New short-throw projectors are easy to set up, accessible alternatives to interactive whiteboards in classrooms and conference rooms
InFocus Corporation today unveiled its second-generation interactive projectors, the IN3914 and IN3916. The advanced InFocus LiteBoard™ interactive technology and the Liteboard Wand lets teachers, students, trainers and presenters interact with projected images on any surface from anywhere in the room, whether at the screen or from up to 40 feet (12.2 meters) away. InFocus makes it easier and more affordable to use interactive digital content in the classroom and conference room to inspire, engage, and collaborate.
“Interactive projection offers new and exciting affordances for collaborative learning environments,” said Chris Craft, teacher and recipient of this year's ISTE Emerging Leader award. “InFocus interactive displays put learning in the hands of students.”
Optimise Flexibility With Interactive Technology That Is Built Into The Projector
The advanced InFocus LiteBoard interactive technology is built into the projector and eliminates the need for a costly interactive whiteboard. Simply project the image on a plain wall or existing whiteboards and turn them into an interactive area effortlessly.
Ergonomic Wand Works Like a Mouse with Any Software - at the Screen and Away
Both IN3900 series projectors include the new ergonomic LiteBoard Wand, which is comfortable to hold and easy to use by children and adults. Since there’s no need to touch the wand onto the projected image directly, people of any height, including small children and wheelchair users, can fully interact with the displayed content. Just like a computer mouse, the LiteBoard Wand controls the cursor and has right and left mouse buttons, a scroll wheel, and an undo button. It works with PCs and Macs and no special software is required.
Unlike interactive whiteboards or interactive projectors from other manufacturers, the IN3900 series eliminates the need for time-consuming calibration. When the wand is in use, its motion stability algorithms assure smooth cursor movement by analyzing the size of the projected image, distance from the screen, and angle of the wand.
Short Throw Projection for Flexible Room Design
The IN3900 series of short-throw projectors can be used from a table top, media cart, wall mount or ceiling mount with the ability to project images up to 5 feet (1.5 meters) wide with the projector only 3 feet (0.9 meters) away. The maximum projected image size can be as large as 12.5 feet (3.7 meters). The space-saving short-throw projectors also reduce shadow obstructions, and thus providing maximum visibility on the projected image. The IN3900 series can project images on any surface with optimised brightness and color temperature settings whether projecting on screens, whiteboards or lightly colored walls.
Fill the Room with Superior Sound
The IN3900 series delivers best-in-class audio with its 20-watt stereo sound, advanced audio processing, a dedicated microphone input, and assignable audio sources. This powerful system eliminates the need to hook up external speakers and enables everyone in the room to clearly hear a video or other audio. The narration feature ensures the presenter’s voice will be heard over audio tracks embedded in presentations or videos.
Connectivity for Collaboration
Both projectors connect with PC, Mac, and video sources commonly used in classrooms and conference rooms. The IN3916 projector provides superior connectivity, including USB, HDMI, LAN, and RS232. Its moderator feature allows up to 32 computers to connect to a single projector using either a network or wireless connection. The moderator has the ability to view all connected PCs from a web page and select which computer screens to project. Four computer screens can be projected simultaneously.
“Our interactive projectors enable educators to deliver engaging content and help schools to get more for their money,” said Loren Shaw, product line director for InFocus. “Over the past two years we’ve met with teachers, administrators and trainers across the country to design and refine our interactive projector. We’ve dramatically improved accessibility and slashed the cost of entry for interactive classrooms and conference rooms alike.”
Software to Make Interacting Easy and Fun
The IN3900 series includes free PC and Mac education and collaboration software from WizTeach Interactive to help users get the most out of interactive projection. The education version of the software includes drawing, math, geography, literacy, and curriculum-building tools. The collaboration version includes annotation, productivity, and screen-capture tools. Both versions work with web browsers and other applications that teachers and professionals use every day.
Pricing and Availability
The new 3D-ready InFocus projectors are available in Singapore through InFocus distributors Ingram Micro Asia Ltd. (Telephone: +65 6298-0888 / Fax: +65 6298-1111) and SIS Technologies Pte. Ltd. (Telephone: +65 6473-9898 / Fax: +65 6473-4512).
Recommended Retail Price:
IN3914 – S$ 3,299.00
IN3916 – S$ 3,399.00
COMEX 2010 Special Price:
IN3914 – S$ 2,799.00
IN3916 – S$ 2,999.00