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Peruvian School Boosts Hybrid Learning and English Language Instruction with ViewSonic ViewBoard Interactive Displays

CASE STUDY

Peruvian School Boosts Hybrid Learning and English Language Instruction with ViewSonic ViewBoard Interactive Displays

SCHOOL

Founded in 1954, Centro Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (CCPNA) is a distinguished educational institution dedicated to English language instruction in southern Peru. Headquartered in the city of Arequipa, it not only serves as a center for language learning but also plays a vital role in fostering cultural exchange and promoting American culture through a diverse range of events such as plays, musicals, art galleries, film screenings, round tables, conferences, and more.

Apart from its main office in Arequipa, CCPNA has branches in the cities of Puno, Juliaca, Ilo, Moquegua, and Tacna. With a comprehensive array of 20 English learning programs tailored to different age groups, academic intensity, and frequency, the institution accommodates a total of 7,000 students. These programs offer immersive National Geographic Learning experiences, ensuring a dynamic and engaging learning environment.

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“ViewSonic was the most suitable solution to meet our needs. The fact that other companies off ered similar teaching support tools that were only compatible with Android helped us make our decision.”


— Álvaro Salinas, CCPNA General Director

THE CHALLENGE

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  • Contar con pantallas táctiles que potencien la experiencia híbrida del aprendizaje del idioma inglés en todas sus sedes

  • Que los equipos ofrezcan la posibilidad de usar herramientas no solo dentro del ecosistema Android, sino en Windows y la plataforma Workspace de Google

  • Integrar una plataforma que permita el uso de herramientas para la fácil administración de los equipos en cuanto a encendido y apagado remoto, mensajería y demás para los profesores

  • Implementar todas estas mejoras en pocos meses para el retorno a clases de los alumnos en los primeros meses de 2023

CCPNA needed an easy way of implementing hybrid teaching across all of its campuses. Initially, they experimented with non-native touchscreen solutions and television sets. However, these options proved unsatisfactory due to subpar resolution and limited functionality. As a result, CCPNA embarked on a quest to find alternative teaching methods that could eff ectively support their new educational approach.

Álvaro Salinas, General Director of CCPNA, explains, “To achieve this, we required a cutting-edge interactive display as the cornerstone of our implementation. While we were already utilizing AI cameras and microphones in our classrooms, we lacked an interactive display solution with a robust platform to complement this transition.”

Consequently, the institution’s authorities directed their efforts towards finding a display that off ered user-friendly teaching tools and functionalities, such as those provided by the ViewSonic® myViewBoard® platform for content creation and casting. They sought an easily manageable application that could enhance both physical and online learning experiences.

The implementation process was a race against time as it needed to be completed by the beginning of 2023. To accomplish this, they relied on a slot-in OPS mini PC to power the display, making it the central component of the interactive learning experience. This setup enabled the utilization of myViewBoard software and provided teachers and students with an extensive range of resources.

THE SOLUTION

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  • 109 ViewBoard IFP6532 interactive displays, and 11 ViewBoard IFP8632 interactive displays across all CCPNA sites in southern Peru. An additional display was installed at Instituto de Diseño Thomas Jefferson

  • Teacher training to effectively utilize all the functionalities that enhance the hybrid learning experience

  • myViewBoard software and Manager Advanced

After careful evaluation of various market proposals, CCPNA made the decision to procure a total of 120 ViewSonic® ViewBoard® interactive displays for their campuses. This included 109 ViewBoard IFP6532 65-inch interactive displays, and 11 ViewBoard IFP8632 86-inch interactive displays. To complement these displays, 120 VPC25-W53-O1 slot-in PC units were also included in the order. These technology resources were installed not only at CCPNA branches in southern Peru but also at their sister institution, the Instituto de Diseño Thomas Jefferson.

To facilitate efficient management and control of the interactive display network, ViewSonic® Manager Advanced™ software was seamlessly integrated into the solution. This software offers centralized control for executing tasks, performing updates, and sending messages or alarms directly to the displays, eliminating the need for physical presence in the classroom. Undoubtedly, this feature is a significant time and resource-saving advantage. Thanks to this implementation, 100% of the classrooms at the CCPNA Arequipa headquarters are now equipped with interactive displays. In the other cities, coverage reaches an impressive 90%, with the remaining margin representing areas where this implementation is not currently necessary.

RESULTS

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  • Significant improvement in the hybrid learning experience
  • Access to a broader range of tools for both teaching and administrative tasks for teachers
  • Fulfi llment of all the institution’s requirements at its various sites
  • Platform versatility to seamlessly work with different ecosystems
  • CCPNA has emerged as the leading English teaching institution in Peru, thanks to its advanced technological facilities

The ViewSonic solution has significantly improved the hybrid teaching experience within the CCPNA educational community.

One notable aspect of the ViewSonic solution is its compatibility with both Android-supported tools and Windows-based applications for delivering classes, as well as integration with the Google Workspace platform. Additionally, the inclusion of myViewBoard software for content creation further enhances the teaching experience.

“ViewSonic was the most suitable solution to meet our needs,” said Salinas. “The fact that other companies offered similar teaching support tools that were only compatible with Android helped us make our decision.”

Salinas further adds that the teacher training process progressed smoothly, as the use of the new equipment proved intuitive, and many teachers already possessed a clear understanding of how to handle technology. This familiarity with the capabilities of the interactive displays made it easier for them to leverage all the features.

The delivery of technology resources began in the fi nal months of the previous year, and the implementation proceeded swiftly, concluding in March 2023. According to Alex Carlos, Regional Sales Manager of ViewSonic in Peru, CCPNA has now become “the best-equipped English educational center in the country, surpassing institutions in both the south and even those operating in Lima or the north of Peru. Moreover, it has emerged as a leading educational institution in terms of technological facilities in the Andean region.”

The CCPNA representative concludes, “For us, it was essential that this experience be extended to all students, not limited to certain classrooms, such as schools or universities. We aimed to create hybrid classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art technology, ensuring that all our students can enjoy a high-quality hybrid learning experience.”

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Retail Market Chain Shines with Cost Savings and Contemporary Look of ViewSonic Digital Signage

CASE STUDY

Retail Market Chain Shines with Cost Savings and Contemporary Look of ViewSonic Digital Signage

CUSTOMER PROFILE

Founded in 1951 by brothers Bernard and Eugene Gelson as an extraordinary grocery shopping experience for discerning consumers, Gelson’s Markets is recognized today as one of the nation’s premier supermarket chains. With stores in neighborhoods throughout Southern California, each location is singularly known as the area’s best market for superior produce, highest quality meat, seafood and deli, an unmatched selection of wine and liquor, and exceptional service.

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“Everything on the ViewSonic displays looks better than printed signs. Images and text are crisp and clear and we can also use video. It’s a lot more compelling and eye catching.”


— Yvonne Manganaro, SVP Customer and Team Experience

THE CHALLENGE

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  • Upscale retail market sought to upgrade print signage with a more contemporary alternative that would enable them to change out content more quickly and cost-effectively

Known as “the ultimate foodie paradise,” and a “place to spoil yourself,” by fans on Yelp, Gelson’s is not your average supermarket. Amenities like wine and craft beer bars, gourmet cheese islands, and chef-led prepared food stations distinguish Gelson’s shopping experience. Offering made-fresh daily dishes is clearly an outstanding recipe for customer satisfaction. However, keeping the signage as fresh and up-to-date became a costly and time-consuming burden.

“Many of our departments needed to update their signage on a very regular basis,” said Yvonne Manganaro, SVP Customer and Team Experience. “We realized that we needed to do something different that would allow us to reduce print costs while also bringing a more contemporary look to the stores.”

To find a solution for this dilemma, Manganaro and a coworker from the company’s procurement department traveled to a digital signage trade show in Las Vegas to assess the options.

THE SOLUTION

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  • ViewSonic 43-inch CDE4320 professional-grade commercial displays

  • ViewSonic network media players models NMP309-W and NMP589-W with included digital signage software

  • ViewSonic 42-inch EP4220 ePoster

The duo visited a host of booths, talking to reps from many companies. By the time they left the ViewSonic booth, Manganaro was convinced that they had found their digital signage partner.

“The first thing that we liked about ViewSonic was that they’re based in California, close enough for us to easily visit their showroom,” she said. “Along with that, and probably the primary deciding factor, was the free software that is included with their digital signage solutions.”

While not as feature-packed as some of the available software, said Manganaro, the ViewSonic software had everything they needed to meet their retail signage needs.

“The more robust software usually has monthly or annual subscription fees and that would have added a lot of cost to each unit,” she said. “We loved that the ViewSonic program was included and very functional for what we needed.”

Manganaro was sold on the ViewSonic solution, which included vibrant ViewSonic® 43-inch CDE4320 professional-grade commercial displays and ViewSonic network media players (models NMP309-W and NMP589-W) with included Signage Manager software. Gelson’s began installing the ViewSonic digital signage throughout their stores, for what has amounted to a total of 16 ViewSonic CDE4320 displays (plus one EP4220 ePoster) in each of 27 stores over the past 10 years.

THE RESULTS

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  • Return on investment was achieved across all departments in under a year

  • Department managers can now update content as often as needed

  • Digital signage and ePosters deliver a more modern, upscale look

  • The digital platforms provide vendor partners with message showcase opportunities

  • Customer satisfaction increased, with compelling content to view while waiting for service

Take one look and it’s clear that the digital screens deliver a more modern look than printed signage, easily meeting Manganaro’s first goal.

“Everything on the ViewSonic displays looks better than printed signs. Images and text are crisp and clear and we can also use video,” she said. “It’s a lot more compelling and eye catching.”

What’s more, department managers can update content in a fraction of the time it took when the stores relied on printed signs.

“The ViewSonic digital signage gives us a lot more flexibility,” said Manganaro. “There were times in the past when budget wouldn’t allow us to update a menu because it was going to cost a couple thousand dollars to change out signs. Now that’s not even a factor; we can change content whenever department owners want to.”

The convenience and good looks of the ViewSonic digital signage came with another outstanding benefit – substantial cost savings.

“We calculated the ROI before we purchased the displays,” said Manganaro. “For our departments that had the most variability in menu and ingredient content it took about 10 months to break even. A few took a bit longer, but not much.”

As the Gelson’s business continued to grow and add departments, increasing the number of screens to manage with the ViewSonic software, Manganaro acknowledged that they did encounter a constraint in the free software.

“The ViewSonic software has a limit of 50 screens on one set up, but because it’s so wonderfully straightforward and easy to work with our IT team was able to create a work around,” she said. “They created channels of content for departments – one for meat and seafood, one for the front desk, and so on.”

This, she added, makes it easy for their designer to create content, then copy and paste as needed, and finally upload quickly to multiple units. Content is then scheduled through the software, another basic yet critical feature, according to Manganaro.

“The ability to schedule is key,” she said. “I can’t imagine trying to have a designer physically at a computer at 6 am before we open or right when our ad breaks, or on Friday when suddenly there’s something new to communicate in the produce department.”

After nearly 10 years of using the ViewSonic CDE displays and software, Manganaro says that the most beautiful thing about the solution is that it ‘just works.’

“We didn’t need or want to pay for bells and whistles; this is a very functional program that does everything we need it to do in a retail environment,” she said. “We looked at a lot of other systems and we’re so glad to be working with ViewSonic. We service hundreds of thousands of customers per week and need to deliver a uniformly good experience – our stores get so busy that the last thing we need to worry about is tech failing.”

In fact, Manganaro confessed, they once installed a digital signage system in a store because of a technology ViewSonic didn’t have at the time, and it has been a headache.

“The downtime at that store has been horrible,” she said. “The ViewSonic system is just so reliable. I don’t have to worry about it and my team doesn’t have to worry about it. It just works.”

As Manganaro and her team became more experienced with the digital signage equipment and its benefi ts, they began looking for a solution to the unwieldly signage in the stores’ entryway.

“We replaced some rather cluttered-looking printed signage with the sleek ViewSonic EP4220 ePoster,” she said. “Now we can display multiple moving images and when visitors walk into the store it delivers an upscale look in line with our brand.”

Beyond saving a substantial amount of time and money, and imparting a contemporary feel, the ViewSonic digital displays have added value to Gelson’s markets in another notable way, said Manganaro – for their partners.

“We are able to do some terrific storytelling and create videos that showcase our amazing partners,” she said. “For example, our director of meat and seafood went on a fishing trip with a vendor and shot a video we used to showcase their sustainable practices and how they bring product to market so quickly.”

Gelson’s partners are thrilled to receive this additional visibility and support, she added, and customers are big fans of the content as well.

