other athletic teams made for an easy learning curve.

When it came to equipping the league with display technology, Soyinthisane turned to ViewSonic.

“We’re standardized on ViewSonic monitors across the district, with several models that we buy from CDW-G to equip classrooms, computer labs and administrative offices,” he said. “I was hopeful that they would have a gaming-quality option for us, which it turned out they definitely did.”

The IT Team selected the ViewSonic XG2402 24” gaming monitor with 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and AMD FreeSync™ technology to equip FUeL.


In a short period of time, FUeL has attracted a large participation base. Switching to the popular game League of Legends for their second year, increased membership to around 185 participants across 13 district high schools. The league’s size is matched by member diversity, which includes many female and special ed students as well as the traditional male esports athlete.“Our esports league is giving more students an outlet to participate, to feel
and to show school pride. They may not be kids who could make the soccer team, but they’re super stars at esports,” said Soyinthisane. “They have uniforms, just
like any other athlete, and they wear them with pride on game days. They take it very seriously.”

Seeing FUeL students represent their schools at tournaments exemplifies what the league’s founders hoped to accomplish. Another is a measurable increase in attendance. Among students at the district’s alternative education school, for example, a teacher reported that after joining FUeL student attendance rose from a discouragingly low 25% to around 92%.

“We’re definitely reaching more kids and getting more students to be more active in school,” said Soyinthisane. “These kids were probably gaming at home. Now they’re showcasing their skills to the school.”

The ViewSonic XG2402 24-inch gaming monitors have supported the league players well as they prepare for competition, said Soyinthisane.

“The ViewSonic monitors are great: a quality product at a price that is right for us. With the 144 Hz and 1ms refresh rate, the images constantly refresh. Everything is nice and clear. The students enjoy competing on them,” he said.

Team coaches have commented on the image quality as well, Soyinthisane added.

“Our coaches are a big part of the league success. They watch the students play. Rewind the game play and go over it with them – just like a traditional athletic coach would do after a game or training session.”

Soyinthisane and DiFilippo agree that their efforts to build the league have payed off beyond their initial expectations.

“The amount of engagement this program has created is incredible” said DiFilippo. “We’ve seen fantastic growth with these students in peer to peer interaction and school pride. Our eSports athletes wear their jerseys on Fridays with enthusiasm. The coaches are generally young – in their late 20s and early 30s – they are able to build a real connection with their students.”

Once they accomplish that, he added, everything else falls into place – greater focus in class, improved grades and better behavior – because just like with other school sports eligibility requirements apply.

Currently in the midst of its second year, FUeL has held two tournaments in each of the last two years. The Fall tournament is only open to Fresno Unified School District schools. The Spring tournament includes teams from other school districts that want to compete in a professional-level arena.

“The Fall tournament is huge,” said Soyinthisane. “We set up four arenas on a Saturday, equipped with gaming workstations and our ViewSonic monitors. We have ‘shout casters’ commenting throughout. We want to replicate all that in the Spring and just keep making the program bigger and better and involving more students.”

Beyond that, hopes for FUeL include building a dedicated esports arena and continuing to leverage the growth of the burgeoning industry to help students make the connection between their passion for gaming and real prospects for future career and college opportunities.

“There are more than 200 colleges and universities offering full ride scholarships for esports athletes. And there are opportunities beyond playing, such as coding, shout casting, the business aspects of gaming,” said DiFilippo. “We see parents connecting the dots and realizing that this activity can really point their kids on a path in life.”

Any expansion plans will most certainly involve ViewSonic gaming monitors, said Soyinthisane, who credits the monitor maker for a role in FUeL’s success.

“We have a great relationship with ViewSonic as a supplier and appreciate their support of the growth of our esports league,” he said. “They’re a very strategic partner. They deliver good quality product at a good price, and the support from our account manager Lena Cull has been truly awesome.”

Alma College Teams up with Unique Retail Venue and ViewSonic® to Provide Varsity Esports Facilities

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Alma College Teams up with Unique Retail Venue and ViewSonic® to Provide Varsity Esports Facilities


Located an hour north of Lansing, Michigan, Alma College is a private four-year liberal arts institution with an enrollment of about 1,450 undergraduate students from 30 states and 15 foreign countries. With a full-time teaching faculty of 103, Alma College has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1 and awards degrees including Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Since 1991, CCS Presentation Systems has served customers in corporate, government and education markets. Located in Warren, MI, CCS Presentation Systems of Michigan provides full-service integration, installation, training and maintenance of a full range of audio and video equipment. From simple accessories to multi-million-dollar integration projects, school classrooms to world-class resorts, CCS of Michigan provides superior audio-video products, services and solutions to meet a wide variety of needs.

Block House Esports opened on October 4, 2020, to serve as a community gathering place offering an internationally-inspired menu and a variety of video game entertainment options. Located in a storefront at the renovated historic opera house in downtown Alma, Block House also serves as the official training and competitive venue for the Alma College varsity esports team. Block House
welcomes neighborhood gamers and fans to play in matches, watch league tournaments and receive coaching. It is also equipped to host live performances and stream digitally.



  • Transform an historic site into a vibrant esports facility
  • Equip space to be the competitive and practice facilities for local college esports team
  • Create an environment that further serves as a community gathering place


  • 12 ViewSonic 24” LCD Gaming Monitors with ELITE RGB Technology
  • 13 ViewSonic 24” Gaming LED monitors
  • 2 ViewSonic 65” 4K Ultra HD Commercial Displays
  • 4 ViewSonic 50” 4K Ultra HD Commercial Displays
  • ViewSonic 75” 4K UHD Commercial Display
  • ViewSonic 86” 4K Ultra HD Commercial Display
  • ViewSonic 27” 4K UHD Monitor with SuperClear IPS Technology
  • ViewSonic 35” 1440p Ultra-Wide Gaming Monitor with ELITE RGB Technology


  • Every aspect of the complex AV setup has lived up to and exceeded expectations
  • Alma College now has a formal esports team, with a place to practice and compete
  • The ViewBoard displays facilitated continued collaboration, learning and connection during pandemic conditions

The ViewSonic gaming monitors had great specs, but just to make sure we brought in coaches and members of the Alma College Overwatch and League of Legends teams and we did a brand-blind comparison with competitive products. It was incredible --- each and every one of them picked the 24-inch ViewSonic models.

— Anthony Collamati, Media Studies Professor Alma College


In 2010, the historic Wright Leppien Opera House in Alma Michigan suffered massive interior damage in a fire. Efforts to renovate the space languished and Alma College took ownership of the space in 2017, investing two years of work to bring it up to code. The upper floors became apartments for Alma College students. The ground floor became home to six storefronts, which the university sought to lease to local businesses that would benefit students and the community.

During renovation, the college asked New Media Studies Professor Anthony Collamati for his thoughts on how to use one of the spaces. The result of that exchange gave birth to an exciting idea: Transform the space into an esports environment that would serve as a practice and competition space for the
Alma College varsity esports team.

“The college didn’t actually have an esports team at that point, but they recognized the value of providing this opportunity to students and plans were in the works,” said Collamati. “One of the biggest roadblocks was the lack of facilities for the team.”

Collamati teamed up with friend and local business owner Nick Lux and leased the space from the university. The plan quickly expanded beyond a simple practice facility.

“As we talked through the options, we realized that we wanted to create a place that lived up to the original historic mission of the building, which was to be a community gathering place for residents to enjoy what was the dominant medium of the time,” said Collamati. “We live in a small town and there aren’t that many places to gather and we wanted to create a space where everyone would feel comfortable and welcome.”

Today’s medium, of course, is gaming. Whereas gaming was seen as a niche hobby for nerds and teenagers two decades ago, today esports has become a multi-billion dollar industry that is still growing. Creating a space that facilitated practice, competition and casual enjoyment – along with comfortable companionship for non-gamers – was an entirely new business and entertainment model.

“We wanted to create a space that would be inviting to anyone who walked in, along with the serious gamers and the Alma esports team,” said Collamati. “The vision encompassed multiple areas designed for different types of game play, as well as areas for the spectating and dining-only crowd.”

A critical component, said Collamati, was a stage area that would replicate the high-level competitive esports experience, which typically takes place in large halls or stadiums, is broadcast live and includes play-by-play “shoutcasting.”


While there were some challenges related to building on a historic site, building a bar and dining tables proved to be the easy part. Mapping out the varied game spaces, individual team practice stations, a pro-level gaming stage and the AV needed to tie it all together into a vibrant environment was beyond Lux and Collamati’s experience. For this, they turned to Matt Smiley, owner and president
of CCS Presentation Systems of Michigan.

“Matt was tremendous at helping us think through ideas and finding pitfalls before we fell into them,” said Collamati. “Typically, to create the type of environment we sought would require a giant broadcast switcher that costs as much as a house and could run AV feeds from many PCs, along with a control booth, command center and a few producers and operators to manage it all.”

Constrained by costs and space, this full-on esports broadcast approach wasn’t an option, said Collamati. “Our daily team would need to be just a couple of people to edit the broadcast, and we could only afford a dozen AV inputs,” he added.

That’s where CSS presentation systems came in. CSS utilized a dynamic AV over IP solution that used network switching to transition between SDI and HDMI, creating an immersive environment at a budget-friendly price point.

“To do this, we needed monitors and large screen displays with the appropriate integrated connectivity options and Anthony wanted top-notch graphics and color,” said AV pro Matt Smiley. “I’ve worked with ViewSonic for years and they’ve been my go-to monitor brand for some time now. Their products are very dependable, and every client we’ve sold ViewSonic displays to tells us they’re great.”

CCS suggested several ViewSonic® monitors and large screen displays to meet the varied requirements of the installation. Not only were the ViewSonic graphics displays beautiful and the gaming monitor specs up to par, said Collamati, the display’s enabled CCS to bring the entrepreneurs’ vision to life.
“ViewSonic did a great job of sending us demo equipment and helping us pick the right monitors and displays for each area,” said Smiley. “They went above and beyond and together we determined the displays that fit the budget and had the specs Anthony needed.

“A critical feature of the game displays was the refresh rate,” added Smiley.
“And ViewSonic had great monitors specifically for the gaming market.”
Before committing, Collamati put the ViewSonic gaming monitors to the test, determined to make sure that the technology was a good fit for the serious gamers.

“The ViewSonic gaming monitors had great specs, but just to make sure we brought in coaches and members of the Alma College Overwatch and League of Legends teams,” said Collamati. “We did a brand-blind comparison with competitive products. It was incredible --- each and every one of them picked the 24-inch ViewSonic models.”

Ultimately, the CCS and Collamati chose the following ViewSonic products to outfit Block House Esports:

• 12 ViewSonic 24” LCD Gaming Monitors with ELITE RGB Technology, 1920x1080 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, rapid response time (Model XG240R)

• 13 ViewSonic 24” Gaming LED monitors, 1920x1080 resolution, 144Hz ultra-fast refresh rate, 1ms response time (Model XG2401)

• 2 ViewSonic 65” 4K Ultra HD Commercial Displays (Model CDE6510)

• 4 ViewSonic 50” 4K Ultra HD Commercial Displays, 3840x2160 resolution, 350nits, built-in multi-core media player with 8gb storage
(Model CDE5010)

• 1 ViewSonic 75” 4K UHD Commercial Display (Model CDE7500)

• 1 ViewSonic 86” 4K Ultra HD Commercial Display (Model CDE8600)

• 1 ViewSonic 27” 4K UHD Monitor with SuperClear IPS Technology, 3840x2160 resolution (Model VX2776-4K-MHD)

• 1 ViewSonic 35” 1440p Ultra-Wide Gaming Monitor with ELITE RGB Technology, 3440x1440 resolution, 100Hz refresh rate (Model XG350R-C)


Despite delays and constraints related to the coronavirus pandemic, Block House officially opened on October 4, 2020. The response has been even better than he could have dreamed of, says Collamati.

“We host the Alma varsity team practices and competitions, just like a hockey team rents ice time at a rink,” he said. “Beyond this, the response from the community has been overwhelming. Whenever pandemic conditions have allowed us to serve them, we have people here enjoying the food or the bar, or gaming – or all three.”

The crowd ranges from families and groups of kids to couples on dates, said Collamati, who says he’s thrilled to be helping esports come out of the basement and become a social activity.

The space roughly breaks out into three activity-based areas: The bar/dining tables; gaming stations; and competitive streaming stage. To keep track of the large screen displays and facilitate easier communication and programming (while having fun to boot), Collamati and his team named the large ViewSonic commercial displays after the Greek Gods.

Upon entering the Block House, just inside the doorway, Hades, the massive 86” 4K Ultra HD commercial display greets visitors, provides a family- and group-friendly game zone, and captures the attention of passersby. To the left, drinking, dining and spectating visitors can choose from a bar, four-top tables and a large community high-top.

Two-person gaming nooks with ViewSonic XG2401 24” gaming monitors line the wall with larger ViewSonic 50” displays above that showcase the action to spectators. Venture further into the Block House and you’ll find more game stations nestled against historic bare brick walls and situated throughout open spaces. Couches in front of two pairs of ViewSonic 50” 4K Ultra HD Commercial Displays (Ares, Hephaestus, Apollo and Artemis) invite visitors to get comfortable and grab a controller.

The stage area comes to life with 12 ViewSonic 24” LCD gaming monitors with ELITE RGB Technology, which can be configured for a variety of live competitions ranging from 1v1 to 6v6. “These ViewSonic Elite RGB monitors are really terrific,” said Collamati. “We can program them to use our brand colors or can color code the teams so it’s easy to tell who’s home and who’s away.”

Above the stage and along the back wall of the Block House, Zeus, a ViewSonic 75” 4K UHD commercial display is flanked by Poseidon and Hera, ViewSonic’s 65” 4K Ultra HD commercial displays. Transmitters on top of every player station send signals to the control screen, where the Block House team uses a digital switcher to broadcast gameplay onto the big screens.

“The ViewSonic displays have been fantastic and they’re a big part of how the media staff is able to craft an exciting audio-visual experience for people coming into the venue,” said Collamati. “For example, say there’s a group of four battling it out on Valorant, we can stream their game to Zeus, Hera and Poseidon, amping up the competitive excitement.”

What’s more, Collamati adds, the content on the ViewSonic commercial displays can be easily adapted to fit the season, day or mood – as well as to deliver advertising and promotions. “We like to cycle through some branding for ourselves and our sponsors, like the Alma Esports Team, on at least one display,” said Collamati. “On others we could be running seasonal or themed movies. We can run a Twitch broadcast or a live or virtual football game on another. The possibilities are endless.”

One of the biggest thrills and most heartwarming aspect of the venue, says Collamati, is seeing the ways in which the games and the environment bring people together.

“Say we have a mom and daughter playing Mario Kart and we take their game and put it on a ton of screens around the space; it’s such a joy to see their reaction and the connection between the parent and child,” he said. “I knew we could do that – it was our goal all along to be able to show the game play around the space – but I didn’t realize the huge guest experience value it would bring.”

From start to finish, he added, Block House has been a labor of love. To date, their crew is still working out the kinks and looking forward to the post-COVID days when teams in the Block House can livestream their battles on Twitch, just like the pros. On days when Block House is able to open, the excitement just keeps going.

“We just love seeing people walk by, and the big 86-inch ViewSonic display in the front window catches their eye and draws them in,” said Collamati. “We’ve seen a family with young kids eyeing the couch and the rich colors on the display showcasing Donkey Kong or Mario Kart, and they come in and play together, smiling and laughing. Or a teen with his parents who convinces them to come in and they end up playing together. You gotta ask yourself – would those parents have ended up playing Among Us in their basement with their kid?”

Sports and Event Photography Company Grows Exponentially with ViewSonic Monitors

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Sports and Event Photography Company Grows Exponentially with ViewSonic Monitors


Founded in 2015 by former Microsoft engineer Jason Asthon, Mad Moose Media is a sports and event photography company dedicated to quality, efficiency and “capturing the moment.” Mad Moose serves clients across the U.S. and has photographed everything from traditional youth sports programs to dirt bike racing to yacht tournaments. Drawing upon his skills as a professional photographer and graphic designer, Ashton runs the business with his extended family.



