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What is the Best Collaboration Alternative for Vibe Smart Board?

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In recent years, with the popularity of remote working and virtual meetings, online collaboration platforms have become an integral part of the modern workplace, helping team members better coordinate their work, and speed up the decision-making process by providing real-time communication and discussion capabilities. Businesses are looking for innovative solutions, to facilitate teamwork and increase productivity. Vibe Smartboard and NearHub Board are two such solutions.

Vibe Smartboard and NearHub Board are digital whiteboards that allow users to collaborate in real-time. Both products offer a range of features designed to enhance communication and collaboration between teams, while both have their own strengths in different areas. We have selected specific similar models of the vibe and NearHub, the Vibe Board S1 55''and The NearHub Board S55. In this blog post, we will be comparing them specifically from different aspects.

What operating system runs each display?

The Vibe Board S1 runs on the VibeOS based on ChromeOS, WindowsOS supported, while the NearHub Board runs on NearHubOS Based on Android 11.0. The two smart whiteboards run on different operating systems, but both can be made compatible with multiple systems

Not to be ignored, NearHub also has an open ecosystem,  which gives developers the freedom to develop, invent, and build products, applications, and solutions that lead to valuable work. It also allows everyone in the community to participate in the development process. It is an environment that inspires creativity.

Hardware Comparison of Vibe Smartboard and NearHub Board

The Vibe Smartboard and NearHub Board are both interactive whiteboards that offer an immersive and engaging experience for users. Below I will analyze the key differences between the two in terms of hardware from the perspective of expertise assessment.

Common Hardware Comparison

CPU and Storage: The NearHub Board S55 is powered by an 8-Core Processor and features 8GB RAM and 64GB flash storage(For more storage space, choose the NearHub Board S65 and the NearHub Board S75.), while the Vibe Board S1 55'' is powered by a 4-Core Intel i5 Processor and features 8GB RAM and 128GB flash storage. The NearHub Board has a more powerful CPU and chip technology than the vibe board, which facilitates better compatibility with the system and other software; however, at the same size, the Vibe Board has twice the storage space than NearHub Board , allowing for more files and documents to be stored locally.

Touchpoints: The Vibe Board S1 55'' features a 55-inch 4K UHD display with 10 points of touch sensitivity, while NearHub Board  features a 55-inch 4K UHD display with 20 points of touch sensitivity. This means that NearHub Board is more sensitive to touch, allowing multiple users to interact with the board at once without any lag or delay.

Accessories:  NearHub Board comes with a built-in 8MP AI camera,  built-in 24-element MEMS microphone array, and speaker system, making it easy for users to collaborate and communicate during presentations for free. However, Vibe Board S1 55'' costs extra for an external camera and microphone system, which is more flexible but not portable enough.

Unique hardware highlights:

NearHub board - OPS Support and AP WiFi: The biggest advantage of NearHub is that it has both OPS Support and AP WiFi. Not only does it have a strong open ecosystem for developers, which provides a wide range of support services for developers to develop, invent, and build products, applications, and solutions that lead to valuable work freely, but also equipped with AP Wi-Fi for fast multi-party collaboration.

Vibe - Handwriting Recognition Accuracy: The infrared touch technology of vibe smart whiteboard ensures its handwriting recognition accuracy, enabling it to accurately recognize different fonts, handwriting thickness, writing speed and graphic shape.

Software Comparison of Vibe Smartboard and NearHub Board

As for software, both Vibe Smartboard and NearHub Board have excellent performance. The following is a comparative analysis of Vibe Smartboard and NearHub Board in terms of software compatibility, cloud storage and real-time collaboration, applicable conferencing software, and Multifunctional screen operation.

software compatibility

Both the Vibe Smartboard and NearHub Board come with their own proprietary software platforms. The Vibe Smartboard uses its own VibeOS operating system, which is designed for collaboration and productivity. It features a variety of tools and applications, including a whiteboard, document viewer, and web browser.

The NearHub Board, on the other hand, uses NearHubOS, which is designed specifically for remote teams. It allows users to share content from their devices, conduct video conferences, and collaborate in real-time.

cloud storage and real-time collaboration

Collaboration is the primary use of these whiteboards, and both products support cloud storage and real-time whiteboarding from any device.The Vibe Smart Whiteboard allows users to wirelessly share screens, annotate documents, and work on multiple projects at once. It integrates with a variety of third-party apps such as Google Drive, Slack and Trello.