“While they’re waiting for service customers have something interesting to watch,” she said. “This compelling content helps improve customer satisfaction and informs them about the vendors, products and care that sets us apart from other groceries.”

In every way, working with ViewSonic has been a very positive experience, concluded Manganaro.

“We manage well over 300 screens in our chain, and when there’s a problem it’s virtually always because one of our team members accidentally bumped a media player, unplugged something, or broke an antenna,” she said. “It’s rarely a problem with the ViewSonic solutions.”

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Custom Motocross Gear Company Creates High-Impact Dealer Sales Kit with ViewSonic ePoster Interactive Kiosk

CASE STUDY

Custom Motocross Gear Company Creates High-Impact Dealer Sales Kit with ViewSonic ePoster Interactive Kiosk

CUSTOMER PROFILE

Founded in 2015 by former professional supercross racer Michael Leib, Canvas MX is a motocross gear manufacturer that specializes in completely customizable kits and other apparel. The first MX gear company to offer the clean look of blank black and white gear, Canvas MX evolved into its current bespoke design focus, offering a wide range of customization lines through its 3D design portal at canvasmx.com.

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“It showcases our 3D design portal beautifully, and I love how you just can’t miss the ViewSonic kiosk in a store. It’s big, clean, modern and high-quality – a perfect partner for displaying our modern, high-quality product.”


— Michael Leib, Founder of Canvas MX

THE CHALLENGE

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  • Create a dealer sales package that included an interactive kiosk for in-store ordering of customized motocross apparel

After leaving the racing circuit in 2020, pro rider Michael Leib had more time to focus on his business enterprise, Canvas MX, which offers customizable motocross apparel though its 3D website portal. The company fills a unique niche in a business where fans, riders and dealers looking for custom apparel typically wait 18 months for customized apparel shipped from overseas – or settle for off-the-shelf designs.

Until recently, the company’s sole operational focus was on internet sales. By producing its product in the US, Canvas MX was able to deliver items quickly, within three to four weeks. The 3D portal was well-designed and easy to use. With these pieces in place, Leib was ready to expand on the concept.

“We knew that to scale the business we needed a way to take it into the dealerships,” said Leib. “We have an outstanding website customization and ordering interface, so we knew that what we needed was a way to take that interface directly to the dealers.”

In fact, Leib had already discovered the ideal solution during the early days of the business, while Leib was still spending most of his time involved in racing.

“I connected with Mad Moose Media, an on-site event photography company, at a race. They were using ViewSonic kiosks to display photos of race participants,” said Leib. “Riders and fans could scroll through images and order directly from the kiosk. I immediately realized that this was the platform we needed to use when we were ready to move forward with the dealership model.”

THE SOLUTION

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  • ViewSonic EP5542T 55-inch Multi-touch Digital ePoster

The slim, freestanding kiosk Leib saw at the photo display was a ViewSonic® EP5542T 55-inch Multi-touch Digital ePoster. He tried one out at a tradeshow, which confirmed his initial reaction to the display.

“It was exactly what we wanted as the centerpiece of our dealer package,” he said. “It’s tall, great-looking, and attention-grabbing, and it was easy to run our website and offer customization right there on demand.”

With this vision in mind, Leib ramped up the company’s manufacturing capabilities in the US. When he was satisfi ed that he could meet dealer demand, he created the Canvas MX Dealer Kit, which includes a 55-inch ViewSonic ePoster kiosk, a mannequin, and 50 sets of dealer-specific
gear fit kits.

THE RESULTS

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  • The large, vibrant kiosk delivers an eye-catching showcase for dealers

  • Customers can easily create and order custom apparel using the smooth touchscreen interface

The Canvas MX Dealer Kit enables motorcycle dealers to easily offer custom gear and apparel in a way that conserves floor space and cash flow. Importantly, it also enables dealers to incorporate their own brand on the gear.

“It’s everything we need to deliver for our dealer partners,” said Leib. “This package lets them offer their own branded apparel without taking up tons of floor space, or tying up cash flow while waiting months and months for delivery of the product.”

Offered for a set base price, with no ongoing costs, the Canvas MX Dealer Kit revolutionizes the way gear is purchased in store, said Leib.

“Now customers can order custom motocross gear directly from their dealership,” he said. “Our Fit Kit is really cool because it allows people to touch and feel and try on the products as they’re designing their own custom gear on our ViewSonic kiosk.”

In an industry where motorcycle dealers that want to carry apparel typically must commit to buying upwards of 100,000 pieces then wait many months for delivery, this model is indeed ground breaking. The ViewSonic kiosk, said Leib, was central to making it happen.

“It showcases our 3D design portal beautifully, and I love how you just can’t miss the ViewSonic kiosk in a store,” said Leib. “It’s big, clean, modern and high-quality – a perfect partner for displaying our modern, high-quality product.”

Among the excellent features, he added, are the vibrant colors, crisp graphics, and smooth touchscreen response.

“The ViewSonic kiosk enabled us to provide dealers with an amazing display,” said Leib. “It has enabled us expand into new markets and to do it in a way that fully meets dealer needs for a great-looking showcase.”

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ViewSonic Named as One of the Best Places to Work in Orange County 2023

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For Third Consecutive Year, ViewSonic Listed as a Best Place to Work

Brea, CA (July 3, 2023)ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solutions, announced that it was recently named as one of the 2023 Best Places to Work in Orange County. The awards program was created in 2009 and is a project of the Orange County Business Journal in partnership with Workforce Research Group.

 

This county-wide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Orange County, CA, benefiting the county’s economy, its workforce, and businesses.

 

“We are incredibly proud that ViewSonic was named as one of the best places to work in 2023, making it the third year that we’ve received this honor,” said Jeff Volpe, president of ViewSonic Corp. “ViewSonic is nothing without its employees, and we continue to  promote positivity and innovation as we grow and evolve. The fact that we’ve been named to this list three years in a row shows that everyone in the company has the same mindset in making ViewSonic an amazing company, for consumers, partners, and employees.”

 

To be considered for participation, employers had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:

  • Have at least 15 full-or part-time permanent employees working in Orange County
  • Have a physical operation in Orange County
  • Be a publicly or privately held organization
  • Be a for-profit, not-for-profit, or a government organization
  • Have been in business for at least one year, at the program registration deadline

 

Organizations from across the county entered the two-part process to determine the Best Places to Work in Orange County. The first part consisted of evaluating each employer’s workplace policies, practices, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 20 percent of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 80 percent of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top organizations and the final ranking. Workforce Research Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Orange County and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final ranking.

 

The ranking of the winning organizations was released via a special section of the Orange County Business Journal’s July 3rd issue.

 

For further news and information about ViewSonic, visit ViewSonic.com and follow on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

 

For more information on the survey process for the Best Places to Work in Orange County program, visit www.BestPlacestoWorkOrangeCounty.com.

 

About ViewSonic

Founded in California, ViewSonic is a leading global provider of visual solutions and conducts business in over 100 countries worldwide. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic is committed to providing comprehensive hardware and software solutions that include monitors, projectors, digital signage, ViewBoard® interactive displays, and myViewBoard® software ecosystem. With 35 years of expertise in visual displays, ViewSonic has established a strong position for delivering innovative and reliable solutions for education, enterprise, consumer, and professional markets and helping customers “See the Difference®.” To find out more about ViewSonic, please visit www.viewsonic.com.

 

 

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This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document. Trademark footnote: ViewSonic and the ViewSonic trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewSonic Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other corporate names and trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies.


This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document. Trademark footnote: ViewSonic and the ViewSonic trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewSonic Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other corporate names and trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies.

*Light source lifespan may vary based on actual usage and other factors.

Joey Lee

JSL Marketing for ViewSonic [U.S.]
T: 310-592-1712
E: joey@jslcomm.com

Caroline McGrath

CMM Communications for ViewSonic [Canada]
T: 416-972-1642
E: caroline@cmm-communications.com

Nury Lavandier

JSL Marketing for ViewSonic [Latin America]
T: 305-491-0530
E: nury@jslcomm.com

ViewSonic Introduces its Educator Community that Partners with Teachers to Develop Connections and Engagement

The ViewSonic Educator Community is a Global Networking and Learning Environment

PHILADELPHIA, PA – ISTE, Booth #2801 – (June 26, 2023) – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solutions, introduces its Educator Community at the ISTE Live 23 Conference, June 25-28, 2023, in Philadelphia, PA. The ViewSonic® Educator Community was created to support and provide educators and teachers with a centralized space to network and connect. With the ViewSonic® myViewBoard® ecosystem used by more than eight million educators around the world, the Educator Community allows these teachers to connect and learn with each other.

The ViewSonic myViewBoard software was designed by teachers for teachers. As the software and ecosystem is utilized globally, the ViewSonic Educator Community was developed to connect these educators with their peers, exchange ideas, and teach other teachers.

“ViewSonic wanted a place where educators and teachers could share ideas in a singular space, which is why the Educator Community was launched,” said Ruben Caputo, vertical marketing manager, education. “The goal of the community is for educators and teachers to connect, collaborate and exchange ideas within the teacher community. This is an environment where teachers can help other educators, gain ideas, share solutions and develop skills.”

As the ViewSonic Educator Community grows, more features and benefits will be added. The current features include, but are not limited to:

  • Available in six regions, with corresponding languages: USA/Canada, Latin America, United Kingdom, Turkey, India, and Taiwan
  • Networking opportunities with other education professionals
  • Access to member-exclusive events including webinars, meetings and conferences
  • Receive training to understand the latest technologies, both hardware and software
  • Educators and teachers can join for free

For further news and information about ViewSonic, visit ViewSonic.com and follow on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.


About ViewSonic
Founded in California, ViewSonic is a leading global provider of visual solutions and conducts business in over 100 countries worldwide. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic is committed to providing comprehensive hardware and software solutions that include monitors, projectors, digital signage, ViewBoard® interactive displays, and myViewBoard® software ecosystem. With 35 years of expertise in visual displays, ViewSonic has established a strong position for delivering innovative and reliable solutions for education, enterprise, consumer, and professional markets and helping customers “See the Difference®.” To find out more about ViewSonic, please visit www.viewsonic.com.


This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document. Trademark footnote: ViewSonic and the ViewSonic trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewSonic Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other corporate names and trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies.

Joey Lee

JSL Marketing for ViewSonic [U.S.]
T: 310-592-1712
E: joey@jslcomm.com

Caroline McGrath

CMM Communications for ViewSonic [Canada]
T: 416-972-1642
E: caroline@cmm-communications.com

Nury Lavandier

JSL Marketing for ViewSonic [Latin America]
T: 305-491-0530
E: nury@jslcomm.com

ViewSonic Brings Esports to Education with Product Solutions and Speakers to Address Career Pathways at ISTE 2023

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The ViewSonic Gaming Booth to Host Panels, Mario Kart Competitions and Scavenger Hunt

PHILADELPHIA, PA – ISTE, Booth #1929 – (June 26, 2023) – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solutions, brings esports and education together at the ISTE Live 23 Conference, June 25-28, 2023, in Philadelphia, PA. Designed and engineered for esports competitions and gamers of all levels, ViewSonic® gaming monitors deliver the speed, power, and visuals that gamers need to win. ViewSonic will host several expert speakers to address esports-related career paths, student development, and team building.

 

Among the exciting events ViewSonic will be hosting during ISTE 2023, is a Mario Kart tournament where ISTE attendees can compete for the best time and enter for a chance to win prizes such as a ViewSonic® VX1755 portable monitor, an Amazon gift card and SWAG bags. Attendees can also partake in a scavenger hunt where they visit various partner booths, complete a small task and win various prizes.

 

“As esports and gaming continues to grow, ViewSonic is presenting its solutions to educators with ways to create successful esports programs and encourage students to develop their skills,” said Danny Ordway, vertical marketing manager, gaming. “ViewSonic is here to support the needs of schools and educators with not only hardware products, but experts who can provide guidance on equipment needs, team organization, paths to graduation, and even scholarship opportunities.”

 

The company will also host several expert speakers during the ISTE 2023 Conference, including but not limited to:

  • Danny Martin, CEO and Co-Founder of Esposure
    “Pathway to Professional Careers in Esports”
  • Charles Palmer, Program Chair for Interactive Media and Esports Management at Harrisburg University
    “Esports University Opportunities & Student Development”
  • Seth (SUPR) Hoffman, Professional Esports Player, Coach and Executive of SONIQS
    “A Professional’s Perspective: Equipment and Coaching to Win in Esports”

See the full  schedule of panelists, dates and times here.

