In the first quarter of 2014, the worldwide projector market grew 7 percent compared to the same period last year, reaching 1.87 million units, according to market research company Futuresource Consulting. In the U.S., however, market volume increased just 2 percent.
A new collaboration with Sony is bringing high-definition broadcast equipment like business projectors and studio cameras to American University’s Media Innovation Lab, as part of an overhaul of the AU School of Communication.
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is adopting new software in more than 70 classrooms to help students collaborate via mobile devices and built-in displays.
Crestron is now shipping the TSS-752, a room scheduling touchscreen with a 7-inch widescreen color display designed to provide at-a-glance meeting and scheduling information.
Smart Technologies has introduced the Smart Board 6065, the first model in a new line of interactive flat panels for education.
Casio's new ultra short throw projector features WXGA resolution and lampfree design.
Crestron has partnered with InfoComm to offer a one-day course on 4K video installations at Crestron classrooms around the world.
Davidson College, in North Carolina, will begin producing live webcasts of its football, soccer and baseball games, starting next fall, thanks to its new Sony Anycast Touch production switcher, with dual touchscreen interface.
Extron Electronics has introduced 12 TouchLink Pro touchpanels boasting faster processing, more memory and enhanced security.
BenQ has added two new single-chip DLP projectors to its M7 series of projectors. The new units are designed to deliver high brightness output in midsize classrooms and meeting spaces.