Xi is a portable and low cost device that attaches to any whiteboard
(up to 4'x8' in size), connects to your PC/Mac and when used with
a projector, allows you control your desktop applications and documents
directly from the board. Without a projector, mimio enables you to
digitally capture notes or drawings that can be saved, shared, and/or
integrated into other materials.
any whiteboard into an interactive whiteboard
used with a multimedia projector, you can use one of the mimio stylus
pens like a cordless mouse to control (click, right click, drag and
drop) computer applications and documents directly from the whiteboard.
Control PowerPoint slides, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets
Browse educational websites on the Internet
Navigate interactive instructional CDs
Annotate, mark-up and edit slides or screens directly at the
Perfect for presentations, training or instructional sessions and
front-of-class teaching. Enables students to be more interactive and
your whiteboard notes ... and your audience's attention
Expo dry-erase markers inserted into the mimio stylus pens,
everything that you write or draw on the whiteboard is digitally recorded
- in color and real time - in a highly portable and versatile digital
Print board notes - in color with perfect resolution.
Email Ink files that can be viewed as pages or replayed (stroke
Post the board notes as HTML files on websites.
Copy or drop any mimio whiteboard notes into other applications.
Link directly to NetMeeting? or 3rd Party conferencing solutions
to share your whiteboard with remote locations.
your audience can concentrate on the information presented knowing
that your whiteboard notes are being electronically captured.
Ultra-portability ... No computer required!
notes instantly - Download notes later
Xi's built-in memory means you can record notes ... without a computer.
Just attach the device to the whiteboard, press power and start writing
So how does it work?
mimio uses a high-resolution ultrasonic position capture system consisting
of a capture bar, color-coded marker sleeves and an electronic eraser.
The capture bar is a two-foot long ultrasonic tracking array positioned
along the upper left edge of the whiteboard or flip chart. The capture
bar connects to a personal computer - either PC or Macintosh - through
either a serial or USB interface cable.
electronic marker sleeves transmit an ultrasonic signal to the capture
bar, which triangulates the pen's position on the board as the user
writes. The only change users must make is to be sure they use the
electronic eraser to make corrections, since mimio can't capture changes
made with a standard eraser or with one's fingers.
mimio system captures each move of a marker or stylus on the whiteboard
or flip chart surface as digital data that expresses vector strokes
over time. This data can be interpreted by mimio software - available
as freeware in our software section of mimio.com - to provide broad
over time" recording
mimio's "stroke over time" recording allows you to rewind,
fast-forward and play-back everything that has been written on the
whiteboard or flip chart, in sequence. This VCR-like viewing feature
lets the user save a whiteboard, clear it from the screen to start
over and still recall any previous board or sequence of the whiteboard
session. With this function, the user captures the information as
it is written and the progress of ideas as they are generated.
power of this recording metaphor provides immediate value. For example,
suppose that you are writing a long formula on the board, but scribble
over it believing it to be incorrect. With a copy board system (or
with a whiteboard without mimio), your record of this formula could
be gone forever. With mimio, since it recorded all strokes of the
pen and eraser, you use your PC to "rewind" to the point
in time that the formula was visible and print that point in time,
or tag it for later retrieval.
capture of time as a factor in a presentation allows you to distribute
recordings of whiteboards with more information. Instead of merely
reviewing the end-result of notes, future audiences can choose to
follow the thought process by viewing a "playback" recreation
of the notes as they were written, or at pre-selected points in time
that were "tagged" by the presenter.