 

For further news and information about ViewSonic, visit ViewSonic.com and follow on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

 

About ViewSonic

Founded in California, ViewSonic is a leading global provider of visual solutions and conducts business in over 100 countries worldwide. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic is committed to providing comprehensive hardware and software solutions that include monitors, projectors, digital signage, ViewBoard® interactive displays, and myViewBoard® software ecosystem. With 35 years of expertise in visual displays, ViewSonic has established a strong position for delivering innovative and reliable solutions for education, enterprise, consumer, and professional markets and helping customers “See the Difference®.” To find out more about ViewSonic, please visit www.viewsonic.com.

 

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This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document. Trademark footnote: ViewSonic and the ViewSonic trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewSonic Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other corporate names and trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies.

*Light source lifespan may vary based on actual usage and other factors.

Joey Lee

JSL Marketing for ViewSonic [U.S.]
T: 310-592-1712
E: joey@jslcomm.com

Caroline McGrath

CMM Communications for ViewSonic [Canada]
T: 416-972-1642
E: caroline@cmm-communications.com

Nury Lavandier

JSL Marketing for ViewSonic [Latin America]
T: 305-491-0530
E: nury@jslcomm.com

ViewSonic Showcases Technology Solutions for Hybrid Learning, Collaboration and Esports Career Pathways at ISTE 2023

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Booths to Host Expert Speakers and Specialists; Will Highlight Latest Software Upgrades and Products for Immersive Learning and Flexible Learning Environments

PHILADELPHIA, PA – ISTE, Booths #2801 / 1929 – (June 25, 2023) – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solutions, will showcase the latest solutions for next-generation hybrid teaching and learning at the ISTE Live 23 Conference, June 25-28, 2023, in Philadelphia, PA. ViewSonic® education solutions transform learning spaces and classrooms into immersive and collaborative environments with next-generation technologies.

 

The company will also host several expert speakers and specialists who can provide guidance on hardware and software solutions for the classroom, as well as esports related topics, including equipment needs, team organization, paths to graduation and scholarship opportunities.

 

“ViewSonic is excited to be showing the latest education solutions and highlight expert speakers to address some hot education topics at ISTE 2023,” said Kenneth Mau, Marketing Communications Director at ViewSonic. “We work with educators to navigate the changes of today’s learning and teaching environments by offering the best tools, software, and professional development. ViewSonic will continue to collaborate with schools and teachers to develop and share ideas that assist with communication and consistent learning.”

 

As leaders in visual display solutions, ViewSonic delivers innovative technologies ranging from desktop touch displays and esports monitors, to ViewBoard® interactive displays and the myViewBoard® software ecosystem. ViewSonic education solutions help to optimize participation and empowers teachers with the best tools they need. Key products include:

 

LDS135-151 Direct View LED Mobile Solution Kit

  • 135-inch LED-based display, pre-assembled and ready for instant use
  • Kit includes LED modules, cabinets, system control box and mobile cart; Moveable flight case, included, makes delivery easy to various locations as needed
  • Native 1080p (1920x1080) resolution with 450-nits of brightness
  • Built-in motorized height adjustment stand; Easy to move around with 360-degree wheels, and stabilized with push-button locking

 

ViewBoard IFP105S

  • 105-inch interactive display with native 5K (5120x2160) resolution and an ultrawide 21:9 aspect ratio
  • Connectivity options include: USB-C with 65W charging, HDMI, DisplayPort, and RS232
  • 2.1 speakers and an 8-element microphone built-in
  • Split screen and 2-way touch interactivity with ViewBoard Cast™; Support for Airplay, Chromecast, and Miracast

 

UNIVERSE by ViewSonic™

  • A virtual 3D platform built for education with virtual spaces like classrooms, meeting rooms and collaborative spaces for interaction
  • Intuitive controls and purpose-built features allow teachers to engage online
  • Created for broad accessibility and not dependent on special hardware;
  • Designed to work on Windows PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, iOS, and Android devices

 

ViewSonic® VPC-A31-O1 Slot-In PC

  • Google EDLA Certified OPS slot-in PC
  • Protected with a suite of device management and monitoring tools from Google Workspace; Security includes: 2-step authentication, password protection, data encryption, among others
  • Access hundreds of apps through the Google Play Store with a single sign-on
  • ViewSonic collaboration and productivity software preloaded
  • Connectivity options include: HDMI 2.0/2.1, USB 3.0, RJ45 and Audio-In/Out

 

The two ViewSonic booths will also host several expert speakers covering a range of topics including:

  • “Tips and Tools for Launching a Scholastic Esports Program” with Claire LaBeaux, Chief Marketing Officer at NASEF
  • “Career Paths in Esports, An Executive’s Perspective” with Darren Moore, SONIQ’s CEO
  • “A Better Way to Video!” with Annabel Lamb, Solutions Architect at mmhmm

 

See the full  schedule of panelists, dates and times here.

 

For further news and information about ViewSonic, visit ViewSonic.com and follow on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

 

About ViewSonic

Founded in California, ViewSonic is a leading global provider of visual solutions and conducts business in over 100 countries worldwide. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic is committed to providing comprehensive hardware and software solutions that include monitors, projectors, digital signage, ViewBoard® interactive displays, and myViewBoard® software ecosystem. With 35 years of expertise in visual displays, ViewSonic has established a strong position for delivering innovative and reliable solutions for education, enterprise, consumer, and professional markets and helping customers “See the Difference®.” To find out more about ViewSonic, please visit www.viewsonic.com.

 

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This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document. Trademark footnote: ViewSonic and the ViewSonic trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewSonic Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other corporate names and trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies.


This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document. Trademark footnote: ViewSonic and the ViewSonic trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewSonic Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other corporate names and trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies.

*Light source lifespan may vary based on actual usage and other factors.

Joey Lee

JSL Marketing for ViewSonic [U.S.]
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E: joey@jslcomm.com

Caroline McGrath

CMM Communications for ViewSonic [Canada]
T: 416-972-1642
E: caroline@cmm-communications.com

Nury Lavandier

JSL Marketing for ViewSonic [Latin America]
T: 305-491-0530
E: nury@jslcomm.com

ViewSonic Launches World’s First “Designed for Xbox” X2-4K LED Projector

The Short-Throw X2-4K LED Projector Brings the Best Gaming Experience to Xbox Gamers

 

Brea, CA – INFOCOMM 2023 Booth #1614 – (June 15, 2023) ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solutions, introduces the X2-4K LED Projector for Xbox. World’s first “Certified for Xbox” projector, it projects the largest certified Xbox gaming experience of any device on the market and does so at a native 120Hz refresh. It can deliver native 1440p resolution at a 120 Hz refresh rate experience from either of the Xbox Series X|S consoles.

Other features include native 4K @ 60hz Ultra HD output, made possible by a larger DMD and TI XPR technology. Built-in Harman Kardon speakers provide an exciting, immersive audio experience.

In developing the X2-4K short-throw LED projector, ViewSonic partnered with Microsoft to deliver the best gaming experience to the Xbox community. The Xbox Series X|S consoles can use HDMI Consumer Electronics Control [CEC] to send commands to and from CEC-enabled devices. CEC allows the user to operate, via controller and from the comfort of their couch, the X2-4K power on/off, and volume. This works on any of the current gaming consoles with HDMI and CEC functionality and is certified CEC compatible by the team at Xbox.

“The X2-4K projector was developed to be considered a true gaming projector,” said Mia Shen, Sr. Business Line Manager at ViewSonic. “It went through 63 tests conducted by Team Xbox to ensure ultimate console compatibility and is designated as the world’s first ‘Designed for Xbox’ certified projector.”

X2-4K’s native 4K @ 60Hz output and high brightness leads to a breathtaking 4K streaming experience. Xbox Series console owners can expect a great streaming experience when pairing their consoles with the X2-4K. The projector can output 1080p @ 240Hz with a 4.2ms response time for the fastest possible player reaction times for the PC gaming audience. It also features an Auto Low Latency Mode [ALLM] that allows users to choose an “Ultra-Fast Input with 1/10th of the delay compared to the average 4K television*.

The projector comes with a short throw lens with an adjustable 0.69-0.83 throw ratio, H/V keystone and 4-corner adjustment capabilities. It has TÜV SÜD's Low Blue Light certification: certified to alleviate concerns of eye damage and discomfort caused by prolonged viewing.

 

ViewSonic X2-4K Short Throw LED Projector

  • LED-based projector utilizing latest LED technology with native 4K Ultra HD HDR resolution
  • Xbox exclusive resolution and refresh rate combinations: 1440p for Xbox games in 2K; 4K resolution for other video games and content
  • 2,900 LED lumens of brightness; 4.2ms ultra-fast response time; 240Hz maximum refresh rate
  • TÜV SÜD's Low Blue Light certification: certified to alleviate concerns of eye damage and discomfort caused by prolonged viewing.
  • Integrated dual Harman Kardon speakers
  • 0.69-0.83 short-throw lens; horizontal/vertical keystone and 4-corner adjustment capabilities
  • Up to 60,000 hour estimated usable light source life, equal to one movie per day for life.**
  • Available in July 2023 for an estimated street price of $1,599.99 [USD]

 

For further news and information about ViewSonic, visit ViewSonic.com and follow on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.

About ViewSonic
Founded in California, ViewSonic is a leading global provider of visual solutions and conducts business in over 100 countries worldwide. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic is committed to providing comprehensive hardware and software solutions that include monitors, projectors, digital signage, ViewBoard® interactive displays, and myViewBoard® software ecosystem. With 35 years of expertise in visual displays, ViewSonic has established a strong position for delivering innovative and reliable solutions for education, enterprise, consumer, and professional markets and helping customers “See the Difference®.” To find out more about ViewSonic, please visit www.viewsonic.com.


This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document. Trademark footnote: ViewSonic and the ViewSonic trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewSonic Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other corporate names and trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies.

*This is based on data from rings.com for 4K@60Hz HDMI input lag testing, outside of dedicated gaming modes.

** Light source lifespan may vary based on actual usage and other factors.

Joey Lee

JSL Marketing for ViewSonic [U.S.]
T: 310-592-1712
E: joey@jslcomm.com

Caroline McGrath

CMM Communications for ViewSonic [Canada]
T: 416-972-1642
E: caroline@cmm-communications.com

Nury Lavandier

JSL Marketing for ViewSonic [Latin America]
T: 305-491-0530
E: nury@jslcomm.com

ViewSonic Showcases Solutions for Smart and Connected Digital Spaces at InfoComm

Integrated Hardware and Software Solutions Facilitate Communication, Collaboration, and Innovation

 

Brea, CA – INFOCOMM 2023 Booth #1614 – (June 14, 2023)ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solutions, introduces its latest all-inclusive solutions for corporate and campus communications at InfoComm 2023 in Orlando, FL, June 14-16, 2023. ViewSonic will showcase a wide range of displays including a ViewBoard® interactive display with an ultra-wide aspect ratio, a Direct View LED mobile solution kit, portable monitors for hybrid workspaces, and an exclusive “Designed for Xbox” projector for gaming and entertainment.

ViewSonic offers a wide range of visual solutions that expedite collaboration and communication. The company is demonstrating the depth and expansiveness of its hardware and software options for ProAV and integrator partners. Large format commercial displays for messaging, interactive displays to facilitate collaboration among teams, and the myViewBoard® ecosystem for the education space are included in the ViewSonic® portfolio.

“The integration of AV and IT continues to be fundamental to creating smart, connected digital spaces that drive productivity and creativity. On the frontlines with one of the industry’s broadest arrays of visual solutions, ViewSonic is the go-to partner for AV integrators and IT resellers working to meet the demands of today’s enterprise, commercial and education customers,” said Jeff Muto, Business Line Director at ViewSonic. “ViewSonic understands the fluidity of workspaces and classrooms, and the need to create opportunities and partnerships. We continue to offer our ProAV and integrator partners the means with which to grow their business and be profitable. ViewSonic provides a great value proposition to our customers and partners. The products we’re highlighting at InfoComm 2023 can help create ecosystems that facilitate collaboration and communication with innovative solutions.”