The NearHub Board, on the other hand, offers similar collaborative features like screen sharing and document annotation. Unlike the vibe, it integrates with third-party apps such as Google Drive, Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

Multifunctional screen operation

Split-screen Operation: These two smart whiteboards are able to easily realize split-screen operation, allowing two screens of different applications to run simultaneously, as well as supporting four-screen collaboration, especially in meeting scenarios to facilitate online communication.

Annotation: The Vibe Smartboard and NearHub Board both support annotations, allowing you to freely annotate and mark up any online or local documents, websites and third-party applications, significantly improving the efficiency of office collaboration and making communication more timely.

I will list a table to show the software features: 

Overall,there is little difference between the two in terms of software, with similar functionality and software features. But the NearHub Board offers a more advanced touch sensitivity and built-in collaboration features, making it a suitable choice for teams that require seamless interaction and communication during presentations. On the other hand, the Vibe Smartboard provides a range of collaboration tools and applications, making it a flexible option for various use cases. Ultimately, the choice between the two depends on the specific needs and preferences of the users.

Price Comparison

The Vibe Board S1 and the NearHub Board S55 have the same product launch price of $3,499, which will change accordingly depending on promotions on the official website or sales platform. You can pay more attention to the price changes of the two smart whiteboards on different platforms.

As for accessories, there is a big difference between these two. The NearHub Board S55 equips with a free built-in camera and microphone system, and you only need to spend an additional $499 on the stand to put together an entire smart whiteboard device. If you choose to buy The Vibe Board S1 55'', you will not only need to spend $399 for the stand, but also an extra $199 for the external camera and microphone. Comparing the prices of the two, the NearHub Board S55 is more affordable and economical.

How does Remote cloud whiteboarding & cloud storage work on each display?

Both Vibe Board and NearHub Board support remote cloud whiteboards and cloud storage through their respective software platforms. With these features, users can collaborate on documents or projects in real time, no matter where they are. However, NearHub focuses more on cloud collaboration and conferencing than Vibe Board, while vibe is more oriented to whiteboard writing.

NearHub Collaboration Whiteboard 

NearHub Board focuses more on the development and utilization of remote collaborative whiteboards and cloud storage features, and here is a more specific introduction of NearHub Board.

The NearHub Board S55 is a highly advanced whiteboarding solution that offers users an intuitive and user-friendly platform for collaboration, ideation, and presentation. One of the key features of the NearHub Board S55 is its advanced whiteboarding capabilities. Users can easily draw, write, and annotate on the board using their fingers or a stylus, making it ideal for brainstorming sessions and collaborative work. The board also supports real-time collaboration, allowing multiple users to contribute to the same document simultaneously.

In addition to its whiteboarding capabilities, the NearHub Board S55 also offers a range of other advanced features. It integrates with a variety of software platforms, including Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Webex, making it easy to share content and collaborate with remote teams. It also features built-in speakers and a microphone, as well as HDMI and USB connectivity, making it easy to connect to other devices and present content from a range of sources.

Customer Support

Customer support is an essential aspect of any product or service, and both Vibe Smartboard and NearHub Board offer excellent customer support. Both companies provide online documentation, tutorials, and FAQs to help users troubleshoot common issues. They also offer email and phone support during business hours.

Advantage Comparison 

To summarize, both vibe and NearHub smart whiteboards are equipped with high-performance hardware and multi-touch capabilities to provide a premium touch experience. They both support rich functionality and connectivity with other devices.However, the specific benefits may vary slightly, with the vibe board focusing more on the smooth experience of writing, while the NearHhub board stressing more on the efficiency of collaboration. So choose the right smart whiteboard for you based on your personal needs and preferences.


NearHub is an all-in-one solution for meeting rooms and classrooms. NearHub possesses an interactive digital Board with cutting-edge smart software. By combining your favorite programs with mess-free writing canvas and video conferencing, you can improve your interaction and productivity in the online classroom. Besides, NearHub also provides MagicPad S13 to improve digital learning and creativity. Click here to view more on NearHub.

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