Epson’s latest foray into the projector market comes in the form of the BrightLink 450Wi interactive projector, where it is capable of turning virtually any whiteboard or smooth wall into an interactive learning area. This will definitely introduce some much-needed cost savings as there is no need to fork out more dough for dedicated interactive whiteboards (IWB). Equipped with a couple of digital infrared pens to help you “draw” and “write” on the projected surface, educators will be better able to engage students in a more interactive manner. On to the technical specifications – the BrightLink 450Wi has 2,500 lumens white light output and 2,500 lumens color light output, throwing out WXGA resolution in 16:10 aspect ratio while hitting projected images ranging from 55″ to 96″. Apart from that, there is Ultra-Short Throw Distance that allows you to mount the 450Wi from a mere 2.8″ away – now how about that! If your organization is interested, the Epson BrightLink 450Wi will hit the market this spring for less than $2,000. Would this revolutionize the classrom and lecture halls? Perhaps only in developed countries, but emerging markets will still continue to use the whiteboard and blackboard for a long time to come.
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