 

ViewSonic® ViewBoard IFP105S

  • 105-inch interactive display with native 5K (5120x2160) resolution and an ultrawide 21:9 aspect ratio
  • Connectivity options include: USB-C with 65W charging, HDMI, DisplayPort and RS232
  • 2.1 speakers and an 8-element microphone built-in
  • Split screen and 2-way touch interactivity with ViewBoard Cast; Support for Airplay, Chromecast, and Miracast
  • Available in July 2023 for an estimated street price of $14,999.00 [USD]

 

ViewSonic® LDP163-181 All-in-One Premium LED Display

  • 163-inch LED display with native 4K Ultra HD resolution
  • 120% Rec709 wide color gamut, 600-nits of brightness, and a 4,440Hz refresh rate
  • Supports 4K/HDR/HLG with connectivity options including: HDMI 1.4, 2.0 and 2.1; USB 2.0; RS232; RJ45; and Intel OPS Slot-In
  • ViewSonic Manager™ software included for device management; embedded Wi-Fi allows users to share content
  • PIP/PBP display modes
  • Integrated Harman Kardon speakers
  • The LDP163-181 is available now

 

ViewSonic® LDS135-151 Solution Kit

  • 135-inch LED-based display, pre-assembled and ready for instant use
  • Kit includes LED modules, cabinets, system control box and mobile cart
  • Native 1080p (1920x1080) resolution with 450-nits of brightness
  • Built-in motorized height adjustment stand
  • Easy to move around with 360-degree wheels, and stabilized with push-button locking
  • Moveable flight case, included, makes delivery easy to various locations as needed
  • The LDS135-151 is available now

 

ViewSonic® X2-4K Short Throw LED Projector

  • LED-based projector utilizing latest LED technology with native 4K Ultra HD HDR resolution
  • Xbox exclusive resolution and refresh rate combinations: 1440p for Xbox games in 2K; 4K resolution for other video games and content
  • 2,900 LED lumens of brightness; 4.2ms ultra-fast response time; 240Hz maximum refresh rate
  • TÜV SÜD's Low Blue Light certification: certified to alleviate concerns of eye damage and discomfort caused by prolonged viewing.
  • Integrated Harman Kardon speakers
  • 0.69-0.83 short-throw lens; horizontal/vertical keystone and 4-corner adjustment capabilities
  • Up to 60,000 hours estimated usable light source life, equal to one movie per day for life. *
  • Available in July 2023 for an estimated street price of $1,599.99 [USD]

 

ViewSonic® CDE30 Series:

  • Native 4K UHD (3840x2160) resolution; 25% high haze anti-glare glass treatment for exceptionally bright and sharp image quality
  • Reliable 24/7 operation rating and high brightness ranges from 450-500 cd/m2
  • Versatile installation in landscape or portrait mode with video wall configuration out-of-the box, up to 9-screen tiles (3x3) without an external HDMI matrix
  • Integrated ViewBoard Cast™ screen sharing software; web-based myViewBoard Display app for up to four participants
  • Operating system agnostic: compatible with Windows, MacOS, Chrome OS, Android, and iOS)
  • Connectivity options include: HDMI 2.1 (input) and HDMI 2.0 (output), HDCP 2.2, USB-C with 65W Power Delivery, USB Type A, RJ45 LAN port, RS232, Intel OPS slot-in on selected models, and integrated Wi-Fi/Bluetooth slot compatible with optional VB-WIFI-001 module
  • Crestron Connected, Extron and AMX certified for integration and automated control
  • Available: Now for estimated street prices of:

 

ViewSonic® VPC-A31-O1 Slot-In PC

  • Google EDLA Certified OPS slot-in PC
  • Protected with a suite of device management and monitoring tools from Google Workspace
  • Security includes: 2-step authentication, password protection, data encryption, among others
  • Access hundreds of apps through the Google Play Store with a single sign-on
  • ViewSonic collaboration and productivity software preloaded
  • Connectivity options include: HDMI 2.0/2.1, USB 3.0, RJ45 and Audio-In/Out
  • Available in August

 

For further news and information about ViewSonic, visit ViewSonic.com and follow on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.

About ViewSonic
Founded in California, ViewSonic is a leading global provider of visual solutions and conducts business in over 100 countries worldwide. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic is committed to providing comprehensive hardware and software solutions that include monitors, projectors, digital signage, ViewBoard® interactive displays, and myViewBoard® software ecosystem. With 35 years of expertise in visual displays, ViewSonic has established a strong position for delivering innovative and reliable solutions for education, enterprise, consumer, and professional markets and helping customers “See the Difference®.” To find out more about ViewSonic, please visit www.viewsonic.com.


This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document. Trademark footnote: ViewSonic and the ViewSonic trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewSonic Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other corporate names and trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies.

*Light source lifespan may vary based on actual usage and other factors.

Joey Lee

JSL Marketing for ViewSonic [U.S.]
T: 310-592-1712
E: joey@jslcomm.com

Caroline McGrath

CMM Communications for ViewSonic [Canada]
T: 416-972-1642
E: caroline@cmm-communications.com

Nury Lavandier

JSL Marketing for ViewSonic [Latin America]
T: 305-491-0530
E: nury@jslcomm.com

ViewSonic Introduces Flagship 21:9 5K ViewBoard Interactive Display

The ViewBoard IFP105S Delivers Connectivity, Interactivity and Multitasking Features for Productivity and Collaboration

 

Brea, CA – INFOCOMM 2023 Booth #1614 – (June 13, 2023)ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solutions, adds the ViewBoard® IFP105S interactive display to its award-winning line. Engineered for corporate environments, this native 5K display offers an immersive sharing solution with multiple connectivity options, wireless content sharing and seamless functionality. The ViewBoard IFP105S is a powerful and versatile collaboration solution that can help organizations achieve their communication and productivity goals.

The ViewSonic® ViewBoard® IFP105S is a105-inch, 21:9 ultra-wide interactive display with native 5K resolution. Built for seamless functionality in corporate spaces, the IFP105S offers an immersive sharing solution. The display offers effortless and instant presentation efficiency with its 21:9 aspect ratio, dual-pen 40-point touch, wireless content sharing with multiple split screens and 2-way touch interactivity support.

“ViewSonic is committed to providing innovative visual solutions that enhance productivity and collaboration in modern workplaces," said Sean Liu, Senior Business Line Manager for ViewSonic Americas. “The IFP105S delivers an optimal screen size and aspect ratio for Microsoft Teams Front Row and gives you a more immersive experience for your next virtual collaboration session.”

With Airplay, Chromecast and Miracast support, the display offers instant and seamless presentation functionality for wireless content sharing. The split screen and 2-way touch interactivity with ViewBoard Cast™ application makes collaboration easy and intuitive. The ultrawide screen with advanced annotation and collaboration tools are optimized for hybrid meetings.

The ViewBoard IFP105S comes with multiple connectivity options including USB-C with 65W of charging, HDMI, DisplayPort, and RS232. It features built-in 2.1 speakers and an 8-element microphone. The display is designed to work with most video conference programs that support a 21:9 aspect ratio, making it a versatile solution for modern workplaces.

The ViewBoard IFP105S will be available in July for an estimated street price of $14,999.00 [USD]

 

For further news and information about ViewSonic, visit ViewSonic.com and follow on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.

About ViewSonic
Founded in California, ViewSonic is a leading global provider of visual solutions and conducts business in over 100 countries worldwide. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic is committed to providing comprehensive hardware and software solutions that include monitors, projectors, digital signage, ViewBoard® interactive displays, and myViewBoard® software ecosystem. With 35 years of expertise in visual displays, ViewSonic has established a strong position for delivering innovative and reliable solutions for education, enterprise, consumer, and professional markets and helping customers “See the Difference®.” To find out more about ViewSonic, please visit www.viewsonic.com.


*Pricing, specifications and availability are subject to change without notice.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document. Trademark footnote: ViewSonic and the ViewSonic trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewSonic Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other corporate names and trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies.

Media Contacts:

Joey Lee

JSL Marketing for ViewSonic [U.S.]
T: 310-592-1712
E: joey@jslcomm.com

Caroline McGrath

CMM Communications for ViewSonic [Canada]
T: 416-972-1642
E: caroline@cmm-communications.com

Nury Lavandier

JSL Marketing for ViewSonic [Latin America]
T: 305-491-0530
E: nury@jslcomm.com

ViewSonic Recognized for Educational Technology Innovation in 2023 EdTech Breakthrough Awards

Prestigious International Awards Program Honors Outstanding Educational Technology Products and Companies

BREA, Calif. – June 8, 2023 – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solutions, today announced that the ViewSonic® ID2456 is the winner of the “Education Hardware Innovation Award” in the 5th annual EdTech Breakthrough Awards program conducted by EdTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global educational technology market. In 2022, ViewSonic was EdTech Breakthroughs’ “Next-Gen School Solution Provider of the Year.”

The ViewSonic® ID2456 is a multifunctional 24-inch touch display designed to expand learning spaces and boost engagement. The high-performance screen features native 1080p Full HD resolution, with projected capacitive [PCAP] touch and Palm Rejection technologies.

It can be installed to be used as a podium display to control presentations projected on a big screen or a second monitor in hybrid classrooms. The display offers smooth and responsive touch and works with Microsoft Pen Protocol [MPP2.0] active pens to deliver precision and accuracy when writing or drawing.

The ability to present and manipulate digital documents and materials, combined with the device’s precision touch technology, allows teachers to clearly illustrate and demonstrate concepts in a way that is engaging and easy for students to understand.

The ID2456 also features a sleek form factor with single-cable USB-C connectivity. Its bezel-less display design and five-pound weight makes it simple to transport, and it can easily integrate into existing classroom frameworks. The device also allows for screen mirroring or extending desktops - offering the ability to share content of digital documents - eliminating the need for physical versions.

“We wanted to create something that fits seamlessly into modern classrooms. The ID2456 is actually ideal for remote students, as well, where they may not have access to physical copies of materials. It was important for us to impart flexibility to schools by allowing teachers to adapt to different scenarios and effectively reach all their students,” said Jeff Muto, Business Line Director at ViewSonic. “We’re honored to be awarded the ‘Education Hardware Innovation Award’ from EdTech Breakthrough. We will continue to develop hardware to assist with long-term cost-savings, maximize the use of digital resources and improve access to education - which helps create more equitable learning opportunities.”

The mission of the EdTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of educational technology categories, including Student Engagement, School Administration, Adaptive Learning, STEM Education, Remote Learning, Career Preparation and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 2,400 nominations from over 16 different countries throughout the world.

“Some subjects rely heavily on visual content such as science, math, and art. Hardware that can help teachers to write or draw with accuracy, makes it easier to present and explain concepts to students. The visual learning experience is important for students even if they are not physically present in the classroom. Companies like ViewSonic are ahead of the curve in bringing forth this technology,” said James Johnson, managing director, EdTech Breakthrough. “From facilitating collaboration to reinforcing concepts through the visual medium, students can easily absorb concepts, no matter where they are with the ViewSonic ID2456. Congratulations to ViewSonic on another EdTech Breakthrough win - this time for the ‘Education Hardware Innovation Award.’”


About ViewSonic
Founded in California, ViewSonic is a leading global provider of visual solutions and conducts business in over 100 countries worldwide. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic is committed to providing comprehensive hardware and software solutions that include monitors, projectors, digital signage, ViewBoard® interactive displays, and myViewBoard® software ecosystem. With 35 years of expertise in visual displays, ViewSonic has established a strong position for delivering innovative and reliable solutions for education, enterprise, consumer, and professional markets and helping customers “See the Difference®.” To find out more about ViewSonic, please visit www.viewsonic.com.

About EdTech Breakthrough
Part of Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the EdTech Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in educational technology products, companies and people. The EdTech Breakthrough Awards provide a platform for public recognition around the achievements of breakthrough educational technology in categories including e-learning, student engagement, school administration, career preparation, language learning, STEM and more. For more information, visit EdTechBreakthrough.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document. Trademark footnote: ViewSonic and the ViewSonic trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewSonic Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other corporate names and trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies.

*Light source lifespan may vary based on actual usage and other factors.

Joey Lee

JSL Marketing for ViewSonic [U.S.]
T: 310-592-1712
E: joey@jslcomm.com

Caroline McGrath

CMM Communications for ViewSonic [Canada]
T: 416-972-1642
E: caroline@cmm-communications.com

Nury Lavandier

JSL Marketing for ViewSonic [Latin America]
T: 305-491-0530
E: nury@jslcomm.com

ViewSonic Launches New Google EDLA Certified OPS Slot-In PC

When Paired with an Interactive Display, the Slot-in PC Computing Module Offers Advanced Security Protection and Extensive App Availability from the Google Play Store

 

Brea, CA (May 19, 2023)ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solutions, introduces the VPC-A31-O1, a Google EDLA [Enterprise Devices Licensing Agreement]-certified OPS slot-in PC. The VPC-A31-O1 provides enterprise and education users with flexible and powerful productivity and collaboration tools. When used with the ViewSonic® ViewBoard® interactive display or other compatible displays, it delivers fast computing, advanced security protection and extensive app availability from the Google Play Store.

