ISTE Coverage 2016
Boxlight to Debut Laser Projectors at ISTE 2016
Boxlight is unveiling its new line of P12 projectors at the ISTE 2016 Conference & Expo in Denver, June 26-29. Attendees will be able to see live demonstrations of the touch projectors by visiting the Boxlight booth, which is No. 3311.
The projectors, scheduled to start shipping in late June, offer educators four ways to bring eye-catching visuals to the classroom. There’s a standard projector, the P12 LNU, as well as laser, laser HD and laser ultra-wide projectors.
The Boxlight P12 projector.
The P12L ultra-short-throw laser projector can display images as large as 115 inches. The P12LU laser ultra-wide projector can create interactive images as large as 140 inches. And the P12B ultra-short-throw projector can display interactive images as large as 110 inches.
The new models range in brightness from 3,100 lumens to 4,000 lumens. Resolution ranges from 720p (1,920 x 720 pixels) to UXGA (1,600 x 1,200 pixels). All of the models offer a contrast ratio of either 1,800:1 or 10,000:1 in high-contrast mode. Features common to all of the models include:
Optional touch interactive or pen interactive capabilities;
HDMI, VGA and composite inputs;
Stereo 3.5 mm, stereo RCA and mic inputs;
Integrated 10 watt speaker;
Vertical keystone correction ±5 degrees (±10 degrees for the P12 B); and
- Manual zoom.
“The reality is that many schools are in the infancy stage of outfitting classrooms with large interactive displays,” said Stevan Vigneaux, director of product management for Boxlight, in a prepared statement. “These models give teachers the ability to create large, touch-enabled areas that will allow up to 10 students to collaborate while engaging with clear, beautifully detailed images that are large enough to be seen from every part of the classroom.”
The P12L and P12LU projectors feature laser illumination, which saves time and resources, according to Boxlight. There are no lamps to fail or change, and the projectors’ 20-year laser lifespan reduces maintenance issues, Boxlight said.
All P12 interactive projectors feature hardware and software that includes MimioStudio classroom software and three MimioMobile connections. Additionally, the projectors’ analog and digital audio/video connections ensure compatibility with virtually any PC, and users can employ them with macOS, Windows or Linux OS.
Earlier this year, Boxlight, based in Lawrenceville, GA, acquired Mimio, based in Boston. Boxlight has been manufacturing projectors and interactive technology since 1985. Mimio, founded by five MIT students in 1997, has created hardware and software to increase teacher effectiveness and student engagement in K-12 classrooms.
Richard Chang is associate editor of THE Journal. He can be reached at [email protected].