The Tele-Board system consists of different software components, most of them accessible from the Tele-Board webportal. Once you are logged in, you can create projects and so called whiteboard panels on different topics. The history browser inside the portal lets you go back and forth in the timeline of a whiteboard panel and you may also see various statistical analyses of your team's work. To start working at your board you just open the whiteboard client and if your remote team partners do the same, you are automatically connected. You may also start our "Post-it Pad" application from the webportal to write sticky notes on your tabletPC. Or you use our iPhone App or any XMPP chat client to create sticky notes with your finger or keyboard.
The Tele-Board system is hardware independent, meaning that you can choose which devices you prefer for in- and ouput. Nevertheless we collected some suggestions and minimal requirements for the different components in this documentation. The most important hardware for the Tele-Board system is a computer connected to an interactive whiteboard, one pair for each location. The whiteboard should be about the same size as a standard, non-digital whiteboard. Additionally, personal devices should be connected wirelessly for writing post-its, e.g. a chat client, a tablet PC or a Smartphone. Which devices you choose depends on your team’s preferences. For a remote setup you will need a webcam and speakers for each location.