The Pondering Pixel at ProjectorCentral.com says Mondopad was one of the highlights of her visit to CES in January. She says Mondopad “positions itself to be the new brain center of any wired classroom replacing white boards, PCs, touch panels, cameras, and video conferencing units.”
Financial Times profiled how Boston University School of Management incorporated Mondopad into their classroom to create a more reality-based and collaborative learning experience. The classroom includes guest lecturers from around the world via video conferencing and interactive simulations and is booked morning until night, six days a week. “It’s a whole new level of engagement and participation, and [the inclusion of executives] makes it current,” says a student enrolled in the school’s joint MBA and Information Systems program.
Techour got a hands-on demo of Mondopad at CES 2012. They said “I like it, highly recommended and better than projectors and rollup screens and seriously boring whiteboards with those pens that last a meeting or two if you’re lucky.”
Bridget Carey from CNET puts her hands all over our Mondopad at CES 2012 in this informative and concise video review.
Gary Kayye and the rAVe Pubs team gave a rAVe Award to Mondopad as the “Most Creative New Product” at InfoComm this year. Here’s what they had to say: “Mondopad is a $5900 multi-touch 55″ 1080p LCD with built-in videoconferencing (including compatibility with Skype, GoogleTalk, Tandberg, Polycom, Sony and any other H.232 or SIP system). It also works as an interactive whiteboard that’ll connect to the network so you can save, send or print it, plus it uses Windows 7 Pro as an OS. This is a great example of differentiation from a display manufacturer.”
Telepresence Options magazine gave Mondopad the “Best of Show” award in the Videoconference Appliance category at InfoComm 2011.
They said “The InFocus MondoPad was one of a handful of distinctively innovative ideas at InfoComm. The marriage of a 55 inch touch sensitive 1080p LCD “tablet” and 720p videoconferencing capabilities into a relatively low-cost ($5949) package. I especially like the ability to whiteboard interactively and digitize hand-generated graphics so I wanted to give some props to InFocus for their touch sensitive tablet approach.”
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Telepresence Options magazine gave InFocus Mondopad and Vidtel the “Best of Show” award in the Partnership category at InfoComm 2011. They said: “The partnership bundles Vidtel’s cloud-based multi-point bridging services with the MondoPad for SME clients that would like have multi-point capabilities but don’t want to buy and babysit an MCU. On the Vidtel side the launch of the MondoPad attracted the attention of every gadget site on the Internet: Engadget, CNet, ZDNet, with even Technobuffalo weighing in on the uber-geekiness of a 55″ touch sensitive display. Scott Wharton had the only video MSP on the scene.”
Crave, the gadget blog from CNET says “The Mondopad’s aim is to drain the boring out of business meetings.” The post goes on to say “The technology plays nice with traditional video conferencing systems, laptops, video phones, and services like Google Chat. It brings all participants together in one place regardless of the system they are using.”
Unified Communications Strategies wrote about Mondopad. According to UCStrategies UC Expert Pamela Avila: “Every now and then someone develops a product that stirs the imagination and opens doors on new possibilities. The Mondopad, from my own sneak preview, certainly falls into that category.” She also calls Mondopad “as suitable for SME customers as it is for enterprise customers.”
GigaOM says, “Want a high-definition video conferencing system for your meeting room, but don’t have the budget for a costly room-based telepresence system? You might want to check out the MondoPad…It’s a huge 55-inch, 1080p multi-touch LCD display that’s effectively a giant tablet computer designed for videoconferencing and collaboration.”