Document camera enables exploration of 2D, 3D, animated and audio-enriched content
DENVER, Colorado — June 28, 2010 — SMART Technologies announces the SMART Document Camera 330, the first document camera designed for education that is mixed reality ready. The SMART Document Camera displays mixed reality content onto a SMART Board™ interactive whiteboard. Users can then view and interact with the content, which may include graphics, text, video and audio.
The document camera also integrates fully with SMART Notebook™ collaborative learning software. Without interrupting the flow of a lesson, teachers will be able to show enriched live images of 2D or 3D content, manipulate captured images from within their SMART Notebook lesson activity and then save images to SMART Notebook software’s Gallery for later use and review. Teachers and students can also use digital ink to write over images directly within a SMART Notebook page, keeping students engaged and focused on the content at hand. The SMART Document Camera 330 begins shipping globally at the end of June 2010.
“Students are amazed by the technology and the richness provided by mixed reality, and that, in itself, is engaging,” says Harvey Almarode, Staff Development Specialist and former graduate program instructor at James Madison University. “Once they’re engaged, it enhances their learning and understanding.”
Mixed reality ready – Manipulate and explore 2D, 3D, text, animation and audio-enriched content on the SMART Board interactive whiteboard by placing a physical object bearing a digital marker under the SMART Document Camera lens
Future proof – Easily incorporate digital and non-digital materials into lessons as additional mixed reality content becomes available
SMART Notebook software integration – Get one-touch access to the SMART Document Camera menu via SMART Notebook software and the SMART Board interactive whiteboard
Capture to SMART Notebook button – Quickly and easily capture images to a new page within a SMART Notebook lesson activity
SMART Document Camera menu in SMART Notebook software – Use one menu, accessed from SMART Notebook software, to control screen capture, image magnification, image brightness, auto focus and image focus
Simple connection – Connect with a classroom computer via a USB port
Flexible viewing options – Rotate the SMART Document Camera’s head and arm to enable easy viewing from multiple angles
Lightweight – Weighs only 7.6 lb. (3.5 kg)
Portable – Fold-flat design enables easy transportation and storage
Improved frame rate – Features a maximum frame rate of 30 fps
Multiple connectivity options – Easily connect to classroom projectors, monitors and flat-panel displays via DVI-D, VGA and composite connections
Sharp and detailed zoom – 5.2x optical zoom and 8.0x digital zoom provide vivid static and moving images
Multiple output resolution options – SXGA, WXGA, 720p and XGA
SMART product integration – Seamlessly integrates with the full range of SMART hardware products, including the SMART Board interactive whiteboard, SMART Table™ interactive learning center, SMART Slate™ wireless slate and SMART Podium™ interactive pen display
Download an image of the SMART Document Camera 330.
See how the SMART Document Camera 330 can be used to display mixed reality content in this video.
Pricing and availability
The suggested education list price for the SMART Document Camera 330 is US$799 in the United States. Prices outside the United States vary by country and may include applicable taxes, duties and import costs. The product will begin shipping globally at the end of June 2010.