Another month, another Interactive Whiteboard on the market and the good news is that this is another good one. The Intech Easy Board (IR) is being sold by a newish company called Neux, led by Denis Dolan, a man with several years experience selling audio-visual equipment. Denis has many contacts in China and he has found two interactive products to unleash on our schools. (I’ll review the other one soon). I’ve been aware of this board for some time but only had a brief look at it when I went to the BETT conference. However, Denis kindly lent me his demo board last week to try it out properly in the school.
As I said, this is a good Interactive Whiteboard, ticking all of my boxes. One can interact with it using a finger or any other type of pointy thing and you can use dry-wipe markers on it. Service and guarantee are about average for this day and age but the board itself seems very very sturdy. Another nice thing is the price. A long-throw solution with full installation will cost you a measly €1,695. You’ll have to add €800 600 for a short throw solution but I’m sure this price will come down significantly. €2,495 €2,295 is still a very good price for a board of this quality.
The IR in the Intech EasyBoard (IR) means that it works with Infrared technology, similar to the Touch IT, GeneeBoard and Hitachi Starboard. It is very accurate and I have no complaints with it.
I’m fairly certain my reviews are becoming more and more repetitive, as companies are seeing the key elements of a good IWB. Basically, it’s a race to the bottom now, price-wise. The Intech EasyBoard (IR) sits nicely alongside all the other Infrared touch-based boards and gives the school another bargaining tool in this saturated market.
Last Update: August 17, 2017