Epson DC-11 Document Camera Launched; Designed to Help K-12 Classrooms

Epson today announced the Epson DC-11 document camera, designed to help K-12 classrooms promote a dynamic learning environment.  With Epson DC-11, teachers can display textbooks, experiments, 3D objects, and other engaging interactive lessons more easily.

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The Epson DC-11 includes a host of classroom-centric features, including high quality imaging, easy-to-use features and connectivity.

The Epson DC-11 document camera features a five megapixel sensor, 10x digital zoom, and 30 frames-per-second video at full resolution for stunning image quality and performance.

It also includes large capture area allowing users display up to two full pages with clarity and more detail. Using the convenient built-in microphone and included software, the Epson DC-11 allows teachers to easily record audio and video to capture classroom lessons and student presentations, which can be easily uploaded to class websites for students who missed the lesson or are taking the class remotely.

In addition, Epson DC-11 document camera also offers convenient split-screen feature that allows easy sharing of live and captured images simultaneously.

With the built-in microscope adapter, Epson DC-11 is more easy to share with the entire class a microscopic demonstration, much larger-than-life, eliminating the need for each student to take turns looking through the microscope.

“Epson understands education and the challenges faced in the classroom, and designed the DC-11 document camera as an easy-to-use tool that allows teachers to better engage visual learners,” said Sara Kim, associate product manager, Epson Projection, Epson America. “The DC-11 represents our most innovative document camera to date, providing a host of features that allow educators to better capture, create and share content.”

Highlighted Features of Epson DC-11 Document Camera

Auto-Select Resolution: Automatically detects the native aspect ratio of Epson projectors and selects the output resolution to match; capable of displaying SXGA, XGA and WXGA resolution, it can also be used with the latest-generation widescreen computers or for projecting high-definition content

Image Quality and Performance: Five megapixel sensor provides high quality images; 30 frames-per-second video at full resolution allows for ultra smooth video performance; and 10x digital zoom, including 2x lossless, gives ultra sharp detail

Audio/Video Capture: Included software allows for the built-in microphone to record audio with video, time-lapse capture to demonstrate activities such as the growth of plants and organic processes, and easy upload to popular education or class websites

Versatile Connectivity: Can be connected to a PC or Mac via USB, a projector via VGA and Composite; also offers a built-in SD card slot, and a built-in microscope adapter

Storage Capacity: Includes 1GB of internal memory for storing images and photos

Sleek and Durable: Convenient compact design saves space; sturdy metal arm provides durable design and Kensington lock support, built-in security bar and mounting holes give added security

The Epson DC-11 Document Camera will be available for $499 in late September 2010 with a standard two-year limited warranty. For additional information, visit www.epsonbrighterfutures.com.

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