Projected learning

Epson has launched its first range of ultra-short-throw projectors designed to meet the growing demand for easy-to-use ICT equipment in classrooms.

The company said the new models are ideal for use with standard or interactive whiteboards as the ultra-short-throw distance significantly reduces glare and shadow interference.

The Epson ultra-short-throw range consists of five projectors, two of which have inbuilt interactive capabilities and turn any projection surface into an interactive one. The Epson EB-460i and the Epson EB-450Wi use an interactive pen to give the teacher control of applications, add notes and drawings which can be saved during a lesson.

Graeme Davidson, senior product manager at Epson UK said: “We know from our research, teachers find that by using technology in the classroom, learning is more interesting and relevant to children’s current lives. It can increase engagement, resulting in higher enjoyment and can help to address different learning needs.”

For larger classrooms, teachers can amplify their voice via a microphone input and an inbuilt 10W speaker. The range also includes ethernet and optional wireless connectivity to allow teachers to deliver presentations over a network in a large or small classroom.