SMART announces short-throw interactive projector, surprise reveal for next model
I don't think SMART were showing this off at BETT but it was featured in a follow-up email I got yesterday. The SMART LightRaise 40wi is a short-throw interactive projector that senses a special pen on any surface, without a SMART board.
We have a couple of InFocus interactive projectors that do something similar and I know at least one other EduGeeker uses an Epson one. We've found them to be quite good in classrooms where we don't have the space or money to fit a full IWB solution, and having one that works right with SMART Notebook will make this a compelling purchase for us.
Announcement video here:
The real gem from this video however, is at 2:12 when they mention the future 60wi model:
I literally yelled "wait... WHAT?!" at the screen.
"The SMART LightRaise 60wi will represent the next evolution of interactive projector... educators will be able to enjoy touch interactivity on an interactive projector."
"... before, we could only use a pen on any surface, this one you can use your finger as well."