  • Support growth of sports photography company with monitors
  • Provide an outstanding and reliable customer POS experience
  • Support display needs of staff on-site and in the office Support professional caliber photo editing


  • 10 ViewSonic TD2730 10-point multi-touch displays for customer point-of-sale
  • 10 ViewSonic VA2256-mhd displays for use by sales team
  • 1 ViewSonic ViewBoard IFP7550 75” interactive display for indoor events
  • 2 ViewSonic PX701-4K Ultra HD projectors to add excitement
  • 1 ViewSonic VP3881 38” Ultrawide ColorPro™ monitor for image editing
  • 1 ViewSonic VX4380-4K Ultra HD 43” monitor for general office use
  • 1 ViewSonic XG350R-C 35” Ultrawide ELITE gaming monitor for relaxing


  • Business needs have been successfully met and exceeded
  • Rapid, reliable touch response continue to deliver a satisfying POS experience
  • Zero in-field failures despite years of extreme outdoor conditions
  • Professional photo editing delivers what-you-see-is what-you-get quality that cuts expenses and satisfies customers
  • Large, vibrant images and responsive interactive touch displays drive business
    at indoor events
  • Greater legibility and reduced eyestrain during office work

These monitors – and the projectors – all do what they’re supposed to do, with outstanding quality and without fail,” said Ashton, summing up his experience with the many ViewSonic products he uses daily.  “I think one of the most incredible things is their reliability.  We’ve put them through the worst environments they could be through I’m often shocked that they still work.

— Jason Ashton, Founder, Mad Moose Media


While working as a Microsoft engineer, Ashton decided to keep his competitive spark alive by working part-time at an event photography company. Despite his enthusiasm, Ashton was frustrated by the lack of professionalism he encountered.

“I was not impressed by the way they went about things and I was constantly giving them ideas,” said Ashton. “They never listened, so my wife and I decided to do it ourselves.”

At the time, he said, there was no major software solution for the event photography space, so they developed their own. Along with their software (which was faster and more efficient than anything else on the market), they needed monitors that could be used for up to 20 hours a day in environments that were often dirty, dusty and wet. These monitors would also need to withstand the constant bumping and jostling that came with constant transportation to and from events – initially throughout the Southwest, then across the country as Mad Moose Media expanded.


In the early days of Mad Moose, said Ashton, everything was about the bottom line. Their Mad Moose POS, Sort and Photo Grab software was developed entirely in-house. Cost, rather than function, was the priority when it came to purchasing monitors.

“The first monitors we had were what we could get easily and inexpensively from Best Buy. As it turned out, some were from ViewSonic and others weren’t,” he said.

During that first year, Mad Moose Media went to any event they could find near their home base of Nevada and Southern California. At a mountain bike race in Orange County, Ashton met someone who would change his life. A Mad Moose customer noticed the ViewSonic monitors then brought his friend by to meet the Mad Moose crew. That friend turned out to be President of ViewSonic Americas, Jeff Volpe.

“He and I ended up having a lot of common interests,” said Ashton, “We had a great time talking, and of course he commented on how ViewSonic monitors could do a better job for us. I was thrilled to take his advice and try out the monitors he recommended as best for our different needs.”

With a range of vehicles, trailers and tents that traveled to events, Mad Moose Media needed a wide range of monitors to meet their needs. The final solution consisted of:

ViewSonic® TD2730 Multi-Touch Displays
The 10 TD2730 multi-touch displays being used for customer point-of-sale were the most critical component of the business, said Ashton, as they served the interface where customers could see, customize and order photos. Using the VESA compatible mounts on the displays, Ashton connected standard folding wall mounts, flipped them 180-degrees and attached them to a table instead of a wall, creating a fast and easy set-up process.

ViewSonic VA2256-mhd Displays
10 displays are used by the sales team from inside the tent or trailer, mirroring what the customer sees on the outside.

ViewSonic ViewBoard® IFP7550 75” Interactive Flat Panel Display
This giant display, said Ashton, is ideal for circumstances that bring Mad Moose inside to showcase and sell their photography. Mounted on the ViewSonic
LB-STND-003-S mobile stand, the 75” ViewBoard interactive display is quite literally a standout in conference rooms, convention centers and high-end award ceremonies.

ViewSonic PX701-4K Ultra HD Projectors
Two 4K projectors amp up the excitement during events by displaying content onto the ceiling of the tent. With nighttime images that reach up to 20 feet, Aston’s team can livestream races, showcase results and present highlights.

ViewSonic VP3881 38” ColorPro™ Monitor
This powerful color-accurate display is used for image editing in Ashton’s home office to produce pixel-perfect pictures every time.

ViewSonic VX4380-4K 43” Ultra HD Monitor
The Mad Moose team uses this 4K monitor for poster development and general in-office use.

ViewSonic XG350R-C 35” Ultrawide ELITE Gaming Monitor
Running a business is hard work. That’s why for Ashton, a gaming monitor was critical for self-care.


Equipped with the right technology for each job and driven by a passion for excellence, Mad Moose Media has grown exponentially over the past five years. Some of the credit goes to the durability and performance of the ViewSonic displays, said Ashton.

“For one thing, without the touchscreen POS monitors we couldn’t do anything,” he said. “And these ViewSonic multi-touch models do everything we need. The images are great and the high nit count for brightness is very important because we’re outside. Even with the awning providing shade it’s still very bright.”

Not only do the ViewSonic TD2730 touch displays deliver everything needed for point-of-sale customer interaction, they do so again and again, without fail, at nearly 100 events per year.

“The durability of these monitors is mind-blowing,” said Ashton. “We’ve never had a failure in the field and we put them to work in the worst dust you can imagine. They’ve been through rain multiple times plus snow, 20-degree weather, 100-degree weather, you name it. They’ve had thousands of customers pushing on them and they’ve been driven across the country dozens of times.”

This, he said, is beyond critical for the company’s five concessions: A tent with five ViewSonic TD2730 touchscreen displays; two vending trailers, each with four to six TD2730 displays; a golf cart with two TD2730 displays; and the indoor concession: a 75” ViewSonic ViewBoard IFP7550 interactive display.

“We rely completely on our ViewSonic monitors. We can’t have low-quality monitors that break during an event,” said Ashton. “That would cost us thousands of dollars in a day.”

From small to large, outdoor to indoor, ViewSonic displays do not disappoint,
said Ashton, who is particularly fond of the 75” ViewBoard interactive display.

“It’s huge and vibrant and always catches peoples’ attention with its beautiful, massive screen,” he said. “We just push it into the meeting room or convention hall, put it in the corner, and people continually walk up and interact with it.”

While most of the company’s business - from order placement to the final printed product placed in the customers’ hands - is conducted and completed onsite, Mad Moose Media also specializes in creating customized posters produced off-site.

“We take a lot of pride in our posters,” said Ashton. “We know they can stay up
on walls for a long time and we work hard to make sure they’re perfect.”

This is where the ViewSonic VP3881 Ultrawide ColorPro™ monitor shines, enabling Ashton and his team to edit, color-correct and personalize photos taken in the toughest of conditions.

“None of our photographers get it easy. They have to work with odd lighting, dust and water reflections; we don’t get to set up a photoshoot,” Ashton said. “This is where the editing, color coding and color grading that we do on this monitor is critical.

For example, an image may be a bit hazy due to dust but also the best image from the event. The functionality of the ViewSonic VP3881 enables us to edit out the haze and get the colors perfect, said Ashton, adding that this is another important cost-saver for the company.

“When we generate the poster on our giant printer, we know that what we see on the monitor screen will be what we see on the final result. This is critical because we print thousands of posters per year. If it doesn’t look exactly right onscreen compared to what we print, we’d waste a lot of time and expensive paper.”

The Mad Moose headquarters is also home to a ViewSonic VX4380-4K Ultra HD monitor, which supports basic business functions as well as some poster design. “To be honest, I just love this monitor, it’s so easy to read everything on it,” said Ashton. “It’s my general office workstation so I use it daily for emails, PowerPoint, Excel, that sort of thing. The 4K is a whole different feel and I notice way less eye strain.”

Beyond the ViewSonic monitors that support his business, Ashton has one more that’s near and dear to his heart: the ViewSonic XG350R-C 35” Ultrawide ELITE gaming monitor. Designed to deliver an immersive experience for esports and gaming enthusiasts, this elegant, curved display includes ViewSonic exclusive RGB ELITE lighting technology, a 100Hz refresh rate and ClearMotion™ technology to reduce blur.

“I grew up racing and I’m a racer at heart. These days I do a lot of iRacing and sim racing online for fun,” Ashton said. “I’m at races and competitions every weekend, running the Mad Moose show, but when I want to race myself, I can do it anytime online with other people from around the world.”

What started as a pastime became something bigger when the COVID pandemic put a stop to many live events in early 2020. Because of his background, Ashton has become what he calls “tech support” for 20 or so NASCAR drivers, advising them on everything from the software to the workstation setup. And he always recommends the ViewSonic XG350R-C 35” Ultrawide ELITE gaming monitor.

“I tell them that this incredible 35” curved ViewSonic gaming monitor is absolutely what they need. It’s pretty much perfect for sim racing,” he said. “You need the ultrawide because you need to be able to easily see who’s to your left and right, and it gives you a tremendous field of view. It’s an amazing monitor and for the price point it’s even more amazing.”

With a thriving and expanding business, Mad Moose Media captures thousands of athletes and racers in the heat of the action. As soon as those shots are captured, ViewSonic monitors play a vital role in getting those images into the hands of athletes and their fans.

“These monitors – and the projectors – all do what they’re supposed to do, with outstanding quality and without fail,” said Ashton, summing up his experience with the many ViewSonic products he uses daily. “I think one of the most incredible things is their reliability. We’ve put them through the worst environments they could be through. I’m often shocked that they still work.”

Despite the damp, dust and grime spanning five-plus years, none of the ViewSonic monitors have ever been dismantled or professionally cleaned. “We just blow them off and wipe the screens, simple things,” said Ashton. “I joke that we put these monitors through more durability testing than when they’re manufactured. With us they go through hell and back – and keep working.”

Claremont Graduate University Creates Collaborative Learning Space with ViewSonic® ViewBoard® Interactive Displays

Case Study

Claremont Graduate University Creates Collaborative Learning Space with ViewSonic® ViewBoard® Interactive Displays


Located 35 miles east of Los Angeles, Claremont Graduate University is a private all-graduate research university in Claremont, California. Founded in 1925, CGU is a member of the Claremont Colleges, which includes five undergraduate (Pomona, Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Scripps and Pitzer) and two graduate (CGU and Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences) institutions of higher education. CGU offers an intimate, high-touch academic research environment. The university’s unique brand of graduate-only scholarship transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries to foster the creation of new knowledge—and new ways of seeing and improving the world.



  • Create a collaborative learning space suited for university-level education


  • One 86” ViewSonic ViewBoard IFP8650 display
  • Four 75” ViewSonic ViewBoard IFP7550 displays
  • Two ViewSonic LS820 short-throw laser projectors 40 laptops


  • Huddle spaces provide efficient stations for group work.
  • Large screens increase visibility throughout the classroom.
  • Modular furniture and cart-mounted displays offer easy flexibility.
  • Exceeded the expectations of faculty, IT staff and CGU leadership team.
  • In high demand by faculty; was fully booked prior to COVID closures.
  • Faculty have saved time and increased student collaboration.
  • Provides collaborative space for board meetings, special events and faculty/staff training.

The professors really enjoy having a top tier, cutting-edge space that gives them so much teaching flexibility.

— Michael Thomas, Director of Educational Technology and Client Services


Interactive displays have become a gold standard for technology in K-12 education by empowering students and instructors to communicate and collaborate in ways that have been shown to increase educational outcomes and prepare students for career success. Would it be possible then, wondered Claremont Graduate University’s leadership team, for this technology to be applied to the unique environment of their institution?

What started off as a thought experiment quickly became reality when CGU board members, Trustee Weng Chan and university president Len Jessup met with ViewSonic leadership to discuss different possibilities. The members greenlit a project that would eventually become known as the Advanced Learning Environment (ALE), a room outfitted with several ViewSonic® ViewBoard® interactive displays and short-throw laser projectors, along with enough laptops to accommodate every student. If it worked as anticipated, it would become the prototype for future classrooms.

But before the ALE could change the way CGU approached technology, it first needed to pass muster with the IT team that would be responsible for implementation. Associate Vice President of Finance and Administration/Technology Services and Information Systems Manoj Chitre admits to being skeptical at first.

“ViewBoard displays have great capabilities and deliver a terrific, immersive classroom experience that’s great for K-12 education,” said Chitre. “As a graduate-only institution it wasn’t immediately apparent how our faculty would use the devices. I wondered, how applicable would they be to our class settings?”

Michael Thomas, Director of Educational Technology and Client Services, was of a similar mindset.

“These tools, the ViewBoard displays and myViewBoard™ software, were specifically designed for K-12,” said Thomas. “We were assured by the ViewSonic team that the software would translate well to pedagogy for adults and that it would be regularly updated for this use.”

With all the relevant stakeholders onboard with the project, the IT and leadership teams went to work.


The ALE was envisioned as an interactive space where teachers could have the flexibility to expand their teaching methods and foster creativity and collaboration individually and in groups.

ViewSonic worked with the CGU team to determine the best technology to bring this collaborative vision to life, ultimately selecting five interactive displays – an 86” ViewSonic® ViewBoard® IFP8650 to serve as the “teaching display” and four 75” ViewSonic ViewBoard IFP7550 displays for use by students – all featuring 4K Ultra HD resolution and immersive 20-point touchscreens. For flexibility, each display was mounted on a cart to enable teachers to move them around the room as desired. Two ViewSonic LS820 short-throw laser projectors and 40 laptops rounded out the room.

“We knew that for this room to embody our vision it needed to be highly versatile,” said Thomas. “My philosophy is that technology alone isn’t always the solution and to achieve our goals every element of the room needed to contribute to the modularity. To achieve this, CGU leadership ultimately invested in a complete remodel of the space.”

With financial backing from the University’s board, the team gave the room a modern makeover to make it more accessible for students. Whereas before there was a typical 800 sq. ft. lab with rows of tables and chairs, there now stood a vibrant, cutting-edge technology center. An electrified glass wall provided a sense of openness but also doubled as a privacy filter by being opaque at the push of a button. Window blinds (which normally took minutes to close) became motorized and could be remotely raised and lowered as a group. A browser-based system provided hassle-free room scheduling and cut down on many of the conflicts that came with booking a regular meeting space.

“The old room was very static. This one is modular and modern,” said Thomas. “The furniture is modular and easy to reconfigure. The ViewBoard displays are on rolling carts. Everything can be easily changed up to accommodate different needs.”

The CGU IT team completed the installation during the summer of 2019. In September, the Advanced Learning Environment was officially open for use. With help from ViewSonic, the IT team laid the groundwork for a successful launch.

“ViewSonic helped train my team members, who became trainers for the faculty,” said Thomas. “We also created documentation on how to use the tools and software in the room, including recommendations on how to use these resources for different teaching modalities.”


The ALE quickly became one of the most popular spots on campus, with five months of increasing use before the university shut down in March of 2020
to slow the spread of COVID-19.

“Pre-pandemic the ALE was being used daily by faculty across the campus,” said Thomas. “The Statistics professors were the first to use it extensively, but soon it was being used for every type of class as well as for board meetings, special events and training faculty and staff from our sister schools.”

It was so in-demand, says Thomas, that they regularly had to turn people away.

“This room provides the faculty with capabilities they didn’t have in the past, and it’s changing the way they teach,” he said. “Some use all the displays at once, for upgraded one-to-many teaching. For example, this approach is good for classes that use the Socratic method, and it adds visibility for vision-impaired students. Many use the displays separately for breakouts and group work, then have the students share their work onto the large screens using myViewBoard software.

In Professor Brian Hilton’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) class, ViewSonic ViewBoard displays have particularly been effective at saving time for both himself and his students. Consider this “then” versus “now” snapshot of group work in Hilton’s classes with and without the large screen huddle spaces.

“Before I had these resources to use, groups of students would share a single laptop to create the assigned GIS maps or apps. To demonstrate their work, they had to come to the front of the room, login to their account and find the correct content – all before they could begin discussing it, all of which took time,” said Hilton. “Now each group works at a large ViewSonic ViewBoard display, which has many benefits.”

“First of all, it gets them up and moving, getting into groups around their display – a good outcome for evening classes where almost everyone is coming from work at the end of a long day. They then proceed as before with the exercise, but since the screen is large, they have the ability to work together rather than just watch one person manipulate the application. Then, when it’s time for their demonstration, we just move between groups – it’s much more efficient.”

Hilton also talked about another unanticipated bonus, “The groups at each display can easily see what the others are doing, which creates some useful friendly competition.”

