Features
Fine art is knowledge made visible.
Gustave Courbet
Content is controlled by you. While most installations include features such as time, weather, calendars, etc., the power of PortraitBoard lies in the presentation of real-time information and its ability to integrate with other systems.

smartphone

Easily upload images right from your iOS, Android, or Windows Phone.
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the cloud

Use a cloud server to host your images.
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camera

Transfer images right from your digital camera.
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photo streaming

Stream your favorite pictures from photographers around the world from an online photo sharing service like flickr or Picasa/Google Photos.
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social media

See your family and friends' images right from your social networks*.
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text messaging

Text an image directly to PortraitBoard™, and it will display immediately (premium service).
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*Varies by social network. Limitations may apply.

Images

It’s your images that really make PortraitBoard™ beautiful. Because of that, we try to make is very easy to display them. Simply upload your images using your favorite device. Want it even easier? Set up a photo stream using a popular photo sharing services such as Flickr or Picasa/Google Photos, and your images will automatically display!

You can also subscribe to other photo streams making it easy to showcase beautiful images from your favorite photographers.

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Weather

Current and forecast for up to 5 days updated throughout the day and beautifully displayed.
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Date & Time

Not only the current time, but PortraitBoard™ will remind you of important appointments and countdown to the beginning of an event.
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News

Headlines from your favorite news sources.
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_______ of the day

Quote of the day, Fact of the day, Riddle of the day...you get the point. Fun and smart at the same time!
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Energy

See your current energy usage or view how much energy your solar system is generating.*
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Text Messaging

Receive text messages instantly right to PortraitBoard™ (premium service).
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Systems Monitoring

Keep tabs on what's happening in your home*.
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*Compatible equipment may be required.

Real-Time Info

We love our phones; but when we are at home, we should focus on what's really important. With PortraitBoard™, you can put your phone down and still be in the know without having to constantly look at your phone.

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go from this...

(yes, this is a real family calendar)
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...to this.

The PortraitBoard™ way.
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Calendars

Know when and where everyone is supposed to be.

PortraitBoard™ displays multiple calendars at the same time. You can have a his, hers, family, work, school, or any calendar. Day and month views are available as well as onscreen reminders with countdowns to the beginning of events.

PortraitBoard™ can work with any cloud-based calendar application, such as Google Calendar (Android devices), iCloud/iCal (Apple devices), Yahoo Calendar, Microsoft Exchange, Outlook (online), etc. Many corporate and enterprise calendar systems are also compatible.

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IP Cameras

You house or a remote location
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Security Systems

monitor activity
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Notifications

be alerted when things happen
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*Compatible equipment may be required.

Security

One of the most popular features on is the ability to view local and remote camera feeds right from PortraitBoard™. Keep an eye on the baby's room or kids playing in the backyard. Be altered when someone is at the front door. You can even monitor a vacation home or office.

With a built-in notification system, PortraitBoard™ can even alert you when certain things happen (or don't happen).

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Automation Systems

Crestron, Control4, AMX, SmartThings, and others.*
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Thermostats

Nest, Eeecobee, Z-Wave, etc.
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Music

Sonos, Pandora, iTunes, and many other wireless audio and music streaming services.
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Other Fun Things

Use PortraitBoard™ as an interface to control your 21st Century house.
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*Compatible equipment may be required.

Automation

While PortraitBoard™ is not a standalone automation system, it does play nicely with many home automation systems and gadgets. While are phones and voices make good controllers too, PortraitBoard™ provides an integrated environment to interact with your home's systems.

Using the interactive touchscreen, you could control:
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Automation systems
Thermostats
Music and see what's playing
Other fun things

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Text Messages

Receive and forward text, image, and video messages (premium service).

Click here to view in gallery.
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Notifications

Be alerted when important things happen.
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Caller ID

Know who's calling without having to look at your phone.

Click here to view in gallery.
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Find Your Phone

PortraitBoard™ can call your phone to locate it.

Click here to view in gallery.
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Notes

Can't find a pen or paper? No problem. Just use your finger to jot a note. You can even have PortraitBoard™ email it to you.

Click here to view in gallery.
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Communication

The heart of PortraitBoard™ is a 42" (or larger) screen; and because of that size, it makes a fantastic communication channel.

In addition to the ability to receive text, image, and video messages, PortraitBoard™ notify you when certain things happen, let you know who is calling you, and it can even ring your cell phone when you can't find it.

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Your Social Networks

View pictures and posts right from PortraitBoard™!
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Social Media

PortraitBoard™ can pull images and posts from some of your favorite social media outlets.

Why not just use your phone?

Maybe you want to share an Instagram feed with your family. Maybe you want to enjoy images in real-life size? Maybe you want to keep tabs on a Twitter hashtag. There are all sorts of reasons why you might want to use PortraitBoard™ to view your social media.

Note: some social media sites limit the viewing of information outside of their site or app. Please be sure to ask us what can be viewed from a specific social media site.

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Control Your Playlists

View pictures and posts right from PortraitBoard™!
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Embed Speakers

Add high quality audio to PortraitBoad™ with optional hidden speakers
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Music Visualization

Turn PortraitBoard™ into a giant music visualizer - add a whole new dimension to your music (coming soon)
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Music

PortraitBoard™ can pull images and posts from some of your favorite social media outlets.

Why not just use your phone?

Maybe you want to share an Instagram feed with your family. Maybe you want to enjoy images in real-life size? Maybe you want to keep tabs on a Twitter hashtag. There are all sorts of reasons why you might want to use PortraitBoard™ to view your social media.

Note: some social media sites limit the viewing of information outside of their site or app. Please be sure to ask us what can be viewed from a specific social media site.

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Utilities

Need quick access to a calculator? Want to set a timer? Want to know if your internet connection is down?

These are the kinds of the growing number of utilities available on ProtraitBoard™.

Want something else? Let us know. We can probably add it!

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You Are in Control

You decide what to display, where it displays, and how often content is refreshed.
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Your Schedule

It's easy to schedule content to display on a specific day or time.
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You be the artist

PortraitBoard™ is built using web standards, so it makes it easy to bring in web content, integrate web-based APIs, or schedule your own content to display.

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Wow the Workspace

PortraitBoard™ is a great addition to conference rooms, reception and waiting areas, and lobbies.
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Generate More Sales

If you sell products or services onsite, then you need PortraitBoard™.
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Show Off Stats

Build brand equity through PortraitBoard™.
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Hospitality

So many ways PortraitBoard™ can increase guest spending while reducing cost.
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Commercial

PortraitBoard™ is not just for you home. In fact, PortraitBoard™ can become a valuable asset in your office, retail location, or used in Hospitality.

Contact our commercial specialist to discuss what could be possible.

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Tell Us Want You Want

Chances are, we can make it happen.
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Custom

PortraitBoard™ is built using web standards, so it makes it easy to bring in web content, integrate web-based APIs, or import a web app.

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