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InFocus Debuts LiteBoard Interactive System

InFocus has debuted a new system for interactive whiteboards, the InFocus LiteBoard, which is currently undergoing beta testing. The announcement was made at the 2009 National Educational Computer Conference (NECC) in Washington, DC this week.

The LiteBoard includes the DLP-based LiteBoard projector and wand. The projector is designed to function on any surface, including whiteboards, projection screens, walls, and other surfaces. It uses DisplayLink technology to connect to a wide range of computers via a standard USB port, including Mac OS X (10.4.11 through 10.5.6) and Windows systems.

The wand, meanwhile, is a pointer devices that is designed to read information from the projected image and communicating with the projector via RF to determine where the user is pointing. Input from the wand is treated as standard mouse input, so it can be used without any special drivers or other software.

The InFocus LiteBoard is expected to be available in two versions--the IN3902LB and IN3904LB interactive systems--in the fourth quarter of this year. Pricing has not yet been announced, although InFocus said it will released additional details in the near future.

Further information will be available here.

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