Google's Digital Whiteboard Will Be Great for Online Workplaces

This $5,000 whiteboard seems like a fun and useful addition to virtual offices.


Google has constantly innovated upon their different programs in order to keep up with the way business is handled in modern times. Docs and Drive are just a couple of examples of the company adapting to the way we share information in the digital age. Google’s next move in simplifying the online workplace comes in their new digital whiteboard - titled “Jamboard.”

There’s a ton of bells and whistles that separates the Jamboard from the standard whiteboards you’ll find in classrooms and offices. Starting with the 55 inch 4K screen. When a person writes or draws on the screen, those markings will be shown on other Jamboard devices in real time. Allowing for coworkers to get together and collaborate physically, while also being hundreds and hundreds of miles apart.

The fun part is that the Jamboard provides an awesome variety of tools that allow you to use different fonts, colors, shapes, and even emojis. You’re also able to share screenshots, photos, and even use the built-in webcam to video chat with colleagues.

The Jamboard is definitely a more cost-efficient option compared to Microsoft’s counterpart, The Surface Hub, which costs $9,000 for the 55 inch 1080p model and $22,000 for the 84 inch 4K model. The Jamboard is available for purchase in the United States as of today.

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    May 24, 2017 5:00 PM

    Donovan Erskine posted a new article, Google's Digital Whiteboard Will Be Great for Online Workplaces

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      May 24, 2017 6:32 PM

      Congratulations to Virus and the whole Jamboard team.

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      May 24, 2017 6:57 PM

      I talked to the Jamboard team back in Dec. The software runs on many platforms (iOS/Android/Chrome) but a Jamboard device has to start a session before anyone else can join. I wish they would have released the software to G Suite customers.

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      May 25, 2017 9:27 AM

      That's kind of cool.

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      May 25, 2017 9:30 AM

      cool stuff - we have Surface Hub's because we are a pure o365 shop. But I have a few customers using google apps so hope to see this some day in action.

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      May 25, 2017 9:33 AM

      I've always wanted a Whiteboard that allowed you to save your work.

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      May 25, 2017 12:14 PM

      "hundreds and hundreds of miles apart"....reminds me of when I was trying to fill a word count on papers in college.

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