Extensive 3D Experience and a New Line of Projectors Power 3D Classroom Learning Environments
PORTLAND, Ore. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — May 12, 2010 — InFocus® Corp., a digital display technology leader and visual collaboration champion, today announced the availability of a wide range of 3D projectors ideal for teaching complex visual subjects. Designed for classroom use, the new InFocus projectors drastically cut 3D’s cost-of-entry and leverage the company’s years of experience in offering 3D projection through its collaboration with Lightspeed Design Inc.
With 3D televisions coming to consumers’ homes, the adoption of large format 3D displays in teaching environments goes beyond entertainment to break new ground in visual learning. A recent government-funded study on the effect of 3D in the classroom showed that students’ pre-test vs. post test scores improved up to 35 percent after seeing a lesson in 3D compared to the mere 9.7 percent increase experienced by the group who did not view the lesson in 3D.
“With 3D interactivity, students are engaged in simulated, immersive experiences that deliver multi-dimensional understanding that standard two-dimensional imaging can’t touch,” said Chris Ward, president of Lightspeed Design, Inc. “For example, medical students can see virtual surgeries being performed, or explore the make-up of molecules and DNA strands in intricate detail.”
InFocus Makes 3D Affordable
The IN100 series, and the IN2116 and IN3116 3D projectors are specifically designed for educational environments and feature native resolutions from SVGA to WXGA, a full range of input and output connection options including wireless and networking, high brightness from 2500 to 3500 lumens, and long-life lamps for years of maintenance-free, reliable operation. Costing no more than a standard 2D projector, these projectors can switch easily between normal 2D projection and 3D.
“3D projection brings concepts to life, and the greater interactivity improves learning and retention,” said Loren Shaw, director of product management at InFocus. “Delivering 3D to all levels and types of classrooms, beyond universities and high-end R&D applications, is a next step in our 20-year track record of bringing innovative visual collaboration and education tools to the classroom. We’re proud to be able to make 3D an affordable choice.”
3D Pioneers Shed Light on the Possibilities
Over the past six years, InFocus and Lightspeed Design have delivered 3D solutions via InFocus® DepthQ® HD 3D Projectors to institutions whose work showcases a range of innovative uses for 3D:
Researchers at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette have incorporated three InFocus® DepthQ® HD 3D Projectors to create the CAVE™ Virtual Reality Environment in collaboration with the Human Research and Engineering Directorate of the U.S. Army Research Lab. The three-sided virtual reality immersion room incorporates an omni-directional treadmill, bio-sensors and motion capture to study the cognitive load on soldiers in highly stressful, rapidly changing scenarios.
In Austria, an interdisciplinary team of radiologists, surgeons and engineers are using the DepthQ® HD 3D projector in their development of the "Virtual Liver Surgery Planning System" (VLSPS).
Pricing & Availability
New 3D-ready InFocus projectors are shipping now, retailing from $499-$1699 with generous educational discounts available. More information and software upgrades are available at www.infocus.com.
About InFocus Corp.
InFocus is a digital display technology leader and visual collaboration champion. InFocus digital displays empower and inspire people located anywhere (in the room, down the hall, across the campus or around the world) to turn their bright ideas into brilliant results. Backed by more than 20 years of experience and innovation in digital displays, InFocus is dedicated to setting the industry standard for large format visual displays. The company is based in Portland, OR. For more information, visit the company’s Web site at www.infocus.com.
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