Samsung's 55-inch Flip Collaborative Display Is A Direct Response To Surface Hub And Google Jamboard

Samsung Flip

Samsung is jumping into the digital whiteboard business, offering a competitive solution to Microsoft's Surface Hub and Google's Jamboard. Like those big size displays, Samsung's Flip WM55H promotes collaborative digital engagement in the work place with a fancier solution compared to paper flip charts and analog boards. And of course remote sharing and collaboration is a big part of the Flip as well.

"The often-flawed logistics of the modern meeting make it easy for participants to feel disengaged and for vital ideas and discoveries to become lost," said Seog-gi Kim, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. "Today’s workers require more powerful and flexible technologies, and we truly believe that our new Samsung Flip display offers endless possibilities for driving impactful collaboration. We are excited to debut the Samsung Flip at CES 2018, and we look forward to building upon this technology to help businesses work better, smarter and faster."

Samsung Flip

As the model name implies, the Flip WM55H is a big size 55-inch digital whiteboard that allows users to scribble notes, show videos, and so forth. It has a 4K Ultra HD resolution, so there is plenty of on-screen real-estate to work with during projects. The Flip also offers wireless connectivity, in addition to having USB, PC, and mobile ports, the specifics of which Samsung has not yet revealed.

Samsung says a specialized touch pen is not required in order to interact with the Flip. Users can presumably make notes with their finger, and erase them with a palm swipe. Flip users also have access to up to 20 pages of writing space, with embedded search functionality to instantly direct participants to specific content.

"This continuous, rolling stream avoids the lost time and interruptions that often result as participants have to search through multiple sheets of paper or lines of notes to locate a specific detail," Samsung says.

The Flip can be configured in either landscape or portrait mode, depending on the situation. And should a round table discussion be more appropriate, users can remove the Flip display to a compatible wall mount. Either way, the content gets stored in a central database that Samsung promises is secure with an "airtight, password-based protection system."

Samsung will begin selling the Flip later this month. Pricing has not yet been announced.