An operating system, commonly referred to as an OS, gives computers and mobile devices like tablets and interactive touchscreens a brain.

The most well-known operating systems are Google’s Android, Microsoft Windows, Linux and Apple’s iOS and OS X. Android is the most commonly used operating system for smartphones and tablets – it’s an ‘open-source’ platform widely used by developers to make the apps, games and software used by these devices. By contrast, Apple Inc’s operating systems are ‘closed-source’, which means they can only be used by Apple to develop branded applications.


Although the operating system is central to the way a computer device functions, the only way a user interacts directly with an operating system is through a user interface. So, rather than just focussing on the operating system, pay attention to the user interface. This is what you see when you turn on a computer or touchscreen and it’s what teaching staff and students use to open and save files, access software and apps.

Ask yourself “Is it easy to use, intuitive, responsive?”

If you can use it without even thinking about it then you’re onto a winner!!

Clevertouch Pro and Plus now come with LUX, the most advanced user interface ever built for large format interactive touchscreens. LUX enables teachers and students to present and interact with information on their main interactive display as instinctively as the device in their pockets.

Developed for teachers based on their feedback, the LUX user interface makes light work of accessing key features that they rely upon like the apps and software. It also offers an advanced range of connectivity options, which includes HDMI, VGA, LAN, Wifi, USB and EShare.