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Optoma unveils high-definition interactive visualiser

Duncan Proctor 16 January 2015
Optoma unveils high-definition interactive visualiser

Optoma has launched a new 1080 resolution DC450 visualiser allowing teaching staff and students to share objects, passages of text or experiments with a larger audience.

Its eight-megapixel camera, 10x optical zoom and up to 30 frames-per-second video produces incredible detail to the tiniest of objects.

The DC450 has dual VGA and HDMI inputs and outputs to make presentations interactive. They allow teachers to connect a PC or laptop to the document camera as well as the projector. Smart DC software, supplied with the DC450, then allows teachers to annotate on the image captured by the visualiser and capture their lessons as video clips. They can switch between the image from the visualiser to external content held on the PC, such as Powerpoint, pdfs digital images and webpages.

Building upon Optoma’s DC350 visualiser with its A4-size shooting area and XGA resolution, the new DC450 includes an A3 landscape shooting area (297 x 420mm).

Justin Halls, head of product management at Optoma. commented: “The addition of HDMI output enables teaching staff to show full 1080 high definition quality video and audio. It can really engage the class by showing tiny 3D objects or passages of text in crystal clear detail to the big screen. You simply position items under the camera, connect it to a projector and show everything on the big screen live as it happens.

“Combined with a sleek design and robust build quality, the DC450 is the perfect addition to any classroom, boardroom or training venue.”

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