ViewSonic introduces interactive 7 Series projectors
ViewSonic has announced the 7 Series range of 3D-ready projectors with interactive whiteboard capabilities.

Dispensing with the need for an interactive whiteboard, the PJD7383i features ViewSonic iProjector technology, enabling users to improvise an interactive whiteboard. Users can write directly onto the projected image with the included PointBlank Pen and without the need for alignment or calibration.

Additionally, for the education sector, the PJD7383i includes bundled ViewDraw software to assist this innovation, with seamless integration of the hardware and curriculum software.

The PJD7383i projects an 80-inch (203 cm) image from just one metre away. It is fitted with digital keystone correction, which squares images to correct proportion.

The PJD7382 also offers an extreme short throw ratio producing large, crisp images on a screen size of 80 inches from a distance of only one metre, ultimately saving space by allowing users to place the projector at the front of the table.

The compact PJD7382 weighs only 3.5 kg; features include 3000 lumens light source and a 3000:1 contrast ratio, multiple preset presentation modes, an increased 40 degree digital vertical, keystone correction and digital zoom.

The ViewSonic 7 Series projectors feature advanced Crestron network control using the local area network to enable a central IT department to monitor the status of the devices at all times. This takes the responsibility for maintenance and management away from the user.

Equipped with a USB wireless dongle with a WiFi range of up to 328 feet and a driverless and auto display USB presentation functionality, allows the user to run a presentation without connecting to a PC.
All ViewSonic 7 Series projectors feature USB and LAN display, providing the flexibility to choose how to send content to the device, either via USB or LAN instead of a video cable.

Recommended retail prices: ViewSonic PJD7382 $1999.00; Viewsonic PJD7383i $2599.00.

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