Ridgefield Park, New Jersey  (February 17, 2010) – Samsung Techwin America’s Electronic Imaging Division  (www.samsunggrants.com <http://www.samsunggrants.com/> ), a market leader in document camera  technology, today announced its new ‘Active Learning’ Grant Program – offering  50 SAMCAM 860 document cameras to U.S. teachers based on need. “Our goal is to  help upgrade the quality of technology tools in American schools,” said  Richard Bellomy, V.P. of Sales for Samsung Techwin’s Electronic Imaging  Division. “As I read through the 2009 grant program entries, I was truly  inspired by the potential good that this program can bring to teachers and  students. So much so, that we decided to repeat the grant program for 2010.”  Please go to www.samsunggrants.com <http://www.samsunggrants.com/>   to enter and to see a list of the 2009 winners. <http://www.gjroberts.com/images/Samsung%20Grant%20Image.jpg>
 

Samsung is known throughout  educational institutions across the country as providing document cameras with  the highest quality images due to its precision optics combined with its  expertise in display output technology. Through this grant program, Samsung is  looking to award a total of 50 Samsung SAMCAM 860 digital presenters to those  schools who could best utilize a document camera that offers extremely sharp  resolution and clarity.
 

Teachers have found that when a  document camera is used to create and support classroom lessons, students  become much more interested and actively participate. Most experts agree that  today’s students are visual learners and as such gain a better understanding  of the lesson materials visually displayed on screen, thereby increasing their  retention of the subject matter. With Samsung’s new SAMCAM 860 and its 48X  auto-focus zoom lens, science experiments can be seen in great detail by  everyone in the classroom. Plus the entire procedure can be saved as still  images or recorded as movies with audio to be reviewed when needed. Math  problems and concepts can be displayed using math manipulatives for the entire  class to see. With Samsung’s bundled application for Windows and Mac, the  SAMCAM 860 can connect to any electronic whiteboard for easy-to-use annotation  over any image and can also be used as a web cam. Teachers have found that the  document camera is a great benefit for all subject areas and has improved the  way they are able to teach.
 

The SAMCAM 860 provides native  SXGA (1280×1024) output at a full motion 30 frames per second plus additional  output resolutions at 1080P, 720P, XGA and more. A built-in macro mode  provides amazing detail with the standard lens, plus a microscope mode is  available (with an accessory lens).
 

Any teacher in a United States  school is eligible to apply and applications should be submitted on or before  June 1, 2010. Awards will be delivered to winners no later than September 1,  2010. Teachers just need to go to www.samsunggrants.com <http://www.samsunggrants.com/>   to apply. The MSRP of the Samsung SAMCAM 860 is $799.
 

For more information about  Samsung Techwin America’s Electronic Imaging Division and its full line of  affordable and innovative document cameras, call 877-213-1222, ext. 3306 or go  to www.samsungpresenterusa.com <http://www.samsungpresenterusa.com/> .
 

About Samsung Techwin America  – Electronic Imaging Division
Samsung Techwin America is a market  leader in document cameras for use in the education sector, ranging from K-12  to universities, courtroom applications, as well as numerous Fortune 500  companies. Every Samsung document camera provides the quality and innovation  that has built the Samsung name- quality optics, a robust feature set, a  wealth of user-friendly features, and state-of-the-art digital imaging  technology. Additionally Samsung Techwin markets a full line of security  products under the CCTV Division. Samsung Techwin America is the U.S.  subsidiary of Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd. in Sungnam Kyungki-Do, Korea. Samsung  is the world’s 11th largest company. www.samsungpresenterusa.com. <http://www.samsungpresenterusa.com/>

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Meris Stansbury

Meris Stansbury is the Editorial Director for both eSchool News and eCampus News, and was formerly the Managing Editor of eCampus News. Before working at eSchool Media, Meris worked as an assistant editor for The World and I, an online curriculum publication. She graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a BA in English, and enjoys spending way too much time either reading or cooking.