The Definitive Guide to Collaboration in Oktopus Software

In this blog post we will discuss how to setup the collaboration features of TouchIT Oktopus and Google Chrome. We have a video Blog that discusses this, but we thought some written instructions might be helpful. It should be noted that you can use the collaboration features of Oktopus on other devices, well any tablet or computer with a browser. If you ...

What About Chrome? Considerations for Deploying Interactive Flat Panels

Where do we start with Chrome? Chromebooks and Chrome OS have taken the education market by storm over the last 18 months. They are particularly attractive due to their low cost and simple browser-based cloud applications which make managing Chromebooks easier than Windows or MAC for school IT departments. Chromebooks are rapidly becoming the hardware of choice for schools. More ...

More Data, Less Marketing

We recently had an email from a potential customer highlighting that we are very marketing heavy on our website and he actually wanted more factual data. We thought his questions we very relevant and good enough to turn into a blog post so here we are. Sir, thank you for your contribution, you know who you are! Does your software ...

Import Promethean Flipchart into Oktopus

A Few Considerations for choosing your Interactive Flat Panels

10pt, 15pt, 20pt, 32pt - how much multi-touch do I actually need? In my humble opinion, once the market progressed to two-point multi-touch, that was enough for most users and the rest is just “marketing hype.” Having 15pt over 10pt touch does not make it a better Interactive Flat Panel. With two-point touch you can have two students at the ...

Why do I need these Interactive Flat Panels?

The Beginnings of Interactive Whiteboards Smart Technologies[1] invented the Interactive Whiteboard in the late 1990s, but it wasn't until 2008 when they became popular. Boosted by government funding in the UK, sales of Interactive Whiteboards jumped from 3,000 to 60,000 units a year.  Other countries around the World, including the Unites States, quickly followed suit. The Interactive Whiteboard became the ...

Reasons you DON'T need Google's new Jamboard

Google Jamboard Image Credit - Google Tech Giant Google Inc has announced the release of its new interactive flat panel, the Google Jamboard. Google, renowned for being an innovator and certainly a leader in the world of tech this time, in our opinion has come up short. Not available for another six months, but there is an early adopter program for ...

Replace your Smartboards with Interactive LEDs without losing SMART Notebook® lessons.

For the IT department of a School District, updating old Smartboards with new technology and software can be an absolute minefield. There are a lot of decisions to be made. What technology? What size LED? How much is it? What software does it come with? This question always leads to the even bigger question we guarantee will come from all the teachers ...

TouchIT receives BOCES Contract in NY - #16/17 24-MB

TouchIT Technologies awarded supply contract from Western Suffolk BOCES, NY   6th September 2016 – TouchIT Technologies is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded a Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) supply contract for Interactive LEDs. “We’re excited to be able to offer schools in the State of New York supply of our Interactive LEDs through BOCES” commented ...