Simply a More Powerful Way to Work Together

When ideas and people come together to inspire one another, great things happen. Effective collaboration drives business innovation. It builds excitement for learning. It makes people passionate about their work, and passion leads to exceptional outcomes.

The Tidebreak Experience ensures that everyone participates meaningfully, that each person is engaged and can easily share their ideas. This is more than simply presenting slides wirelessly; in a Tidebreak environment everyone can share information and co-create new content interactively.

Everyone has the freedom bring their own devices and bring their own applications to use. They can craft their own work environment using the tools they already know, enhancing the capabilities of existing tools with advanced capabilities that Tidebreak offers.

Discover a more powerful way of working for your team or for your class. Discover why, when it comes to collaboration, Tidebreak has been leading the way for more than a decade.

A Better Approach to Collaboration

Every Tidebreak area has at least one dedicated shared monitor or projector, driven by a dedicated computer. This creates a neutral computer desktop (called the “Tidebreak Host”) where everyone can work together on group deliverables.

In a Tidebreak environment, everyone works together in real-time on the shared screen. Each person uses their own device’s keyboard and mouse to remotely control the shared screen as if they were working on an extended desktop. Many people can be working on the shared screen at the same time, allowing them to contribute their ideas immediately. They can also easily switch between working on an personal task using their own device and contributing to the group deliverable on the shared screen.

Everyone can share important items with the group. They can send copies of files, websites and folders to the shared screen or each other, so that the group can incorporate them into the project. They can even copy and paste text from one device to another.

It can be difficult to keep track of all the content shared by every device. Our built-in session archive remembers shared content, allowing you to recall it instantly. And the archive can go with you when you leave, so you have a record to refer to later.

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Bring Your Own Devices, and Your Own Apps

Tidebreak’s products work equally well on laptop and mobile devices. Our mobile experience combines the simplicity of a tablet with the productivity power of a laptop, letting mobile device users fully participate in group sessions alongside laptop users. Take control of the public screens using the integrated trackpad and keyboard. Work on the group’s documents. Type and edit text. Share websites. Shoot photos or movies on your tablet and send them to a screen. Best of all, mobile device users have full access to the same powerful desktop applications that the group uses, such as Microsoft Office or Apple Keynote.

Simple to master

Tidebreak’s elegant interface is small and intuitive. The advanced features are presented in ways that are familiar to computer users so that it is easy for new users to master basic capabilities.

Share the work, not your laptop

Most other collaboration solutions really only give you a way to show your own device’s screen on the shared screen. This “look but don’t touch” approach consumes a lot of network resources, and doesn’t help when your group wants to actually work on a document together.

Everyone onscreen… at once!

Eliminate bottlenecks by letting everyone in the group use the shared screen at the same time. Just “jump” your mouse to the shared screen. When you’re ready to contribute, click your mouse; now you have control of the shared computer.

Move information effortlessly

Instead of sending files to everyone through email, simply drag and drop files, folders and weblinks to instantly transfer copies to the common screen, another person or the entire group. Similarly, group-wide copy/paste allows one to copy from one computer and paste on another.

Make a meeting record automatically

The session archive captures a real-time record of the information sent between participants. At the end of the meeting, everyone can save the archive to their own laptop for later review.

Your desktop on the big screen

When you need to, show your own computer’s desktop on the common screen via the network, eliminating the need for video cables. By using the “sharing” option, you can allow others to move onto your screen and control the shared desktop in full view of the group.