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Califone Rolls Out Interactive Wall Frame for Classrooms
The Califone WB80 creates an interactive space on any wall.
Califone has unveiled a new wall-mountable frame that provides interactive whiteboard capabilities without a whiteboard or stylus.
The new frame, called the WB80, uses a projector, a computer, included software, and built in infrared sensors to triangulate and interpret the movements of a finger or pointing object into annotations that can be saved for future use.
The device has a work area of 48" x 64", a maximum cursor speed of 180 points per second, an initial response time of 25 milliseconds, and a continuous response time of 16 milliseconds.
Additional features include:
- Red, blue, and multicolor annotations;
- Annotation hiding;
- Resizing capabilities;
- Screen blanking;
- A clock timer function; and
- Screen capture.
The frame weighs 5 pounds and measures 48" (h) x 64" (w) x 0.5" (d). It can be mounted directly to wall or over an existing whiteboard.
Supported operating systems include Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2000.
The device is covered by a one-year school use warranty and currently ships for $1,170.
Further information can be found at califone.com.
Dan Thompson is a freelance writer based in Brea, CA. He can be reached here.