InFocus Targets 3D Learning With Low Cost Projectors
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InFocus Corp., has launched a range of 3D projectors aimed at teaching complex visual subjects. Designed for classroom use, the company has collaborated with Lightspeed Design Inc to cut entry level costs of 3D projectors.

With increased use of 3D television in the home, the adoption of large format 3D displays in teaching environments has gone 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 per cent 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.”

The IN100 series, and the IN2116 and IN3116 3D projectors 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 maintenance-free, reliable operation. Costing no more than a standard 2D projector, these projectors can switch easily between normal 2D projection and 3D.

Loren Shaw, director of product management at InFocus, said:  “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.”

The new 3D-ready InFocus projectors are available in Australia through exclusive InFocus distributor, Revolution Technologies.