PolyVision Takes Whiteboard Surfaces to the Next Level, Enhancing Learning Environments around the World

  PolyVision Takes Whiteboard Surfaces to the Next Level, Enhancing Learning
  Environments around the World

  Launch of PolyVision^R e^3TM CeramicSteel duo solves visibility and glare

ISTE 2014

Business Wire

ATLANTA -- June 30, 2014

PolyVision, a global manufacturer of CeramicSteel surfaces, announced today
the launch of a new premium surface - PolyVision e^3 CeramicSteel duo.
Optimized for projection and dry erasability, the surface meets the growing
needs of today’s classrooms by supporting both technology integration and
traditional teaching methods.  The new surface, which is scientifically
engineered to reduce glare, strives to increase student concentration by
reducing visual fatigue, will debut at this year’s International Society for
Technology in Education (ISTE) conference.

“The increased use of digital media in classrooms has created a need for a
surface that optimizes viewing, while continuing to provide a superior writing
and dry erase experience,” said Peter Lewchanin, General Manager of
PolyVision. “Our observational research in educational environments revealed
that while technology integration is increasing rapidly in classrooms, analog
tools are still required and strongly coexist. Having a surface that is
optimal for projection and dry erasability and that is uncompromised by glare
is key in enhancing visibility and in turn classroom participation.”

Designed to provide educators with a high performing, multifunctional work
canvas, PolyVision e^3 CeramicSteel duo supports both digital and analog
instruction. With minimal glare and reduced ghosting (common marks from
erasing on whiteboard surfaces), educators are able to project and write on
the surface without the need to block natural light – which is considered to
have a positive influence on student performance.

Other benefits include:

  *With strict flatness tolerances, PolyVision e^3 CeramicSteel duo supports
    new technology – such as infrared frames, interactive projectors and
    camera-based solutions – for maximized performance in any classroom or
    meeting space;
  *Encourages interactive learning and increases collaboration by making the
    transition between projection and writing seamless, with no need to close
    blinds or darken the room;
  *Scientifically engineered to minimize visual stress from anywhere in the
    room, making it ideal for spaces that are exposed to excessive ambient
  *Backed by PolyVision’s Forever Warranty and Cradle to Cradle Certified^CM,
    e^3 CeramicSteel duo handles a variety of markers: dry-erase,
    semi-permanent, water soluble or permanent. Cradle to Cradle Certified ^CM
    is a certification mark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products
    Innovation Institute.

PolyVision’s new surface will debut at Steelcase Education’s booth # 1140 and
Best Rite’s booth #3242, ISTE 2014, June 30 – July 2, in Atlanta, GA. To learn
more, please visit here.

About PolyVision, a Steelcase Company

PolyVision, a leading manufacturer of CeramicSteel surfaces, creates
unmatched, sleek, smooth surfaces that are made to endure- beautifully. For
more than 50 years, the company has consistently produced durable and
sustainable CeramicSteel that is Cradle to Cradle Certified^CM . Polyvision is
the number one writing surface in the world and also covers a wealth of
architecture and infrastructure globally. Made for life, PolyVision surfaces
defy scratches, graffiti, weather, pollutants, fire and more. For more
information visit polyvision.com.

About Steelcase

For over 100 years, Steelcase Inc. has helped to create great experiences –
wherever work happens – for the world’s leading organizations, across
industries. We demonstrate this through our family of brands – including
Steelcase^®, Coalesse^®, Designtex^®, Details^®, PolyVision^® and Turnstone^®
. Together, they offer a comprehensive portfolio of architecture, furniture
and technology products and services designed to unlock human promise and
support social, economic and environmental sustainability. We are globally
accessible through a network of channels, including over 800 dealer locations.
Steelcase is a global, industry-leading and publicly traded company with
fiscal 2014 revenue of $3.0 billion.


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