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                                     issues  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     light;   *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.  Contact:  Steelcase Aideen Doherty adoherty@steelcase.com or M Booth Lauren Arthur, 212-539-3282 laurena@mbooth.com  
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