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EFI's eBeam Wins Macworld Best of Show at Seybold

Mac V. 2.1 also released for the digital whiteboard appliance (October 03, 2001)
Electronics For Imaging announced that its eBeam digital whiteboard appliance won the Macworld Best of Show award at the Seybold San Francisco 2001 trade show. The company also announced today new eBeam software for Macintosh version 2.1.

eBeam captures meeting notes and diagrams as they are created on existing whiteboards and broadcasts them over the Internet or corporate intranet in real time. The system allows people in multiple locations to view content from the same whiteboard and to share and annotate spreadsheets and other documents during teleconferences. In presenting the "Best of Show" award, Macworld's editors noted the compact size and "stroke for stroke" capture accuracy of eBeam.

The new eBeam software for Macintosh version 2.1 supports hosting collaborative meetings over the Internet via the eBeam server, as well as synchronization of eBeam meetings files saved on Palm OS devices. The software includes the eBeam Mouse application, which works with a digital projector to turn the display area into a virtual touchscreen.

"We are excited about the acceptance of eBeam software for the Macintosh platform and are honored to have been singled out by Macworld's editors," said Rafi Holtzman, general manager, eBeam. "With increased corporate interest in reducing travel expenses, eBeam's new conferencing tools improve productivity by helping teams communicate more effectively in teleconferences and video conferences. The system also greatly enhances e-learning environments, as distance learning students can see and interact with classroom content in real-time."

The eBeam Software for Macintosh version 2.1 is a free upgrade to current eBeam owners and can be downloaded at

The eBeam system, the most portable digital whiteboard appliance on the market, works with existing whiteboards and other writing surfaces to capture meeting notes and diagrams as they are created. Information is viewed, saved, edited, shared, and printed using a Mac or Windows PC. Unlike traditional electronic whiteboards and copyboards, the eBeam system is affordable, portable, easy to install, and Web-enabled. The palm-sized unit can be carried in a laptop case and installed in less than five minutes.

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