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VPL-FX30 and VPL-FX500L


$3360, $7080


Sony has expanded its line of high-brightness projectors for commercial installations with these two new 3LCD models. The VPL-FX500L projects 7,000 lumens of brightness at XGA resolution, bright enough for large auditoriums with a high level of ambient light, and it includes a backup second lamp. The VPL-FX30 provides 4,200 lumens of brightness at XGA resolution and includes a 1.6X zoom lens standard. Each has a flat white painted cabinet style designed to blend well into ceiling installations.


Learn 9.1

Learning management system

Pricing varies based on implementation


Blackboard has just enhanced its flagship teaching and learning platform with the release of Learn 9.1. New features include expanded social media capabilities for easier integration of YouTube, wikis, and online multimedia into lessons and coursework, and added support for mobile devices to enable students to receive class updates and notifications on their smartphones. The new version also integrates lesson planning with standards alignment and reporting, and it includes a standards mapping tool that automatically updates state changes. Learn 9.1 is available as a free upgrade to current Blackboard customers.

SMART Technologies

Document Camera 330

Document camera, $799


SMART's latest document camera replaces a previous model, the 280. The portable Document Camera 330 folds flat and weighs just 7.6 pounds for easy storage or movement. This model outputs images at SXGA, WXGA, 720p or XGA resolutions and offers 5.2X optical zoom and 8X digital zoom. The camera also integrates with the company's SMART Notebook software with a one-button operation, enabling educators to control the camera directly from the application, as well as capture images of objects and save them directly in the software's lesson files for later use.