EPSON Intros New Projection Solution That Turns All Whiteboards Into Interactive Whiteboards

Last week, EPSON introduced the BrightLink 450Wi, what they EpsonWhiteboardPJ-0110are calling an intelligent, interactive projector that allows educators to turn any standard whiteboard or smooth wall into an interactive learning area.

By projecting the image from the BrightLink 450Wi onto any existing whiteboard, wall or other smooth, hard surface, and using one of two digital infrared pens, the system basically creates a “virtual” interactive area (from 59-inches to 96-inches diagonal (in WXGA mode) or 55-inches to 102-inches diagonal (in XGA mode)).

Available in March and specified at 2500 ANSI lumens, the BrightLink 450Wi is a networkable, 3LCD projector with a short-throw lens that creates a 60-inch projected image from 18 inches away.

rAVe thinks this is a creative solution to applications where there isn’t a budget for interactive whiteboards. What isn’t clear, however, is the effect the RF pens will have on the surface of the average whiteboard out there – much less a classroom wall.

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