SMART Technologies Enters Projector Market

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smart-projector-lightraise0112Billed as the only interactive projector that includes SMART Notebook collaborative learning software, SMART’s new LightRaise 40wi is an ultra-short throw (0.30:1) DLP projector that offers native WXGA resolution (1280×800). It’s capable of projecting image sizes from 77″ to 100″, includes integrated 10-watt speakers, plus a microphone input, one HDMI input, two VGA inputs and network connection. It also comes pre-loaded with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software. Housed in a wall-mounted enclosure and designed as a purpose-built projector specifically for SMART classroom applications, the 40wi is spec’d by SMART as having 2500 lumens. It uses a 2500-hour lamp (with an eco-mode that helps the lamp achieve 4000 hours), has built-in scaling for everything from VGA to 3D HDTV and includes a rechargeable interactive pen. It’s also truly a GreenAV product as it consumes less than 1 watt of power in standby mode.