Calypso Systems has opened its third-annual Be Heard School Grants program, which awards classroom audio systems to K-12 schools.
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.
Nomad Technologies, a company that offers digital wall displays, podiums, and video conferencing solutions, has unveiled a new multimedia classroom podium that ships with a customizable array of AV equipment.
NEC has unveiled four high-brightness projectors with the ability to project images on nonwhite and three-dimensional surfaces, including cylindrical and spherical walls and the corners of rooms.
Gefen, a company that offers scalers, converters, splitters, extenders, signal switches, and digital signage devices, has unveiled three KVM extenders that use CAT-5 cable to extend video signals and USB peripherals.
Epson has rolled out a new projector that can turn walls, tabletops, and other flat surfaces into interactive learning environments.
A new $9,500 appliance from Vidyo provides for a kind of personal telepresence by letting users Webcast and record their video conferences.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
A Pennsylvania school district is using lecture capture to offer online access to classroom content. As one of the early adopters of lecture capture in K-12, the district faced some unique challenges. But, according to Technology Director Ken Dunkelberger, it's been worth the effort.
- By Bridget McCrea
Crestron has rolled out a new AV presentation controller that sends commands to a maximum of three devices via infrared or one via RS-232.
Classroom equipment maker Elmo USA has rolled out a new classroom AV cart that combines a projector, document camera, and several other interactive presentation tools into a single mobile unit. In addition to the cart, Elmo has also introduced a new classroom AV switcher that operates off RS-232 and infrared.