The results lived up to the high expectations that the CGU leadership had for the room. What the team couldn’t have anticipated was how useful the ALE would become in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

“This room has proved valuable in so many ways we didn’t imagine,” said Chitre. “For one thing, it was an ideal environment for training faculty in online learning tools and techniques before going home in March.”

“For another,” said Chitre, “ViewBoard displays have proven invaluable in facilitating remote teaching in new ways at the outset of the 2020-2021 school year, with the campus closed and the university offering online flexible learning.

“Some faculty can’t or don’t want to teach from home,” he said. “We’ve been able to bring them on campus and enable them to use the big screens to connect with remote students. They can talk to them easily and present though the ViewBoard displays. It’s really been a blessing for them.”

The combination of Zoom plus the ViewSonic ViewBoard displays has been tremendous, added Thomas.

“These tools together have been a huge win this fall for the faculty teaching from campus,” he said. “They wanted to be in a classroom to teach but many found it awkward lecturing on Zoom to an empty room. When we set them up on the ViewBoard displays with webcams and they were able to see a large gallery of their students’ faces and have bidirectional conversations -- definitely a more enjoyable teaching and learning experience.”

To maximize this benefit, the ViewBoard displays were moved to individual classrooms.

According to Thomas, whether it was late 2019, during the transition to remote learning, or in its current distributed locations, feedback has been “overwhelmingly fantastic.”

“The faculty really enjoy the modularity of the ALE and the touchscreen aspect of the displays has been one of the biggest wins,” he said. “The screens are absolutely gorgeous and the touchscreen capabilities are outstanding. We’ve had nothing but positive feedback about the displays.”

All in all (pandemic notwithstanding), the faculty’s expectations were overwhelmingly met, says Thomas.

“The professors really enjoy having a top tier, cutting-edge space that gives them so much teaching flexibility,” he said. “We’re looking forward to extending the concept and are working with ViewSonic to acquire more ViewBoard displays.”

The IT team has also been offering demos of the ALE for CGU’s sister colleges.

“Scripps just bought three and CMC is also in the process acquiring some ViewSonic ViewBoards,” he said. “I’m looking forward to getting more – a lot more.”

ViewSonic® ViewBoard® Displays Open a World of Collaborative Learning for Small K-6 School

Case Study

ViewSonic® ViewBoard® Displays Open a World of Collaborative Learning for Small K-6 School


Located in Dewitt, NY, the Syracuse Hebrew Day School (SHDS) is a K-6 independent, religious school serving Jewish and non-Jewish families in Central New York State. SHDS is dedicated to educating the whole child – mind, heart and soul – and providing a joyful and warm learning community. It prepares students for academic achievement through individualized, child-centered education with a focus on experiential learning; students learn to read, write, understand and speak both English and Hebrew every day.



  • Upgrade classroom display technology
  • Prepare students for future technology use
  • Provide students the benefits of collaborative learning


  • 75” ViewSonic ViewBoard IFP7550 4K interactive display
  • IFP7550-E2 bundle with display, mobile trolley cart and wireless AC adapter


  • ViewSonic PD and intuitive interface enabled teachers to quickly use the new resource
  • Teachers now integrate collaborative learning throughout their daily lessons
  • The ViewBoard displays facilitated continued collaboration, learning and connection during pandemic conditions

The ViewSonic ViewBoard displays boosted teacher capabilities both in terms of what they do in their classrooms and in terms of getting them adjusted to learning and teaching remotely through technology. These displays don’t just come in handy, they’re invaluable.

— Laura Lavine, Syracuse Hebrew Day School Head of School


Upon becoming Head of School at Syracuse Hebrew Day School, one of Laura Lavine’s first priorities was to upgrade classroom technology. A former public school superintendent, she recognized that her SHDS students were missing out on the benefits of interactive and collaborative technology.

“I wanted my students to be as adept at using these devices as other students, so that when they graduate and move on to seventh grade, they won’t have to face a challenging learning curve,” said Lavine. “They also deserved the educational benefits that come with using technology during their primary and intermediate grades.”

Additionally, Lavine wanted to prepare for potential remote learning due to snow days or extended student absences (a prescient move considering the pandemic that surfaced months later).

At that time, classrooms used a mix of old-school tools. The go-to for displaying content at the front of the room was a cart-mounted projector and a pull-down screen. Teachers shared lesson materials on a classic whiteboard.

Lavine was familiar with projector-based interactive whiteboards from her days as a public school superintendent, and began considering this type of solution for SHDS, while also evaluating 1:1 computing devices, taking steps to become a Google school, and beginning professional development to bring teachers up-to- date on the use of online resources.


In June 2019, as she began her research into technology and online solutions, Lavine visited an area high school. As she peered into classrooms along the way, she noticed teachers and students working at interactive whiteboards that lacked a separate projector.

“That’s when I first became aware of interactive whiteboards that don’t need a projector,” said Lavine. “They were slim, compact and looked easier to use.”

Her colleagues at the high school confirmed her initial impressions and spoke highly of their displays – ViewSonic ViewBoard interactive flat panel displays.

“I started looking at the various products available in this category,” said Lavine. “And I decided I didn’t want to do my usual lengthy amount of research. The school I visited is very large and loves their ViewSonic ViewBoard displays; I decided that if they were good enough for them, they would surely be good enough for our little gem of a school.”

Lavine purchased a 75” ViewSonic ViewBoard IFP7550 4K interactive display within two weeks of her first glimpse of the technology. At the recommendation of her sales representative Nick Gugliuzza, she purchased the IFP7550-E2 bundle, which included everything needed to create an easy-to-use shared resource: the display, a mobile trolley cart and a wireless AC adapter.

It proved to be much more than “good enough” for SHDS.


Thanks to excellent PD provided by Nick, said Lavine, teachers quickly began integrating the ViewBoard into their curriculum and were initially satisfied with using it as a shared resource. (“Back in the pre-COVID days we could do that,” noted Lavine.)

“Nick made the training very hands-on and everyone picked it up quickly,” Lavine said, acknowledging that she herself was a bit nervous about learning to use the display. “A teacher said, ‘Laura it’s just a big iPad’ – so I told myself, I can do this, and it ended up being easy. Our teachers took to it very quickly.”

Soon, however, teachers began asking to have one of their own, so Lavine purchased four more, equipping other classrooms – including every general education classroom – with a ViewSonic ViewBoard interactive display.

“They told me that there was so much more they could do if they had one full time in their rooms,” said Lavine. “Fortunately, we received a grant from an area bank that enabled us to purchase more.”

Along with outstanding customer service, Lavine said the displays themselves did not disappoint.

“The quality of the onscreen picture is extremely high, the sound is good, and the user interface is very intuitive,” she said. “Half of our faculty is over 60 yet everyone is using them. Everything about these displays is great. They are easy to use and there’s been nothing glitchy at all. We love them.”

When schools across the country began closing to slow the spread of COVID-19 in March 2020, Lavine said she was the first one in their county to announce the closing of a school.

“I was confident in doing so because I knew we could handle teaching remotely thanks to the technology and training we had invested in,” she said. “We closed school on Friday March 13th, then on Monday March 16th we were fully online for the next three and a half months.”

When the start of the next school year came around, Lavine opened the doors of SHDS knowing they had the pieces in place to keep everyone safe: small class sizes along with masking, maintaining socially-distanced classroom pods, and the addition of six-foot clear plexiglass booths around each student desk.

“When it came to teaching effectively under these conditions,” she said, “The ViewSonic ViewBoard displays helped tremendously – I don’t think it’s too much to say that they’ve saved our school day.”

In many ways, teachers used the ViewBoard displays exactly as they had for their first seven months at the school – working collaboratively with students using apps like Go Noodle, Brain Pop, Kahoot, Padlet and more. Under these new conditions, the large screen with crisp, clear images made it possible for every student to see and hear lessons clearly, said Lavine. Older students, who could be counted on to take care and use hand sanitizer appropriately, continue to get up and work at the boards.

What has made the biggest difference during the pandemic, said Lavine, is the ability to connect with those who used to come into the building – guest readers, authors and the like – along with the ability to connect to the world at large.

“Once a week, the cantor from an area synagogue came to school to teach Jewish music. Now she connects via Zoom so students get the that same half hour of music each week, displayed on the ViewBoard,” said Lavine. “The same goes for our monthly Kindergarten storyteller. These displays are allowing us to stay connected; they’ve opened up the world to us more than we would have thought possible during this pandemic.”

Another invaluable result of having ViewSonic ViewBoard displays in each classroom during these COVID times is the ability to keep the school’s traditions alive and well. One such tradition is the morning meeting, which, during typical times, brings students of all ages together in one room to get to know one another and share Torah portion lessons. It’s a tradition with countless student benefits, including the development of leadership and public speaking skills. The  ViewSonic ViewBoard displays have enabled a nearly seamless continuation of this tradition.

“Every classroom turns on their display and everyone is together virtually,” said Lavine. “The sixth graders still run the meeting and get the leadership experience. Even though the classrooms are just 20 feet apart, the ViewBoard displays are what bring us together as a community.”

Day-to-day instruction continues within each classroom “pod,” bolstered by the combined use of the ViewSonic ViewBoard interactive displays and individual student devices.

“A teacher’s creativity is the only thing that limits the use of the ViewBoard displays,” said Lavine. “And all of our teachers are really enjoying coming up with ways to use their ViewBoard for instruction.”

A Hebrew teacher uses the Padlet app for teaching Hebrew. Sixth graders read the book Wonder, then watched it on the classroom screen. First graders learn about nouns and verbs using the Kahoot app and respond to questions on the big board using their individual devices. Just about every teacher mines YouTube for resources to display on their classroom ViewBoard.

“These teachers are among the most collaborative and hard-working I have known in forty years, and they were - and are - eager to learn about new resources,” said Lavine. “The ViewSonic ViewBoard displays boosted their capabilities both in terms of what they do in their classrooms and in terms of getting them adjusted to learning and teaching remotely through technology.

“The ViewBoard displays don’t just come in handy, they’re invaluable.”

ViewSonic® ViewBoard® Solution Readies Secondary School

Case Study

ViewSonic® ViewBoard® Solution

Readies Secondary School for Interactive Adaptability Amidst COVID-19


Serving students from Brentwood Tennessee and the surrounding community, Brentwood Academy is an independent co-educational college preparatory school for students in grades six through twelve. Offering a full spectrum of classes including honors and Advanced Placement courses, Brentwood Academy
is located 15 miles south of Nashville.



  • Develop a flexible teaching system to adapt to a changing climate
  • Prepare for in-person learning, while having the ability to shift to a hybrid learning solution


  • 65-inch ViewSonic® ViewBoard® IFP6550 4K interactive displays
  • myViewBoardTM software


  • Brentwood Academy is ready to deliver top-notch education in any foreseeable circumstances
  • Easily accommodate those who need to learn or teach from home
  • Enhance student learning and allow interactivity in new ways that we and the teachers are very excited about

With this new system we’ll be able to more easily accommodate those
who need to learn or teach from home. We’ll also be able to meet the
needs of students who may need to recuperate or quarantine from
home, and we’ll be able to quickly pivot should we need to move to
100% remote learning.

— Jeff Bryant, Brentwood Academy Dean of Academics


Like thousands of schools across the country, in March of 2020 Brentwood Academy closed its doors and began an unprecedented experiment in distance  learning brought about by the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus. To quickly implement a solution, the IT team aligned teachers around Zoom as the distance learning platform to finish out the educational year.

With this stopgap in place, the team turned its sights on preparing for the upcoming school year. No one could predict whether the spread of COVID-19 would prevent the return of in-person learning in the fall or require another closure if the school was able to reopen as scheduled.

“We took the time to reflect on the current conditions with COVID-19 while school wasn’t in session,” said Brentwood Academy IT Director Chris Allen. “We were exploring options for systems that would enable us to adapt to a changing climate – whether during a complete lockdown or if staff or students needed to self-quarantine.”

The goal, said Allen, was to be ready for in-person learning, while having the ability to nimbly shift at any moment to hybrid or complete virtual learning.


To achieve their goal of delivering a highly flexible and adaptable teaching system, the Brentwood Academy team realized that they needed more than communication software. Likewise, their current projection system not only limited their options but had inherent in-classroom challenges. Cabled connectivity to laptops, VCR/DVD players and document cameras was cumbersome, messy and time consuming. The ceiling-mounted audio system radiated sound into surrounding classrooms while interactivity and annotation capabilities were limited.

Investing in interactive displays with robust connectivity, communications and annotation capabilities would enable teachers to bring an enhanced classroom- like experience to remote students.

The transition to Zoom for distance learning went well, leading Allen to initially consider a Zoom-based display solution. Then he discovered ViewSonic.

“I was looking into which companies were leveraging Zoom with their interactive displays,” said Allen. “When I discovered ViewSonic it became clear that their solution offered the adaptability that we were looking for. It was clear that ViewSonic® ViewBoard® interactive displays and myViewBoardTM software would open up many options and opportunities.”

More research and testing led to the final decision to create an adaptable system with several components, the centerpiece of which was the 65-inch ViewSonic® ViewBoard® IFP6550 4K interactive display.

“We put the 65-inch ViewSonic ViewBoard displays in every classroom. They are the core of our hybrid-ready virtual learning environment,” said Allen. “Along with the myViewBoard software, they connect all the pieces of the system together. Because they’re agnostic, they are very open to other tools that our teachers use, like document cameras and even legacy VCR players.”

Standardized around Microsoft 365 Education, they moved from Zoom to Microsoft Teams for video collaboration. No additional sound equipment was needed, said Allen, as the integrated ViewSonic® ViewBoard® audio was both sufficient for and contained within each classroom. Intel NUC small form factor PCs power each classroom setup while cloud-based ViewSonic® myViewBoard® software delivers in-person whiteboarding capabilities and the ability to prepare materials and present from anywhere.

“The myViewBoard software combines everything we needed to teach under any circumstances,” said Jeff Bryant, Brentwood Academy Dean of Academics who worked with Allen to develop the new system. “From the first time I saw it I was impressed with the ability of the ViewSonic solution to provide interactivity between teachers and students at a really responsive rate and be adaptable to hybrid scenarios.”

Perhaps the biggest challenge, said Allen, was authentication. While newer ViewBoard interactive displays have an integrated fingerprint reader, Brentwood Academy chose an earlier model to accommodate substitute personnel. The concern: password security. Their solution: Windows Hello, the authentication method integrated into Windows 10 Pro, in conjunction with a FIDO2 USB key.

“It’s essentially like a car key for the ViewBoard display, which has three easy- access USB ports. Each key is bound to a teacher’s Microsoft 365 identity,” said Allen. “Teachers can simply plug the key into any ViewBoard on campus, which then prompts for a PIN.”

Another point of pride in the unique system setup is the two strategically placed 105-degree field of view USB 3.0 webcams with built-in microphone arrays in each classroom.

“We have one webcam mounted on top of each ViewBoard display and another attached to the ceiling about 10 feet into the classroom,” said Allen. “This enables us to capture more than just what’s happening at the front of the room.”

The goal, said Allen, was to replicate seeing and interacting with each participant in a Zoom call.

“The Zoom concept of distance learning enables all the participating students to see and interact with one another,” said Allen. “With our dual-camera setup teachers can flip to the second camera to show the entire class during a discussion, enabling those participating from home or elsewhere to be more fully involved. If we only had the single camera facing the ViewBoard, remote students could only see the teacher and front of the room.”

Last but not least, the team purchased 75 ViewSonic WoodPad drawing tablets, which enable teachers to replicate the whiteboarding experience from home.


While the realities of the 2020-2021 school year are far from certain, Brentwood Academy is ready to deliver top-notch education in any foreseeable circumstances. Teachers will train on the ViewSonic ViewBoard system beginning in early August, then set up their FIDO2 keys during orientation using help desk kiosks to walk them through the process of adding the key to their Microsoft profile.

“From day one we’ll have the added security of this multifactor authentication,” said Allen. “And the teachers will be able to securely launch any programs and apps they have associated with their Microsoft Education account profile from any ViewBoard on campus – including their personal myViewBoard hub and Microsoft OneDrive.”

Students who start the school year in-person will see an impressive new classroom setup and experience enhanced collaboration and interaction with content. Those who need to be out of the classroom for any reason will similarly enjoy enhanced collaborative and interactive learning benefits.

“With this new system we’ll be able to more easily accommodate those who need to learn or teach from home,” said Bryant, “We’ll also be able to meet the needs of students who may need to recuperate or quarantine from home, and we’ll be able to quickly pivot should we need to move to 100% remote learning.”

