InFocus Breaks Into Sub-$2,000 Category with JTouch 65″ TouchScreen Display

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InFocus was the first projector company with a sub-$1000 4,000-lumen projector, now the company’s first sub-$2,000 65” touchscreen display company. The new 65-inch JTouch from InFocus is aimed at the K-12 education market. Like the rest of the native 1080p JTouch models, the 65-inch mirrors the content of a connected PC or Mac and makes […]

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AmpliVox Upgrades Audio Power of Integrated Multimedia Lecterns

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AmpliVox Sound Systems has unveiled major upgrades to over 15 of its integrated multimedia lectern products, now equipping them with 150-watt digital amplifiers. An upgrade from the 50-watt amps in previous models, each lectern also includes new connectivity and control features. In addition, the lecterns are now integrated with Bluetooth audio streaming capability from a […]

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How Important is “Being Green” In the Classroom Technology Decision Making Process?

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The honest answer is “not exceptionally important.” The reason, however, may surprise you. Many schools have sustainability initiatives in place that cover a wide variety of campus life processes from printing and food services to facilities and grounds keeping. While technology is an obvious environmental concern, that concern is usually a result of the amount […]

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Extron Enters Wireless Presentation/Collaboration Market with ShareLink 200

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If you’re using or spec’ing the Barco ClickShare or the Crestron AirMedia, you’re going to really like Extron’s ShareLink 200. Extron’s entry into the wireless presentation market is both a quad-screen (like most of the other systems), network-based presentation system AND a stand-alone wireless access point. Like most of the other systems out there, ShareLink […]

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VISIX Ships New Meeting Room Signs

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Visix’s new room sign line will display event schedules and room availability, but can also be used for mass alerts and interactive content. The signs are Microsoft Exchange compatible and are integrated with EMS by Dean Evans & Associates, Google Calendar, R25/25Live by CollegeNET and Delphi by Newmarket. Alternatively, you can use text file import […]

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TECOM Ships New Lectern

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TECOM’s new TecPodium Presenter HD is ADA compliant and equipped with electronically controlled lift. It’s integrated with a 24” wide-screen HD monitor with multi-touch capabilities and a complete integrated stereo audio system. With a new HD switching and scaling system coupled with built-in projector control, the TecPodium Presenter HD is designed to be a complete […]

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Clary Icon Adds Screen Skills Guru Button For OneScreen, On-Demand Support

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Clary Icon OneScreen users will have immediate access to live technical support via video. Once a user touches the Screen Skills Guru button, they are instantly connected to a live tech support person who can answer product usage questions, teach users new screen skills, or help diagnose any product issues. For teams and students working […]

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Sharp Ships 24” 10-Point Touchscreen LCD

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Sharp’s new LL-S242A-W is a 24” LED-lit LCD touch screen that offers 1,920×1,080 resolution monitor with a viewing angle of 178 degrees, both horizontally and vertically. It includes 10-point multi-touch capability that also features handwriting support via a fine-tipped touch pen. One cool feature is that a palm cancelation function prioritizes pen recognition, so you […]

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Chief Expands Mobile XL Cart Solutions

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Chief’s Extra-Large Fusion Mobile Cart was designed for extra-large and touch panel displays — including the SMART 8000 series — from 55″ to more than 100″ and up to 300 pounds (136 kg). It has space for internal storage, including hardware to vertically mount 2 RUs worth of AV gear. The Extra-Large Fusion Video Conferencing […]

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Hitachi Adds Two New Interactive Projectors

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Hitachi America introduced two new interactive projector models, the Hitachi CP-TW3003 and CP-TW2503. Both are interactive models that feature an ultra-short throw design and are aimed at the K-12, higher education and corporate presentation markets. So-called “new generation interactive features” include multiple pen capability, auto-calibration, PC-less drawing, and multi-display interactive use. Additionally, a suite of […]

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SMART Kapp Offers Replacement for the Dry Erase Board

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SMART Technologies used InfoComm to launch SMART kapp, a new digital capture board that has the easiness of a dry erase board combined with advanced collaboration features. While SMART claims that kapp is just as easy and intuitive to use as a dry-erase board, it allows users to write, draw, diagram and brainstorm using an […]

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Global Education Hardware Technology Spend Hits $13 Billion

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The global spend on education technology within classrooms reached US$13 billion last year, up 11 percent on 2012, according to a new market study from Futuresource Consulting, the leading provider of education technology research. The study explores mobile PC devices, classroom displays (such as projectors and interactive whiteboards) and complementary devices (visualisers, voting systems, voice […]

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SYNNEX to Offer Google Play for Education on Tablets

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SYNNEX Corporation has announced that it is the first distributor to offer Google Play for Education on tablets to authorized solution providers. Especially beneficial for K-3 environments that use a high level of touch devices in the classroom, Google Play for Education gives resellers the ability to sell management of both tablets and content, including […]

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Casio Introduces Bright Laser/LED Hybrid Ultra Short Throw Projector

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Casio today introduced its first lamp-less ultra short throw projector, the XJ-UT310WN. With brightness up to 3,100 lumens and a throw ratio of 0.28:1, Casio says the XJ-UT310WN is the brightest ultra short throw on the market without a lamp. It enables users to project an 80″ image from 18″ away. Other features include: WXGA […]

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