Samsung has a vision for a “workplace of the future” – and it includes a giant, rotating, digital whiteboard that can screen mirror your phone and have four people writing on it at the same time.
Samsung calls the Flip WM55H “an upgrade on both standard paper flip charts and analog boards” – basically packing a host of digital features into what aims to still feel like a traditional whiteboard.
“However, unlike its predecessors,” Samsung says, “Samsung Flip allows easy sharing, annotation, movement and even searching, as well as the ability for multiple users to create content at once.”
The Flip is on wheels, is height adjustable and can also be wall mounted either horizontally or vertically.
“The often-flawed logistics of the modern meeting make it easy for participants to feel disengaged and for vital ideas and discoveries to become lost,” said Seog-gi Kim, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.
“Today’s workers require more powerful and flexible technologies, and we truly believe that our new Samsung Flip display offers endless possibilities for driving impactful collaboration. We are excited to debut the Samsung Flip at CES 2018, and we look forward to building upon this technology to help businesses work better, smarter and faster.”
Up to four people can use their fingers or a special dual-sided pen (one side is a highlighter, which is very cool) in unique writing styles, sizes and colours so you can tell them apart.
But it’s not just the pen or your finger (your palm acts as an eraser), you can add content via wireless connectivity, USB, PC, mobile ports and NFC.
There are 20 “pages” of space on the Flip, and each can be searched. Once you’re done with your meeting/session, the content is stored in a central database behind a password lock. When you log back in, you can download and share the content through email, save it to a USB or external hard drive – or you can even print it, if you’re old school.
There’s no pricing details as yet, but the Flip will be available in Australia “very soon” following a launch in the US and Europe later this month.
The Flip is just one of the products revealed at “First Look” – we covered the event live on our Instagram.
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