As an alternative to heavy, bulky classroom projectors, AVerMedia Technologies has introduced the AVerVision300, a portable document camera that teachers can use to display crisp, clear images from 10- to 12-point text documents, three-dimensional (3D) objects, and even microscopic images. The device also can display transparencies, 35-millimeter slides, or negative film as positive images with an optional light box.

The AVerVision300 weighs only 3.9 pounds and folds down to 14.5 inches long, 6.75 inches wide, and just 3.75 inches tall. It includes two presentation modes: camera mode and VGA mode. The camera mode can display any 3D object or document onto any monitor or projector with VGA/DVI inputs. The VGA mode (for VGA output only) displays PC presentations on a VGA-quality monitor or projection screen. Both modes support a resolution of up to 1024 x 768 pixels.

The AVerVision300 is available for $999.99 through retail stores, national distributors, and the company’s web site. Education pricing also is available.

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