Those learning remotely (which Bryant points out includes students traveling during the school day for sports or a debate tournament) will receive synchronous learning complete with the sights and sounds of their teacher and classmates, along with full visibility to all content displayed and manipulated on the ViewSonic ViewBoard. For those that can’t sync up live, the solution provides the ability to record visual and auditory content, said Bryant.

“With our block schedule it can be difficult to catch up if a student misses even one class,” said Bryant. “With the myViewBoard and Microsoft Teams combination, they don’t have to wait to get the material second hand. Instructors can record key lesson material and make it available anytime, anywhere.”

This, he added, is a terrific tool for all students, who can use the recorded material for concept review and test prep.

The benefits for teachers are equally notable. First, said Allen, the IT team wanted to offer a solution that was easy for teachers to adapt to their instructional styles and existing toolkit.

“We wanted it to be pretty seamless for teachers. The myViewBoard software and ViewBoard displays are so intuitive they make this easy,” said Allen, adding that because it’s not a proprietary system it will be easy for the teachers to use any tools they are already using. When they walk into their classroom for the first time, everything will be setup and ready to go.

“With the setup we developed, the only thing teachers will need to do is come to class, log into Windows, launch Teams, and launch the myViewBoard software,” said Allen. “From that point they’ll already have a classroom session going within Teams and will be able to share their desktop, which is their myViewBoard whiteboard. They can easily display the myViewBoard session from within Teams as well as bounce in and out of the myViewBoard window to open a web browser, display a YouTube video or open an app. It’s all very straightforward.”

The flexible capabilities address another critical challenge for teachers during COVID-19: the strain of balancing work and family.

“If we do have to go into full distance learning,” said Allen, “teachers will be challenged by having to teach from home. With this system they can come into their classrooms and teach from their ViewBoard displays.”

The ViewBoard WoodPad tablets provide an additional level of flexibility, added Allen, by enabling instructors to interface with their myViewBoard software and develop visual materials from home, whether for advanced prep or because they are self-isolating due to potential coronavirus exposure.

Amid these uncertain times excitement is nonetheless building around the new system, said Allen.

“We had two instructors teaching summer enrichment classes using the ViewSonic ViewBoard displays,” he said. “Other teachers walked by and were mesmerized by it, then came and asked when they were getting one.”

Staff and faculty have been making the same request, leading Allen to put ViewSonic ViewBoard displays in the school’s dens and meeting spaces as well as every classroom.

“We’re all in with ViewSonic and we couldn’t be happier with this solution,” said Bryant. “Even if we never have to do hybrid or remote learning, the ViewSonic ViewBoard displays will enhance student learning and allow interactivity in new ways that we and the teachers are very excited about.”

And if distance learning is called for?

“I’m confident that we met our goal of best-in-class products that will help us deliver a top-notch learning experience whether in or out of the classroom,” Allen concluded.

Private Tutor Improves Student Satisfaction, Attention, and Comprehension in Virtual Classes

Case Study

Private Tutor Improves Student Satisfaction, Attention, and Comprehension in Virtual Classes

with ViewSonic® Interactive Displays


Klicher Sanhueza has been a professor at the Gauss Pre-college School since 2011. With a Master’s in Education from the University of Santiago de Chile, Sanhueza has devoted his career to providing private classes and preparing students for the PSU (University Selection Test). In addition to teaching mathematics and physics to grade school students, Sanhueza also teaches calculus, algebra, and statistics to civil and commercial engineering college students.


Problem: Help Professor Sanhueza continue his private lessons online.

Solution: ViewSonic® ViewBoard® IFP6550 65-inch interactive display with 4K Ultra HD resolution.


  • Greater student participation and interactivity during lessons.
  • Feedback has been so positive that he plans to continue using both the IFP6550 interactive display and myViewBoard software to teach remotely after the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Less time spent traveling to classes, more time spent with his family.

With remote classes, since these kids are digital natives, they feel they are in a friendly environment and get excited with all the myViewBoard™ tools. The interactivity makes them constantly attentive

— Klicher Sanhueza, private professor with a Master’s in Education from the University of Santiago de Chile


In response to COVID-19, Chile began implementing various measures designed to slow the spread of the disease, such as enforcing social distancing, placing residents under quarantine, and closing schools, shops, and restaurants. While Sanhueza had always conducted his one-on-one private classes in person, Chile’s new restrictions forced him to adapt. As teaching was a fundamental part of his economic livelihood, stopping lessons was not an option. In March of 2020, Sanhueza decided to reinvent his teaching process through online classes.


While Sanhueza was aware of ViewSonic® interactive displays and myViewBoard™ software, he had never considered working with these tools before COVID-19. But since Sanhueza needed products that would enable him to teach his online classes just as effectively as he did in his in-person classes, he decided to invest in ViewSonic products.

On March 15th 2020, Sanhueza purchased a 65-inch ViewSonic ViewBoard® IFP7550 interactive display with 4K Ultra HD resolution and a 20-point immersive touchscreen, to be used in conjunction with Zoom Pro and ViewSonic's myViewBoard™ educational software, in order to teach remotely.


For Sanhueza, acquiring the interactive display was one of the best investments he could have made. Before the pandemic, Sanhueza would spend hours traveling to reach his students. But with virtual classes, he is able to reach them instantly. Now, rather than wasting hours in traffic, Sanhueza is able to spend more time with his family in Peñalolén.

Thanks to the ViewBoard IFP6550 interactive display and myViewBoard software, the quality of his classes has also changed dramatically.

“In my face-to-face classes, the kids interrupted the class to go to the bathroom and look for food. They were not motivated and did everything to avoid the lessons. Instead, with remote classes, since these kids are digital natives, they feel they are in a friendly environment and get excited with all the myViewBoard tools. The interactivity makes them constantly attentive; they do not ask for permission to go to the bathroom or become unmotivated. Students who had two hours of classes started asking me for four, those who had one hour a week asked for two.” says Sanhueza.

The interactivity provided by both the interactive display and myViewBoard software excited students so much that many requested for classes to be continued over the winter holidays (something that had never happened to Sanhueza in his 15-year career as a teacher).

With myViewBoard, Sanhueza can send students and parents QR codes that link to all the work done during a study session, so that students can review their work, and parents can see exactly what is being taught to their children.

Sanhueza believes that once the pandemic is over, at least 80% of his classes will remain remote. One of the main reasons for sticking to remote classes is that the IFP6550 interactive display and myViewBoard enable him to both capture the attention of his students, and easily adapt to their learning style – whether it be audio, kinesthetic, or visual.

“Students have different ways of learning, some do it with the help of sounds, others through touch, or visually. The face-to-face classes are rather explanatory, but the virtual one is more experiential, where I am the intermediary between knowledge and the student, it is a constructive class in which we work together,” explains Sanhueza.

However, not all students liked the idea of having virtual private lessons at first. "There was a young student who wanted face-to-face classes, because supposedly he wasn't going to hook up with the virtual ones and I said, "let's try it.” “We did it and now he is fascinated, he has two classes a week,” says Sanhueza.

For Sanhueza, feedback from his private virtual classes has been so positive that he is now using both the IFP6550 interactive display and myViewBoard for his classes at the Gauss School. Administrators, noticing the substantial improvement among Sanhueza’s students, decided to acquire two more ViewSonic interactive displays for its classes.

“I was quite happy, I was a pioneer in the pre-college school, they congratulated me for my classes. They told me that the best pre-college school classes are the ones I teach using the interactive display. I went from having eight students in my class to having 12 the following week, because the kids spread the word that they were having spectacular classes with me,” says Sanhueza.

Deloitte Uruguay Modernizes Its Boardrooms, Conference Rooms, and Training Rooms

Case Study

Deloitte Uruguay Modernizes Its Boardrooms, Conference Rooms, and Training Rooms with ViewSonic® Interactive Displays


Deloitte is a corporation where thousands of professionals, organized under independent firms, collaborate to offer auditing, consulting, financial advisory, risk management as well as fiscal and legal services.

In Uruguay, Deloitte provides services through Deloitte SC, a subsidiary of Deloitte Spanish Latin America (Deloitte S-LATAM), and a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited or “DTTL”.

Deloitte is one of the largest professional services firms in Uruguay. Driven by a dedication to excellence in the training and promotion of human capital, Deloitte is consistently recognized as a firm that goes the extra mile for its clients.


Problem: To help Deloitte Uruguay modernize its boardrooms, conferences and training rooms with interactive screens in order to make teamwork more interactive, productive and dynamic.

Solution: Equipped with ViewSonic 75, 65, and 55-inch IFP50 ViewBoard ™ interactive displays, touch screen and 4K Ultra HD resolution

Result: Deloitte Uruguay executives and employees were thrilled with the interactive displays as it allowed them to transition from using outdated projectors with poor resolution to state-of-the-art interactive displays that fostered teamwork.

With this ViewSonic solution we are able to satisfy the needs of
everyone, from board members to younger users such as users
of the training rooms or co-working [spaces]

— Rafael Charquero, IT Deloitte Uruguay


Deloitte (Uruguay) wanted to modernize its conference, training, and meeting rooms.

They were looking for a modern solution to replace the aging projector in their boardroom as well as a way to upgrade their training rooms in order to provide their employees with a more comprehensive training experience. Deloitte Uruguay also wanted to create an innovation center for employees to work, interact, and test the latest technology.


Representatives at Soluciones en Sistemas de Información (SSI Ltda.), a firm
that specializes in technology and communication, presented Deloitte Uruguay
with ViewSonic interactive displays.

Since their projectors displayed images poorly, Deloitte Uruguay wanted their new screens to be high resolution. These screens also had to be bright enough to be visible in a dark room.

While Deloitte Uruguay’s old projectors were not interactive, having interactivity in the new interactive displays quickly became an essential part of their company.

“We managed to achieve something we didn’t have before - interactivity with presentations - where the presenter can work on his or her presentation in a very easy way. And collaboration, so that participants can also interact with each other”, highlighted Rafael Charquero, IT Deloitte Uruguay.

Deloitte purchased four ViewSonic IFP50 ViewBoard® interactive displays including two 75-inch displays, one 65-inch display, and one 55-inch display as well as two display stands (VB-STND-001).

Each display came with 4K Ultra-HD resolution and a 20-point immersive touchscreen. The equipment was divided as follows: one IFP7550 was installed in the boardroom, the other IFP7550 was installed in the training room, one IFP6550 was installed in the conference room, while the IFP5550 was installed in the co-working space.


Deloitte Uruguay executives and employees were thrilled with the interactive displays as it allowed them to transition from using outdated projectors with poor resolution to state-of-the-art interactive displays that fostered teamwork.

“We were looking for new tools that allow us to innovate our way of working, to make it dynamic, more productive and efficient. We have very different users within the company, and with this ViewSonic solution we are able to satisfy the needs of everyone, from board members to younger users such as users of the training rooms or co-working [spaces]”, highlighted Rafael Charquero.

As for the installation itself, there were no setbacks and the company leaders were satisfied with the training provided by the equipment vendor on how to use the screens.

Deloitte plans to continue modernizing its company and incorporate more IFP units in the following months, both in Uruguay and other countries on the continent.

Urban Campus Gains Three Distinct Advantages with ViewSonic® Solutions

Case Study

Urban Campus Gains Three Distinct Advantages with ViewSonic® Solutions:

Reliable Emergency Alerts, Digital Poster Wall and Interactive Learning


Founded in 1974, the University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is a comprehensive four-year university offering bachelor’s and master’s degree programs aimed at professional development. Located in the heart of downtown Houston, America’s fourth-largest city, UHD offers bachelor’s degrees in 44 areas of study along with eight master’s degrees. With a 20-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio, UHD provides a unique hands-on learning environment for each student.



  • Upgrade an unreliable and aging emergency alert system
  • Provide an efficient, modern make-over for a print poster wall
  • Replace aging Smartboards with updated interactive displays


  • ViewSonic EP1042T 10.1” all-in-one interactive digital ePoster
  • ViewSonic EP5540T 55” all-in-one interactive digital ePoster
  • ViewSonic ViewBoard IFP7750-E1 interactive displays


  • The new EAS system deployed quickly and is consistently reliable and easy to maintain
  • The digital awards wall is easy and efficient to update, more eco-friendly, and delivers a more modern look
  • Students and instructors are enjoying the enhanced interactivity delivered by ViewSonic ViewBoard interactive displays
  • The university plans more deployments of ViewSonic solutions

We’re very happy with the ViewSonic emergency alert system solution.
It’s very dependable. It works well with our software. It receives signals promptly, and we’ve had zero losses. They’re workhorses.

— Steven Cachia, Assistant Director of Information Technology at University of Houston-Downtown


Emergency alert systems (EAS) are a critical priority for higher education
campuses, as mandated by the Federal Clery Act. The University of Houston
Downtown Campus had an aging EAS. Deployed in 2011, it never quite met
the school’s objectives.

“At the time we couldn’t find a digital signage system to do what we wanted,” said Steven Cachia, Assistant Director of Information Technology. “So we went with an Android system that ended up presenting some serious challenges.”

In addition to requiring the IT team to modify the tablets, develop their own app
and custom-build a power-up method, the system was high maintenance and not
very reliable.

“Several years back we decided to get serious about making an improvement,” said Cachia. “We began looking for a system that would deliver fast, dependable alerts.”

Additional asks included easy, out-of-the-box deployment and reliable power.


UHD set out to assess the market. Cachia’s team found his options limited.
“There aren’t many providers in this space who could deliver everything we were looking for,” said Cachia. “In addition to the functional specs, we were looking for a reliable product from a reliable brand – a company that would be there for us down the road.”

ViewSonic, the team discovered, had an ideal product to meet their needs:
the ViewSonic EP1042T 10.1” all-in-one interactive digital ePoster. The company’s
30-plus years in the industry and solid brand reputation clearly checked off
the ‘here for the long haul’ box.

“The ViewSonic EP1042T monitors have an integrated media player that enabled
us to lock it down to prevent tampering,” said Cachia. “And with the power over
ethernet, setup was truly out-of-the-box.”

What’s more, he said, it offered exactly what they were looking for at a good
price point for their budget. Cachia’s team evaluated the displays, which worked
seamlessly with their interactive software provider, Four Winds Interactive.
The decision was clear and Cachia invested in 250 units.


In addition to the easy Power over Ethernet installation, everything about the ViewSonic EP1042T 10-inch monitors made delivering and managing the system simple, Cachia said.

“We’re very happy with the ViewSonic EAS solution,” said Cachia. “It’s very dependable. It works well with our software. It receives signals promptly, and we’ve had zero losses. They’re workhorses.” Basically, he added, UHD’s new alert system has been an “install and forget” application for the IT team. Thankfully, the system hasn’t seen much real-time use. When activated in response to what turned out to be minor incidents, the EAS performed admirably, distributing warnings to impacted classrooms/floors. Regular testing confirms the ongoing health of this critical system, which is monitored and managed by the local police department and campus public relations.

Everything related to the EAS project went so smoothly that UHD turned to ViewSonic for its next digital signage installation, Cachia said. “For years,
the university had been showcasing awards in a high-traffic hallway using large
print posters. It was time for an upgrade. We also felt the need to assess a new
digital signage provider and wanted to see how the back-end part of the puzzle
would work with the front-end portion similar to the EP1042T units.”

“The team in charge of the project asked us to find a digital alternative that would be more efficient,” said Cachia. How would a cloud-based signage provider work with the already proven ViewSonic core technology on a larger display concept?

Once again, ViewSonic had just what they were looking for with the ViewSonic
EP5540T. The 55-inch EP series display even came with the same integrated mediaplayer. Cachia’s team tested the ViewSonic EP5540T displays with cloud software from Zignage and worked with both companies to develop their ideal solution.

“They work very well together and we were able to do exactly what we wanted to
accomplish,” said Cachia. “The finishing touch was the addition of Chief Mfg frames to deliver a dressed-up look to the digital award wall.”

Several months post-deployment the award wall is still performing beautifully. In fact, the university has been so pleased with the performance that it has once again expanded its use of ViewSonic products, this time to classroom teaching,

“We replaced our old Smartboards with nine ViewSonic ViewBoard IFP7750-E1 displays and VPC15-WP-4 slot-in PCs. They look better and are performing well,” said Cachia. “Importantly, the choice of sizes is terrific. When we spec technology, we like to be consistent. If we deploy lots of different brands my staff and the instructors get annoyed – they have to train on and learn different systems.”

