World's first messaging facility for presentations

Journal of European Industrial Training

ISSN: 0309-0590

Article publication date: 1 June 2000




(2000), "World's first messaging facility for presentations", Journal of European Industrial Training, Vol. 24 No. 6.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited

World's first messaging facility for presentations

World's first messaging facility for presentationsKeywords Presentations, Computer software, Feedback

Interactive communications specialist, IML Limited, has launched e-notes, the world's first messaging facility designed specifically for presentations. The new software replaces the need for questionnaires and written responses during conferences and seminars.

e-notes provides instant written feedback from delegates. These comments can be viewed on a main presentation screen so that other delegates can discuss the issues raised. Additionally, as all the feedback is stored electronically, it can be used for subsequent qualitative analysis and comparisons.

Each delegate or group of delegates is provided with a laptop PC. When a question is asked or an issue is raised, delegates are invited to respond by typing in their comments on the laptop. These are immediately transmitted to the central PC, which acts as a "message editor". Responses can then be displayed on a central monitor, edited and stored. Thus, the messages can be checked for grammar and errors corrected prior to display. They can also be prioritised according to content or placed in chronological order.

Either the messages can be anonymous, or the sender ID can be displayed, so that the author can be identified immediately.

In common with all IML's products, e-notes runs on industry standard hardware: either laptops or PCs running Microsoft Windows, and connected to the host PC via a TCP/IP network. The software can be integrated with an existing videoconferencing system to make the meeting totally interactive while linking disparate sites.

For further details, contact IML Limited, 8 London Road, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7AN. Tel: +44 (0) 1428 727 476; Fax: +44 (0) 1428 727 011; E-mail:; Internet:

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