NEC Corp. of America Inc., a provider and integrator of advanced communications, networking and IT solutions, announced that Tidebreak Inc., a provider of interactive workplace and learning space technologies, has joined the UNIVERGE Solutions Partner Program.
“We imagine the campus of the future as an augmented-reality environment where real and digital worlds meet to stimulate collaborative learning, where mobile devices, interactive learning spaces, and social networking communities are seamlessly integrated,” said Dr. Andrew Milne, CEO, Tidebreak. ”Together, Tidebreak’s learning space systems and NEC’s intelligent campus solutions bring together the elements that will deliver this future, slightly ahead of schedule.”
By joining the UNIVERGE Solutions Partner Program, Tidebreak will work with NEC to provide its collaborative classroom environment for education customers. In addition to innovative learning space technologies, Tidebreak’s interactive learning space technologies support three major ideas: transforming large displays into communal work surfaces; enabling the easy movement of content among students, instructors and devices in a classroom or group meeting; and automatically capturing and disseminating information to participants as they co-create new ideas. Tidebreak’s technology offers campuses a software-based alternative to the traditional but costly audio/visual hardware infrastructure, creating the potential to lower total cost of ownership and maintenance costs to a point where advanced technology classrooms can scale across the entire campus.