Thin and Light Tablet
Gateway has unveiled the E-155C, a new convertible notebook weighing just 4.5
pounds. The tablet features a 12-inch widescreen display with digital pen and
touchscreen capability; an Intel Core 2 Duo processor; plus an integrated biometric
fingerprint reader for user authentication and data protection. And if the
E-155C is turned off without the digital pen in its garage, the user is alerted
with an audio alarm and flashing LED. Prices start at $1,849.99.
Epson has announced the PowerLite 83c, an LCD front projector
featuring 2,200 lumens of output for use in well-lit rooms.
The 83c also boasts a built-in closed captioning decoder; 7-watt
speaker for multimedia presentations; wired LAN connectivity for
remote monitoring and control; and Epson's E-TORL energy-efficient lamp technology, allowing the projector's lamp to
last up to 4,000 hours. Price: $725 through Epson's Brighter Futures program, which provides special education pricing
plus free extended warranty and tech support.
Camera Controller With Widescreen Display
Unveiled at the NAB 2007 digital electronics show in April, AMX's NXP-PLV Modero PosiTrack
Pilot Camera Controller (a camera controller for live or recorded broadcast
events, such as classroom lectures or complex videoconferences)
supports up to six cameras, and features Ethernet
connectivity plus a 7-inch Modero widescreen touchpanel.
Using the graphical interface, the operator can select cameras,
visually track and change their movement, store and recall presets, and adjust each camera's setting.
The controller also includes a proportional pan/tilt/zoom joystick and controls for focus, iris, and speed. Suggested
retail price: $7,995.
Upgraded Document Camera
Samsung Opto-Electronics America has introduced the SDP-6500DXA
Digital Presenter document camera, able to reproduce high-quality digital
images, without any loss, through a DVI output terminal. New features
include an improved frame rate, USB 2.0 output
for image capture, and redesigned light arms to
eliminate interference with larger display materials.
A 36x (12x optical plus 3x digital) auto-focus zoom allows
documents or 3D objects to be enlarged clearly, and a built-in
drawing function enables users to annotate directly over any image.
High-Speed Wireless Notebook
Toshiba's Digital Products Division has announced the Satellite A205 notebook computer series, featuring Intel's new Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN for 802.11n wireless connectivity. The 802.11n specification
delivers greater bandwidth and transfer speeds up to five
times faster than the previous 802.11g standard. The Satellite
A205 also has a built-in webcam in the notebook's LCD
bezel, for participating in live video chats, as well as a fingerprint
reader for system security and replacement of typed
passwords. Prices start at $999.99 (802.11n-enabled models
start at $1,349.99).