Magazine article Technology & Learning

Epson BrightLink 595wi Interactive WXGA 3LCD Projector

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Epson BrightLink 595wi Interactive WXGA 3LCD Projector

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www.epson.com * Retail Price: $1,799 through Epson's Brighter Futures Program

The ultra-short-throw BrightLink 595Wi is a 3LCD, touch-enabled projector that can create a display up to 100" from 12" away. This projector is unique as it offers a device with both touch- and pen-based interactivity. As a result, students and teachers can easily interact with the screen in the familiar manner of an interactive whiteboard, without the need for additional hardware. The BrightLink 595Wi also comes with a software package that, when connected to a PC, allows up to 50 devices to connect to the projector and up to four devices to be displayed at a time.

Quality and Effectiveness: This projector has the potential to cause schools to rethink what technology they place into classrooms. In 1:1 and BYOD settings the BrightLink 595Wi can become the hub of classroom sharing. With the ability to queue up student devices and selectively share up to four screens at a time, a teacher can selectively tune the class into any student's work.

This device also allows schools to move away from small, interactive whiteboards and replace them with just a projector. Offering a screen size up to 100" and a multi-gesture touch-enabled interface, and allowing up to six students to interact with the screen, the BrightLink 595Wi provides an intuitive interface for the front of the room and replaces the need for any other surface. It is even compatible with other interactive whiteboard software, making the switch to a superior product an easy one.

Ease of Use: For the end user this is an intuitive device to work with, especially if you have used an interactive whiteboard before. …

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