NEC Display Solutions has taken aim at the entry-level end of the professional installation projector market with its latest offering, the PE401-H, which retails for $1,999 while boasting light output of 4,000 Lumens, 1080p native resolution, and up to 2,000:1 contrast ratio.
BenQ has started shipping five new projectors designed for large classrooms and lecture halls. The new M7 series includes XGA and WXGA models offering brightness ratings of 3,500 lumens or greater.
Epson will ship a new high-resolution, ultra-short-throw interactive projector in April, the BrightLink Pro 1410Wi.
BenQ is rolling out a new line of entry-level DLP projectors, its M6 series. The lineup includes four models, all of them capable out outputting at least 2,800 lumens.
Crestron's newest all-in-one AV presentation solution for video conference room features acoustic echo cancellation for high-quality audio delivery.
San Lorenzo High School, part of the San Lorenzo Unified School District, has installed a new public address system.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
To help produce live coverage of its varsity athletics from its new competition gymnasium, Webster City High School in Webster City, Iowa, has installed a new video control center, as part of an HD overhaul the school has made to its student-run broadcast journalism program.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Smart Technologies has unveiled a new interactive table, the Smart Table 442i collaborative learning center, which enables up to eight students from preK to grade three to work together on interactive multimedia learning activities.
This month Epson will roll out a new model in its BrightLink line of interactive projectors. The new LCD-based BrightLink 436Wi will be the first portable unit in the lineup, weighing less than 10 pounds.
Texas Instruments reported that the growth of tablets in education will drive the need for 1080p HD projectors.
- By Sharleen Nelson