The City of Seattle, a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States, is home to more than 700,000 people (video). It oversees all necessary aspects of operating a large city, such as the Police Department, Planning and Community, Transportation, and Parks and Recreation.      

The city needed a visual tool with intuitive usability. Since first-time users conduct many of the city’s meetings and presentations, there is little time to receive training on a complicated meeting-room device. Therefore, a digital meeting-room display with an instinctive walk-up-and-use capability became a necessity.

Dry Erase Whiteboard in the Meeting Room

The City of Seattle subsequently adopted InGlass™ Avocor displays in their meeting rooms. To provide that instant easy to use whiteboard experience for new users, the IT department added the FlatFrog Board whiteboard application. The InGlass™ writing capabilities allow all users to write naturally on the whiteboard as though they were writing on a common dry-erase wall. The digital InGlass™ pens feel just like a regular pencil, so there is no special training involved.

The InGlass™ components do not require charging, making them ideal for common office spaces. The FlatFrog Board is an intuitive whiteboard, allowing untrained users to naturally write or add digital sticky notes. Multiple users can add content at the same time, just as they would on a dry-erase wall. Ideas articulated during the meeting are easily captured, saved and improved with digital technology.

Because InGlass™ ease-of-use, combined with the FlatFrog Board, requires no special training, it becomes the natural digital whiteboard choice for a busy meeting room. The application is also available with the free online whiteboard designed for the laptop.

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