With the Google EDLA certification, the VPC-A31-O1 offers a suite of device management and monitoring tools provided by Google Workspace. It comes equipped with a range of security features such as password protection, two-step authentication, data encryption, and others. The VPC-A31-O1 runs on a native Android 13 operating system, features an embedded Octo-core processor for exceptional performance, and connectivity options include HDMI, USB 3.0 Type A and Type C, RJ45 and Audio-In/Out.

The ViewSonic VPC-A31-O1 can quickly and efficiently perform advanced computing tasks. A suite of integrated ViewSonic software also helps to boost productivity and collaboration. Based on the industry standard Open Pluggable Specification [OPS], the VPC-A31-O1 offers versatile compatibility with an OPS-compliant interactive or commercial display.

“The ViewSonic VPC-A31-O1 is a powerful and secure solution for your interactive or commercial display to enhance collaboration in both education and corporate environments,” said Sean Liu, Sr. business line manager at ViewSonic Americas. “With the Google EDLA certification, this cost-efficient slot-in PC offers access to hundreds of apps with a single sign-on. Corporate users and educators can easily find the tools they need to deliver presentations, brainstorm ideas, or create lesson plans. It is designed with robust security measures, compliance standards and administrative controls to protect user data and meet the security requirements of enterprises and educational institutions.”

The ViewSonic VPC-A31-O1 will be available in August 2023.

 

To find out more about ViewSonic, visit ViewSonic.com and follow on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram.

About ViewSonic
Founded in California, ViewSonic is a leading global provider of visual solutions and conducts business in over 100 countries worldwide. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic is committed to providing comprehensive hardware and software solutions that include monitors, projectors, digital signage, ViewBoard® interactive displays, and myViewBoard® software ecosystem. With 35 years of expertise in visual displays, ViewSonic has established a strong position for delivering innovative and reliable solutions for education, enterprise, consumer, and professional markets and helping customers “See the Difference®.” To find out more about ViewSonic, please visit www.viewsonic.com.


*Program, pricing, specifications, and availability are subject to change without notice.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document. Trademark footnote: ViewSonic and the ViewSonic trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewSonic Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other corporate names and trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies.

Media Contacts:

Joey Lee

JSL Marketing for ViewSonic [U.S.]
T: 310-592-1712
E: joey@jslcomm.com

Caroline McGrath

CMM Communications for ViewSonic [Canada]
T: 416-972-1642
E: caroline@cmm-communications.com

Nury Lavandier

JSL Marketing for ViewSonic [Latin America]
T: 305-491-0530
E: nury@jslcomm.com

Special Needs Classrooms Add Adaptable, Expanded Access with ViewSonic ViewBoard Displays

CASE STUDY

Special Needs Classrooms Add Adaptable, Expanded Access with ViewSonic ViewBoard Displays

CUSTOMER PROFILE

Founded in 1864, Seymour Community Schools is a public school district located within Jackson County in Seymour, Indiana. With facilities that include five elementary schools, a 6th grade center, a middle school and a high school, Seymour has a culturally diverse student population of over 5,000 and employs over 680 faculty and staff . The district’s high school boasts the world’s largest high school gymnasium, seating 8,228, and the district offers a wide array of both college preparatory courses and technical career courses.

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“I had one elementary teacher tell me on her first day of using the ViewBoard display that it was the most successful morning calendar meeting she had ever had. Her classroom has students with significant autism needs, and the really big touchscreen held their attention like nothing ever before.”


— Mika Ahlbrand, Director of Special Education

THE CHALLENGE

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  • Deploy interactive touchscreen displays in all developmental and life skills classrooms

  • Find a solution that enables full deployment within the constraints grant funds

Seymour Community Schools meets the needs of differently-abled students in developmental and life skills classrooms at each learning level. In 2011, three of these classrooms were outfitted with touchscreen displays, which quickly proved to enhance accessibility and learning. This success compelled Mika Ahlbrand, Director of Special Education, to find a way to extend these benefits to the remaining special needs classrooms.

THE SOLUTION

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  • 75-inch ViewSonic ViewBoard 4K Ultra HD Interactive Display

“We had some grant funds available,” said Ahlbrand. “And I wanted to use them to enhance learning with interactive displays in the rest of our classrooms.”

Ahlbrand approached district Technology Director Brian Rodman, who agreed with her recommendation to apply these funds to the purchase of large screen interactive displays. Working through reseller partner AVI, the team purchased three 75-inch ViewSonic® ViewBoard® 4K Ultra HD interactive displays.

“We thought we wanted the same brand and model we were used to,” said Ahlbrand, “But as it turned out, the ViewSonic ViewBoard touchscreen displays were much more cost effective, even for much larger displays.”

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THE RESULTS

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  • Every developmental classroom now has an interactive display

  • Height-adjustable mobile carts enable access to more students

  • Teachers report increased engagement in all areas

Because of the cost advantage presented by the ViewSonic ViewBoard displays, Ahlbrand was able to purchase larger displays and outfit more classrooms than would have been possible with the other options she and her team looked at.

“The size of the ViewSonic ViewBoard displays is just about double that of our other displays, and this has been very helpful for my classrooms,” said Ahlbrand. “Being able to present larger content is terrific for students with visual or cognitive diffculties, who are more easily able to engage with a bigger screen, whether it’s a website, a Google doc, 1:1 curriculum, or a teachercreated activity.”

Additionally, she said, the smooth, accurate touchscreen response, crisp graphics, and clear sound quality further augment the positive experience for these students, for whom these features are particularly important.

Mounted on height-adjustable mobile carts, the ViewBoard displays gain added adaptability to meet the varied needs of students.

“We were pleased at how easy it was to adapt the displays to function on mobile carts,” said Ahlbrand. “Teachers can roll the display next to students in adaptive seating, and adjust the height perfectly to give them an up-close-and-personal view of the material.”

Similarly, teachers can easily move the cart around the classroom throughout the day to support curriculum – one corner for the morning meeting, another area for small group stations, and again to facilitate one-to-one lessons.

“Versatility in the classrooms is critical for us to achieve our goal of meeting varied student needs, and the ViewBoard displays accomplish that beautifully,” said Ahlbrand.

Teachers unanimously report that the ViewSonic ViewBoard displays have improved engagement for their students in every area, she added. And they’ve also found that the displays are intuitive to use, offering easy accessibility for themselves as well as their students.

“I had one elementary teacher tell me on her first day of using the ViewBoard display that it was the most successful morning calendar meeting she had ever had,” said Ahlbrand. “Her classroom has students with significant autism needs, and the really big touchscreen held their attention like nothing ever before.”

Today, eight of the Seymour Community Schools developmental preschool and life skills classrooms meet student needs using large screen interactive displays. Soon, the district hopes to add ViewSonic ViewBoard displays district-wide.

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CRN’s 2023 Women of the Channel Honors Deidre Deacon, Christine Lauber Krajewski and Luz Mora of ViewSonic

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Brea, CA (May 8, 2023)ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solutions, announced that CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Deidre Deacon, Christine Lauber Krajewski, and Luz Mora to the Women of the Channel list for 2023. Every year, CRN recognizes women from vendor, distributor, and solution provider organizations whose expertise and vision are leaving a noticeable and commendable mark on the technology industry.

 

The CRN 2023 Women of the Channel honorees bring their creativity, strategic thinking, and leadership to bear in a variety of roles and responsibilities, but all are turning their unique talents toward driving success for their partners and customers. With this recognition, CRN honors these women for their unwavering dedication and commitment to furthering channel excellence.

 

ViewSonic’s Women of the Channel:

Deidre Deacon, General Manager, Channel Chief, ViewSonic Canada

As the General Manager for ViewSonic Canada, Deidre leads a dynamic team to grow the ViewSonic business in the education, enterprise, consumer, and commercial markets. She has been driving all aspects of the sales business, from developing the channel and dealer network to leading overall strategic planning for the country. As ViewSonic continues to introduce innovative collaboration solutions, Deidre generates programs to expand the markets and support partners’ businesses.

 

Christine Lauber Krajewski, Channel Marketing Manager, ViewSonic America

Christine manages the U.S. distribution and all Canadian reseller accounts. With more than 10 years of experience, she enthusiastically implements new creative programs, develops high-impact strategies, and produces results for her customers. She has worked for both distributors and manufacturers in sales and marketing roles, ensuring she can drive new marketing initiatives for ViewSonic and the channel.

 

Luz Mora, Territory Manager, Colombia, ViewSonic Latin America

With more than 20 years in sales and channel distribution management, Luz brings her skills and expertise to develop, position and grow the ViewSonic brand in Colombia. She is responsible for consolidating the company’s relationships with distributors and the growing list of clients to expand the presence of ViewSonic in the territory. Luz has become one of the top sales managers in Latin America.

 

“We are ecstatic to announce this year’s honorees and shine a light on these women for their significant achievements, knowing that what they’ve accomplished has paved the way for continued success within the IT channel,” said Blaine Raddon, CEO of The Channel Company. “The channel is stronger because of them, and we look forward to seeing what they do next.”

 

“We are so proud of the fact that ViewSonic has three amazing women that were chosen as part of CRN’s 2023 Women of the Channel list,” said Jeff Volpe, president of ViewSonic Corp. “Deidre, Christine and Luz promote positivity, and continue to support and impact our channel partners as the company continues to grow and expand in the channel in both North and South America. Deidre, Christine and Luz augment new ViewSonic products and technologies while encouraging partners and customers to evolve with us. The company and I congratulate these three women on making the CRN Women of the Channel list for 2023.”

 

CRN’s 2023 Women of the Channel list will be featured in the June issue of CRN Magazine, with online coverage starting May 8, 2023 at www.CRN.com/WOTC.

 

For further news and information about ViewSonic, visit ViewSonic.com and follow on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

 

About ViewSonic

Founded in California, ViewSonic is a leading global provider of visual solutions and conducts business in over 100 countries worldwide. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic is committed to providing comprehensive hardware and software solutions that include monitors, projectors, digital signage, ViewBoard® interactive displays, and myViewBoard® software ecosystem. With over 35 years of expertise in visual displays, ViewSonic has established a strong position for delivering innovative and reliable solutions for education, enterprise, consumer, and professional markets and helping customers “See the Difference®.” To find out more about ViewSonic, please visit www.viewsonic.com.

 

About The Channel Company

The Channel Company enables breakthrough IT channel performance with our dominant media, engaging events, expert consulting and education, and innovative marketing services and platforms. As the channel catalyst, we connect and empower technology suppliers, solution providers and end users. Backed by more than 30 years of unequalled channel experience, we draw from our deep knowledge to envision innovative new solutions for ever-evolving challenges in the technology marketplace. www.thechannelcompany.com. Follow The Channel Company: Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

 

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This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document. Trademark footnote: ViewSonic and the ViewSonic trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewSonic Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other corporate names and trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies.

ViewSonic Adds New High Brightness Laser Projectors to its Line Up

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The LS710HD and LS751HD Projectors Utilize the Latest in Laser Phosphor Technology for Versatile Applications

 

Brea, CA (May 02, 2023) – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of visual solutions, announces the launch of its latest laser projectors for corporate and education markets. The LS710HD and LS751HD projectors offer lamp-free options with high brightness levels and installation-friendly features that can work in multiple environments.

 

The LS710HD and LS751HD both feature native 1080p Full HD resolution with the latest laser phosphor technology for up to 30,000 hours* of usage. The LS710HD has a brightness of 4,200 ANSI lumens, while the LS751HD has a brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens. The LS710HD is a short-throw projector so images, videos and other content can be shared in small spaces and distances without losing big-picture impact. The 1.6x optical zoom in the LS751HD can deliver stunning images up to 300-inches.

 

“ViewSonic is introducing these new laser projector solutions to provide more choices to our partners, who can offer their customers more display options,” said Mia Shen, Sr. Business Line Manager of Projectors at ViewSonic. “As lamp-free projection options become more prevalent, the LS710HD and LS751HD deliver vivid and bright image reproduction with the sharpness that laser-based technology can provide. The short-throw ratio ensures flexible installation and easy image adjustments, so the LS710HD and LS751HD can be used just about anywhere.”

