The “bring your own device” (BYOD) phenomenon has exploded in popularity among K-12 schools, as educators look for cost-effective ways to leverage technology in the classroom.
Developers of audio-visual products are responding to this trend as well, making it easier for students and instructors to collaborate and share their presentations wirelessly from a wide range of mobile devices.
Support for BYOD initiatives was one of the key developments in school AV technology discussed at InfoComm 2013, the world’s largest AV trade show, held in Orlando earlier this month. Here’s more information about this development, as well as two other AV trends worth noting.
AV responds to BYOD
BenQ, Panasonic, Christie, and Vaddio were among the many companies at InfoComm 2013 that have introduced technologies aimed at helping schools and other customers take advantage of BYOD.
BenQ’s QPresenter app, available for both iOS and Android devices, allows students to share their files through a wireless BenQ projector, directly from their handheld devices. And BenQ’s QDraw 3.0 software allows up to 40 smart devices to collaborate on the same presentation by marking up the projected file.