Rear Projection Whiteboard – Low Cost And Mobile
Inc. announces the new low-cost, mobile, easy-to-use Rear Projection
2000i interactive whiteboard to meet the needs of computer-using educators.
Developed with educators’ input, the 2000i combines the benefits of a
large (66"/168 cm diagonal), shadow-free, touch-sensitive display with
a height-adjustable design. With an easy-to-turn handle, teachers can lower
the screen from teaching height to one that is easily accessible for students
of all ages, including those with special needs. With a grant from the SMARTer
qualifying educational institutions in North America can purchase the 2000i
for only US$9,749. The 2000i includes an integrated projector with an extended-life
lamp as well as free software upgrades, further lowering the total cost of ownership.
The 2000i is the newest addition to SMART’s family of rear-projection
products, and features the superior image quality and precise touch control
of new DViT
(digital vision touch) technology. With award-winning SMART Board software,
teachers can access, control or write over top of any computer application –
including Internet resources and CD-ROMs – and save these notes to a single
file. Users simply pick up a stylus from the SMART Pen Tray and write over top
of any application in electronic ink using either their finger or the stylus.
No special tools or training are required to operate the 2000i.
“With the Rear Projection SMART Board 2000i interactive
whiteboard, educators can now enjoy the benefits of rear projection at an affordable
price,” says Nancy Knowlton, president and co-CEO of SMART. “The
2000i features an installed projector, which not only provides a shadow-free
display, but also reduces set-up time and saves valuable space in the classroom.”
“The interactive display features of the 2000i help teachers
deliver whole-class instruction that engages students’ attention and improves
lesson retention,” says Jean Hugill, grade six teacher at Connaught Community
School. “The 2000i’s height-adjustable feature also encourages students
to practice active learning, as they are more willing to go to the front of
the class to use the interactive whiteboard and share information with their
Integrated projector – The 2000i ships
with an installed SVGA (800 x 600), 1600-lumen projector with a 4,000- hour
lamp life. Customers have the option to upgrade to an XGA (1024 x 768),
2500-lumen projector for an additional charge.
Easy-to-use controls – The 2000i provides a built-in
audio system and integrated projector controls for convenient access from
the front of the unit.
Mobility – The 2000i’s large, lockable casters
and lightweight design allow easy mobility from room to room, enabling teachers
to share limited technology resources. The 2000i fits easily through a standard
Storage and accessibility – Teachers can store
the computer and peripherals on the bottom tray.
Flexibility – Users can customize their 2000i to
meet their specific needs through optional add-on features, including guest
laptop support, room-control module and videoconferencing shelf.
Free software upgrades – Free SMART Board software
upgrades ensure that the latest whiteboarding functionality is available
for classroom use.
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