New Interactive “Smart Table” Available at FPL

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New interactive “smart table” available at Fayetteville Public Library
Multi-touch application provides collaborative learning environment for children

Fayetteville Public Library recently added an interactive touchscreen table designed to allow children to learn, share ideas and collaborate. The table, which looks like a giant iPad, allows for up to ten simultaneous points of touch which can be divided (zoned) for up to four separate applications running at once.

Users can choose from various content choices ranging from science and math to puzzles, maps, and drawing tools.

“The table was installed in early June and has already become one of the library’s most popular items,” said Lynn Yandell, director of information technology at the library. “We are thrilled to make it available to the kids just in time for summer.”

The table is located on the library’s main level in the Randal Tyson Children’s Library.

The ClearTouch Interactive system includes a 70-inch panel with Windows 10 and Android computing modules. Nuiteq Snowflake Educational and Entertainment software suites are both installed.

“The system will allow us to install any app in the Google Play store and/or any Windows-compatible application, so the software options are endless,” Yandell said.

The purchase of the interactive table was made possible by a gift from Linda and Bob McBride.