Established in 2001 in Perlis, Malaysia, the University Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) has now over 14,000 students and covers three permanent campuses.
The library of UniMAP has a special space called the Student Brainstorming Room. This room is equipped with mobile chairs which allow the students or participants to move freely around the room, adapting to different discussion and group formations. The library wanted an interactive display for the Brainstorming Room instead of the traditional projector setup or normal LED TV so that students could be able to interact in front of the display and use it as discussion board.
Newline’s 80-inch TRUTOUCH interactive display was installed in the Brainstorming Room with a mobile stand, along with the on-board computer OPS and wireless presentation device. Students and participants alike utilize the 10 points touch display using their fingers. They can annotate on documents, write notes on the discussion board, take screenshots and save the images straight to their USB drives or send them via e-mail.
With the OPS, students are able to discuss any spreadsheet or other work processing files, and the contents can be edited on the spot with the soft keyboard feature. Presenting slides, videos and other materials from portable devices or laptop PCs also becomes easy with the additional wireless presentation device. The built-in speakers also make it hassle-free to play videos without connecting any external speakers or a PA system. The TRUTOUCH functions as a 80-inch giant Pad in the room.
The set-up has created a very soothing and comfortable environment for meetings and group discussion. It has become one of the busiest rooms in the Library, where students are queuing to use the room.