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Sharp Visits the TEC

By: Richard Mitchell

Sharp visited the Technology Engagement Center (TEC) on Duke’s campus this past week to demo two interactive touch displays, the 70″ PN-L703W and 40″ PN-L401C. The 70″ display was mounted on a portable cart to highlight the flexible nature of the display. The interactive screen has built-in wireless presentation capabilities, is multi-user (4 people can use the display simultaneously), provides 10-point multi-touch, and houses two 10 watt stereo speakers. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the touch software was customizable to the end user based on the domain, making it easy to hide interactive features that may confuse novice users while letting advanced users take full advantage of the device. Finally, the screen had a built in whiteboard mode that is independent from the computer. Finally, with an HDMI out from the system, the interactive display would easily integrate with our lecture capture systems. This would make a nice additional to a premiere huddle room.

The 40″ PN-L401C had similar functionality to the 70″, but sports a capacitive touch screen, so it was more responsive and accurate to touch. The 40″ screen would make a nice front of room display and confidence monitor that could be used as a traditional monitor while adding touch and writing capabilities for a more interactive educational experience.

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