Kramer Debuts VP-440 Switcher Aimed at Education

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Kramer’s new VP-440 is a six-input switcher that’s part of their ProScale line. Aimed at classrooms and meeting rooms, it has four HDMI port and two VGA ports and all of the signals are converted to HDMI or HDBaseT on the output. Featuring front-panel control via an on-screen display (OSD) menu, RS232 and contact-closure control, […]

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Atlona Ships 3×1 Switcher Aimed at Education Market

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Atlona has aimed its new AT-HD-SC-500, a three-input switcher, at the education market. Integrated with a scaler, everything that goes in gets converted to any resolution to 1920x1080p/60Hz or WUXGA (1920×1200). Audio features include a stereo input for the VGA source, de-embedded audio from the HDMI inputs, and a balanced stereo output and signal switching […]

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Back to School AV

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Audiovisual (AV) technologies are everywhere, utilized in almost every part of our lives.  We use AV technologies on a daily basis to communicate, interact, entertain and learn, so it would only make sense to utilize AV solutions in our education systems too. AV technologies are completely influencing the way educators teach and students learn.  From […]

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Sharp Ships 80″ AQUOS Board

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The new Sharp 80″ Class (80″ diagonal) PN-L803C AQUOS BOARD interactive display system is marketed as Sharp’s answer to collaboration. It features 10-point capacitive multi-touch, edge-to-edge glass and an intuitive interface that does feel like you are writing on a conventional whiteboard. In addition, up to four people can write onscreen at the same time, […]

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InFocus Adds Five New Projectors Aimed at ED market

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InFocus Corporation today announced its newest classroom-optimized projectors – the IN110x series. InFocus designed the five new projectors, which each feature 3200-lumen brightness and 15,000:1 contrast ratio, to fit school budgets and the ambient-light levels of most classrooms. Each model has a majority of the same connectivity options, but differ in native resolution, aspect ratio, […]

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Atlona Intros Eight-Input 4K Classroom Switcher

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Atlona today launched the AT-UHD-CLSO-824, an eight-input, two output, 4K/UHD @ 60 Hz matrix switcher with mirrored HDMI and HDBaseT outputs. The latest addition in the company’s CLSO series of multi-format matrix switchers designed for commercial and education use, the CLSO-824 incorporates three HDBaseT and four HDMI inputs, one VGA analog video input and two […]

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Hitachi’s CP-BW301WN and CP-BX301WN Short Throw LCD Projectors Are Aimed at Classrooms

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Hitachi America is introducing its CP-BW301WN and CP-BX301WN Short Throw LCD projectors designed for classroom installation that demands a projector refresh utilizing the existing wall-arm mount. The new CP-BW301WN provides WXGA 1280×800 resolution with 3,000 lumens brightness and CP-BX301WN provides XGA 1024×768 resolution with 3,200 lumens brightness for more vivid and realistic images up to […]

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Higher Education and Digital Signage

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With the hustle and bustle on college campuses, there is no better way to display information than with eye catching high-definition screens. With students who have grown up surrounded by digital technology, digital signage has become an important tool on many college campuses to quickly and easily show information. Digital signage can be used all […]

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InFocus LightCast Technology in Collaboration Solutions Enables Wireless Device Display and eWhiteboarding

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InFocus Corporation today introduced its LightCast technology, which they say enables BYOD connectivity and all-in-one digital whiteboarding and Internet browsing. The company is also launching its first device with the new technology built in, the interactive touchscreen JTouch with LightCast (INF6501c). InFocus’ LightCast technology allows people to wirelessly cast content from their Windows, Apple OSX […]

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Evolving College Student Population Will Change Education Technology Needs

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As I sit down to write this column, one day past my deadline (sorry, Sara) I am in the wonderful district of Washington D.C. With the support of my institution, I have the honor and pleasure of attending the Leading Change Institute, put on by EduCause and CLIR. This institute is an application based institute […]

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FSR to Roll Out Range of New Electronics Products at InfoComm 2015

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At this year’s InfoComm, FSR is introducing a variety of new products, including the DV-MFMV-74 and DV-MFSS-71 scaling switchers; DV-HSW4K-41, DV-HSW-21A and DV-MFSW-21A HDMI switchers; the HD-HPC-SP-Tx and HD-HPCWP-Tx additions to the company’s HDBaseT product family; the relaunch of its FLEX IO-16 I/O Interface Unit and a sneak peak at significant upgrades and design changes […]

