Interactive Products Division – Numonics Corporation
Presentation Tools Newsletter
Volume 3, Issue 1 July 9, 2004
Digital Presentation Appliance—
Now Available in TWO Sizes!
The Digital Presentation Appliance, Upgrade SRP
also known as the DPA, is Numonics
Active 14 Softkey Editor $250
answer to the demand for interactive
whiteboard technology that is afford- VWB upgrade $200
able and easy-to-use. The DPA family
began with the DPA 1000, a 62” diago- The Active Editor for the DPA allows
nal, Windows -based digital interactive the user to redefine the Softkeys to
whiteboard. Received with arms wide- launch various multimedia files, web-
open, it became a hit with our custom- sites, individual files or whole applica- Inside this issue:
ers. As time went on, our customers tions, in addition to accessing various
and resellers came back to us with Presentation Tools. IPM 500—Stand Now
feedback about the DPA. As we lis- 2
tened, they made two things clear: The Virtual WhiteBoard (VWB) upgrade
adds a range of a great features to the
1. They love the “easy to use” Digital DPA’s Virtual WhiteBoard that were IPM Release 8.0 2
Presentation Appliance previously only available in the IPM
version of the VWB software.
2. They would like it in a larger size Announcing the PI-1500 3
Our website and education grant have
Numonics agrees and is pleased to been updated to reflect the new prod- New Look for Web-Based
announce the new DPA 2000 with all 3
uct and our pricing strategy: Training
the features that teachers and present-
ers need bundled in an easy-to-use http://www.interactivewhiteboards.com/
package. DPA requires little training Customer Testimonial 4
because it was designed with the aver-
age Windows-user in mind, not a power http://www.interactivewhiteboards.com/
user or technical guru. In the new 77” grant_program.html
diagonal size, the DPA 2000 completes
the DPA family.
We have priced the DPA family to be
the most competitive large format inter-
active whiteboard on the market:
DPA 1000 $1,399
DPA 2000 $1,599
Since this new addition to the DPA
product line, Numonics has taken a
different approach to software up-
grades for the DPA family. The new
approach is easier and less expensive.
There are two software upgrades avail-
Presentation Tools Newsletter
IPM 500’s Height Adjustable-Stand is Now Standard
The IPM 500 TM, our 47” diagonal board,
Having Technical has become very popular among our re-
Support Issues? seller partners and, to some degree, our
educational customers. We have seen
Call our FREE Tech the interest in and the sales of the IPM
500 TM grow dramatically over the past
Support Hotline for year.
at One of the major issues raised by our
customers was their dislike for the trian-
1-800-523-6716 gular-shaped metal legs. We have re-
sponded by designing new retractable
legs that fit neatly on the board and pro-
vide for three different height positions on
We have decided to include the new
stand as a standard accessory with the
500 TM without any price increase.
IPM Software Release—Whoa, 8.0!
IPM 8.0 software release was just re- accessed with through the Format \ Op- feature greatly enhances the usability of
leased on June 14th. Packed with great tions pull down menu selection. Now the the Editor.
new features that are simple to implement toolbar can be easily accessed from ei-
and, of course, easy to use, 8.0 is certain ther the top or bottom of the board.
Lastly, a new file named IPM.mpg has
to be a crowd-pleaser.
been added. This file provides an over-
Internet shortcuts to web sites that con- view of the features and capabilities of
One major feature that 8.0 touts is its new tain teaching content (Resource Files) are the IPM product. The product overview is
“Playback” feature in the Virtual White- also part of the IPM 8.0 release. The con- presented in a visual and audio format
Board Application. Now after writing out tent folders are grouped as follows: that uses the Windows Media Player.
a brainstorming session or lesson plan, • Environment and Ecology
the presenter or teacher has the option of
• General You can download this new FREE
playing back the entire session or individ-
ual VWB slides in real-time or in specified • Language Arts software upgrade from our website at
time increments. • Maps
/support/drivers.htm . Just be sure to
• Mathematics uninstall any older versions of IPM soft-
In 8.0 VWB now accepts the following
• Science ware before downloading this new ver-
image formats for importing: .bmp, .jpg, sion!
.wmf, .emf, .gif, .dib, .ico, .cur and .rle. • Social Studies
In addition, VWB allows the user to save With easy access to teaching tools like
his or her VWB session in html format for the Resource Files, the IPM is one
easy web posting. Posting homework, teacher’s aid that is sure to become a
projects or class notes is now a breeze! teacher’s pet!
The default location for the VWB toolbar “Drag and Drop” capability has also been
can be set to the top position (normal added to the Softkey Editor. Files, fold-
default) or along the bottom section of the ers, applications and shortcuts can now
VWB application. This option is added to be “dragged and dropped” onto the Soft-
the Session Properties window which is key Editor’s Define button. This new
Volume 3, Issue 1
Announcing an Addition to Our Family: The PI-1500 15” LCD Tablet Monitor
The newest member of our award-winning It also incorporates features that end-users The PI-1500 is priced to be the most
collaborative communications products is will love. competitive LCD tablet monitor on the
a 15” LCD Tablet Monitor. market.
