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TI DLP® Unveils Interactivity for 3D Learning and Multiuser Ability for DLP Interactive Projectors to Promote Hands-on Learning

ORLANDO, Fla. Feb. 1, 2011

The versatility of DLP’s micromirror chip design also extends to technological collaboration. DLP technology has the unique ability to work with both passive and active 3D displays as well as a variety of light sources including lamp, laser and LED, offering schools and manufacturers a variety of options for displaying and interacting with projected content.

One example of this is DLP’s interactive projector, which allows teachers and students to manipulate projected images on any surface with the touch of a pen or from a distance without the need for calibration. Using a special interactive pen that functions similarly to a wireless mouse, teachers and students can interact with an image on the screen from up to 7 meters away by simply rolling, pointing, clicking, scrolling, navigating and writing.

With new dual-pen capabilities classrooms can have two students interacting with the projected image at the same time. DLP dual-pen interactive projectors also work in conjunction with 3D to create interactive 3D teaching opportunities. Imagine multiple students racing each other to solve math equations projected on the ceiling or students viewing Earth in 3D and taking turns using the pen to break apart the earth into layers, all from wherever they are sitting in the classroom.

In addition, projectors such as the one launching this week from Acer are now available with SXGA+ chipsets. This chip provides increased resolution for readable text and graphics at a distance. The 1400×1050 resolution ensures students sitting in the back of the room see crisp, clear images, which is especially important for viewing letters, numbers and other highly detailed objects. This higher resolution also displays more content on the screen at one time, making it easier to view complex, detailed spreadsheets without having to scroll.

Roger Carver

3D technology for the classroom is providing a rich interactive experience and being aggressively adopted worldwide with over 1 million 3D-enabled projectors on the market today. TI DLP is driving 3D adoption through unique technological capabilities such as these:

  • Serving both passive and active 3D solutions and a variety of light sources
  • Acting as the sole technology able to provide 3D through a single-projector solution
  • Enabling 3D-Ready and interactive projectors to also function as standard systems, essentially future-proofing classrooms by allowing for self-paced technology adoption
  • Offering lamp-free projector solutions to save time, money and energy consumption

TI DLP 3D Worldwide Pilot Programs

March 2010 Finland France Netherlands Turkey United Kingdom India the United States Germany Italy Latin America

Sharyn Gabriel Ocoee Middle School

Multiple manufacturers and brands will be at FETC showing interactive products with DLP technology. Among them are 3M, Acer, Dell, Optoma, Promethean, PolyVision, Sanyo, SMART and Vivitek, many of which will be showing some of the first products with SX+ resolution, dual-pen interactivity and/or interactive 3D capabilities.

To experience this technology firsthand, be sure to check out Texas Instruments DLP at FETC in booth #401, and visit DLP projector manufacturers’ exhibits throughout the show floor.

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