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wePresent Debuts WiPG-2000 Wireless Classroom System, Allows Up to 64 Users to Connect

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wePresent is a professional wireless presentation system that allows up to 64 users to collaborate and give a wireless interactive presentation from their Windows/Mac computer, smartphone or tablet. The newest version, dubbed the WiPG-2000, is a wireless collaboration system that outputs 1080p @ 30fps video in four split-screen displays on one screen. wePresent connects to […]

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Atlona’s New 4K Switcher Aimed at Classroom Market

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Atlona’s new AT-UHD-CLSO-601 switcher and its receiver (the AT-UHD-EX-100CE-RX) have started to ship. Aimed at classrooms and meeting rooms, it’s a six-input (four HDCP-compliant HDMI and two multi-function analog inputs, allowing digital or legacy analog sources) 4K resolution (@30Hz) with built-in scaling and dual mirrored HDBaseT and HDMI outputs. Designed as an all-in-one room controller, […]

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Projection Screens in Education Installs: To Skimp or Not to Skimp?

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Every year colleges and universities spend millions of dollars on AV for their presentation spaces and their classrooms. We specify HD projectors with lumens rated from 4,000-8,000. Touch panels and control systems make the technology go, while computers, Blu-Ray players and document cameras create the content. In short, we put a lot of time, thought […]

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InfoComm: Three Exceptional Days for Tech Managers

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By Brad Grimes InfoComm International That’s right. It’s time to start planning for June. More specifically, for InfoComm 2015 in Orlando and the exceptional experiences [VIDEO] you’ll enjoy. As you know, there will be about a zillion things you could do at InfoComm 2015. It’s really an all-week affair, when you take into account education, […]

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InFocus Expands Q Series Handheld Tablet Line

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InFocus has released three new 10.1-inch, Windows 8.1 tablets specifically designed for use in school and at work. The second-generation InFocus Q Tablet series now consists of the INP-120Q for consumers, INP-120Q-ED for use in schools and INP-120Q-PR for business. Each of the new models features a 10.1-inch display, a version of the Window 8.1 […]

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Mersive Announces Solstice Pod and New Pricing

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Mersive today announced the newest addition to its product line, the Solstice Pod, a wireless media collaboration system for meeting rooms and classrooms. Priced at $799 for the Small Group Edition (SGE) version and $999 for the Unlimited users version, the Solstice Pod is being marketed as an all-inclusive collaboration solution for any meeting space […]

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The Future of Technology in the Classroom — The Next Gen Raspberry Pi 2

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In the AV business, technology in the K-12 classroom has been defined in many different ways. From interactive technologies to educational software, manufacturers and solutions providers have provided educators the basis for students to not only learn and grow in a formative manner, but technologically as well. The need for children to move toward a greater understanding […]

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BenQ Unveils Latest Classroom IQ Solutions

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The new BenQ MX723 is aimed at small- to medium-sized classrooms in that it’s an XGA resolution (1024×768) 1-chip DLP projector that’s spec’d at 3,700 ANSI lumens and 13,000:1 high contrast ratio. Integrated with both vertical and horizontal keystone correction, as well as 1.6x zoom functionality, the MX723 automatically adjusts lamp power by up to […]

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Boeckeler to Launch CPN-5800 Mini Pointmaker Annotation System at ISE 2015

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Boeckeler Instruments announced that the launch of its smallest annotation system yet and it will debut at ISE. Dubbed the Pointmaker CPN-5800, it’s a small live streaming annotation system designed installations. With two inputs and two outputs (VGA and HDMI), the CPN-5800 can be easily used in large installations as an input to (and output […]

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Snow Day: Considering E-Learning in Your Schools?

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Following a disruptive snow storm in the North East this week, students across the region (especially Long Island and New England) are home sledding, playing video games, drinking hot chocolate and doing everything but thinking about school. Many schools, however, are implementing continuity of learning plans that may require students to “attend class” during snow/ […]

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SMART Technologies Launches 84″ kapp Along with New Premium Services

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On the heels of last week’s Microsoft Surface Hub 84-inch multi-touch collaboration board announcement, SMART Technologies has launched its own 84” product with the kapp 84. SMART is also announcing something called SMART kapp Premium Services, which enables SMART kapp app users to unlock a range of enhanced features to the already revolutionary SMART kapp […]

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