All touchscreens with update support are now updated with the latest version of the operating system of the Dutch education company Prowise: Prowise Central. This way, Prowise ensures that apps such as Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom and Meet, YouTube and Netflix can be used on all screens, without the need for a PC module or external modules.
Prowise does not exclusively launch the update for the most recent model and flag ship the Prowise Touchscreen. The software will also become fully available for previous models such as the EntryLine UHD and ProLine+ UHD in Q1 2021. With the update, screens that are 4 of 5 years old now have the latest features, dozens of apps and the latest privacy requirements.
Prowise provides its touchscreens with the latest software for at least 5 years. The company followed through with this promise before by adding AirPlay, Chromecast and Miracast. These over-the-air (OTA) updates are sent to the end users via the 100% safe, local and Prowise-owned servers. “The screen that you purchased in 2017 is now good to go for another couple of years. We are extremely proud that we are able to offer this free service to our customers. It proves the added value of OTA updates, but also the quality of our hardware and selected materials in previous touchscreens. Since all hardware, software and firmware was fully developed under Prowise management, we are able to offer this unique service for free to our users, as virtually the only party in the world who can do so”, says Prowise director Michael Ahrens.
Apps directly on the touchscreens
After the update, all Prowise touchscreens have a wide range of impressive (education) apps. Think of Microsoft Office, Outlook, Skype, PowerPoint, Teams, Google Meet, Docs, Classroom, Earth, Netflix, YouTube and Zoom. Unique is the fact that these apps run fully on the operating system of the touchscreen, and that there is no need for a PC module or other external module in order to use them. With these apps, end users have countless new digital collaboration possibilities (think of remote learning via video calling) without the need for additional investments.
Freedom in writing
In addition to the completely new and user-friendly interface, where the background can be personalised entirely, the screens also have the latest version of the writing and annotation software ProNote. With the special direct annotation mode, the user can write over each input source, website or app with the touch of a button. Notes can be shared directly or integrated in the whiteboard software package ProNote.
Furthermore, the screens also have a special Night Mode, that significantly reduces the amount of blue light that it emits.