InFocus and AOPEN Create First Large Format, Google Chrome-Enabled Touch Displays for Classrooms

InFocus Corporation today announces its partnership with AOPEN that has enabled the two companies to create the JTouch Chrome 70, which is the first large-format, touch-enabled interactive Chrome whiteboard display, specifically designed for the U.S. and Australian education markets.

The JTouch Chrome 70 pairs the 70-inch InFocus JTouch, which features advanced interactive touchscreen technology, including projective capacitive touch, with the AOPEN Commercial Chromebox. The JTouch Chrome enables teachers and students to learn with the same software and tools they are already using on smaller devices.

The power and ease of use of cloud-based Chrome devices make them ideal for the classroom, where teachers are focused on pedagogy, not mastering arcane technology. Interactive screens add even more value, with studies showing that they significantly enhance instruction and learning. The global market for pre-K-12 interactive boards is expected to pass USD $1.1 billion by 2020.

The JTouch Chrome is the first solution that pairs the InFocus JTouch interactive whiteboard and the AOPEN Commercial Chromebox, enabling educators to teach confidently and powerfully, leveraging their familiarity with the Chrome environment on a large, classroom-sized touchscreen. Continuing InFocus’ long-term commitment to education, these products will be sold with education discounts and as part of its education programs in the U.S. Available in late Q3’ 2017, the JTouch Chrome will be sold through InFocus and AOPEN partners in the U.S. and Australia.

Here are the specs.