Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Editors' Pick: Virtual Ink's Mimio Xi. (Products Spotlight: Classroom Furniture)

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Editors' Pick: Virtual Ink's Mimio Xi. (Products Spotlight: Classroom Furniture)

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Virtual Ink Corp., Boston, MA, (877) my-mimio, www.mimeo.com

Deemed the "next generation of digital whiteboard technology," Virtual Ink's mimio Xi is the first ultra-portable device that combines on-board memory and optional battery power, allowing the user to record up to 10 hours of whiteboard notes without a PC. The mimio Xi comes with a new form factor, flash memory and battery power option for immediate use in any environment. It also features an "instant on" functionality that allows educators to instantly capture, edit and share whiteboard information electronically.

Key to mimio Xi is its future upgradability, contemporary form factor and interchangeable mimio Xi link modules that let users expand functionality and connectivity to fit their evolving needs. The first module, linkUSB, comes standard with mimio Xi. It provides high performance and fast downloads of whiteboard notes from the mimio Xi bar to a PC via a USB cable. Users will be able to interchange future connectivity modules with the linkUSB as they become available.

The mimio Xi is 18" in length and weighs approximately a pound -- making it 60 percent smaller than the original mimio -- making it ideal for the mobile educator. It features a flexible interface that supports new and future data communications and storage technologies, with the potential to improve communication and enhance collaboration within an institution while maximizing resources and reducing expenses. …

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