With ViewSonic as a partner, Cachia said, he has the ability to choose from a wide array of size options to meet the needs of different room sizes. “Because ViewSonic has such a great array of products in their portfolio, it makes it very easy to work with them,” he said. “And their reps are also great to work with. If we need to talk with someone it’s easy to get the answers you need.”

Across all three project deployments – from the emergency alert system and award wall to the classroom interactive displays – stakeholders have been very happy with the results, Cachia said.

“We haven’t had any issues. It’s all good and I look forward to continuing to work with ViewSonic as a panel provider. By no means is this it. We have a lot more panels to buy.”

Global Solution Provider Gains Conference Room Ease

Case Study


with ViewSonic® ViewBoard® Displays


Insight Enterprises Inc. empowers organizations of all sizes with cutting-edge technology solutions and services to maximize the business value of IT. A Fortune 500-ranked global provider of Digital Innovation, Cloud + Data Center Transformation, Connected Workforce, and Supply Chain Optimization solutions and services, Insight helps clients successfully manage their IT today while transforming for tomorrow. From IT strategy and design to implementation and management, Insight’s 11,000+ teammates help clients innovate and optimize their operations to run business smarter.



  • Standardize on a comprehensive conferencing solution
  • Improve meeting start-up time and user experience
  • Enable easy use of multiple platforms Ensure data security


  • 55” – 98” ViewSonic ViewBoard interactive displays
  • ViewSonic slot-in PCs for added computing power
  • Quicklaunch software overlay


  • ViewBoard-equipped conference spaces quickly became the most requested rooms
  • Meeting start-up time went from around 10 minutes to less than one minute
  • Users can easily schedule and join meetings using Microsoft Outlook
  • Users can select from platforms including Skype, Webex and Zoom
  • Immediate and ongoing feedback has been overwhelmingly positive
  • Planned ongoing adoption and standardization on the ViewSonic ViewBoard solution

With our other systems, we still fell prey to that industry metric:
10 minutes or so to start a meeting. Now, with the ViewBoard displays
and Quicklaunch, users see a menu of scheduled meetings, tap their
meeting, and away they go.

— Steve Berenter, PMP, Insight Sr. IT Manager


As a global provider of IT products and services, Insight supports its own operations by choosing tech that reflects best-in-class solutions based on their extensive partner relationships. Such was the case when the company decided to outfit their conference rooms with interactive displays.

“Skype is our internal communication standard,” said Steve Berenter, PMP, Insight senior IT manager. “So, when we first began adding interactive displays to our conference rooms it made sense to select the Surface Hub.”

It proved to be a solid choice, said Berenter. It was an all-in-one device and it interfaced easily with Skype, their internal standard for audio and video conferencing. It simplified the user meeting experience by offering system consistency.

“Our legacy conference systems were all over the place. We had rooms with Cisco, Polycom, and others. Some had projectors. Our goal was to standardize the majority of our rooms,” he said. “The Hub offered a great way to accomplish these things and we started down the path of standardizing. However, as Microsoft began the transition to the Surface Hub 2 there was a shortage of the original Surface Hubs. For almost a year we were unable to procure any new Surface Hubs.”

It was a significant predicament for the growing company. New offices were about to open. Buildouts and remodels were planned. The project management and sales teams wanted to begin weekly touchpoint meetings and needed a reliable, user-friendly system to connect teams in Arizona, Texas and Montreal.

The IT team concluded that a new solution was needed to support the growing company’s needs.

“We were happy with the Surface Hubs, but we needed immediately available solutions in these conference rooms with video and audio conferencing, whiteboarding – the full spectrum of meeting room communication and collaboration capabilities,” said Berenter.


The IT team began a comprehensive search that included all the major players: HP, Logitech, Lenovo, Polycom, and more. Then, at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando, Berenter came across the ViewSonic booth, and the path to finding a solution took a sharp turn toward the end of the journey.

“ViewSonic was presenting on an 86” ViewBoard® display and I was very impressed with its capabilities and the user experience,” said Berenter. “It’s very ’Surface Hub-like,’ in that it’s an intuitive, all-in-one solution.”

Insight’s IT team brought in 4 units to test out. Based on the good things he’d seen so far from the ViewBoard displays, Berenter’s only concern was security. ViewSonic rep Jeffrey Erb, who Berenter had met at Insight, provided the answer.

“The system was publicly facing but running on a Windows® 10 PC, so my biggest question about the project was, how do we secure it,” he said. “Jeff suggested that we try the Quicklaunch application by UC Workspace. It secures the device and adds one-touch capabilities to start and join meetings.”

Quicklaunch added security on top of the already-robust ViewBoard security features, with password-protected complete lock down. It also added the benefit of a transparent interface with Exchange and Google Calendar, as well as the ability to customize with brand elements like colors and logos.

The ViewBoard interactive displays continued to impress throughout the test period.

“The usage flexibility was phenomenal. Although we’re standardized on Skype, because we do business with Cisco, some of our team members like to use Webex,” said Berenter. “We needed a platform that easily integrated with both of those conferencing solutions. Sure, we could do it on the back end, which we’ve done before, but that’s clunky and has a less-than-optimal user experience. With the ViewBoard displays, we were able to load and use any conference solution – the device is completely agnostic.”

The ViewSonic ViewBoard displays even won over the most diehard Surface Hub proponents, said Berenter. Based on the overwhelming positive feedback during the demo process, the IT team purchased 22 ViewSonic ViewBoard displays ranging in sizes from 55” – 98”, as well as with VPC Slot-In PCs, to deploy across multiple locations.


A streamlined, all-in-one solution, deployment of the ViewSonic ViewBoard displays was a breeze, said Berenter.

“So many other solutions are modular. You buy their device, then you have to piece together other components,” he said. “With the ViewSonic ViewBoard, you get the display with the interactive capabilities and the slot-in PC. It’s a single solution that delivered 99% of what we needed. The only other thing I had to source as an add-on was the camera.”

For that, Berenter settled on the Poly Studio camera, which delivers speaker tracking and eliminates the need to manually pan, tilt and zoom as different users take the floor.

“It delivers a nice 18 feet of coverage with audio and visual,” he said. “We can accommodate up to 16 seats without needing any other equipment.”

Berenter was able to easily load Skype, Webex, Zoom and more, delivering the outstanding flexibility that he noted as one of the many reasons Insight employees have become big fans of the ViewBoard displays.

“Skype is our primary, but the ViewBoard is flexible and can be used with several communications applications. With Microsoft and Cisco as our two largest partners, we also use Webex for some business needs. Some of our clients prefer Zoom for their meetings. With the Viewsonic ViewBoard we can accommodate them all – without delaying meeting start up.”

To help facilitate the transition to the ViewBoard conference rooms, Berenter’s team held open-door training sessions at each of their locations.

“This was very helpful to the rapid adoption of the devices,” he said. “Feedback from those at the sessions was extremely positive.”

Evidence of the popularity of the ViewBoard displays came early in their time at  Insight.

“Every month we pull a report of all Skype-enabled room devices – we still have a mishmash of 4-5 different configurations,” said Berenter. “The very first month after deploying six ViewSonic ViewBoard solutions at our headquarters and three at each of our two offices in Tempe, they became the number one devices used – more than any other system. They instantly became very popular.”


Quick startup is one much-appreciated advantage of the ViewBoard-equipped conference rooms, said Berenter.

“With our other systems, we still fell prey to that industry metric: 10 minutes or so to start a meeting,” he said. “Now, with the ViewBoard displays and Quicklaunch, users see a menu of scheduled meetings, tap their meeting, and away they go.”

Embedded within ViewSonic digital slot-in PCs, Quicklaunch PE by UC Workspace creates a user-friendly interface, with fast access to preferred apps from a single dashboard. Users can choose from Exchange and Google Calendar to create meeting rooms, with support for virtually all preferred meeting platforms.

Each ViewBoard display appears as a resource in Microsoft Exchange, said Berenter, letting users choose and schedule in Outlook. Once meetings are in session, users enjoy the wide range of interactive whiteboarding capabilities ViewBoard displays deliver – from across the conference room table or across the country.

“It doesn’t matter which office users are in,” said Berenter. “If they’re each in a room with a ViewBoard they can whiteboard together. That’s a great thing for productivity.”

Last but not least, Berenter mentioned the terrific value offered by the ViewBoard solutions.

“Jeffrey offered us a great price and the ViewBoard displays deliver a quality conferencing experience,” he said. “It’s a perfect fit for us and the deployment has been a great success. We continue to get very positive feedback the more people use them.”

Next on the agenda: Deployment of 10 or more to continue the process of standardizing on the ViewBoard interactive display solution.

“This is an outstanding solution for us,” said Berenter. “We plan to standardize on ViewSonic ViewBoard displays for any new conference room upgrades or build outs in our future.”

School Replaces Outdated Projectors

Case Study

School Replaces Outdated Projectors

with Next-Generation Interactive Displays from ViewSonic


Colegio Sagrado Corazón Sophianum de Arequipa is a catholic school owned by the Congregación Religiosa de Hermanas Dominicas de la Inmaculada Concepción in Arequipa, Peru. With over 150 years of history, the school is one of the most respected and well-known educational institutions in Arequipa. The school’s vision and mission is to promote the use of technology in education in order to drive student success, fulfilment, and happiness.



  • Replace outdated interactive projectors with alternative interactive technology that provided higher brightness, with less maintenance and lower cost.


  • The ViewSonic® ViewBoard® IFP7550 interactive flat panel display provided
    next-generation interactivity on a 75” 4K touchscreen.


  • Easy-to-use touchscreens delivered
    more engagement in the classroom.
  • Lower total cost of ownership without
    the need for fi lters or lamps.
  • Higher resolution delivered better
    images than previous projectors.
  • Colegio Sagrado Corazón Sophianum
    became a national example of how to
    use new technology in the classroom.

The impact of these ViewBoard® displays has
been highly positive on the school community. As a
matter of fact, both teachers and students find the displays
to be easy to use, especially when compared to interactive
projectors that have to be continuously calibrated.

– Sister Silvana León Orbegozo, Religious Director of Sagrado Corazón.


To maintain its leadership in education, the institution is constantly in search of new tools and technologies tailored to its specific teaching strategies and student
needs. The school’s initial experience with interactive projection was a negative
one. Not only did they find frequent calibration issues with the equipment, but they also discovered noticeable on-screen trace delays, and low overall brightness. In addition, the school found that local distributors lacked the necessary expertise for proper service of these projectors. To find an alternative technology, the school hired Neox Corporation Sac, an engineering solutions company with more than 25 years of experience in Peru.


After assessing the school’s needs, the Neox team suggested the latest generation
of ViewSonic® ViewBoard® interactive displays and demonstrated the IFP7550 model to school authorities and students. With a huge 20-point touchscreen, 4K Ultra HD resolution, and a powerful quad-core processor, the 75-inch IFP7550 made a big impression on the school.  In addition, with an included software package consisting of myViewBoard™ annotation software, ViewBoard® Cast content sharing software, Wi-Fi broadcasting software, and Zoom video conferencing software, the IFP7550 held a considerable advantage over other competing products under consideration. In particular, the Zoom software enabled the school to connect and communicate with other schools of the congregation, while the ViewBoard® Cast software allowed users to stream
content from Mac, Android, and Windows devices such as smartphones.
The school community was so convinced about the effectiveness of the ViewBoard® displays, that Colegio Sagrado Corazón Sophianum purchased a total of 24 units. In addition, they requested 13 more units for their venue at San Isidro in Lima (eight units of model IFP7500, and five more units of model IFP7550).


“The impact of these ViewBoard® displays has been highly positive on the school
community. As a matter of fact, both teachers and students find the displays to be easy to use, especially when compared to interactive projectors that have to be
continuously calibrated,” said Sister Silvana León Orbegozo, Religious Director of
Sagrado Corazón.

“Some teachers commented that with prior equipment, they were always afraid
of malfunctions during their presentations to parents. Students shared the same
feelings when they were presenting to classmates,” said Sister León.


The 4K Ultra HD resolution of the ViewBoard® interactive displays provided a 10x increase in resolution compared to previously installed XGA and WXGA projectors.  The school also appreciated how the IFP7550 reduced their total cost of ownership.  Compared to projectors, the ViewBoard® displays do not require additional accessories such as filters, lamps, or preventative maintenance. The hidden costs of these extra items make projectors more expensive in the long run, making the IFP7550 a good investment.  Today, the school serves as a prime example not only for the region, but at a national level as well. Colegio Sagrado Corazón Sophianum has shown how interactive technologies can benefit educational institutions.  Alex Carlos, ViewSonic Manager for Peru, Colombia and Ecuador, noted that technology can be a great partner to the educational process at all levels from K-12 and higher education. Schools are continuously looking for technological solutions to develop more dynamic and creative learning communities.

"We are pleased to contribute to the development of the Peruvian educational system with products that offer highly useful features for both teachers and students,” said Carlos. “In today's learning environment, familiarity with technology at the early stages of the educational process is incredibly important."

School Upgrades Outdated Projectors

Case Study

School Upgrades Outdated Projectors

With ViewSonic ViewBoard Displays


Founded in 1966, Colegio San Agustín de Chiclayo is one of the largest educational institutions in northern Peru. It belongs to the Order San Agustín, Province Our Lady of Grace of Peru. This order oversees four schools, three of which are in Lima, and one in Chiclayo.

Well respected for its international baccalaureate program, Colegio San Agustin de Chiclayo is also a Cambridge-authorized institution for teaching the English language.



  • Help Colegio San Agustín de Chiclayo to upgrade its outdated long-throw projectors by modernizing its classrooms with interactive displays



  • ViewBoard displays were installed in second and third-grade classrooms. Colegio San Agustín de Chiclayo experienced better images, with increased classroom collaboration and interactivity

The ViewBoard displays deliver increased classroom collaboration, and allow for lessons that are more dynamic, interactive, and multifunctional.

— Janinne del Carmen Rojas, Coordinator of Information Technology


The school was having a number of problems with its long-throw interactive projectors, including reduced picture sharpness and loss of interactivity in bright classrooms, as well as the additional costs required by lamp service or replacement. With plans to invest further in educational technology, the school looked for new projection alternatives that would improve the students’ classroom experience and offer a better cost-benefit ratio.


Edulink, a specialist in educational technology solutions, suggested ViewSonic ViewBoard interactive displays as the best solution to replace the school’s aging projectors. With a 4K Ultra HD 20-point touchscreen, a ViewBoard display remains bright and visible even in well-lit classrooms. In addition, the school also liked that Edulink would be responsible for ViewBoard installation and training.

In total, the school acquired eight units of the ViewSonic ViewBoard IFP7550: a 75” interactive display with 4K Ultra HD resolution and immersive 20-point touchscreen. The displays were installed in second and third grade classrooms for the benefit of more than 240 students.


The administration and staff at Colegio San Agustín de Chiclayo have been extremely pleased with their new ViewBoard displays. With superior image quality, immersive interactivity, and incredible audio, the ViewBoard displays have provided a huge upgrade over the outdated long-throw projectors previously in use by the school.

“The ViewBoard displays deliver increased classroom collaboration, and allow for lessons that are more dynamic, interactive, and multifunctional,” said Janinne del Carmen Rojas, Coordinator of Information Technology for Colegio San Agustín de Chiclayo. “The displays also allow teachers to use different resources that, together with the Internet, enable them to immediately investigate and solve various student concerns. And thanks to the 4K images, children can begin to shape their ideas and imagination.”


In fact, these positive results have helped to reaffirm the administration’s decision to continue their edtech investments for the remaining grades over the next year. To take full advantage of their ViewBoard displays, the school plans on installing wireless systems throughout the campus. In addition, with ViewBoard displays in place of old projectors, the school’s concerns over support, filter and lamp replacements, and maintenance costs have all but vanished.

Alex Carlos, Manager of ViewSonic Peru, stated that more and more educational institutions are investing in technology not only at the university level, but at earlier stages to make pedagogical practices more dynamic. In that sense, Carlos believes that Colegio San Agustín de Chiclayo is committing to the future with its ViewBoard investment, while also strengthening its educational leadership in the northern Peruvian region.

“Today’s educational institutions cannot grow with their backs to technology,” said Carlos. “And it is gratifying to see cases like this in which the school is committed to implementing technology fit for today’s students, while also meeting the educational expectations of their parents. We hope to continue supporting this growth and establish a relationship of long encouragement and satisfaction.”

