Casio has debuted a new lineup of projectors that work with a combination of lasers and LEDs instead of lamps. The light sources produce up to 3,500 lumens of brightness and have an estimated life of 20,000 hours.
Canon has debuted five new midrange and entry-level LCD classroom projectors, including four for $800 or less.
Crestron has debuted an AV receiver and room controller that scales video, amplifies audio, and offers room control capabilities as part of its Digital Media line of AV networking devices.
Crestron has released a new room controller that not only runs multiple programs for lighting, HVAC, security, and AV applications but also allows individual programs to be uploaded or updated without affecting other processes.
Echo360 has debuted a major update to its flagship lecture capture platform, EchoSystem. The latest version, 4.0, will include new mobile capabilities, HD and dual display support, and social features designed to boost student engagement.
Taking a lesson from other schools on campus, the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota has implemented lecture capture for classrooms and for field activities.
Ed tech developer Promethean has released a new plugin that adds interactive polling features and new presentation capabilities to Microsoft PowerPoint.
NEC has introduced two portable, networkable LCD projectors as the newest members in it's M-series of short-throw projectors.
A technology-rich classroom concept developed by faculty and students will serve as a blueprint for transforming an existing classroom at Texas Wesleyan University starting in the summer.
Cisco is extending its umi line of video communication and collaboration tools so that home users will be able to connect with businesses using TelePresence.