AV, Presentation & Display
New Device Can Turn a TV Into a Whiteboard
technology, a new device can turn any flat-screen television or
an interactive display. The Touchjet
Wave was first introduced to the
consumer market at International CES in January. It was introduced to
education market during ISTE's
conference taking place this week in Denver.
The Wave is a device that hooks on to the top of a television and
into a giant Android tablet. It connects to any TV with HDMI
and uses a
mix of infrared technology, sensors and what Touchjet calls its Light
Processing Unit (LPU) to track finger movements on the screen. A camera
dual-stereo microphones for video chats can also be added.
Touchjet Wave uses its
own launcher on top of Android KitKat and offers full access to the
in collaborative learning classrooms as they seek to help their
students gain a
deeper understanding of content, improve teamwork skills and take
their learning," said Touchjet CEO Helen Thomas.
will be available for
$299 beginning in July.
is one of the
startup companies selected by the State
Directors Association to take part in
its fourth annual Emerging
Technologies Forum, going on at the same time as
the ISTE conference.
At last year's ISTE conference, Touchjet introduced Pond, an ultra-portable projector that can display
as wide as 80 inches on any surface, allowing teachers and students to
directly with photos, videos, games and presentations. Pond
weighs just 9 ounces and can fit in the
palm of your hand.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.