Bring 21st Century Learning to Life with ViewSonic Displays

Case Study

Classroom Makeover Brings 21st Century Learning to Life

With ViewSonic Displays and MeTEOR Education


A 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational corporation, CUE (formerly Computer-Using Educators) has an active membership of more than twenty-five thousand educational professionals. Its mission is to foster community, personalize learning, infuse technology, develop leadership and advocate for educational opportunities. CUE furthers these goals through the execution of events that bring educators together to learn, share and grow. Among these is the CUE BOLD Symposium, which takes teachers, administrators and district leaders on a deep dive into the latest and best practices in technology and teaching, beginning with its namesake specialties of blended and online lesson design.



  • Remake a classroom to align furnishings and technology with best practices in 21st century teaching/learning
  • Achieve makeover in a cost-effective way, minimizing costs related to equipment, implementation and PD


  • Combining a ViewSonic IFP7550 75” ViewBoard interactive touchscreen display with two 55” ViewSonic CDE5510 displays and the existing IWB provided four-wall visibility
  • Simple setup using HDMI cabling eliminated specialized labor needs and enabled simultaneous viewing on all screens
  • Robust content sharing using integrated ViewSonic ViewBoard feature and Chromecast facilitated intuitive screen sharing by teacher and students to one or all screens
  • Flexible furnishings from MeTEOR enabled easy transformation into active learning groups of various sizes


  • Dynamic, flexible design enables easy collaboration, student choice, aesthetic appeal, and the flexibility to meet changing classroom needs
  • Students can easily view content from any location, without twisting or neck strain
  • Rolling lectern and content sharing capabilities enable instructor to seamlessly move around the room
  • Students and teacher can quickly share content from their devices to one or more ViewSonic display, enhancing collaboration and engagement
  • Simple setup required very little IT staff time and no specialized labor
  • Minimal training was needed for teacher and students to begin leveraging the basic content sharing and interactive capabilities

Classroom design and the way technology is used has a big impact on how kids learn, and whether they’re learning in a way that best develops their skills for future success.

— Jon Corippo, CUE Chief Learning Officer


The 2019 CUE BOLD event focused on the symbiotic relationship between learning environment design, digital learning systems and the need to rethink traditional lesson design. To demonstrate how these essential components of the 1:1 learning environment are converging, CUE BOLD 2019 set out to revamp a classroom-based on the latest design advances.

“We wanted to take a standard classroom and build it out to better support 21st-century education,” said Jon Corippo, CUE chief learning officer and mastermind behind the project. “Classroom design and the way technology is used has a big impact on how kids learn, and whether they’re learning in a way that best develops their skills for future success.”

Thinking that the classroom environment doesn’t make a difference in learning outcomes is outdated, said Corippo, referring to evidence from Rebecca Louise Hare and Dr. Robert Dillon. Hare and Dillon are the authors of The Space, a teacher-focused guide to adapting classrooms to amplify brain-friendly learning.

“There’s so much evidence that new ways of teaching work. Engaging students as a part of the learning process rather than lecturing to them. Challenging them to collaborate to solve problems. Flipping the classroom. Whether we call it ‘active learning’ or ‘constructivism’ or SCALE UP learning, we know it increases engagement and learning and test scores,” said Corippo. “And, as [Hare and Dillon] say, the furniture and the design of a room isn’t neutral in this process—it either improves or inhibits learning.”

For the CUE BOLD project, the selected classroom belonged to Carlsbad, Calif.-based language arts teacher George Porter, who teaches at the Carlsbad Unified School District’s Sage Creek High School.

The room’s “before” state would have felt familiar to many educators. Connected chair-desk combos designed for use in rows in a teacher-centered classroom were arranged in awkward groups of four. Made for solo use, with curved fronts, the desktops butted awkwardly against one another, leaving unattractive, space-hogging gaps. Standard-issue wood-grain desktops and black chairs gave the room a dull, homogenous feel. The front-of-room AV equipment was an aging, projector-based interactive whiteboard (IWB). Porter’s home base was a desk adjacent to the IWB, where he spent most of his time operating the system.

Corippo’s goal: Redesign the room to support today’s teaching strategies and provide students with a dynamic, appealing environment—in a way that would be cost-effective and easy for schools to implement.

To achieve his vision, Corippo enlisted the help of learning spaces provider MeTEOR Education—specialists in creating environments that foster teacher-learner engagement—and display leader ViewSonic, a trusted brand in education with more than 35 years in the visual solutions business.


Before After SCALE UP Classroom Transformation

A foundational step in transforming Porter’s classroom into a dynamic learning space was to eliminate the room’s single-direction, forward-facing orientation. Technology and furnishings both played a key role in the change.

“To maximize both the budget and the visual reach, we left the older projector-based IWB and added on from there,” said Corippo. “We wanted to show that we could extend the use of existing tech and achieve our goals in a cost-effective way.”

The team selected a ViewSonic® IFP7550 75” ViewBoard® interactive touchscreen display and two ViewSonic CDE5510 55” displays, which were mounted around the room to provide visibility on every wall.

“We ran HDMI connections from the main ViewSonic 75” display to the two 55” displays, as well as to the existing IWB,” said Corippo. “This gave George the ability to share images on all four screens at once. That’s a big deal because now kids don’t all have to be looking in the same direction.”

The dull, constraining furniture was replaced with a range of flexible seating options in a lively color palette.

“The original space was inflexible. George wanted a multimodal environment with the flexibility to easily reconfigure the space for different sized active learning groups,” said MeTEOR SVP Sean Baum. “He also wanted to be able to clear the floor and have as much open space as possible, and we needed to align the furnishings to maximize flexible use of the visual technology.”

Every piece of the new MeTEOR furniture is mobile and configurable—a bit like a Lego set, said Baum. Distinct chairs and “puzzle-piece” tables enabled combinations ranging from circular discussion groups and horseshoe huddle spaces to two-person teams and independent workstations. Height adjustment capabilities and whiteboard-surfaced desktops added flexibility for creativity and comfort. A round standing table and modular couch offered coveted space for downtime and impromptu conversations.

A rolling lectern, along with robust content sharing capabilities, untethered Porter from his desk. To facilitate collaborative, active learning, students were likewise empowered to share content from their devices to the classroom screens.

“All three of the new ViewSonic displays were equipped with Chromecast, and the 75” ViewBoard interactive touchscreen display comes with an integrated module that delivers streaming capabilities,” said Corippo. “For those familiar with Apple TV, it’s just like AirPlay. It makes it really easy to stream your webpage from your computer to the screen.”


The extent of the transformation is apparent with a glance at the “before” and “after” pictures. Visually, the makeover resulted in a cheerful, dynamic-looking space that’s clearly more aligned with what students encounter in their after-school hours.


“Kids are trained by McDonald’s and Starbucks and the mall to expect options, choice and a certain aesthetic,” said Corippo. “Outside of school, they get to pick what’s optimum for them. Not only is this comfortable and engaging, but kids are also developing executive functions when they get to make choices, when they have to ask, ‘where do I want to go, what do I do now?’”

In the redesigned classroom, students and teacher alike appreciate the ability to easily see a screen from every vantage point. With a display on every wall and chairs that move with ease, no one is left out, or left with a sore neck from twisting for a view.

“It’s a huge benefit to have screens on every wall,” said Porter. “With the ability to display information and instructions on all screens, I get fewer questions like, ‘when is this due,’ and ‘what are we supposed to be doing.’”

Because the ViewSonic® IFP7550 75” ViewBoard® interactive display has built-in Android, running Chrome is seamless, noted Corippo. With Chromecast on every display, different groups can use different screens at the same time.

“I plan to use the screens for station rotation, with each group working on something different,” said Porter. “Those at the touchscreen will be able to display work and annotate text. We do lots of close reads—it’s perfect for that. In the past I’ve used a document camera, with students watching me do the annotations. Using the touchscreen creates a student-centered approach.”

The rolling lectern and the ability to dynamically cast content to the screens has made a big impact on the way he teaches, said Porter.

“I don’t have to stay at my desk when I’m presenting,” he said. “I’m moving around more, which makes it much easier to interact with the kids.”

This mobility can have a big impact on classroom management and offers the ability to maintain proximity to students who need added assistance, with less disruption to the lesson.


Easy content sharing by all has created an environment where students can also seamlessly share their screens. This, says Corippo, is a key to active learning, which develops skills that kids need to thrive in the workplace.

“If a student says, ‘you know what I just figured out…,’ the teacher can say, ‘why don’t you show us?’ There’s no need for the teacher to walk to the student and look over his shoulder to see his work,” Corippo said. “Then, when a classmate says, ‘you know what, that made me think of…,’ that student can show her work on the screens. It’s a totally different interaction than in traditional classrooms.”

Importantly, achieving this collaborative flow doesn’t require advanced IT knowledge, added Corippo.

“You don’t need to be a techie to do this. The only thing you need is to be in a Chrome browser. There’s an icon you click that immediately sends what you’re doing to the screen. The only requirement is that Chromecast and the device be in the same network.”

While it’s possible to stream with any HDMI device, such as Chromecast, Apple TV or Roku, Corippo noted that the ViewSonic system makes it simple and seamless.

“ViewSonic makes content sharing so easy, with the integrated feature on the 75” ViewBoard interactive display that essentially makes the display think that it’s a Smart TV or an Apple TV,” he said. “It’s easy and cost-saving. Schools don’t have to buy an Apple TV or any other streaming device. The ViewSonic display provides the “casting” capacity for streaming. In addition to being easy, there’s no Apple license needed.”

Minimal need for teacher training is one of the many ways this streamlined solution saves schools money, said Corippo. Equipment savings is yet another.

“With the ViewSonic LCD displays, you don’t need an expensive AV system like Extron or Crestron, just a couple of HDMI cables and a splitter. And the sound from the integrated speakers in the ViewSonic IFP7550 75” ViewBoard interactive display is more than enough for a standard classroom. That’s a big cost savings and the system is so much more accessible.”

Easy setup saves IT time, getting classrooms up and running quickly and conserving IT resources, Corippo said, adding that for many districts the use of HDMI cabling is far less costly than requiring specialized labor to do electrical work.

Completed just eight weeks before the end of the school year, the impact of the CUE BOLD classroom makeover is just beginning. Porter anticipates an ongoing transition to greater collaboration and student-centered active learning, as he and his students find more ways to integrate the ViewBoard interactive display into the curriculum.

Along the way, he looks forward to continuing to use the boards to promote mindfulness and alleviate anxiety.

“It seems like a small thing, but using the displays to create a vibe in the room can really support what we’re doing,” said Porter. “For example, if students are reading, or doing a more passive activity, I’ll put on video like a fireplace or a shoreline with gentle waves and display it on all the screens. It’s a great way to promote mindfulness.”

IFP7550 myViewBoard


Airline Catering Company Upgrades to Durable Smart Displays

Case Study

Airline Catering Company Upgrades to Durable Smart Displays

from ViewSonic®


Operating in more than 200 airports worldwide, Gate Gourmet is a leader in commercial airline catering services. As the primary concessionary of Jorge Chávez Airport in Lima, Perú, the company is in charge of preparing thousands of onboard meals for the hundreds of planes leaving the main terminal every day.

In order to provide the best experience possible to passengers, Gate Gourmet’s specialized chefs develop standard operating procedures that help guarantee consistent quality around the world. These procedures enable the company to serve thousands of individual menu items managed via a system of complex and consolidated logistics.

To help find an adequate solution to the continuous wear and tear of their display equipment, Gate Gourmet hired Daruchi Corporation. With over 12 years of experience, Daruchi provides IT services to government, private sector, and public entities.



  • Find a durable touch screen solution that can withstand the rigors of an intense cooking environment


  • The ViewSonic® VSD242 24” (23.6” viewable) Smart Display delivered the durability and practicality Gate Gourmet needed


  • Increased effi ciency and decreased downtime in the Gate Gourmet cooking environment
  • The VSD242 smart displays provided durability and performance throughout constant usage and daily wear and tear

The ViewSonic® VSD242 smart displays far exceeded our expectations. So much so that the rest of our corporation may replicate our case study throughout the rest of our global locations.

— Eric Solórzano, IT Manager, Gate Gourmet


Due to strict safety and health regulations in the Jorge Chávez terminal of El
Callao, the Gate Gourmet cooking staff operates in a closed environment not open to the public. Within this environment, the staff is in constant contact with food and cooking equipment. Due to the continuous wear and tear of this fast-paced cooking environment, the team’s previous monitors and display equipment often malfunctioned and became less effective the more they were used.

To find a better, more durable monitor alternative, Gate Gourmet decided to change its corporate Enterprise Resource Plan (ERP), and required that interactive multitouch smart displays be used in their kitchens. Gate Gourmet began to look into tablets as a solution, but found that only 10.1” models were available in their region, and were not big enough to meet the expectations of internal users.

Gate Gourmet then began a global search to find the best solution possible that
included large screen sizes, durable designs, and could operate as a replacement for an independent PC with an operating system and data processing unit.


After receiving three different proposals from three different touch display vendors, Gate Gourmet found that the VSD242 smart display from ViewSonic met all of the necessary requirements.

“Despite them providing an imported device, ViewSonic still guaranteed the performance of the VSD242 in our country,” said Eric Solórzano, Gate Gourmet IT
Manager. “And they were the only vendor that offered the equipment and features we were looking for.”

Gate Gourmet purchased 40 units of the VSD242, due in large part to the following features of the smart display:

  • 10-point multi-touch projected capacitive technology
  • Ability to perform as a stand-alone PC replacement, or as a traditional Full HD touch monitor via HDMI connection to PC or laptop
  • Android Lollipop operating system
  • Full Google GMS certification to provide instant access to Google Play™ store and thousands of current Android apps

“With its sleek ID, thin bezel, and 7H screen hardness, the VSD242 delivered the
robustness and durability that Gate Gourmet required. It’s a flexible enough solution for their tough environment, as well as for information kiosks, public screens, POS stations, libraries, and retail stores,” said Alex Carlos, ViewSonic Area Manager for Peru, Colombia, and Ecuador.


Gate Gourmet has been using the VSD242 smart displays for the last two years, with no technical or functional problems despite the constant usage in the Gate Gourmet cooking environment. In addition to the durability provided by the ViewSonic® smart displays, Gate Gourmet also enjoys the high-resolution images, large 24” screen size, and ease of use provided by the VSD242.
"The ViewSonic® VSD242 smart displays far exceeded our expectations. So much so that the rest of our corporation may replicate our case study throughout the rest of our global locations,” said Solórzano.

JE Dunn Constructs Successful Collaboration with a Versatile ViewBoard® Display

Case Study

JE Dunn Constructs Successful Collaboration

With a Versatile ViewBoard® Display



  • Enable more efficient collaboration for construction project teams—from the office to the jobsite



  • Meetings can take place in any open area, increasing teamwork and streamlining communication across the project lifecycle
  • Project changes and other notes are easily captured, shared, and saved, minimizing the risk of costly construction delays

We’re always looking for something that’s going to make our lives easier and more efficient. The interactive capabilities of the ViewBoard display are a big win.

-  AJ Bloomquist, Site Systems Manager


In the construction industry, almost every project is like a massive jigsaw puzzle with hundreds of moving parts that require careful coordination—and multiple teams working together to keep projects on track.

It’s an environment where daily meetings are essential. And companies are constantly looking for the right meeting tools to enable better face-to-face and remote collaboration, cut down on wasted time, and increase employee satisfaction and productivity.

These goals were certainly all top-of-mind for the leaders at JE Dunn Construction, a large commercial general contractor based in Kansas City, Missouri. Founded in 1924, the family- and employee-owned company has 21 offices across the U.S. and offers construction services for a wide range of needs—from hospitals and schools, to high-rise apartments and office buildings.

To keep its many projects running smoothly, JE Dunn depends upon its Dunn Dashboards (project-specific collaboration websites) to be a central hub for plans, drawings, specs, and other details. However, keeping these sites up-to-date was often a challenge. If team members gathered in a conference room, ideas were typically jotted down on an erasable whiteboard or notepad. Then, someone would have to manually add these notes to the Dunn Dashboard, so team members in the office and out on the jobsite could view all the same information in real time.

“When you have people working in silos, there’s always something that gets left out,” says AJ Bloomquist, site systems manager at JE Dunn. “So, if you get everyone working together in the same spot, you can alleviate a lot of that confusion.”

As a rule, JE Dunn encourages on-the-spot team meetings to allow for faster decision making. But even when changes were being marked up in the company’s construction software (rather than on a notepad or whiteboard), the process was often inconsistent. Typically, one person would access a document from the Dunn Dashboard, and then share their screen to a TV display. People would then take turns getting up to mark their changes on the presenting computer.

