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Interactivity in the classroom has become a wonderful tool for teachers. Certainly some projectors now include interactive capabilities, but those educators that have older model projectors, may find the addition of a document camera to be a modern upgrade in their classroom for a relatively small cost. Read on for more information from Epson!
Epson Expands Portfolio of Classroom Solutions with New DC-20 Document Camera
Full-featured Document Camera Offers Powerful Optical Zoom and HDMI Connectivity
LONG BEACH, Calif. – Sept. 26, 2012 – Epson America today announced the new EPSON® DC-20 document camera, a valuable teaching tool designed to enhance the K-12 classroom experience. With advanced features including powerful optical zoom and HDMI digital connectivity, the DC-20 is the ideal solution to help educators engage students and make a bigger impact with their curriculum.
A new addition to Epson’s document camera lineup, the DC-20 features a 12x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom to provide detailed images without any sacrifice in image quality. The camera also comes equipped with a large imaging sensor that captures more light per pixel than smaller imaging sensors, resulting in brighter images with amazing quality and crisp details. Additionally, the DC-20 is able to connect to projectors via its HDMI output, allowing for full 1080p HD quality video projection.
“Technology in the classroom continues to advance and teachers require tools to facilitate visual learning and enhance classroom interaction,” said Sara Kim, associate product manager, K-12 Education Marketing, Epson America, Inc. “The DC-20’s powerful optics and flexible design makes it easier than ever to display lesson materials and classroom projects with exceptional clarity and detail.”
More about the DC-20
The DC-20 provides teachers and their classrooms with a variety of advanced features to enrich learning, including:
- PC-free Annotation: Write or draw over live images by simply plugging in a wired USB mouse – no computer necessary
- Built-in Microphone: Record audio with video lessons
- Application Software: Provides advanced functionality such as editing captured images, recording time-lapse photography, video web upload, and file management
- Microscope Adapter: Connect to any standard microscope eye-piece to share magnified images with the entire class
- Image Storage: Capture, store and present images via 1GB internal memory, SD card slot or USB flash drive port
- Split Screen Function: Display images side-by-side, perfect for comparing before and after photos
- Camera Flexibility: Camera head rotates +/- 90 degrees to capture many angles – record white board images, student faces, or classroom wall
As a leader in innovation and partnership, Epson also offers the Brighter Futures® program, a unique sales and support initiative available specifically for schools. Designed to help educators select and implement the best products for their classrooms while making the most of their budgets, Brighter Futures offers special pricing, extended Epson limited warranty coverage for three years, dedicated education account managers, and toll-free technical support for all Epson projectors and associated accessories.
Availability and Support
The DC-20 document camera will be available in November 2012, through national resellers, pro audio/visual dealers, mail order, distribution, and through the Brighter Futures program.
Epson’s DC-20 document cameras come with a two-year limited warranty – three-years for Brighter Futures – that includes two elite technical support services – Epson PrivateLine® phone support with priority access to a dedicated telephone support agent, and a Road Service replacement program that includes product exchange in one business day with paid shipping. For additional information, visit www.epson.com/documentcameras.
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