Input & Output


ViewSonic Debuts 3D DLP Projectors

ViewSonic this week debuted three new projectors feature DLP-based 3D projection capabilities, the PJD6211, PJD6221, and PJD6381. The new models are part of the first generation of projectors with Texas Instruments' new 3D DLP technologies, which were announced today at the InfoComm 2009 show in Orlando, FL.

Wacom Ships Intuos4 Tablets

Wacom has rolled out a completely revamped line of high-end graphics tablets. The new Intuos4 lineup, introduced Wednesday, includes four models that sport increased sensitivity, new pen performance features, and new workflow/productivity features, including OLED displays for tablet settings.

Canon Launches LCD Education Projectors

Canon USA is expanding its line of projectors for education. The company this week introduced three new LCD-based classroom models, each designed for high light output with resolutions up to WXGA.

Epson Debuts 4 Sub-$1,000 LCD projectors

Epson has introduced four new sub-$1,000 LCD multimedia projectors for education. The new models are designed to provide up to 6,000 hours of lamp life and include features for classroom use like microphone input, blackboard and whiteboard modes, and support for computer-free PowerPoint presentations.

Vivitek Ships Mobile Classroom Projectors

Vivitek has introduced two new models in its lineup of portable, single-chip DLP projectors designed for classroom use. The D825ES and D825EX offer high light output and high contrast ratios but come in at less than $900.

U Delaware Sports Hitachi Cameras for Big Screen Display

The University of Delaware in Newark has purchased three Hitachi SK-HD1000 HD studio/field cameras to produce live HD video shows for big screen displays at its football games and graduations.

Smart Board 600 Series Adds Touch Recognition

Smart Technologies has added touch recognition to its Smart Board 600 series of interactive whiteboards. The new capability allows the board to distinguish between a finger and a pen--and even the palm of the hand.

AVerMedia Ships VP-1 Document Camera

AVerMedia Technologies has launched its new AVerVision VP-1 Portable Visual Presenter, a portable (2.7-pound) mechanical arm document camera and 3D object presentation system for classrooms.

Mitsubishi Ships SXGA+ Projector with DICOM Simulation

Mitsubishi has begun shipping a new LCD-based SXGA+ projector aimed at higher education, specifically medical schools. The new MH2850U, according to Mitsubishi, is "specially engineered for projecting DICOM simulation images for use in medical education and training."

Dynamic Biometric Pushes for Distance Learning Student Authentication by Pen

Dynamic Biometric Systems has introduced a series of student authentication products based on its Bio-Pen hardware and related software systems. The company said its Bio-Pen addresses the verification requirement laid out in the Higher Education Opportunity Act that mandates educational institutions develop a student authentication method to ensure that students who receive credits for distance courses actually do the class work and take the exams.