 

LS710HD Laser Projector

  • Native 1080p Full HD resolution and 4,200 ANSI lumens of brightness
  • 0.49 short-throw lens
  • Horizontal/Vertical keystone, 4-corner adjustment, 360-degree projection and portrait mode for flexible installation
  • Connectivity options include: HDMI 1.4/2.0, HDCP 1.4/2.2, USB Type ARJ45, RS232 and Audio out
  • Available now for an estimated street price of $1,699.99 [USD]

 

LS751HD Laser Projector

  • Native 1080p Full HD resolution and 5,200 ANSI lumens of brightness
  • 1.6x optical zoom
  • Vertical lens shift, Horizontal/Vertical keystone, 4-corner adjustment, 360-degree projection and portrait mode for flexible installation
  • Connectivity options include: HDMI 1.4/2.0, HDCP 1.4/2.2, USB Type ARJ45, RS232 and Audio out
  • Available now for an estimated street price of $2,199.99 [USD]

For further news and information about ViewSonic, visit ViewSonic.com and follow on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

 

About ViewSonic

Founded in California, ViewSonic is a leading global provider of visual solutions and conducts business in over 100 countries worldwide. As an innovator and visionary, ViewSonic is committed to providing comprehensive hardware and software solutions that include monitors, projectors, digital signage, ViewBoard® interactive displays, and myViewBoard™ software ecosystem. With over 35 years of expertise in visual displays, ViewSonic has established a strong position for delivering innovative and reliable solutions for education, enterprise, consumer, and professional markets and helping customers “See the Difference.” To find out more about ViewSonic, please visit www.viewsonic.com.

 

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*Light source lifespan may vary based on actual usage and other factors. Program, pricing, specifications, and availability are subject to change without notice.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that reflect the Company’s expectations with regard to future events. Actual events could differ significantly from those anticipated in this document. Trademark footnote: ViewSonic and the ViewSonic trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of ViewSonic Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other corporate names and trademarks stated herein are the property of their respective companies.

Esports Education Learning Center and ViewSonic Bring the Magic of Esports to a Broader Audience

CASE STUDY

Esports Education Learning Center and ViewSonic Bring the Magic of Esports to a Broader Audience

CUSTOMER PROFILE

Esposure is a global education technology company focused on increasing access and opportunities for future innovators seeking careers in the esports industry. Esposure has built an Educate to Entertain (E2E) ecosystem that connects immersive learning experiences with proprietary gamifi cation technology.

Esposure’s Global Learning Experience Platform, DEEP™, helps educators, parents, and STEM professionals prepare learners for the future by developing skills and creating opportunities to engage and contribute to the growing demand of digital professions of the gaming and esports industry.

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“Being able to view the content together, to interact as a group instead of in silos, really brings everyone together. The ViewBoard display lets everyone visualize the same content at once and creates more dialog around the topic being presented. This helps teachers, administrators and parents learn about the value of esports and draws them into the excitement their students are feeling about the industry.”


— Brittney Seals, Esposure COO

THE CHALLENGE

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  • To bring the magic of esports, awareness of the industry’s career opportunities, and related digital skills training into educational environments by amplifying the company’s learning experience platform in a physical setting.

Esports is a rapidly expanding $1.38 billion-dollar global industry that encompasses over 200 related digital careers including front-line pro gamers and a huge range of behind-the-scenes roles like talent manager, tournament promoter, shout caster and digital marketer, to name just a few. Regrettably, for both aspiring young people and an industry in need of talent, these opportunities are not widely recognized.

Increasing awareness of esports career prospects and training students in the corresponding skills is exactly what esports education company Esposure is all about. Founded by a mother-son team with deep experience in technology and gaming, Esposure highlights core esports career areas and helps students build related skills through a variety of educational resources. CEO Danny Martin entered the collegiate gaming scene when he became the go-to console repair person on his college campus. Martin’s mother and Esposure CTO, Rose Johnson, owned a technology consulting firm for 30 years.

“Through his connections at school, Danny learned who was playing which games, and he started creating tournaments, first in the dorm, then the student center, then business locations in and around San Antonio,” said Johnson. “He became known as ‘Esports Danny’ and his dorm room served as the breeding ground for talent, and esports organizations started asking for his recruiting expertise.”

In the early days Martin mentored talent, facilitated tournaments, and grew his esports network. Johnson began exploring ways to use technology to build a much-needed ecosystem to support the gaps of the industry. Then came Covid.

“Schools started contacting us, saying football is out, basketball is out, volleyball is out – what can we do with esports?” said Johnson. “The global pandemic exposed the learning gaps with traditional classroom environments that became evident with the abrupt transition to online learning. The opportunity to bridge the technological gap presented itself and we were able to deliver a solution to create more engagement in education.”

The first component of the solution was to build a digital learning experience platform that could be used from any location. The result was a program designed to grow awareness and build competencies by combining education with entertainment in a way that engages and empowers learners. The second component turns knowledge into experiential learning, with a communal online space that allows learners to create, share their work, and connect with likeminded peers in a secure environment. The final piece was to create a physical space for hands-on and immersive learning plus workforce development.

“Ultimately we wanted to focus on providing fun and engaging experiences for students,” said Martin. “We understand the value of classroom education, and learning through our digital platform, but more importantly, we understand the value of hands-on experience in the industry.”

THE SOLUTION

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  • Five ViewSonic® ViewBoard® IFP5550 interactive displays mounted on mobile carts

Today the company provides services from an 8,000 square foot facility conveniently located just off a main highway in the Dallas suburb of Duncanville, TX. This custom-built space has allowed the founder’s dreams to flourish.

“Our Esports Studio and Education Center brings it all together: the curriculumbased learning, the digital collaborative workspace, and the hands-on experience,” said Martin. “We have 20+ pro-gaming stations – plus a shout caster booth, production booth, video editing equipment, and a podcast room, along with classroom spaces – everything needed to learn, produce, manage and participate in esports.”

What they realized was missing was a way to maximize the learning experience platform in a physical environment. The solution became clear when they connected with ViewSonic team members at an Esposure Discovered LIVE experience.

“We learned about the ViewSonic ViewBoard interactive displays, tested them, and ultimately integrated five IFP5550 ViewBoard displays on mobile carts throughout our facilities,” said Martin. “They’re exactly what we needed – the magic sauce that connects the digital platform with in-person engagement and collaboration.”

THE RESULTS

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  • The ViewSonic ViewBoard interactive displays elevate solo learning to collaborative experiences that bring the learning to larger groups, facilitate peer interaction, and inform educators, administrators and family members about the opportunities inherent to the esports industry.

Even in a facility decked-out with high-end digital and production equipment, the ViewSonic ViewBoard displays quickly stood out as a game-changer.

“Esports is all about the entertainment and the experience,” said Brittney Seals, Esposure COO. “We designed our competitive space to deliver a truly immersive experience that conveys this excitement. The ViewBoard displays allow us to bring that feeling to every learning area by enabling a larger number of people to see the content and to work hands-on with the collaborative features.”

For example, Seals also stated that “when a student is working with a large ViewBoard display in the arena or any other learning zone, peers are more engaged and excited to get involved, interact, and learn along with a team.”

The same goes for students reviewing their digital portfolios. When their work is displayed on the big screen, conversations begin, feedback flows, and peer-to-peer learning is in full force.

“The peer learning model works,” said Johnson. “Using the ViewBoard displays with our curriculum allows students to be much more interactive, to learn from each other, and to collaborate. And it’s much more immersive.”

Along with amping up the interaction at their facilities, the Esposure team now takes a ViewSonic ViewBoard display with them for their off-site experience across the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area, in what they call “activations.”

“Schools ask us to bring our mobile interactive experience to their location, and we work closely with the Dallas Independent School District, which is huge,” said Martin. “They have partnered with us to visit more than 200 DISD schools by the end of 2023.”

It was at his first activation using a ViewSonic ViewBoard display that Martin had a powerful “ah-ha moment” about the value of the interactive displays. “We were at Austin ISD and the students were engaged in our ‘Test Your Knowledge’ esports quiz, which invites learners to showcase their knowledge of the industry. It was at that moment I realized the value and impact we can make with a ViewSonic ViewBoard. It was actually enlightening for me,” said Martin.

“We have activated many Discovered LIVE experiences before but none that brought the experience to life until we integrated the ViewBoard.”

In the past, a student would tackle the quiz on their individual laptop, a purely solo endeavor.

“The ViewBoard display allowed the experience to become interactive and collaborative,” Martin said. “There was a group surrounding the student, helping with the quiz, learning together. The use of the ViewBoard display was critical to elevating the experience, which elevates the learning. It was a profound moment for me.”

What’s more, Martin was able to witness the impact and excitement among educators observing the engagement and interaction fostered by the use of the ViewBoard display.

Seal agrees: “Being able to view the content together, to interact as a group instead of in silos, really brings everyone together,” she said. “The ViewBoard display lets everyone visualize the same content at once and creates more dialog around the topic being presented. This helps teachers, administrators and parents learn about the value of esports and draws them into the excitement their students are feeling about the industry.”

Along with the collaborative big-screen benefits brought by the ViewBoard displays, the Esposure team was thrilled with how easy they were to set up and use.

“The ViewSonic team was going to send someone out to help with set up, but we didn’t need it; everything was very intuitive,” said Seals, adding that using the displays has likewise been easy and intuitive.

Furthermore, the Esposure team noted, they appreciate the aesthetic appeal of the ViewSonic ViewBoard displays – from the crisp, clear graphics to the ViewSonic brand cachet and the sleek product design that compliments their modern facilities.

“We love the way our platform looks on the ViewSonic ViewBoards; it looks digitally superior, and the colors are crisp, clean and engaging,” said Johnson. “The ViewBoard displays amplify our highly digitized user interface. Students get excited about using the LXP because the crisp and clear display on the ViewBoard doesn’t make it look like a traditional learning management system – it looks more like a fun game.”

And that, the team agrees, is exactly what they needed to bring the magic of esports – and its vast career potential – to their learners, their community, and beyond.

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ViewSonic Partners with Esports Event Group to Promote Career Pathways

CASE STUDY

ViewSonic Partners with Esports Event Group to Promote Career Pathways

CUSTOMER PROFILE

College Esports International (CESI) is a strategic production group focused on elevating the esports industry and collegiate competition by creating national and international events that emphasize education, networking and safety.

CESI events support and encourage the development of college students by helping them expand their abilities and providing insight into a variety of trending global markets.

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“We’re not just offering access to a game or tournament; we’re providing a way for students to learn about and develop their passions; to meet leaders in the industry that may one day become mentors or employers”


— Gordon Hinkle, CESI President

THE CHALLENGE

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  • To create and advocate for student participation, education and engagement with esports.

The main challenge for scholastic esports is educating students, families and schools about the myriad of ways that esports can serve as a foundation for their future.

Although esports is a 198 billion dollar industry, many administrators and students remain unaware of the abundance of opportunities available in the field.

Digital marketing, logistics, game development, event planning and broadcasting are all components of competitive esports and potential career pathways for today’s students.

Students who participate in esports often experience improved academic performance and self-esteem, along with decreased negative behaviors like truancy and illegal drug use. School-based esports also fosters the development of social-emotional skills in a cohort that is often less inclined to participate in social activities.

At both the high school and college level, participation in organized esports provides a place for students interested something other than playing. This includes activities like shoutcasting, technical setup, game development and marketing.

“Esports creates an exciting convergence of the tech world and competitive gaming,” said CESI President Gordon Hinkle, “It’s a lot more than just a video game.”

THE SOLUTION

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  • CESI hosted five different events in its first year, drawing in collegiate players and students from around the world. Students were able to connect, learn and compete on professional equipment like ViewSonic ELITE™ gaming monitors.

Founded by former entertainment professionals, CESI was created to provide a platform for college students in esports – one which centers a career-oriented education as much as it does entertainment and competition.

“It’s still pretty much the wild west out there when it comes to collegiate esports competition,” said Hinkle. “We are laser-focused on providing events that offer a safe space, education on career opportunities and introductions to industry leaders like ViewSonic, who has been an outstanding partner for us since day one.”

Thanks to the energy, experience and resources Hinkle and his partner Margaret Wong brought to CESI, the organization was able to hold five large-scale events in its first year.

Participants were able to use equipment like ViewSonic ELITE™ gaming monitors - the same gaming monitors used by professional esports teams across the country - for tournaments, training and events.

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“Our events aren’t just about showing up, playing the game and leaving,” said Hinkle. “They’re about showing students, families and higher education personnel that there is a bigger ecosystem connected to esports. An ecosystem with many pathways to career success.”

That, said Hinkle, is what excites him the most about what CESI has to offer.

“We’re not just offering access to a game or tournament; we’re providing a way for students to learn about and develop their passions; to meet leaders in the industry that may one day become mentors or employers.”