Then, JE Dunn rolled out the 65″ 4K ViewSonic ViewBoard Interactive Display with myViewBoard™ collaboration software—an all-in-one collaboration hub that’s literally on wheels, so it can turn any open area into an optimized meeting space. The ViewBoard display comes with a built-in camera for video conferencing, enterprise-level security, integrated access to cloud storage, digital whiteboarding and annotation, multicasting, and other advanced features to boost communication and collaboration across project teams.

“We’re always looking for something that’s going to make our lives easier and more efficient,” says Bloomquist. “The interactive capabilities of the ViewBoard display are really a big win.”


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In the fast-paced world of construction, collaboration is critical every step of the way. “We have to be able to collaborate and communicate with each other about all kinds of issues. And you usually have multiple people working together on a jobsite, so being able to communicate effectively to everybody at one time is key to your success,” says Rachel Delino, senior project engineer at JE Dunn.

In fact, JE Dunn focuses on bringing together all project stakeholders (owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, and trade partners) to develop better solutions. The company recognizes that each stakeholder looks at an issue with a different perspective, and the real value comes from bringing all those perspectives together to create a successful solution. Now, the ViewBoard display is making it even easier to deliver on this core mission.

“We all have to work together to meet the end-goal of building a project that’s going to get completed on time, stay on budget, and make the owner happy,” says Delino. “The ViewBoard display makes it faster for us to discuss an issue, come up with a resolution, capture what we’ve discussed, and easily broadcast it out to whoever needs the information.”

Now with the ViewBoard display, team members at JE Dunn can write notes, sketch ideas, and markup drawings on the touchscreen display, using their fingers and styluses. Content is then saved to the cloud for easy retrieval.

What’s more, the ViewBoard display supports a full range of end-user devices, including PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, and Android devices. JE Dunn meeting participants can cast from their iPhones, Android phones, tablets, or laptops without worrying about dongles or connecting to projectors. The variety of tools for displaying, sharing, and saving media allows project teams to collaborate in new ways. And since the ViewBoard display is mobile, the benefits extend across the office.

“We love that the ViewBoard display is on wheels, so we can move it to whatever room is the most convenient,” says Delino. “People can easily gather around it, discuss issues, and come up with solutions quickly. It really encourages everybody to stand there and work together.”


The ViewBoard display also supports the “lean” mindset at JE Dunn— that is, the business approach of continually refining processes to be more streamlined and more efficient. ViewBoard display users save time by managing all their meeting-related tasks in one place, resulting in less duplicated work. They also spend less meeting time dealing with the technical issues of connecting multiple systems and devices.

According to Bloomquist, the site systems manager, the ViewBoard display was easy to use right from the start. Employees are already used to working with touchscreens on their smartphones or tablets, so the learning curve was short.

In addition, the ViewBoard display provides native access to JE Dunn’s construction project software, along with network access for sharing and storing content. This way, team members can use the software they’re already familiar with, enabling them to be more productive and focused on the work that drives the business. Whether they need to work with drawings, requests for information, or owner’s manuals at project completion, the markup process is hassle-free.

“Everybody who works here is familiar with the software, so being able to use it on the ViewBoard display has been a seamless transition,” says Delino. “It’s easy for people to do their markups because they are already used to the interface.”



Team members can:

• Pull up 3D models on the touchscreen display
• Rotate the models to examine different details
• Use the writing and drawing tools to mark up any changes


According to Delino, the ViewBoard display has been a “big game-changer.” JE Dunn’s project teams are using the ViewBoard display to explore more high-tech collaboration—and removing the unnecessary processes that can slow down a project.

For example, team members can pull up 3D models on the touch- screen display, rotate the models to examine different details, and use the writing and drawing tools to mark up any changes. Eventually, the myViewBoard software could be used for collaboration with remote team members, enabling more efficient sharing of ideas from virtually anywhere.

“For the construction office, it’s been really nice for our estimating staff or quality control staff to group around the display and look at a detail,” says Delino. “But on the jobsite, I could see it being very beneficial to help coordinate between the trade partners doing the work, the general contractor that’s overseeing the work, and the architect designing the work.”

With more than 20 years at JE Dunn—about 17 years as a project manager and the rest as site systems manager—Bloomquist has seen his share of tools deployed in the construction company. When it comes to the ViewBoard display, he says he’s been really impressed.

“The versatility of the ViewBoard display is very important,” says Bloomquist. “Everybody has different types of devices, different types of computers, different everything. The ViewBoard display works with them all, making it an easy tool for anybody to use and to incorporate into their business practices.”

Learn more about ViewSonic ViewBoard displays and myViewBoard software today.


With a New ViewBoard Display, ATech’s Conference Room Drives Collaboration

Case Study

With a New ViewBoard Display

ATech’s Conference Room Drives Collaboration



  • Provide tools that facilitate employee collaboration while being easily supported by a one-man IT team



  • Meetings across all departments are more focused and productive, allowing full team participation, even for remote workers
  • Meeting content and notes are easily captured, shared, and saved, freeing up employees to spend more time generating ideas

"The ViewBoard display isn’t scary or hard to use. Anybody can walk right up to it, connect to it, project to it, and continue on. It feels like we’re all one big team, no matter where we are."

- Brian Jenkins, ATech's network administrator


Too many companies underequip their conference rooms with outdated gear, requiring extra labor to prepare illustrations and ideas for sharing, sloppy scribbles on an erasable whiteboard, and painstaking notetaking by participants.

In these underequipped rooms, a videoconference means co-workers huddled around a monitor, looking over each other’s shoulders, writing down notes, and interjecting comments during pauses in the conversation—comments that are often incoherent because of the computer’s weak mic.

That was certainly the case at ATech Training Inc. in Walton, Kentucky, which builds automotive training aids—everything from cars with common real-world faults to cars cut in half for examination—for schools and corporations to train technicians.

ATech is on the cutting edge with its teaching tools, but its tools for employee collaboration were lacking, says Brian Jenkins, ATech’s network administrator and one-man IT team for the small company.

For onsite meetings, employees had to congregate in a dreary, gray-walled meeting room and use an old-school projector that took 10 minutes to heat up, then overheated so that the person sitting next to it had to be careful not to get burned. It wasn’t a room employees were excited about going into, and it didn’t foster productive collaboration; people had to print out illustrations that frequently appeared blurry through the projector, and take individual notes for sharing later. They’d have to reconvene hours or days later to review what they’d previously gone over to make sure everyone was on the same page.

When talking with offsite employees like software developers and the sales reps in Puerto Rico, employees had to huddle around a single computer with a scrawny camera for a video conference. “We’d have to turn the computer so the person on the other end could see who was talking,” Jenkins says.

“For 11 years, a conference room refresh had been at the top of my list, but I kept getting shot down as other priorities superseded it,” he says.


Then ATech won a 65” 4K ViewSonic ViewBoard Interactive Display in a Spiceworks “Conference Room Makeover” contest, complete with wall mount, slot-in PC for advanced functionality, and Logitech Rally Camera for video  conferencing. The ViewBoard display includes the cloud-based myViewBoard™ software, enterprise-level security, cloud storage, digital whiteboarding and annotation, multicasting, and other advanced features to boost communication and collaboration among team members.

“When I got the email saying I’d won, I jumped out of my chair,” Jenkins says. “I felt like a kid on Christmas morning.”


Even in his low-tech offices, installing the new high-tech ViewBoard display was simple. “I loved it because I didn’t have to touch anything. I helped push it into the room, and that’s as far as I got with it. It was that simple.”

The ViewSonic support team was fantastic in helping to prepare it for use, even troubleshooting an ATech licensing issue, Jenkins says. “Their support team was above and beyond anything we expected.”

In just two days, they were already using it for meetings. Anytime a new technology comes along, it’s natural to wonder if it will be difficult to use and if it will really work for you, Jenkins says. But the ViewBoard display isn’t scary or hard to use. “Anybody can walk right up to it, connect to it, project to it, and continue on.”

The ViewBoard display supports a full range of end-user devices, including PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, and Android devices. Users can cast from iPhones, Android phones, tablets, or laptops, and they can save files to cloud storage. The variety of tools for displaying, sharing, and saving media allows teams to collaborate in new ways.

For example, the ATech sales team uses the ViewBoard display to combine schedules and upcoming travel itineraries on one screen during meetings, so they can see who will be where when. The fabrication and research and development departments use it to brainstorm ideas. Team members can envision an idea and put that idea directly up on the ViewBoard display for everyone to see. When someone writes a note on the board, it’s saved to a central location in the cloud for team members to retrieve. “Everybody’s not writing notes on a notepad or typing out their notes anymore,” Jenkins says.

“We’re able to get everybody together, put some pictures and examples of what we’re wanting to do on the board, and then collaborate all together right there for the first time,” he says.


When the developers were meeting to update company software, they beamed the current software directly to the ViewBoard display so that everyone in the room could comfortably see it.

“With the old projector, you could put your stuff on the projector and it would go up on the wall, but this board brings it to life,” Jenkins says. “Everything has a crisp, clear look.”

It works the other way, too: “You can write on the board and it reflects back on your devices, as well,” he says. “So if you have a bunch of people in the room, and some can’t see the board really well, they’ll be able to see it on their device.”

And because the meeting notes, slides, and illustrations save to the cloud, they’re accessible anywhere. “It doesn’t matter where we are. I can be traveling and upload something to share with our group here. We can do a video session or rep training from a customer site. It makes us feel like we’re still connected,” Jenkins says.


“The ViewBoard display has been a lifesaver,” Jenkins says. “It has helped us in so many ways.”

ViewBoard display users save time by managing all their meeting-related tasks in one place, resulting in less duplicated work. They also spend less time dealing with technical issues that arise from having to connect multiple systems and devices. As a result, ATech meetings are more focused and productive now.

“Any ideas or thoughts we have, we’re right there together,” Jenkins says. “Everybody’s able to view what we want to share and the ideas we want to get across without us having to print pictures or ideas, come back in two hours, and hash this out again. We’re able to get everything figured out right then and there.”

ATech uses the ViewBoard display for virtual meetings and training with clients as well as remote team members. Recently they used it for a video session to finally meet all of the sales reps in Puerto Rico.

“We’re able to connect with them so much better than over a phone call,” Jenkins says. “We felt like we were all together, even though we were in two different parts of the planet. It feels like we’re all one big team, no matter where we are.”


Collaboration has increased among all the departments. Where once employees avoided the conference room, now every department has a meeting several times a week.

“For the first time, everybody on the fabrication team was able to sit down instead of crowding around a computer monitor to share ideas,” Jenkins says. “It’s face-to-face, which is more meaningful, and everybody’s more relaxed. It just makes everything a little bit more easygoing, easy flowing.”

“Now we’re able to work together as a team to share ideas and focus on what we need to work on.”

And everyone feels included in the discussion, Jenkins says. “It’s important that we feel like we’re all in it together.”


“The ViewBoard display is a showpiece now,” he says. “For everybody who comes into the building, including clients, we highlight the conference room. ‘Look what we can do to help you out now! You may be in the office today, but we have other ways we can connect with you in the future!’”

ATech prides itself on being the leader and expert in the automotive training field. The ViewSonic ViewBoard display is another tool that helps its employees come together as a team to bring ideas to life— and even after the idea is brought to life, to continue to support and train customers, Jenkins says. “We are planning on using the ViewBoard display for webinars, training customers on our equipment, and other projects.”

He believes the ViewBoard display can become the showpiece in other organizations, as well. “ViewSonic has been awesome; its products are great. We use ViewSonic monitors, and we’ve always been a big fan of the company. The ViewBoard display has proven itself and its value.”

“If I tried to take it out of that conference room, I’d have an uprising on my hands. That’s how much our employees love the ViewBoard display.”

Learn more about ViewSonic ViewBoard displays and myViewBoard software today.


School District Adds Function, Lowers Costs with ViewSonic® ViewBoard® IFPs

Case Study

School District Adds Function, Lowers Costs

With ViewSonic® ViewBoard® IFPs


The Wilmington Area School District spans two counties in northwestern Pennsylvania. Encompassing Lawrence County and Mercer County PA, the Wilmington Area SD spans 111 square miles and includes The Wilmington Area elementary school, middle school and high school. Total enrollment in 2018-1019 was 1294.



  • Replace aging projector-based systems with a less-costly, more feature-rich solution


  • ViewSonic® ViewBoard IFP6550 4K 65” IFPs delivered sharper images and device- and software-agnostic functionality at a lower cost


  • Students can more clearly see content from anywhere in the room
  • Teachers are empowered to use any software and device
  • Teachers can broadcast content to ViewBoard display while moving around the classroom
  • The tech team is saving time and costs with less maintenance
  • Plans are in progress to add more ViewBoard displays to all remaining classrooms

It really was a no brainer to choose the ViewBoard displays over the Promethean projector-based system. We experienced an immediate savings with the initial purchase and will continue to save going forward.

– Matt Maine, Wilmington Area


End-of-life was near. And that was a good thing. The Wilmington Area School District technology team was more than ready to part ways with their aging projector-based whiteboard systems. Maintenance and cost were the primary pain points. This time, they wanted an interactive system that didn’t rely on a projector or proprietary software.

“The number one reason we wanted to make a change came down to cost savings, along with wanting to avoid proprietary software,” said Matt Maine, district Technology Manager. “The cost of a new Promethean whiteboard plus the required projector exceeds the cost of a new ViewSonic ViewBoard display. Plus, the projectors need new lamps every year or two.”

It was time to make a plan for replacing their aging projector-based whiteboard systems.


Implementing the plan, however, had a bumpy start. The district’s first interactive displays turned out to be duds.

“We weren’t initially familiar with ViewSonic, and our first few displays were from another manufacturer,” said Maine. “It was a complete flop. We had tremendous issues with the product.”

Thankfully, they were able to negotiate a return. Then back to square one. This time, said Maine, the tech team performed intense due diligence, looking at hundreds of online reviews. From these, they chose to demo the ViewSonic ViewBoard IFP6550 65” interactive flat panel display with 4K Ultra HD resolution – an option their reseller, Connection, wholeheartedly agreed with.

“We brought the ViewSonic ViewBoard display in and tested it for several months,” said Maine. “We were very rigorous and it performed beautifully.”

Thoroughly pleased, the district put a new plan in place: Replace 20% of their aging projector-based systems each year with ViewSonic ViewBoard IFP6550 displays. Math and science classrooms were the fortunate first recipients in 2016. Next came the remainder of the elementary, middle and high school classrooms.


At 31+ ViewBoard IFPs installed and counting, teachers and tech staff alike continue to be more than satisfied. Improvements over the projector-based systems include better image quality, the freedom to use any content, and the virtual lack of maintenance.

“ViewBoard displays are rated for 50,000 hours of use,” said Maine. “I look forward to the nearly seven years of zero-cost maintenance!”

Thanks to the 4K Ultra HD resolution, Teachers and students benefit from vibrant, crystal-clear images and text.

“One of nicest things about the ViewSonic ViewBoard displays is the picture clarity compared to our projector-based systems,” said Bradi Rhoades, District Technology Coach. “Even though the screen size is smaller, students can see text in the back of the room more clearly. This allows teachers to get through more content more easily.”

While transitions are often difficult and time-consuming, this one wasn’t. Getting teachers up and running with the new interactive displays was amazingly easy, Maine said.

“ViewSonic came in and did some training for the teachers,” said Maine. “And we helped them get started. But mostly, they figure it out. Working with the ViewBoard displays is very easy and intuitive.”

Breaking free from the constraints of proprietary software lets teachers make the most of the ViewBoard displays’ robust interactive capabilities, Maine noted.

“The teachers love not being locked into the software like they were with the Promethean system,” said Maine. “They can use whatever they come up with to teach, with no constraints on their creativity. And, they’re no longer limited by the device, they can plug in almost any device and it will work with full touch functionality.”

ViewSonic vCast™ provided Wilmington teachers with even more added flexibility. Now, teachers can control and interact with the classroom display from their tablets while moving around the room. This capability was another big selling point for ViewSonic, noted Rhoades.

“vCast lets teachers move around the classroom while broadcasting from their device to the display,” said Maine. “For example, a math teacher can be in the back of the room working with students while also writing an example and sending it onto the ViewBoard display for everyone to see.”


