Ever get frustrated with an interactive whiteboard’s performance? The technology provides a helpful presentation tool—allowing you to interact with a projected image and save changes for later reference and use. But the brightness of interactive projection can cause eye strain with prolonged use. And, glare and hotspotting become issues with short throw projectors. Why do these problems exist with technology that can be so helpful? One word: gloss.

A standard whiteboard is so shiny you can almost see your reflection. The high gloss is what makes for a sometimes less-than-ideal projection experience, and can even interfere with the interactive functions of the projector.

Projector adjustments won’t do the trick when you’re trying to fix glare and hotspotting issues. They must be addressed at the point of contact: the whiteboard itself.

Draper’s Scribe looks like a whiteboard, but it’s actually a write-on projection screen. The Scribe has 80 percent less gloss than a typical whiteboard, and the matte surface maintains contrast and clarity better than traditional whiteboards.

As of this writing, the Scribe’s gloss level also beats other whiteboard screens available in the AV market. This lower gloss knocks down issues with glare and hotspotting, which helps with picture quality and maximizes interactivity.

Another Scribe advantage over traditional whiteboards: it is sized in proper video formats. We offer four sizes to fit your projector’s native resolution:

Format  Diagonal

HDTV     73.5” (187 cm)

HDTV     94” (239 cm)

16:10     68” (173 cm)

16:10     87” (221 cm)

When you aren’t projecting on the Scribe, you can use it as a standard whiteboard. As with other whiteboard screens, we recommend using high quality dry erase markers.

To find out more about Draper’s Scribe write-on projection screen, click here.

To watch a video showing how an interactive whiteboard works, click here.

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