Kaltura (www.kaltura.com), the leading video technology provider, today announced a new partnership with Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) to bring the power of the Kaltura video platform to the Sharp AQUOS BOARD™ interactive display system. Together, Kaltura and Sharp are collaborating to make learning a more personalized, immersive experience for users everywhere.
The award-winning AQUOS BOARD display line has expanded to meet the changing needs of education and business environments. With smooth, effortless communication, web pages, graphics, videos and more, the AQUOS BOARD display offers users endless ways to engage learners inside the classroom or boardroom. The AQUOS BOARD display’s highly responsive touch functionality also allows several people to write on the same touch screen at the same time, changing the way teachers and learners communicate.
“Sharp and Kaltura have bridged the gap between classroom and personalized learning,” said Gary Bailer, director of product management, Information Display Products, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “The new Sharp AQUOS BOARD interactive display system brings cutting-edge, multi-touch technology into the classroom, while Kaltura’s video platform helps continue student learning well beyond the classroom to more personalized, immersive learning experiences.”
When paired with the Kaltura video platform, users can access top new features, like screen recording through Kaltura CaptureSpace, directly from the AQUOS BOARD display. Big-screen learning experiences can also now be recorded, shared and replayed from within the Kaltura platform anywhere, from any device.
“We are excited to collaborate with Sharp to offer a more connected, interactive learning experience both in and outside the classroom,” said Zohar Babin, Managing Director; VPaaS, Ecosystem and Community at Kaltura. “Collaborative learning tools are crucial to increasing student engagement and retention, and Kaltura is committed to helping our clients stay at the forefront of education.”
To see the Kaltura platform and Sharp AQUOS BOARD display in action, please visit the Kaltura booth #810 at EDUCAUSE October 28 – 29, 2015.
Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience. A recognized leader in the OTT TV (Over the Top TV), OVP (Online Video Platform), EdVP (Education Video Platform) and EVP (Enterprise Video Platform) markets, Kaltura has emerged as the fastest growing video platform, and as the one with the widest use-case and appeal. Kaltura is deployed globally in thousands of enterprises, media companies, service providers and educational institutions and engages hundreds of millions of viewers at home, in work, and at school. The company is committed to its core values of openness, flexibility, and collaboration, and is the initiator and backer of the world’s leading open-source video-management project, which is home to more than 100,000 community members. For more information, visit www.kaltura.com, www.kaltura.org, or www.html5video.org.
About Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America
Through U.S. B2B sales channels, Sharp is one of the top selling brands of Large Format Displays (55″+) and is the #1 selling brand of Large Format Commercial Displays integrated with Touch (55″+)*. Sharp’s professional and commercial displays are specially engineered for business applications and are offered in a wide range of sizes. From high-impact displays for digital signage, to our award-winning ultra-thin bezel video walls, to the innovative AQUOS BOARD™ interactive display systems, Sharp products help you communicate, collaborate and disseminate information brilliantly.
*According to Monthly Large Format Commercial Displays Report by DisplaySearch (now part of IHS), April 2015.
For more information on Sharp’s business products, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, 1 Sharp Plaza, Suite 1, Mahwah, N.J., 07495-1163. For online product information, visit our web site at siica.sharpusa.com.
Become a fan of SIICA on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch us on YouTube.