Hiperwall Deploys Large Scale Demo Video Wall

Case Study

Hiperwall Deploys Large Scale

Video Wall With 24" ViewSonic Monitors


A leading supplier of video wall software, Hiperwall is transforming the industry with completely scalable, budget-friendly solutions. The Hiperwall system eliminates the need for specialized servers, matrix switches, tangled cables and time-consuming training in favor of a solution that is easy to install, easy to use and easy on the budget. Where most video wall solutions rely on proprietary hardware, Hiperwall is device agnostic, making their solutions cost-effective for widespread use. Solutions can be customized to meet the needs of virtually any visual communication requirements, including command and control, digital signage, entertainment and media, training, education and corporate AV environments.



  • Build a scaled-down video wall model to demo and test software solution



  • The MiniMassive Wall is ideal for showcasing the company’s capabilities
  • Added benefit is the ability to use the wall to run software tests and evals

Together, ViewSonic displays and Hiperwall’s software platform demonstrate the promise of future-proof, unlimited scalability that are the cornerstones of our video wall solution. ViewSonic hardware and Hiperwall software are a natural fit.

- Jonathan Gieg, Hiperwall Product Marketing Manager


One of the unique advantages offered by Hiperwall video wall software is the ability to scale to previously impossible proportions. Need a massive video wall with over 100 displays? With Hiperwall, no problem. The challenge? Demonstrating this capability to customers within the space constraints of Hiperwall’s modestly sized showroom.

“Many video wall companies have system limits to the number of displays you can use, typically maxing out at around 100 displays,” said Hiperwall product marketing manager, Jonathan Gieg. “We can go far beyond that, with no theoretical limit to what we can support. It’s easy to explain verbally, but much harder to show 400 displays in an average room.”

Nonetheless, Hiperwall was determined to develop an on-site demo wall to demonstrate their scalability. First, they concluded that a 9 x 4 wall was needed to meet their testing and demonstration needs. At nine panels wide and four panels deep (36 total displays), that’s 17,280 x 4,320 pixels – for a 74,649,600-pixel pallet – perfect for massive control room and digital signage applications.

Using typical 55-inch displays, Hiperwall would have needed a room nearly 40 ft. wide, with a ceiling height of at least 12 ft. Their showroom was considerably smaller.

The answer: build a small-scale model with 24” displays to simulate a  massive wall in a small space. To develop this model, Hiperwall needed displays that offered compact size, narrow bezels and essential connectivity features.


“While there are many large format video wall displays available in the market, there aren’t quite as many options for 24” displays that met all our requirements, and had a thin uniform bezel as well,” said Steve Woo, vice president of sales at Hiperwall. “We reached out to ViewSonic for assistance though, as they have a very extensive offering of professional grade displays ranging from 10” to 98”.”

“ViewSonic is a high-quality vendor of display products with decades of experience in digital solutions,” said Woo. “I believe their products add great depth to Hiperwall’s video wall solutions for a growing business segment.”

The company selected the ViewSonic VP2468 24” Full HD monitor with ultra-thin bezels.

“The ViewSonic VP2468 had the size and small form that we were looking for,” said Gieg. “It’s slim and has super-narrow bezels, which were perfect for a video wall. We never want thick black lines disrupting the flow of content going across a wall.”

Using ViewSonic 24-inch VP2468 displays, Hiperwall achieved the best combination of size, quality and value for their small-but-big video wall, which they dubbed the “MiniMassive Wall.”


Mounted above a credenza in the Hiperwall conference room, the 18-foot wide matrix of 36 monitors makes an inspiring impression. It’s an ideal canvas for showcasing the company’s capabilities to prospective customers.

Now Hiperwall can easily demonstrate how their powerful video wall software drives massive installations, like those at the New York Police Department or those at IntelSat – a globalized network delivering high-quality video and broadband services across the globe.

Hiperwall also uses the wall to evaluate their software’s capabilities in a large-scale environment and to expand its scalability testing.

As businesses, schools, and police and fire departments worldwide seek to expand their video wall installations to unprecedented scales, they can count on Hiperwall software to meet their needs. Now, they can easily visualize the Hiperwall solution thanks to Hiperwall’s MiniMassive Wall of 24” ViewSonic displays.

“Together, ViewSonic displays and Hiperwall’s software platform demonstrate the promise of future-proof, unlimited scalability that are the cornerstones of our video wall solution,” said Gieg. “ ViewSonic hardware and Hiperwall software are a natural fit.”

Video Wall

AV Integrator Solves Tricky Install Challenges With Suite of ViewSonic Products

Case Study

AV Integrator Solves Tricky Install Challenges

With Suite of ViewSonic Products


Founded in 2012 by partners Ben Graham and Garrett Walker, Crown Design Group offers a personalized AV integration experience. Dedicated to offering comprehensive AV planning and installation services with the utmost quality and integrity, CDG brings excellence to projects of any size or scope. Their passion to see churches and organizations leverage technology to attract, involve and inspire results in stunning, functional installations.



  • Outfit business office and church campus with leading tech
  • Required foolproof control over LAN
  • Wide-ranging needs included:
  • Commercial-quality large screen displays
  • Enterprise-grade desktop displays
  • High lumens ultra-short throw laser projection


  • Client satisfaction with 1st facility led to similar install at 2nd location
  • Client has praised performance, fit and form of installed ViewSonic products
  • ViewSonic products perform seamlessly with Q-SYS control over LAN
  • Projection solution proved ideal for difficult space requirements

ViewSonic had a variety of display sizes with the LAN control capability we needed. And they were good, commercial-quality displays we could count on handling the demands of the job.

- Garrett Walker, Owner/Partner, Crown Design Group


Bayside Community Church is a fast-growing church with six campuses across the Florida Gulf coast from Sarasota to the Tampa Bay area. Having met on a Bayside production crew, Crown Design Group founders Ben Graham and Garrett Walker have been taking care of the church’s AV needs ever since.

In 2018, Bayside approached Crown Design Group with two challenges. The church had begun construction on an office building in Bradenton, FL and was ready to outfit it from top to bottom with leading equipment. A key component in the leading-edge design would be easy, centralized control throughout the building.

“We planned out a foolproof way of controlling everything over Ethernet,” said CDG Owner/Partner Garrett Walker. “Audio, music players, display, timers, source selection – everything needed to work seamlessly and with centralized control.”

The complex build-out include a massive array of AV equipment. On the display side, Bayside wanted a large-screen display and laser projector for their central command room; multiple large-screen displays for meeting rooms and offices; and touchscreen monitors for tactical control of media players and recording decks.

“We decided on the Q-SYS software platform as our central control unit,” said Walker. “We needed displays that would work seamlessly with the system. We needed it to be foolproof.”

What’s more, said Walker, the displays needed to be top-notch commercial quality that could handle 24/7 workloads without fail. The final requirement: a high-quality laser projector with enough lumens to shine brightly in rooms with lots of ambient light. And of course, it all had to meet their budgeted price points.


Never having needed to integrate display functionality over LAN, Crown turned to their distributor for ideas. The top recommendation: ViewSonic.

“ViewSonic had a variety of display sizes with the LAN control capability we needed,” said Walker. “And they were good, commercial-quality displays we could count on handling the demands of the job.”

“It’s one of the closest short throw projectors that I know of at that brightness,” said Walker. “And the price point for the brightness output was outstanding.”

Crown chose a selection of 20 ViewSonic CDE Series Commercial Displays for use in offices and meeting rooms across the installment:

ViewSonic CDE in Conference Hall

The 55” and 65” displays were installed in offices and meeting rooms. Those destined for walls mounted securely with the ViewSonic WMK-047-2 commercial display wall mount. The 75” CDE7500 was installed in the pastor’s office, which was furnished with a conference table and used for presentations as well as viewing services.

Along the way CDG encountered a small stumbling block. Two rooms slated for projection had trickier requirements than anticipated. Ambient light conditions mandated high lumens. But the placement was tighter than expected, and ultra-short throw became a must. The client wanted the long lifespan and quick on-off of laser projection. And the budget was tight.

ViewSonic once again presented the solution: The ViewSonic LS830 laser projector paired with the ViewSonic BCP120 BrilliantColorPanel™ projection screen.

“It’s one of the closest short throw projectors that I know of at that brightness,” said Walker.
“And the price point for the brightness output was outstanding.”

Designed to enhance ultra-short throw projection, the BCP120 BrilliantColorPanel™ projection screen added important benefits in rooms with hard-to-control ambient light. By diffusing ambient light and fully reflecting projected colors, the BCP screen delivered vivid images, accurate color and consistent brightness across the screen. Wide 160-degree viewing angles delivered consistent image quality for side viewers as well as those directly in front of the screen.

Laser Projector Illuminates the Room

“That screen along with that projector was really the only way of making quality projection work in the tight space in the screening room,” said Walker. “And projection was critical because the client wanted the room to look and sound like content displayed via projection during services. It was important to be able to make the final edits and color correction in a similar environment.”

Also used in a multipurpose room with loads of ambient light, ViewSonic LS830 plus the ViewSonic BCP120 BrilliantColorPanel projection screen enabled efficient meetings and meaningful presentations. The ViewSonic J-WMK-304 Universal Wall Mount Kit enabled easy install of the LS830 laser projector inches away from the wall.

Control Room with ViewSonic Displays

Rounding out the project, CDG used several ViewSonic desktop-sized displays across the facility for a variety of purposes, including multiple source viewing in the control room and controlling the recording deck.

These included the:


The offices, said Walker, turned out beautifully. The control over Ethernet worked like a charm, enabling easy centralized control over every component. The tech was such a great fit, in fact, that Bayside Community Church used nearly the exact same ViewSonic products when outfitting its new West Bradenton campus later that year.

Boardroom Display

“In addition to many of the same uses, at the church we used the ViewSonic CDE5510 55’’ 4K displays backstage with multiview from several sources so the musicians can see what’s happening before they come out on stage,” said Walker. “We used the smaller displays for the tech team.”

Meeting Room with ViewSonic Digital Display

It was another massive integration task, this time a retrofit of a building formerly occupied by a grocery store.

“We covered lighting, display, control, and everything in between,” said Walker. “We worked with the client from concept to reality, working with the architects, producing the equipment list and installing it all.”

Once again, ViewSonic products played an important role in the installation’s success.

“Feedback has been great. The client loves the way the displays look, especially the thin bezel and overall minimalist look,” said Walker. “The control over LAN feature was again very important. Having the central control, not having to mess around with remotes, is incredibly helpful for them.”

As for the ViewSonic LS830 Laser Projector, said Walker, they can hardly believe that it can work so beautifully so close to the screen.

“They also love that it turns on quickly and delivers such great images in the classroom with large windows and lots of ambient light,” he said, adding that, “It was again that terrific combination of BCP120 projection screen and LS830 laser projector that works so well.”

LS830 and BCP120 make a great image

Game Design and Esports Program Wins with ViewSonic Gaming Monitors

Case Study

Game Design and Esports Program

Wins with ViewSonic Gaming Monitors


Founded as a state university in 1986, Shawnee State is a student-focused public university offering a highly personalized, affordable, and accessible education dedicated to the exploration of emerging technologies and emerging ideas. Located along the Ohio River in historic Portsmouth, Ohio, SSU is a pioneering leader in game design and esports competition. SSU offers a BS in gaming programming through the Engineering Department as well as a BA in Game Art through the fine arts department. The school also offers a minor in game design. Shawnee has been hosting the annual Shawnee Game Conference (SGC) since 2003. Esports became a varsity sport at SSU when it joined the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) for the 2018-19 season.



  • Support student skill development with leading hardware
  • Support growing esports program with game-worthy projection
  • Optimal game design & esports need low input lag, high hertz monitors


  • 240Hz refresh rate & 1ms response time deliver blur-free action
  • Game developers are able to accurately create and test programs
  • Esports athletes gained an edge for practices and competitions
  • Game company conference attendees showcase action with big-screen projection
  • Spectators get a big-screen view of blur-free game play

The ViewSonic XG2530 gaming monitors have set a new standard that’s hard to live without. The high hertz and low input lag make a massive difference with fast games like Rocket League and Overwatch, where reaction time is critical.

- Travis Lynn, Professor of Game Engineering, Shawnee Game Conference Chair, and Esports Assistant Coach


Game design and esports are hardware-dependent endeavors. A leader in the field, offering well-known degree programs in game design, SSU is always on the lookout for the best equipment to support student skill development. 

Classrooms full of systems to support programming serve as practice space for a majority of the esports team. While thankful to have the space and systems to practice, the classrooms lacked monitors with the high hertz and low response times ideal for high impact games like Rocket League and Overwatch, the mainstays of esports competition.


A chance encounter between a Shawnee State University Development Foundation member and a ViewSonic representative at a conference became an important turning point for the SSU esports team. One thing led to another, culminating in a sponsorship that provided the SSU esports team with 12 ViewSonic XG2530 gaming monitors and a ViewSonic PX706HD short throw gaming projector. 

According to Jason Maryne, ViewSonic Vertical Marketing Manager for Gaming, these products are designed to ideally support the gaming experience, with an ideally-sized 25-inch slim profile. 

“Most esports monitors are at least 144Hz refresh rate, “said Maryne. “The XG2530 delivers a 240Hz refresh rate, which is what many pro esports players rely on. Add to that an ultra-low 1ms response and you’ve got lightning-fast action with outstanding visual clarity and absolutely no blurring effects in fast-paced gaming scenarios.” 

SSU put six of the ViewSonic XG2530 gaming monitors in an esports training room and another six in classrooms, which hold design classes by day, esports athletes by night. The training room displays get extra action on the road, when the SSU team takes them to gaming conferences to showcase the team. 

The PX706HD Gaming Projector delivers a large screen size in a portable package, making it ideal for use at the team’s many away conferences. In the gaming center, it delivers big-screen impact with the set-up ease of a short throw lens. Low input lag delivers stutter- and lag-free action.


The SSU esports team had the good fortune of great new hardware for it’s first season as a NACE varsity team. Competitions included Smite, League of Legends, Overwatch, Rocket League, and Hearthstone. According to Travis Lynn Professor of Game Engineering, Shawnee Game Conference Chair, and Esports Assistant Coach, the ViewSonic displays made a big impact.

“Several schools and more than 700 participants and spectators attended our 16th annual Shawnee Game Conference in November 2018,” said Lynn. “It was a big hit. Several schools also came to participate in our Rocket League LAN. At that event all players used the ViewSonic monitors. Everyone loved them.”

The ViewSonic XG2530 gaming monitors have set a new standard that’s hard to live without. The high hertz and low input lag make a massive difference with fast games like Rocket League and Overwatch, said Lynn, where reaction time is critical.

“We sent one home with a Rocket League Captain for a month or so, that way he could test it out. He had a 60Hz monitor at home and it was difficult for him to get good practices in,” said Lynn. “You could tell he enjoyed using it, as he was hoping to keep it longer when I said he had to bring it back.”

The program’s highly-ranked Overwatch Assistant Coach, Drew “Eskimo” Brown, is similarly pining for a ViewSonic XG2530. With only twelve to go around among 60 players, team members hustle to be early to practices to claim one.

"Being able to play at 240hz feels incredibly smooth,” said Erik Pleli "Glordren" the SSU League of Legends Captain. “And it’s great to have that in a more compact monitor as opposed to a massive monitor."

During the day, students use the low-input lag monitors for developing 3D game graphics, programming, and benchmarking games, said Lynn. As for the ViewSonic PX706HD short throw gaming projector, its given a boost to players and spectators alike

“Mounted TVs aren’t that spectator-friendly,” said Lynn. “The projector is perfect for showcasing what our players can do. And it’s great that we can use it for front or rear projection. It was perfect at the conference. Representatives from Twitch and other game companies used it in the auditorium to showcase game footage, videos, and slides.”

Even when projecting at a large scale, images are always crisp and detailed, with accurate color and no washout. Lynn added. And lag was never a problem.

In fact, the high quality of the projector caught the attention of community members at the conference.

“Our theater director suggested renting it out, as he knows community events would be interested, like the museums, the performing arts center, and the like” said Lynn. “We’re thinking of renting it out to raise funds for the players’ travel expenses.”

In a premiere varsity season that holds great promise for SSU, the ViewSonic PX706HD short throw gaming projector and ViewSonic XG2530 gaming monitors are clearly part of the winning equation for the SSU esports program.

As the Shawnee Rocket League Captain who had to return the ViewSonic XG2530 loaner sums it up:

These monitors set a new standard for me. Doubt I'll be going back to a 60hz in the future.

- Christopher Noah Boggs "Dysphoria".