Interative Display Market Finds New Collaborator in Avocor

Launched in the U.K. earlier this year by Nigel Steljes, interactive touchscreen maker Avocor has opened up North America operations.

CI Staff

You may or may not have heard of Avocor.

If you’re in the business of designing systems with interactive displays in North America, however, you’re likely to start hearing about the manufacturer of interactive touchscreens.

The U.K.-based manufacturer, which launched around the time of InfoComm 2016, has established North American operations in Wilsonville, Ore.

Scott Hix, formerly of InFocus and Planar, will be heading up the North American operation as president and CEO of Avocor Americas. He’s teaming with Nigel Steljes, founder and managing director of Avocor.

Avocor’s portfolio of products includes large format, interactive touch screens designed to enhance collaboration in the corporate, government and education markets, according to an Avocor press release.

Count CCS Presentation Systems, a $100 million-plus revenue integration firm and former CI Integrator of the Year, among those excited to see Avocors products become more readily available in North America.

“We’re thrilled that Avocor has expanded to North America,” says John Godbout, CEO, CCS Presentation Systems. “As one of the largest audio visual integrators in the country, CCS Presentation Systems is proud to offer our customers Avocor’s unique and user-friendly interactive panels.”

More from Avocor’s press release:

Ranging from 65″ to 84″ the series has a unique feature set including an on-board PC enabled with a Microsoft Windows 10 operating system powered by a built-in full-feature Quad core Intel processor designed to deliver a far superior performance to competitive solutions in the market.

The Windows 10 operating system enables users to access, manage and create content directly through the familiar Microsoft user interface that is instantly recognizable.  In addition, users can browse the Internet and gain access to thousands of apps available through the Windows store straight from the panel.

The panels are UHD / 4K guaranteeing high quality images, while featuring InGlass™ touch screen technology which replicates the responsive, smooth, intelligent and accurate performance of a tablet on a large format display.  The panels are also OPS compliant, featuring a built in slot located on the back of the touch screen.

“The Avocor range of interactive panels has proven itself in the UK and across Europe, and I’m delighted to be heading up its introduction into the US,” said Hix.  “There is a definite gap in the market for panels with such unique features that contribute to enhancing collaboration and engagement, while remaining cost-effective and easy to use.”