In keeping with our “pen centric” philoso- • No software installation required on
phy and product family, the PI-1500 com- your computer to use the product as Product SRP
bines the latest in LCD technology with a Windows navigation device
the best of electromagnetic technology. As
one of the pioneers and acknowledged • It is a USB device that is compatible
with the latest in computer technol- Our Educational Technology Grant
world leaders in electromagnetic technol- webpage has been updated to reflect
ogy, we believe our product is superior to ogy
the new product:
analog resistive devices.
• Built-in speakers make it perfect for http://www.interactivewhiteboards.com
The Numonics PI-1500 arrives at the right multimedia presentations /grant_program.html
time since schools and corporations are
investigating the use of this technology. Of • The electronic pen is pressure sensi-
course, the PI-1500 is compatible with tive lending itself to various artistic
either our IPM or DPA products in those applications
situations where both products add a di-
mension to the presentation. The Applications software is bundled at no
charge. It provides access to many easy-
What makes the PI-1500 unique is that as to-use presentation tools and a virtual
a pointing device there is no training and whiteboard for note-taking, drawing and
no software to install on your computer. making a point graphically.
New Look for Numonics Free Web-Based IPM Training for Windows
Our web-based training has received phone! You don’t even need to have Minimum Requirements to partici-
a face-lift, so sign up for training and your board hooked up to participate. pate in training:
check it out! If you have an Interac- Review the exciting updates to Virtual
tive Presentation Manager (IPM) or a WhiteBoard, explore the possibilities • Touch-tone phone
Digital Presentation Appliance (DPA), available through user-definable Soft-
you can sign up for FREE web-based keys and experiment with how to • Computer with 28.8 kbps Internet
training. make your next presentation captivat- connectivity (56 kbps or better
ing with tips and pointers gained from recommended)
attending these training sessions.
• Java-enabled browser
To register for our IPM training, visit
• Any Intel Pentium-class chip, 266
our brand new registration and train-
MHz or equivalent (Pentium II at
ing website at
500 MHz or better recom-
and look under “View Scheduled mended)
What is web-based training you may Events” to select from our list of avail-
ask? This form of training is easy able sessions.
and economical. In fact, you can
stay right in your office or classroom If you have a Digital Presentation Ap-
as long as you have an Internet con- pliance (DPA), you can also receive
nection and a phone (preferably a free training! Simply email us at
speaker phone). Our Numonics firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a
trainer will show you how to use the time for training.
board via the Internet and you can
hear the explanations over the
Interactive Products Division – "The Interactive Whiteboard People"
101 Commerce Drive Numonics Corporation is located in Montgomeryville, PA, just
PO Box 1005 outside of Philadelphia. We have been manufacturing com-
Montgomeryville, PA 18936 puter peripheral equipment for over 30 years. In 1994, the
Phone: 215-362-2766 Interactive Products Division of our company was formed and
Phone: 800-523-6716 we entered the presentation graphics and education markets
Fax: 215-361-0167 with an innovative product designed to revolutionize interac-
Email: email@example.com tive computer generated presentations. Numonics has won
industry awards for product innovation, design engineering
and computer productivity.
Numonics products are available through an international net-
work of systems integrators, OEMs, resellers and distributors
throughout the United States, North and South America,
Europe, Africa and the Far East. International sales are sup-
ported by a full range of capabilities from offices in Europe.
and his daily teaching schedule has
Philadelphia Performing Arts
Charter School (PPACS) is a been streamlined.
unique school. In fact, it’s the only
By using the IPM’s Virtual White-
grade school in the Commonwealth Board software, he can write out the
of Pennsylvania to have a classical
notes for the first class of the day,
arts program incorporated into its
and then he can repeat the sessions
curriculum. Currently, the school for each successive class without re-
has 450 students from kindergarten
writing the entire thing. Since VWB
through eighth grade enrolled. software automatically saves every-
thing he writes as he writes it, he
can reopen that session and flip
through the slides much like a pres-
entation while adding notes or delet-
ing notes as he chooses. Pen, and then through out the year
he has them using the IPM with him.
Since Mr. Falcione uses his IPM When working on the Internet, he
everyday, he has become very uses the IPM like a large monitor,
knowledgeable about it. He even and using the Softkeys allows him to
trains other teachers at the school annotate over websites. He also
on how to use their IPMs. uses the IPM as a large screen for
playing science videos.
As for the students, they are usually
Joseph Falcione, 5th Grade Math
intimidated by the whiteboard at first, To submit your comments or your
and Science Teacher at Philadelphia
but after they get used to it, they like own testimonials, please contact
Performing Arts Charter School, has
it. He continues that in this day and Mandy Childs at
been teaching 11 years, but he
age kids are used to using com- firstname.lastname@example.org.
doesn’t use a blackboard and chalk.
puters at school and at home, so the
He has replaced his blackboard with
IPM “really keeps their attention.”
an IPM and his chalk with a Multime-
For the first day or two of class, he
dia Pen. Now he says his
has his students come up to the IPM
“classroom is clean” from chalk dust,
and get used to using the Multimedia