Visionect launch JOAN Board at Midwich's Technology Exposed 2017

The JOAN Board, on show at Midwich's upcoming Technology Exposed 2017, is the latest in the line of JOAN solutions redefining how offices across the world are being managed. The paperlike display provides an at-a-glance overview of meeting room availability, helping companies work better, and can be powered for a whole year by the energy it takes to make a single cup of coffee. 

Welcome to the smartest, greenest office

The JOAN Board is the newest member of the JOAN family of meeting room solutions from Visionect, continuing the mission of making workplaces smarter through the use of intuitive, sustainable technology that is changing the way people collaborate within an office.

JOAN helps companies manage their meetings and meeting spaces more efficiently, supporting flexible and dynamic ways of working with paperlike displays that blend into the office design. While the smaller, touchscreen JOAN displays outside each meeting room help employees by displaying meeting information, the question of providing an overview of room availability when not at the meeting room door remained.

Encouraged by the needs of JOAN’s users, the JOAN Board was developed to further improve office interaction by displaying the status of all meeting rooms on a single screen. Like all products in the JOAN family, the JOAN Board runs on Visionect’s ultra low power electronic paper. But even more, it is the first end user product developed on Visionect’s breakthrough Place & Play signage concept, the result of a decade of research and market-leading expertise, creating the greenest and most sustainable in office tech.

In fact, the JOAN Board uses so little energy that a single minute it takes to boil a cup of water for your coffee provides enough watt hours for a whole year’s worth of the sign’s uninterrupted functionality. This unheard-of power efficiency, coupled with a total lack of wires, creates a device that is unparalleled in simplicity of installation and use.

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User feedback, streamlining the work process

Acting as a wayfinding sign for employees on the go, the JOAN Board has been created in close cooperation with JOAN users. Companies around the world using JOAN were united in their wish to make sure everyone in the office always knew which rooms were available and where to go for their meeting. Visionect listened to the feedback of many satisfied users, who helped  create a product that streamlines the work process even more.  

Easily installed at the reception or in the common room, the JOAN Board shows at a single glance which meeting rooms in the building are taken and which are still available to use, eliminating any meeting confusion. For visitors, the Board plays an important part in making them feel welcome, reducing the stress of finding the way to a particular meeting room, similar to the role played by information displays at an airport.

Even more, companies can easily upload custom messages and images to the JOAN Board’s screen, displaying their logo, the thought of the day, or an important milestone coming up. The custom message feature can be used to welcome office guests and communicate the company’s vision in a readily accessible way, with a simple click of a button.

Simplify your place of work

So the next time you are hurrying to that next important meeting, coffee in hand, confused and trying to figure out where to go, just think how much simpler office life would be if you were using the JOAN Board.

Or, to see the future of the workplace in person, attend Technology Exposed 2017, taking place at Mercedes Benz World October 11th –12th, 2017, where the JOAN Board will be showcased for the first time in the UK.


Twitter: @Midwichltd / #techexposed17 / @meetJOAN / @Visionect / #JOANBoard


About Visionect | Visionect is the maker of the award-winning JOAN room scheduling solutions and the brains behind the breakthrough Place & Play signage concept. The electronic paper Place & Play, the result of a decade of market-leading expertise, is an all-in-one technology unparalleled in versatility, ultra low energy consumption, ease of installation and simplicity of use. 99% more power efficient than LCD or LED, with up to 12 months of battery autonomy and no wires, Place & Play is leading the global revolution with greener and better displays in environments impossible before. | www.visionect.com

About JOAN |JOAN is an epaper door display and meeting room scheduling solution developed by Visionect, the world leader in deploying electronic paper in environments impossible before. It is marked by unparalleled energy-efficiency and mainstream affordability, is simple to install and use and above all helps people do more and work better. | www.getjoan.com