Adobe reported it will kick in $300 million worth of software and teacher support as part of the Obama administration's ConnectED initiative.
NEC's new filter-free digital projectors feature high brightness, remote diagnostic capability and tools that enable users to transmit images from their mobile devices.
BenQ has debuted two new projectors, the MH680 and MH740, designed for multiple applications. Both projectors feature 1080p resolution and are 3D PC and Blu-Ray ready.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools plans to implement interactive whiteboards in more than 10,000 classrooms and will provide teachers with an 18-month professional development program designed to help them integrate the technology into their classrooms effectively.
Working with limited budgets and a seemingly endless pipeline of new technology tools, applications and equipment to test out and possibly implement, today's K-12 IT directors have a lot on their plates right now. Add Common Core State Standards and growth of mobile devices on campus to the equation and the task of balancing student and teacher needs with available resources becomes that much more daunting.
- By Bridget McCrea
Crestron has started shipping a new tabletop presentation interface called Connect It.
Nearly 200 companies are expected to share their wares at this year's Digital Signage Expo, taking place this week in Las Vegas. From 3M Touch Systems to Zaag Technology, companies from around the world will be showing off displays with skinnier bezels, 3D capabilities and more efficient energy management; demonstrating enhanced feature sets in software; and proclaiming new partnerships.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
AV technology developer wePresent has started shipping its wireless classroom presentation systems in the United States. The wePresent WiPG systems support up to 64 simultaneous users, allowing them to share their screens on projectors or displays wirelessly, with 1080p output.
Hitachi America has expanded its line of ultra-short-throw projectors with four 3LCD models, designed for delivering large images in limited spaces.
Crestron has debuted its smallest AV and environmental systems room controller to date, the RMC3.