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Optoma launches DC550 visualiser with clever folding arm
Teaching staff, presenters and students will now be able to share work with a larger audience, thanks to a new document camera launched by award-winning projector specialist, Optoma.
With its clever folding arm and compact design the new DC550 is easy to store, use and move between rooms. It also makes adjustment and precise positioning straightforward.
Textbooks, maps, detailed diagrams and 3D objects can all be displayed to the whole class, without having to reposition the camera, thanks to an impressive A3 shooting area. The DC550 also boasts an output resolution of up to Full HD 1080p for stunning image quality that will capture the attention of any class. Its eight megapixel camera, 17x optical zoom and up to 30 frames-per-second video produces incredible detail often not visible to the human eye.
Dual VGA and HDMI inputs and outputs make presentations truly interactive and give connectivity to a PC or laptop as well as a projector. Smart DC software, supplied with the DC550, allows teachers to annotate on the image captured by the visualiser and capture their lessons as video clips. They can easily switch between the image from the visualiser to external content held on the PC, such as PowerPoint, PDF digital images and webpages.
Bob Johnson, product manager at Optoma EMEA, commented: “Building on the success of our previous models, we took feedback from our partners and developed the new portable DC550. Its clever folding arm makes it much easier for teaching staff to store in a classroom or carry between rooms.”
Suitable for classrooms, lecture theatres, boardrooms and auditoriums, the DC550 features a handy rotating camera lens. This allows the presenter to place the item being captured the same way up as the image that is projected. Users can simply rotate the lens to change the orientation or rotate the image in software using SMART DC.
As well as visualising 3D objects and text, the new DC550 can turn lessons into video through its recording feature. These videos and photographs can be used in future presentations by saving them to the on-board memory or to a SD card, or simply transferring them to a PC or laptop using the USB cable supplied.
It has an excellent automatic focus. Manual focus is also available when additional critical detail is needed. Images can be saved at 2MP, 5MP and 8MP resolutions to an SD card and up to 128MB can be saved to the DC550’s on-board memory.
The DC550 has eco-friendly LED lighting built into the head with three brightness settings to produce additional lighting if required. It can be controlled either via the remote control or the base of the unit.
The new DC550 is the latest addition to Optoma’s range of document cameras designed to bring crystal clear detail to the classroom, which include the DC350 and DC450.
6th June 2016
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