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Smart Unveils Interactive Touch Projector

The Smart LightRaise 60wi
The Smart LightRaise 60wi

Smart Technologies has debuted a new touch- and pen-enabled interactive projector--the first of its kind, according to the company. The LightRaise 60wi is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2013.

The Smart LightRaise 60wi interactive projector lets teachers use almost any space, including a whiteboard, for interactive lessons, allowing two students to interact simultaneously. Students can use a finger or interactive pen to manipulate content and can draw or write using Smart Notebook software. LightRaise 60wi uses Digital Vision Touch technology.

The LightRaise 60wi offers a resolution of 1,280 x 800 (WXGA), a brightness of 2,500 lumens, and a contrast ratio of 3,400:1.

Additional features of the projector include:

  • Two rechargeable interactive pens with pen holders;
  • Keystone correction (±15 degrees);
  • Screen size of 67 to 100 inches diagonally when projector is at least 36 inches from the wall;
  • 5,000-hour lamp life in economy mode;
  • Kensington lock slot and padlock ring;
  • Two 10-watt speakers and mic input; and
  • Integration with other Smart products, including the Smart Response interactive response system and Smart Document camera.

AV inputs include HDMI, RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin), composite video,RCA stereo audio in, stereo minijack, and microphone port. Component (YPbPr or YCbCr) is supported through optional adapters. Outputs include stereo audio out and RGB monitor out (mini D-sub 15-pin). Networking and control ports include wired LAN (RJ-45), USB, and RS-232. The projector measures 14" (w) × 14.75" (h) × 30.25" (d) and weighs in at 28 pounds.

LightRaise comes with Smart Notebook collaborative learning software and access to the Smart Exchange site. Smart Exchange provides more than 60,000 classroom resources, including standards-aligned lessons from educational publishers. Exchange also allows teachers to connect with their peers through discussion boards and share their own materials.

In addition, the projector comes with a three-year warranty program, Smart Projector Care Plus.

The Smart LightRaise 60wi will be available for $1,999 in the first quarter of 2013. It is compatible with Microsoft Windows and Apple OS X operating systems. The LightRaise 40wi, which is only pen-enabled, is available now.

For more information, visit smarttech.com/lightraise.

Editor's note: This article has been modified since its original publication to correct a factual error. We originally reported this projecor will ship in January. It's actually shceduled to ship at some point in the first quarter, not necessarily January. [Last updated Nov. 14, 2012 at 3:38 p.m.] --David Nagel



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