The University of Southern California formally opened a new interactive media facility for its School of Cinematic Arts (SCA), which features a load of technology, including 4K projection, Oblong g-speak, multitouch presentation screens, professional-level game testing rooms, highly configurable spaces, and what it claims to be North America's largest university installation of interactive displays.
Panasonic has announced several new projectors, including the company's first interactive ultra-short throw projector and a WUXGA single-chip DLP projector that the company claims as the industry's brightest.
Crestron has launched a new system that allows groups of presenters to connect their phones, tablets, and laptops to AV systems wirelessly.
Advances in display technology were on parade at this year's InfoComm 2013 in Orlando, including a number of touchscreen devices, wall displays, new LED monitors, and related AV gear.
NEC Display Solutions of America has unveiled a new high-resolution, high-light-output digital projector designed for education.
At the InfoComm 2013 conference in Orlando this week, Digital Projection International (DPI) unveiled its Titan Quad 2000 series projectors, also known as the "Super Quad," which feature 20,000 lumens of brightness. The Titan Quad 2000 projectors are "the world's first projectors of this brightness, in a chassis with such a small form factor," according to the company.
Optoma has introduced its first 7,000 lumen projector, the EH7700, along with a 6,000 lumen (X605) and two 5,000 lumen projectors (EH505, W505) as the company sets its sights on the large venue projector market.
Turning Technologies has released an update to TurningPoint, the company's classroom polling tool. With the new version, Turning has consolidated three of its polling tools into one and added enhanced support for OS X.
BenQ is expanding its lineup of energy-efficient short-throw projectors. The company has also debuted new interactive wall displays and an enhanced version of its "SmartEco" technology this week at the InfoComm 2013 conference taking place in Orlando, FL.
Ricoh Americas has released two new short-throw projection systems designed for schools.