Clear Touch Wins EdTech Breakthrough 2024

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Clear Touch Recognized for Educational Technology Innovation in 2024 EdTech Breakthrough Awards Program

Prestigious International Awards Program Honors Outstanding Educational Technology Products and Companies

GREENVILLE, S.C., – June 6, 2024 – Clear Touch, a leading provider of interactive touch panel solutions, today announced that its NEXT Hub solution has been selected as winner of the “Educational Hardware Solution of the Year” award in the 6th annual EdTech Breakthrough Awards program conducted by EdTech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies and solutions in the global educational technology market.

NEXT Hub extends the life of aging interactive displays and provides powerful software and accessories to create a more engaging learning experience. Unlike traditional upgrade methods that require replacing entire displays, the NEXT Hub integrates with any compatible interactive display, replacing outdated, compromised, and lagging software to revitalize the still functional hardware.

The NEXT boasts a comprehensive software suite designed to transform classrooms and streamline workflows. NUITEQ’s Chorus suite is a collaborative learning software that fosters interactive teaching with features like lesson plans, annotation tools, and screen sharing. With the Chorus AI Assistant, teachers enter keywords and academic standards to receive AI-generated lesson activities in seconds.

Additionally, collage screen casting software allows mirroring the interactive display to devices or casting up to nine devices simultaneously, while command remote management of interactive displays also provides a way to minimize energy consumption, extend display life, and directly communicate alerts and announcements.

The NEXT Hub also features an integrated camera, soundbar, and microphone for a complete audio-visual solution. For larger classrooms or noisy environments, the optional NEXT Collar Microphone Kit further enhances audio capture, ensuring clear communication by allowing up to two users at a time to utilize the NEXT’s speakers to amplify their voice.

“The NEXT Hub stands out as a revolutionary product focusing on sustainability and functionality through a powerful software suite. Schools often find their expensive interactive displays outdated within a few years, creating e-waste due to full hardware replacement,” said Steve Johansson, managing director, EdTech Breakthrough.

“Combining sustainability, software, and future-proof technology, the NEXT Hub offers an eco-conscious way to transform classrooms. Clear Touch’s product lets schools embrace a greener future and foster engaging, effective learning experiences. Congratulations on winning ‘Educational Hardware Solution of the Year!’”

The mission of the EdTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the innovation, hard work and success in a range of educational technology categories, including Student Engagement, School Administration, Adaptive Learning, STEM Education, Remote Learning, Career Preparation and many more. This year’s program attracted thousands of nominations from over 17 different countries throughout the world. 

“NEXT Hub may look like a video bar, but it’s actually a jam-packed powerhouse that is the first universal update solution for interactive displays. By removing the need to replace functional hardware and extending the lifespan of existing displays, our solution is promoting a more sustainable approach to classroom technology,” said Keone Trask, CEO of Clear Touch.

“Thank you to EdTech Breakthrough for this key recognition. We’ll continue to deliver technology that is both eco-friendly and designed to optimize classroom collaboration and engagement through interactive and enriching learning experiences.”

 

About Clear Touch

Clear Touch, headquartered in Greenville, SC, is a leading US global manufacturer of interactive touch panels and accessories as well as digital signage displays and solutions for education, government, and business. Clear Digital is our affiliate brand that specializes in digital signage solutions. For more information, visit our websites: getcleartouch.com | getcleardigital.com

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