Meeting the InFocus Mondopad: A Tale of Me, DigitalConferenceRoom.com, and the Mondopad
What ever happened to the future? What ever happened to floating cars and interactive holograms? I don’t know if the blame lies with society or Hollywood, but sometimes I feel a little let down. If you’re like me, you just know there ought to be more out there…and there is.
Just ask. You can trust me.
I Saw the Future of Tech
Don’t believe it? You just need a chance to get to know me.
I’m Jeff. And I’m a pretty big deal. Not huge…but pretty big. I’m working on my bachelor’s degree in Writing at Calvin College. I enjoy longboarding, watching movies, and long walks on the beach. I’m also ruggedly good looking.
But the reason we’re talking is because I’m a writer on staff at DigitalConferenceRoom.com. I’ve written blogs before on running and budgeting, but I was left feeling tired and spent. I just want to tell people about the future.
DigitalConferenceRoom.com and the Mondopad
Think about it: When the future comes, how will you know?
Answer: I (Jeff “Trustworthy” Huber) will tell you.
It’s here. But I’ll be honest, I didn’t know it until it was looking me in the face, and then I couldn’t look away. Let me explain how it all happened.
I wasn’t expecting anything life changing when I came in to DigitalConferenceRoom.com. I just came in to meet with Mike (my boss/Mondopad Sensei) here in Grand Rapids, but he introduced me to the Mondopad. I could see the excitement in his face, and the excitement was contagious.
Mike just wanted me to get acquainted with this piece of “early generation Tony Stark tech” he’s been retailing, and inevitably playing with, for a couple years now. Immediately I understood why.
First Look at the Mondopad
I think my first thought was, “Why haven’t I seen this before.” It’s a logical concept that works in a practical way.
It’s a TV sized touch screen with standard apps for drawing/annotating and browsing the internet, a camera for video chat, good sound, and simple connectivity for devices via USB or the built-in Hot Spot. It sounds simple, which is why I was amazed I haven’t seen it before and seen it everywhere.
Think about it, when it’s big enough for a room it becomes part of the room. This isn’t just an iPad you can hide with alone in a closet, the Mondopad takes tablet experience and turns it into a campfire. Web pages hop out of the screen and into the room, especially with Mondopad’s ability to draw and highlight on any page.
Mike slipped a thumb drive right into the side of the unit and started marking notes on a PowerPoint, then saved an image of what he’d drawn and showed me the icon he could print it from. The fact is, you can draw over and print anything—a handy little feature.
Then there are video calls. Mike and I easily fit on screen for a video chat along with the rest of the conference room. Here’s a fair warning, expect whoever you’re calling to see you. That includes how you’re dressed and any “Holiday weight” you’re holding onto.
Using the Mondopad
The obvious question came to me afterword, who couldn’t use the Mondopad? I imagined business discussing ideas and annotating material as they present it, schools and libraries using the whiteboard app to engage their students, and information kiosks in malls and hotels with interactive maps.
Why has the touchscreen experience been exclusive to one person for so long? It's time that person an audience and share what they're up to. It's time to get that person on a Mondopad and make something happen.
Find out more about how DigitalConferenceRoom.com, MJK Net Inc. and the InFocus line of giant touch products & Projectors can help you in your business. Give us a call at 616.723.0710, check us out on the web at www.digitalconferenceroom.com or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Jeff Huber, Sales and Marketing at DigitalConferenceRoom.com