At InfoComm 2011, simplicity characterized the new products for higher ed. Thank goodness for that.
InFocus has rolled out a new series of entry-level 3D-ready projectors with a total of six models, two of them selling for less than $400.
Acer has started shipping a sub-$1,000 DLP short-throw projector that can act as an interactive whiteboard and project images from 19.2 inches from the screen.
WolfVision has rolled out a new portable HD visualizer with camera, lighting system, and controls built directly into the unit's arm.
San Diego State University is shifting to a new classroom response system five years after standardizing on its old one. This time it will be i>clicker2 from Macmillan's i>clicker division.
Faced with presentation after presentation in dimmed classrooms, I have become bothered by one set of circumstances: A student with great intentions spends an exorbitant amount of time putting together a fantastic presentation but fails to include all of the materials I believe should be there. Based solely on content, the student receives a terrible grade and doesn't reap the reward for the hours spent creating the presentation. But there may be a way to rectify this.
LG Electronics this week unveiled its next generation of network monitors, the U Series, at the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC).
NEC has launched a series of new high-resolution, high-light-output projectors designed for fixed installation applications in large venues, such as lecture halls and campus theaters.
Samsung has launched a new classroom visual presentation system that supports 30 FPS output at native resolutions up to SXGA.
Korean company PenandFree has created a technology that allows people to use any flat surface as an interactive whiteboard.