THE RESULTS

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  • Students who participated in events were able to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes.

  • Parents who were previously skeptical of esports became advocates after seeing their students’ interest in esports as a pastime and career opportunity.

  • Students also learned about different career pathways in esports.

  • CESI is now helping different schools and universities across the country with implementing esports programs.

Five large events within a year speaks to the success of CESI as an event production company. The structure of these events reveals the organization’s success at connecting students to a broader network of related career paths.

“We offer so much more than just competitive participation,” said Hinkle. “At every event we facilitate in-person social interactions and educational activities with industry leaders. We get students there with the excitement of competition and while they’re there, we introduce them to ideas to get them thinking beyond the short term.”

The Second Annual CESI Championship tournament held in Sacramento exemplified this unique approach. 22 teams from universities in California, Oregon, Utah, Arizona, Colorado and New York battled for $50,000 in prizes, bringing over 2,000 spectators to the Golden 1 Center. Another 5,000 logged in to watch the livestream.

CESI welcomed registered participants with a message highlighting their mission:

“Congratulations on your team’s successful registration!... The 2022 CESI Tournament will not only create an exciting environment for your team to interact in a healthy esports tournament… more importantly, [it] also provides a creative platform for interactions with other great teams and numerous business and community leaders – to share, learn and inspire!”

As with all CESI events, the activities kicked off with an in-person bonding and networking event – in this case, tickets to a Sacramento Rivercats baseball game.

Competition began the following day after students had participated in two educational activities. First up was a one-on-one conversation with Hinkle and Sharon Gill, founder of Purpose Centered Leadership and an esports strategist. They discussed leveraging esports as a means of developing student leadership, team building and career development.

Next was a panel of four industry insiders who discussed the growth of the esports industry and different career opportunities. The panelists broke down misconceptions about esports and ways in which participants can overcome stereotypes associated with gaming.

“Our panel of participants ranged from Ruben Caputo of ViewSonic Gaming, who founded the very successful CSUDH esports league, to a former Intel and General Motors executive with extensive expertise in AI and complex data solutions, to an award-winning event producer and director that works at the intersection of performance and technology,” said Hinkle. “We encouraged them to share insights from their personal experiences and roles, which we hope was meaningful and inspiring to the student participants.”

Also unique to CESI events are the students they enlisted to help develop, set up and run the tournaments.

“We have students manage the livestreaming of events and tournaments,” said Hinkle. “We let them produce content themselves, allowing them to use and showcase their skills.”

In addition to hosting events and competitions, CESI works with colleges and universities to help implement their esports programs. Recent examples include the University of Colorado, Butler University and the University of Las Vegas, which is looking to expand its globally-acclaimed hospitality school to include esports.

“Each university has different needs. Some have big programs and are trying to nail down specific objectives. Others need help getting started or growing an existing esports club. Often, they want help getting buy-in from their administration,” said Hinkle.

“We offer our expertise and operate as an advocate for esports, helping schools demonstrate the ways in which esports can impact students in a positive way. We’ve seen amazing responses when faculty and administrators understand the wide range of opportunities it presents for students.”

Just as esports represents a unique convergence of technology, gaming and entertainment, CESI connects esports, education and business. This positions them as a key resource for schools and students looking to make a mark in this rapidly growing industry.

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“We’re building personal relationships with students, schools, university clubs and so much more,” said Hinkle “We become a trusted source for them. I have students calling me, asking for letters of recommendation, asking what CESI can do to help. We are thrilled to get those calls.”

Producing successful events is undeniably rewarding, said Hinkle. But being a catalyst for positive student growth is the most satisfying part of what CESI does.

“Anyone can put on a tournament,” says Hinkle. “Bringing that educational component, introducing students to esports leaders and business leaders, opening their eyes to the entire ecosystem of gaming – that’s what excites me the most.”

Helping parents get on the bandwagon is a close second. Many start out decidedly anti-esports, like the parent Hinkle met at a reception following the first day of competition at the 2021 CESI Finals.

“This parent pulled me aside and told me that he was planning to encourage his child to stop playing games and focus on his studies,” said Hinkle. “But then he said that he had come to realize how much the esports community provides to his son, who now wants to study technology and pursue a related career. He told me that since joining the esports club that his son was more enthusiastic than ever about school and he wanted to thank me!”

Next up, Hinkle and Wong plan to expand on their West Coast success and have been asked to consult with colleges and universities in New Jersey, Atlanta and more. They are likewise connecting with K-12 schools and adult-learning organizations that recognize the potential inherent to the esports industry.

“Many schools want to learn more about the educational side of esports - about the benefits and career pathways,” said Hinkle. “Eighty percent of college students consider themselves gamers and only about a half percent ever go pro. There’s huge potential there for helping students of all ages cultivate their interests in a future-focused way.”

 

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ViewSonic ViewBoard Displays Boost Digital Education “Revolution” in Struggling School District

CUSTOMER PROFILE

The Hoquiam School District, founded in 1891, serves over 1,600 students in the city of Hoquiam, located in western Washington state. To achieve the district’s mission of Linking Learning to Life, Hoquiam consistently strives to be a world leader in employing the latest in educational technology, curricular design, and equity and inclusion principles. The district operates three elementary schools: Emerson, Lincoln, and Central; the Hoquiam Middle School; Hoquiam High School; and an alternative learning environment, Homelink.

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“Student engagement is the essential element in successful teaching. I think the most important thing teachers do is earn students’ attention. The ViewBoard displays are like a cheat code – they draw students in and kids want to get up and touch them.”


— Chris Nitti: Digital Age Coordinator, Hoquiam School District

THE CHALLENGE

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  • Upgrade the school district with 21st century digital tools

  • Equip teachers with the tools and training to boost student engagement

When the Covid-19 pandemic hit in 2020, the Hoquiam School District, like so many across the country, was ill-equipped to meet the needs of remote learning. To address this challenge, Superintendent Dr. Mike Villarreal charged English and technology teacher Chris Nitti with providing immediate-response support to educators that were learning to teach remotely on the fly. The following year, Dr. Villarreal promoted Nitti to Digital Age Coordinator, tasking him with determining and deploying technology to upgrade the district’s digital teaching capabilities.

“At the start of the 2021-22 school year I inherited a tech department run for 30 years by the person who started it in 1993, who ran the first five cables,” said Nitti. “Most technology was well beyond end-of-life. We didn’t have the infrastructure needed to support technology-based learning.”

The seismic changes brought by the pandemic called for a corresponding seachange in the district’s approach to education technology. Additionally, Nitti envisioned equipping the community’s young people with critical career skills.

“There’s a tech industry hungry for trained people,” said Nitti. “Along with using tech for teaching, we can give students technology skills that they can use to work remotely right from Hoquiam.”

Before this Hoquiam technology revolution could begin, Nitti and his team would have to equip teachers with the tools and training they needed to deliver on this visionary goal.

THE SOLUTION

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  • Leverage FCC EFC grants and state DEI grants

  • Deploy the first 1:1 fleet of Chromebooks

  • ViewSonic ViewBoard displays deployed in every teaching and learning space across the district

Difficult as it was, the Covid-19 pandemic was also the spark that helped ignite the flame of the Hoquiam edtech revolution. Students needed individual devices to be successful at remote learning. Educators needed support and training in how to use these new tools.

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“At the direction of Dr. Villarreal, we set out to bring the district up to 21st century digital learning standards,” said Nitti. “The first step was to tap into FCC EFC grants to procure student Chromebooks. After that, the goal was to equip classrooms with interactive displays.”

With two grants across two years, Nitti and his team created the first true 1:1 fleet. Every student now had a Chromebook less than 1 year old. Next, Nitti teamed up with KC Merchant, supervisor of the Washington State Digital Equity and Inclusion grant, and John Buyse at reseller partner Vivacity. With the support of Merchant, the district earned a substantial DEI grant. Buyse arranged demonstrations of interactive flat panel (IFP) displays from six major manufacturers.

Right away, it was clear that the ViewSonic® ViewBoard® IFPs were a perfect fit for the district, said both Nitti and Tech Assistant Jen Thorp. The integrated myViewBoard software tools were intuitive and expansive. The touch response and image quality were outstanding. And the IT team was thrilled with the centralized management that would allow them to handle all maintenance without having to physically go to seven buildings.

“We’re a MAC district and it was notable for us that the ViewBoard displays connect with a single USB cable,” said Nitti. “We just connect them and they work. It couldn’t be more simple or efficient.”

What’s more, Nitti emphasized, was that ViewSonic was the only company that sent a team along with their demo display.

“Our sales rep, a trainer, and the ViewSonic national sales manager all came to Hoquiam. That meant a lot to us,” said Nitti.

Thrilled to move forward with this level of support, the IT team purchased 105 ViewBoard IFPs – one for every classroom, library and learning lab. That order was quickly followed by one for another 16 ViewBoard displays, for specialists and coaches.

“Everyone wanted a ViewBoard,” said Nitti. “I took a demo board to the schools, showed them what it could do, and the ViewBoard sold itself.”

THE RESULTS

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  • With virtually 100% buy-in, educators were quickly trained in using the ViewBoard displays

  • Educators are creatively adapting curriculum to leverage the displays

  • Student engagement has notably increased

The start of the 2022-23 school year was unlike any other in the history of Hoquiam. Not only did every student walk in with a personal Chromebook, virtually every teacher, coach and other educator was ready to begin engaging and educating using their ViewSonic ViewBoard IFP. This was better than Nitti had anticipated.

“Initially we planned three rollouts spanning the summer and the upcoming school year. The pandemic years were tough on our teachers and I only expected twenty percent or so to take time away from their summer plans to do extra training,” said Nitti.

To his happy surprise, 97 of the district’s 105 teachers signed up for the training needed to receive a ViewBoard at the start of the school year.

“Those that didn’t sign up had conflicts, otherwise they would have been there,” Nitti said. “If that’s not buy-in, I don’t know what is!”

Hoquiam teachers embraced the potential provided by the ViewBoard displays as they planned their curriculum for the new school year.

“We coached them to see the ViewBoard as a full ecosystem, not just a board you can write on,” said Nitti. “It’s essentially an entire classroom support system: anything teachers do on their Chromebook, iPad or phone they can throw to the screen, then several students can annotate on it. The applications are endless.”

A middle school teacher who received two ViewBoard displays to support her stations-based approach to math education exemplifies this versatility.

“This outstanding math teacher does incredible work with stations. She’s like a juggler, it’s incredible to watch,” said Nitti. “We set her up with two displays and two management accounts so that she can be logged into both at once and guide students to bounce between complementary activities on the ViewBoard displays.”

District English teachers tell Nitti that the ViewBoard displays will be a game changer, adding mobility, proximity and interactivity to lessons.

“In the past, our teachers were stuck behind their desks. Now they can display the assignment on the ViewBoard, move around the classroom to work with students individually, and direct them to interact with the board,” said Nitti.

Beyond core subjects, educators throughout the district are finding unique ways to use the ViewSonic ViewBoard displays to increase engagement.

For example, said Nitti, not only can the high school athletic coaches review recorded game tape with students on the large ViewBoard screen, they can stop the recording, annotate on top of the video, then keep this record for reference.

“The technology is enabling things that weren’t possible before,” said Nitti, “The coaches say, it’s just like ESPN! They’re certain this will amp up engagement in sports.”

An elementary PE teacher that works with mobility-impaired students asked Nitti to create an app for the ViewBoard that turns it into an interactive target board. Students learning to throw would receive a visual reward when they successfully hit the target. While Nitti acknowledges that this is a bit of an “out there use case,” he has no doubts about making it a reality. He knows that the ViewBoard displays can take it.

“When evaluating displays, I always do what I call a ‘knock test,’” he said. “The ViewSonic ViewBoard IFPs have the toughest surface I’ve come across. I can pound on it and it does no damage.”

Engagement is the common denominator of the countless ways in which Hoquiam educators are using (and plan to use) the ViewBoard displays.

“Student engagement is the essential element in successful teaching,” said Nitti. “I think the most important thing teachers do is earn students’ attention. The ViewBoard displays are like a cheat code – they draw students in and kids want to get up and touch them.”

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ViewSonic Direct View LED Display Brings Efficiency, Reliability and Visibility to Career Tech Presentations

CASE STUDY

ViewSonic Direct View LED Display Brings Efficiency, Reliability and Visibility to Career Tech Presentations

CUSTOMER PROFILE

Headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, Montgomery Public Schools is a large district serving over 30,000 students in 27 preschools, 32 elementary schools, 12 middle schools, and 10 high schools, according to US News & World Report. The Career Tech Department provides career and technical instruction to prepare students for life after high school, whether that may include postsecondary education, employment, or a combination of both.

