HoverCam Will Display eGlass, an All-In-One, Transparent Writing Glass With a Built-In Camera for Distance and Hybrid Learning
SAN DIEGO — Jan. 26, 2021 — HoverCam, an innovative technology leader in the education market, will demonstrate how educators can take their in-person and remote learning environment to new levels at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) 2021, hosted online Jan. 26-29. Attendees will see the innovative and award-winning eGlass, an all-in-one, transparent writing glass — built in partnership with San Diego physics professor and Learning Glass CEO/president Matt Anderson — as well as the Duo Dual Output document camera.
“There is an immense engagement problem in education that is impacting learning, especially online,” said Bayley Pierson, HoverCam’s director of marketing. “This problem stems from teachers not having a simple and effective solution for engaging their students while writing on the board or presenting on-screen. eGlass transforms the learning experience by providing a glass surface that instructors can write on without ever turning their backs to their students. Students are able to see nonverbal communication cues and perceived eye contact that help them retain information. It is a fundamental change in a teaching methodology that we’ve relied upon since the chalkboard was introduced over 200 years ago. We’re excited to join Dr. Anderson in bringing eGlass to every classroom.”
eGlass is an innovative, all-in-one, transparent writing surface with a built-in camera and adjustable lighting that is ideal for remote, hybrid, and traditional classrooms. eGlass all-in-one, fully integrated, transparent writing glass allows students to see their teacher’s face as they write. With teachers looking toward the camera and, by extension, at their students while writing, students are able to see the teacher’s facial expressions and gestures. This nonverbal communication is vital to the learning process, reinforcing communication and understanding. In addition, students perceive eye contact, which increases engagement and helps them to retain information that was reinforced with gesturing. As the instructor writes on the glass, HoverCam’s built-in software automatically flips the image so the writing reads left to right for students. The surface’s embedded LEDs intensify the pen ink with an eye-catching glow that is highly visible on-screen and in person.
Available in 35-inch and 50-inch models, eGlass is easy to set up and use. Instructors simply plug it into their PCs, Macs, or Chromebooks with a single USB cable. It comes with intuitive software built around HoverCam’s robust and powerful Flex 11 camera software. The eGlass software features Zoom integration, allowing users to schedule, launch, or join Zoom calls without leaving the software. It’s also compatible with other remote conferencing programs, including Microsoft Teams, Skype, and Google Meet. In addition, the solution features image insertion, allowing users to drag eye-catching visual aids, slideshows, browser content, and other documents directly onto the screen, allowing them to use eGlass to annotate on top of the content.
Bringing together the best of USB and HDMI outputs in one compact and flexible document camera, HoverCam’s Duo is the next evolution in the company’s trusted lineup. Incredibly easy to use, Duo features intuitive button controls for local recording and snapshots as well as focus, zoom, and image controls that save teachers time in the classroom. They don’t have to troubleshoot or search for hidden software tools. To start sharing, instructors simply connect the Duo to their PCs, Macs, or Chromebooks via a single USB cable or to their interactive panels, projectors, or TVs via HDMI. The 12-megapixel camera has a super-fast auto focus to ensure a crisp, lag-free image. The sleek document camera also includes HoverCam’s free Flex 11 software to support digital learning, including picture-in-picture, digital whiteboarding, and lesson recording. Zoom is built into the software, so there’s no need to run and toggle between multiple applications at once. Teachers can initiate and schedule Zoom calls directly from the software interface. It’s also compatible with popular remote conferencing programs, including Google Hangouts, Google Meet, and Microsoft Teams.
More information on HoverCam and its full line of products is available at hovercam.com.
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A technology leader in the education market, HoverCam delivers innovative presentation systems that keep learning environments engaging, interactive, and simple to operate. HoverCam reinvigorated the learning and teaching experience with the social learning interface ClassFusion, its family of CenterStage hyper-touch-capacitive interactive flat panel displays, Pilot wireless digital teaching stations, the 13-megapixel Solo 8Plus document camera, and the Nillo 100 — the world’s first Android-powered, high-performance digital document camera. With integration in over 300,000 classrooms, HoverCam is focused on setting the standard for the 21st century classroom with the most effective tools to help teachers and students thrive. More information can be found at hovercam.com.
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