Aver has announced the launch of two products - TabCam and TabSync - designed to allow teaching staff to maximise the potential of tablet devices in a classroom by supplementing lessons with interactive, dynamic and engaging content via the tablet's display.
TabCam is said to be the first solution designed to combine a lightweight and portable wireless camera with a free app, allowing teaching staff to stream live video from textbooks, presentations, experiments and more directly to a tablet used in a classroom, elsewhere in a school, or anywhere in the world.
Being a wireless device, the TabCam, used with a tablet, gives teaching staff full mobility in the classroom. This allows for real time interaction with students and collaborative groups, adding to understanding, learning and ultimately, attainment. Lessons can be recorded for later use, uploaded to the school's VLE, or shared via social media sites such as YouTube and Facebook.
It also includes an editable digital whiteboard from which users can flip back-and-forth to live video while recording the entire screen, and also allows instant sharing of the video via YouTube, Dropbox, Facebook and more.
The TabSync cart is described as a sturdy charging and syncing cart for the iPad and other tablets. LED status indicators mean users can gauge charging status at a glance and dividers are specifically designed to fit almost any tablet case. Syncing is effortless with either 16 or 32 devices able to be charged and synced simultaneously, and three additional mains outlets allow the unit to act as a hub for other devices such as projectors and laptops.
"With the use of tablet devices set to skyrocket over the next few years, it made sense to develop a system that allows teachers to utilise this technology in an interactive and exciting way," said Nigel Roberts, marketing manager of AVer.
"The TabCam bridges a gap by making it easy to stream and present lessons, keep pupils enthused and informed and offer teachers far more flexibility over how content is presented."