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“[The ViewSonic Direct View LED is] a showstopper. There’s no better word for it than that. When I meet visitors at the front office, which is maybe 105 feet from the display wall, I always get astonished comments. It’s vivid and clear even from there. Even the students stop and talk about how amazing it is.”


— Auburn Brown, Career Tech Bookkeeper

THE CHALLENGE

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  • Install a reliable and efficient video wall that could handle high-volume use and be visible throughout a large presentation space

The Montgomery Preparatory Academy for Career Technologies (MPACT), the career tech building for the district, is a hub of activity, where students, staff, trainers, and recruiters frequently gather to attend and deliver presentations.

“We host countless seminars, training, PD, and recruitment presentations every month,” said Career Tech Director Todd Davis. “The process for facilitating these activities was very cumbersome. We had to go to another building across town to get a projector, screen and sound board, set them up, then quickly return it all so that it was available for other users.”

Not only was this incredibly inefficient, but with larger meetings and presentations not everyone could see the screen from the back of the room, added Davis.

Inspiration hit as it often does, when one least expects it.

“I was out to dinner during my daughter’s national volleyball tournament and saw what I thought would be the ideal solution,” said Davis. “It was a bunch of TVs put together into a screen so big you could just about see it from another state.”

Davis immediately sent a photo of the image to the CTE team’s Bookkeeper Auburn Brown whose responsibilities include sourcing and purchasing technology to support the district’s dozens of CTE instructors.

“I take care of around 80 teachers and two education specialists,” said Brown. “So when my boss texted me a photo of a huge video screen and said ‘I want this for our commons area,’ I started doing the research right away.”

THE SOLUTION

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  • ViewSonic LD135-151 - 135” Direct View LED Display, 1920 x 1080 Resolution, 600-nit Brightness, 24/7

The large display that sparked Brown’s interest was a traditional video wall created by lining up several TV-like monitors into a grid. Not realizing there would be an alternative, Brown initially assumed that this was the format they would use.

“As I researched manufacturers, I made sure to look at ViewSonic because we use their 65-inch ViewBoard interactive displays here at Career Tech and the district has purchased many of them as well,” said Brown. “I had no idea that there was an option like their Direct View LED displays, which are huge and give a much cleaner look than the other video walls.”

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Brown narrowed the options to a few brands and sought advice and pricing from their rep at reseller partner InCare. When she saw the price of the ViewSonic® Direct View LED display she was thrilled.

“I expected it to be more expensive than the video walls that didn’t look as good,” she said. “Going with the ViewSonic Direct View LED just made sense based on my research. It was bigger, had no lines breaking it up, and it was an easier to manage all-in-one solution.”

She took her recommendation that they purchase a 135” ViewSonic Direct View LED display to Davis.

“Auburn said to me, ‘I think we can do a whole lot better than a bunch of TVs lined up together,’” said Davis. “When I saw the ViewSonic display, I absolutely agreed.”

THE RESULTS

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  • Added efficiency saves staff time and resources

  • Audience members have clear visibility from anywhere in the room

  • Presentations are clear and crisp, with no bezels to distract attention or break up content

Installed in the center’s commons area, which can seat up to 100 people, the ViewSonic Direct View LED has been a big hit. After over a year of use, Brown and Davis can confidently say that the eye-catching display has exceeded their initial hopes for the presentation space – from its visual appeal to its functional benefits.

“It’s a showstopper,” said Brown. “There’s no better word for it than that. When I meet visitors at the front office, which is maybe 105 feet from the display wall, I always get astonished comments. It’s vivid and clear even from there. Even the students stop and talk about how amazing it is.”

When it comes down to utility, the ViewSonic Direct View Display has more than served its initial purpose.

“It has saved Todd a lot of time, not having to go to the downtown central office to sign equipment in and out every time we have a presentation,” said Brown. “I love it because no one has to hassle with it, it just works and looks amazing.”

Now, presentations of all kinds are reliably crisp, clear, and large enough for everyone in the room to get a good view, no matter where they’re seated.

“We use it year, round, even in the summer,” said Brown. “Presenters include trainers from the State Department of Education, military recruiters, our CTE instructors, and more. And if there are no meetings scheduled and no announcements that we need to run, we’ll put up music, football games or other content that the students and staff enjoy when passing by.”

Everyone is so happy with the display, in fact, that as of this writing, Brown was working on a purchase order to obtain one for their sister center, a magnet high school that focuses on career tech education.

“The advertising design teacher there fell in love with it and convinced us to get one for his school,” said Brown. “They’re going to install it in their ‘Crossroads,’ an intersection of two long hallways that pretty much every student walks through during the day, and run Career Tech announcements and other information.”

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High School Boosts Pride and Communication with Seamless 216-Inch ViewSonic Direct View LED Display

CASE STUDY

High School Boosts Pride and Communication with Seamless 216-Inch ViewSonic Direct View LED Display

CUSTOMER PROFILE

Located in Will County, Illinois, the Joliet Township High School District 204 (JTHS) encompasses Joliet Central High School and Joliet West High School. Founded in 1899 it is one of the area’s oldest school districts. Four regional middle school districts attend JTHS: Joliet Public Schools District 86, Rockdale School District 84, Troy School District 30-C, and Elwood School District 203.

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“It sounds corny but when they first saw it pretty much everyone was in awe of how it looked. It is such a superior product than what was installed at Central. Everyone from the principal to the support staff was excited to see a display that big with no seams.”


— Matt Kellett, Director of Information Technology Services

THE CHALLENGE

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  • Install a cost-effective big-screen video wall in high school multipurpose cafeteria

The cross-town rivalry is classic, perpetually played out at high school sporting events and club competitions. At the Joliet Township High School District (JTHS), the rivalry between Joliet Central High School (Central) and Joliet West High School (West) goes beyond athletics and debate.

It began in 2016, with the completion of Central’s expansive new Student Center, which included a large video wall made of a 4x4 grid of 55-inch displays. Used for daily announcements about clubs, sports, tutoring opportunities and more, the space was also used after hours for meetings and presentations, according to JTHS Information Technology Services Director Matt Kellett.

“It’s been very useful for community meetings and professional development, as well as for student-focused content,” added Wendy Davis, JTHS Network and Media Manager. “Folks at West were quickly saying, ‘We want a cool video wall.’”

The true level of competitive intensity over the video wall is anyone’s guess, but it’s not hard to imagine students and educators at Central boasting about it to their counterparts at West. While it took a few years to amass the funds, as soon as they were able, district administrators – committed to equity between the schools – authorized implementation of a video wall at West. Kellett and Davis began researching display technology.

THE SOLUTION

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  • ViewSonic 216” LD216-251 1080p Direct View LED Display

  • ViewSonic® VS18189 ViewBoard Cast™ Button

ViewSonic was top of mind when the IT team began looking into display wall solutions. Three years prior they had outfitted libraries at both high schools with ViewSonic® ViewBoard® interactive displays, chosen from a review of several manufacturers.

“At that time the ViewSonic interactive displays were the most affordable and had the most desirable features. We ended up also putting them in spaces around the school because everyone wanted them,” said Davis. “Little did we know when we started looking for a video wall that it would be the same story this time around.”

Once again, the team looked at several options, and once again the ViewSonic product won out – and by no small margin, Kellett and Davis agreed.

“When we saw the ViewSonic presentation it was almost like we didn’t need to look at anyone else,” said Davis. “They had the best price by quite a bit and the other three we looked at were the old-style walls that put together several standard displays. The ViewSonic solution was completely seamless.”

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It was like the proverbial apples to oranges. On the one hand, traditional video walls made up of large monitors with visible frames that required separate components and on-going maintenance and calibration. On the other, a system of thin and light, perfectly pre-calibrated 12x12-inch panels that install quickly and deliver a huge and completely seamless image in an all-in-one, easy to maintain solution.

The team chose the largest among several available sizes: the ViewSonic 216” LD216-251 1080p Direct View LED Display.

“Sure, ViewSonic had the lowest bid, but the Direct View Display was also the best choice for so many reasons,” said Davis. “It is truly an all-in-one turnkey solution that also was the best-looking of all the options.”

To streamline connectivity and enhance security, the team also purchased ViewSonic ViewBoard Cast Buttons (Model VS18189), which they affectionately call the “pucks.”

THE RESULTS

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  • The Direct View LED cost less and provided superior technology compared to the traditional video walls evaluated

  • Maintenance is easier and less costly than with a traditional video wall

  • The massive display is in use daily communicating essential content, and is a source of pride for the school

  • After school hours the display is used for school activities and community presentations

As expected, installation went smoothly and was completed in less than a full workday.

“We were thrilled with how truly all-inclusive this display is. For setup all we had to do was hook up a network drop and connect remotely. It was seamless,” said Kellett. “And the installation process was interesting to see. First they leveled and attached the brackets, then after that adding the LED panels went very quickly.”

The following week the massive screen was unveiled to West High School staff at an institute day.

“It sounds corny but when they first saw it pretty much everyone was in awe of how it looked,” said Davis. “It is such a superior product than what was installed at Central. Everyone from the principal to the support staff was excited to see a display that big with no seams.”

According to Davis, the display is in use from the start of the school day to well past the last bell on most days.

“During the day it’s used as digital signage, like the one at Central, displaying announcements like sports schedules and extracurricular opportunities, and giving shout outs to students,” she said. “After school teachers use it during club meetings, then after that we often hold community meetings in the space.”

Beyond looking downright amazing, the ViewSonic Direct View LED display has provided enhanced security and features that save time and extend staff resources.

“One terrific feature is the ability to connect in someone who’s remote by giving them a URL link and access code,” said Kellett. “Another great feature that increases our security and saves time is the ViewSonic ViewBoard Cast Button, which plugs into the display and enables visitors to connect to the display without having to access our network.”

Kellett added that the IT team is looking forward to the reduced (and easier) maintenance of the ViewSonic Direct View LED compared to their “old school” video wall.

“With our older video wall if a screen goes bad it’s a major issue. We have to call someone in to take it out and replace it,” he said. “This involves a lot of time leveling the screen and even once it’s positioned perfectly it will never look completely right because it’s newer than the other screens and the calibration will be off.”

By contrast, the ViewSonic Direct LED system came with spare panels right off the bat, said Kellett, and each one is perfectly calibrated in the factory and never needs adjusting.

“Swapping out the LED panels is fast and easy. You need a lift, but beyond that anyone can do it, and this is going to save us time and headaches,” said Kellett.

“For example, say we have an after-hours presentation scheduled. A tech will assess the display and make sure everything is working perfectly. If they need to swap out a panel they can do it in five minutes. With the stacked display wall, you’d be out of luck – you’d have to call in a third party and cancel the presentation.”

Kellett noted that the ViewSonic Cast Button is also a signifi cant timesaver that reduces staff tech support.

“For me the pucks are a huge benefit. With our old video wall, when we have a visitor come in there are often problems with them accessing the screen,” he said. “The puck makes everything seamless and provides peace of mind.”

The list of time-savers goes on, not the least of which is the seamlessness of the LED Display as an all-in-one solution, said Kellett and Davis.

“We didn’t add a single third-party product to this solution: not a media player or anything else was needed,” said Kellett. “This cuts down the components that could require maintenance, adds to the overall system reliability, and keeps this beautiful, thin display clean and aesthetically uncluttered.”

The video wall at Central, by contrast, requires a separate computer and separate software to run it as a digital display.

“At Central there are more components to the system,” said Kellett. “And when there are more components there are more potential points of failure.”

Once more we can imagine that the competitive pride at West continuing to grow, as according to Davis, many area schools have reached out to arrange for viewings.

“The tech director from a neighboring school district was at West for a sporting event, saw our huge display, and is considering it for his school,” said Davis, “We get so many people from the community and surrounding region admiring it.”

A major win in our imagined battle of the video walls came with the annual State of the District event, at which the superintendent hosts community members and area business.

“The event was scheduled to be at Central, and when the organizers saw the ViewSonic Direct View LED wall at West, they mentioned that it was unfortunate that we did not have the same display at both campus, noting that the bar graphs and other content would show up better on the seamless display,” said Kellett.

And so the rivalry goes on. Kellett and Davis, of course, support both schools and are neutral observers, but one thing is clear: When it comes to big screen tech, West is currently in the lead.

“It’s truly outstanding in all the ways we’ve talked about,” said Kellett. “Plus, the colors are so vibrant, they just pop. In this, too, we have found the ViewSonic Direct View LED display to be superior to a traditional video wall.”

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