Optoma Unveils the Multiple Award Winning ML1080 and ML1080ST RGB Triple Laser Projectors

ORLANDO, FL, June 14, 2023 – Optoma, the No. 1 4K UHD and DLP® brand worldwide and in the Americas in projection technology,¹ today at InfoComm introduced the Optoma ML1080 and the ML1080ST, first-of-their-kind portable, premium RGB triple laser projectors with a wide BT2020 color gamut normally only available in larger, more costly home theater projectors. The ML1080 has been awarded the InfoComm 2023 Best of Show Award by ProjectorCentral.   

These portable and compact projectors deliver sharp color, incredible brightness, and flexible set-up features for various immersive installations and on-the-go professional environments.  

Built with RGB triple laser light source technology and Full HD 1080p native resolution, the ML1080 and ML1080ST feature 1,200 lumens of brightness and produce accurate, cinema-grade colors to deliver an unrivalled image performance compared with similarly sized projectors. Available in an impressive 0.78:1 short throw ratio, the ML1080ST delivers an up to 100-inch image just five feet away from display surfaces, perfect for smaller meeting spaces and entertainment setups. …Read More

EXO U launches Ormiboard Pro Visual Creation Software

New whiteboarding software offers instant sharing to any student device, classroom management, and advanced interactivity building without an internet connection

At InfoComm 2016, EXO U Inc., a software development company, launched Ormiboard Pro, a visual creation and collaboration tool. Ormiboard Pro gives teachers and students the freedom to build lessons, activities, and interactive games for use in any classroom that has displays and/or mobile devices.

The device-agnostic Ormiboard Pro goes beyond presenting and testing by opening up whole-class creation and participation. With ping-pong sharing and group collaboration, Ormiboard Pro users create sessions where everyone can watch and participate in the lessons. In a classroom setting, teachers can select a screen from a student device and share it on the front-of-class display.

Ormiboard Pro is designed for schools and districts and is primarily offered through distribution channels. Ormiboard Pro is an installed software with a perpetual license and enables complete device integration and collaborative sharing over existing networks via local WIFI (no internet access required). Ormiboard Pro is optimized for fast speed and split-view capabilities for multi-touch panels and tables, and gives administrators dashboard control over building, classroom, teacher, user and content grouping.…Read More

When using data, remember monkey sex

Freakonomics co-author explains why using data to predict future trends is trickier than you may think.

When you talk about big data these days, as well as its potential to help predict future trends and, therefore, courses of action, stories about turkey breasts, hand washing and monkey sex don’t also make the rounds; but according to the Freakonomics author, they should.

“What people say they feel or say they do versus what they actually do are often two completely different things,” explained Stephen J. Dubner, journalist, author and this year’s Infocomm 2016 Las Vegas keynoter. “And this is what makes the use of data tricky whenever industry looks to it for answers in behavior.”

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BenQ introduces interactive flat panel displays

New interactive displays target increased classroom engagement

BenQ America Corp., provider of education technology solutions, announced additions to its RP Series of Interactive Flat Panels (IFPs). The new displays are designed with a range of innovative features and capabilities to smoothly transition any classroom to fully immersive active learning environments.

“BenQ’s new RP Series IFPs are sized to engage the entire class and enable free flow and easy access to information,” said Todd Zimmerman, national education sales manager at BenQ America Corp. “The RP653, RP703 and RP750 IFPs feature the latest collaborative learning functionalities, including 20-point multi-touch design, multi-platform compatibility with driver-free touch connectivity and a host of other features developed specifically to help teachers connect quickly and easily to present more interactive lessons that increase curriculum comprehension.”

The latest RP Series IFP models fit the screen size and resolution needs of any classroom. The new RP750 75-inch, RP703 70-inch and RP653 65-inch displays feature full HD resolution joining the existing 4K RP790 79-inch display to round out the lineup. Along with 20-point multi-touch capabilities, these screens boast new innovative technologies that provide a healthier viewing experience for teachers and students. For instance, the screen’s tempered glass is covered with a bacteria-resistant coating to help reduce the spread of germs.…Read More

ViewSonic debuts new laser phosphor-based digital projectors

The LS series of ultra-short throw laser projectors introduced at InfoComm 2016 feature high brightness and enhanced color and sound technologies

ViewSonic Corp., a provider of visual solution products, introduced its new line of laser phosphor-based projectors for a bright and immersive experience for home entertainment, education, and business applications.

The LS810, LS820, and LS830, of LS Series of projectors feature 0.25 ultra-short throw lenses, up to 20,000 hours of operation, 100,000:1 contrast ratio, 3D-ready capabilities, and PortAll® – a hidden MHL/HDMI port that lets you discreetly stream multimedia content from a mobile device to the projector via a wireless dongle.

