Epson has introduced a wall mounted control box that offers input selection, audio manipulation, and iPod connectivity for classroom AV systems. The new control box, PowerLite Pilot, is compatible with the BrightLink 455Wi Interactive Projector, the PowerLite 410W Multimedia Projector, the PowerLite 460W Multimedia Projector, and the PowerLite 450W Multimedia Projector.
Gefen has released an AV scaler that preserves high resolutions on multiple display systems with varying maximum resolutions by downscaling input signals sent to the HD monitor with the lowest native resolution.
Alpha Video and Audio has unveiled a digital signage software solution that offers active rights management, multimedia creation tools, and the ability to manage signage applications on thousands of displays through a Web-based interface.
Chief has started shipping seven projector mounts that endow standard projectors with functionality similar to that of an interactive whiteboard.
NEC this week debuted two new entry-level mobile classroom projectors, both coming in at less than $600.
Mitsubishi has rolled out two 3D-ready DLP projectors that use specialized lenses to enable shorter throw ratios and to greatly reduce glare for presenters or educators standing in front of the units.
School furniture manufacturer Bretford has introduced a new line of powered and modular tech-friendly furniture for the classroom, the EDU 2.0 system.
A maker of high-tech lecterns has introduced one that doesn't require the instructor to set up a laptop computer to make presentations.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Turning Foundation, NBC Learn, and Turning Technologies have opened the Spring 2011 Classroom Improvement Technology Grant, which will award educational technology packages to 10 teachers in the United States.
AMX has launched a new AV control system for Android-based smart phones.