Oh, look, Samsung has an answer to Google’s Jamboard, and it is very aptly called Samsung Flip Digital Flip Chart Display. Like the Jamboard, Flip Digital is the a high-tech take of the good’ol whiteboard and it is designed to encourage collaboration and well, sharing of ideas in space-starved office space. Disregarding workflow, logically, Samsung should have an edge over Google as far as hardware is concerned. After all, they are the master of display. Samsung debut the device at CES earlier last month in a “first look event” with businesses in its cross hair.
The idea is to promote “more collaborative digital engagement by alleviating the most prominent challenges businesses face when organizing, facilitating and recapping meetings,” Samsung said. With Flip (and also Google Jamboard), white board finally enters the digital era while maintaining the familiar feel of traditional writing. Oh, wait. Am I missing something? I think I may have because, apparently, this isn’t the first Flip. Sorry, I have absolutely no idea. But who cares, when there’s a newer model that supposedly allows easy sharing, annotation, movement, and even searching.
The Flip also affords multiple users (up to four users, to be precise), using their fingers or a dual-sided pen, to create content simultaneously. Writing style, size and color, are according to each user’s terms, just like it has been on traditional paper-based flip chart board, and presented in eye-watering UHD resolution. And erasing is as simple as pulling a palm swipe. And like the good old flip chart you have known, Flip is portable – thanks to the wheel-based stand that allows it to be relocate effortlessly as and where it is needed.
Other features include 55-inch UHD resolution display with InGlass Technology, wireless and USB connectivity, 8 GB onboard storage, integrated screen-sharing (with PCs, smartphones and tablets), up to 20 pages of writing space, embedded search functionalities, portrait or landscape orientation, secure storage of contents in central database, password-based protection system, and an adjustable height stand with spacious integrated tray and convenient pen holder.
Samsung Flip Digital WM55H Flip Chart Display is no concept. It will be available in the U.S. and Europe following its debut at the CES, which should last month, while global users can expect it to be available this month (February). Channel of sale includes online stores, brick-and-mortar furniture retailers, and traditional professional B2B display channels.
As for pricing, expect this baby here to set you back at $2,699 for the display only, plus $799 for the portable wheel-based stand (STN-WM55H).
Images courtesy of Samsung.