Published: June 20th, 2017

Brea, Calif.-based display manufacturer ViewSonic Corp. is on a mission to revolutionize board meetings, and its latest product represents a powerful salvo.

Last week the company announced the global release of the IFP50 series, its newest line of ViewBoard displays – the 65-inch IFP6550; 75-inch IFP7550; and 86-inch IFP8650.

All three models feature UHD 4K (3840 by 2160) resolution; a 20-point touch screen; and come with the company’s own vBoard and ViewBoard Cast collaboration software, which allows multiple users to simultaneously write or draw on the device’s surface with styluses or fingers; and Zoom video conferencing software.

Canadian prices have not yet been released, though the company expects it to be available in Canada sometime in July.

In a June 14 statement, ViewSonic Americas director of product marketing Erik Willey called the IFP50 series the company’s “most user-friendly, easy-to-use” display devices yet.

“The ViewBoard interactive flat panels are developed for business and education settings, packed with features that allow users to collaborate and share content in a variety of ways, including between devices,” he said. “With the native 4K resolution, these displays deliver incredible picture quality, as well as smooth, super-fast computing and responsive touch capabilities for an immersive multimedia experience.”

In addition to their collaboration software, touchscreen and stylus support, and impressive size, the IFP50 series feature a built-in ARM quad-core processor, Android 5.0 operating system, 2 GB of memory, and 16GB storage, allowing them to perform powerful computing tasks, including slide presentations and video conferencing, and multimedia playback without requiring a PC.

All three models of the device also feature multiple connectivity options, including HDMI, composite, VGA, YPbPr, SPIDF audio-out, USB 2.0 and 3.0, RJ45, RS232 in/out, OPS PC slot, SDM slot and Audio in/out, allowing it to connect to a wide variety of computing and multimedia devices. It also includes ViewSonic’s own vController software, which acts as a simple user interface.

Also worth noting: the display’s built-in Cast software allows users to easily share content from any mobile device, while Zoom supports video conferencing for users in up to 10 locations.