Ideal for business and education environments where high ambient light can be an issue, the ViewSonic LS810 and LS830 ultra-short throw projectors feature high brightness levels at 4000 lumens. With the company’s proprietary SuperColor™ and SonicExpert® technologies, these projectors deliver advanced color and enhanced sound reproduction. The LS810 is a native WXGA-based projector, and the LS830 boasts native Full HD 1080p resolution. Both projectors are engineered with flexible connectors including dual 3D Blu-Ray ready HDMI inputs, HDMI/MHL, Component, S-Video, RGB, VGA, RS232 and RJ45. Featuring a smart and intuitive design, both laser projectors are network capable for easy installation across multiple rooms or locations.…Read More

New Christie AP series focuses on performance, HDBaseT

WXGA and WUXGA 3LCD projectors deliver 5000 lumens

The new Christie AP Series of 3LCD projectors deliver 5000 ANSI lumens in a compact and cost-conscious package. Both the Christie LW502 and Christie LWU502 deliver the Christie performance standard and HDBaseT (HDBT) single-cable connectivity for both digital signal and control.

With the LW502 delivering 5,000:1 and LWU502 offering up to 10,000:1 contrast ratio, images are crisp and clear, ensuring impactful, worry-free presentations. Ideal for easy installation in classrooms and meeting spaces, each model offers up to 6,000 hours lamp-life and integrated audio.

Christie AP Series also includes edge blending, warping, DICOM simulation and an optional wireless adapter for connecting wirelessly to a LAN and showing presentations from a remote computer. Featuring a comprehensive list of I/O connections, the Christie AP Series manages a variety of integration environments and content sources.…Read More

Sony launches high-end visual display technology

New scalable system has 99 percent black surface area for high contrast, high resolution, immersive visuals

At InfoComm 2016, Sony will highlight its display capabilities in a big way, focusing on upgrading the landscape for large-scale visual entertainment.

The new technology, Crystal LED Integrated Structure (CLEDIS), uses Sony’s ultrafine LEDs in a unique surface mounting structure as its light source to deliver a visual experience not possible with even the highest-end conventional LED array.

“It’s a new type of canvas for limitless flexibility and creativity in public spaces and high-end visual entertainment,” said Kevin O’Connor, senior manager, sales and marketing, visual simulation and entertainment at Sony Electronics. “Compared to the technologies currently available for large-scale display, it’s a leap forward in depth, contrast, color, resolution – and pure visual impact.”…Read More

Ten new AV products worth noting

These 10 AV products stood out at the 2014 InfoComm conference in Las Vegas last week

Built for live broadcasting, the Blackmagic Studio Camera features a compact size—with a large viewing area.

We’ve already described some of the key AV trends to emerge from InfoComm 2014, North America’s largest AV trade show. Now, here are 10 AV products on display at InfoComm that caught our eye.

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Four key AV trends from InfoComm 2014

At InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas last week, these four trends stood out

As North America’s largest AV trade show, InfoComm attracts more than 30,000 people.

As we noted earlier, collaboration was a key theme at this year’s InfoComm, North America’s largest audio-visual trade show, as many companies showed new products designed to make it easier for users to collaborate on presentations and other information.

Another key theme at InfoComm 2014, held in Las Vegas June 14-20, was the development of more flexible and creative forms of digital signage, which we highlighted here.…Read More

Sign of the times? Digital signage gets creative

At InfoComm 2014, many companies showed new products that make deployment of digital signage easier and more flexible for schools

Projector makers demonstrated how their products could be used to create dynamic digital signage on curved or irregular surfaces.

At InfoComm 2014, North America’s largest audio-visual trade show, there were several innovations in digital signage on display—and many of these new products could make it easier for schools and other organizations to deploy digital signage in more creative, flexible, and cost-effective ways.

Here are three key developments we noted in digital signage at the conference.…Read More

New AV products enhance collaboration

At InfoComm 2014, collaboration was a key theme among conference exhibitors

Epson’s new BrightLink Pro projectors let up to 16 people collaborate in a virtual whiteboard space from any device with a web browser.

Enhancing collaboration was a key theme at InfoComm 2014 in Las Vegas last week, as conference exhibitors demonstrated several audio-visual products designed to help students, educators, and other professionals work together on projects and easily share information.

These new AV tools included interactive displays with a growing number of “touch points,” as well as products designed to create ever-larger workspaces—and systems that allow for two-way collaboration between teachers and students using any device.…Read More

Twenty intriguing school AV products

Canon’s new EVERCAM XU-81 is a robotic, high-definition pan-tilt-zoom camera that is encased in a sturdy, weatherproof housing for indoor or outdoor use.

We recently published a report on three key developments in school AV technology, based on the news to come out of InfoComm 2013, the world’s largest audio-visual technology trade show.

Now, here are 20 more intriguing school AV products that we saw at InfoComm and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference in San Antonio last month—including a portable audio system that can facilitate small-group instruction and an easy solution for “flipping” your classroom using any iOS device.…Read More