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Elmo Debuts Document Camera with Wireless Tablet Support

Elmos TT-12 document camera supports computer-free video capture.
Elmo's TT-12 document camera supports computer-free video capture.

Elmo USA has introduced a new document camera that offers computer-free video capture and support for direct control via wireless tablet.

The Elmo TT-12, slated to ship in the fall, offers a 12x optical zoom and combined 96x optical and digital zoom. It incorporates a 3.4 megapixel CMOS sensor with video output resolutions ranging from XGA (1,024 x 768) to 1080p (1,920 x 1,080). The unit supports multi-directional camera positions and can record video (and take still captures) without the use of a computer. It supports frame rates up to 30 FPS.

In addition, the TT-12 provides support for Elmo's 2.4 GHz wireless tablet, the CRA-1, to allow teachers additional mobility while engaged in a presentation. The CRA-1 is a pen-based tablet that includes integrated shortcut keys. It can be used as a mouse and a pointer at a range of up to 50 feet from the receiver.

Other features of the TT0-12 document camera include:

  • USB memory port;
  • Integrated SD/SDHC card port for internal storage;
  • Image Mate software (for use with a USB-connected computer) to help enhance presentations visually;
  • Microscope mode with optional microscope attachment; and
  • Kensington lock slot for security.

AV inputs for the TT-12 include RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin) and an external microphone port. Outputs include HDMI, analog RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin), composite video, and stereo line out.

The Elmo TT-12 is expected to ship in September. Pricing has not been announced, but Elmo said the unit will include a five-year warranty. Additional details will be available on Elmo's site.

About the Author

David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 25-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

He can be reached at You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at or follow him on Twitter at @THEJournalDave (K-12) or @CampusTechDave (higher education).

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