InFocus LightCast Technology in Collaboration Solutions Enables Wireless Device Display and eWhiteboarding
InFocus embraces BYOD with LightCast-enabled devices, including new JTouch interactive display, which makes it even easier for people to share ideas
PORTLAND, Ore. - June 11, 2015 — To continue driving quality group work in conference and classrooms, InFocus Corporation (www.infocus.com), the collaboration technology pioneer, introduces its LightCast technology, which enables BYOD connectivity and all-in-one digital whiteboarding and Internet browsing. The company is also launching its first device with the new technology built in, the interactive touchscreen JTouch with LightCast (INF6501c).
InFocus' LightCast technology allows people to wirelessly cast content from their Windows, Apple OSX and iOS, and Android devices to a display screen or projector. LightCast devices also offer whiteboard tools, which let users draw, highlight, annotate and capture notes that they can share with anyone via email. Rounding out LightCast's functionality is a Web browser to enable Internet access without being connected to a separate device.
"People don't keep their meeting content only on their laptops anymore, but also have images, data and PowerPoint presentations on their tablets and phones. InFocus' LightCast technology lets them not only share what's on their smartphone or tablet with everyone in the room, but also offers them other tools to make their meetings run more efficiently, such as a digital whiteboard and quick access to the Web," said InFocus product manager, Robert Detwiler.
To showcase the new technology, InFocus is simultaneously announcing a new interactive display, the 65-inch JTouch with LightCast (INF6501c). InFocus based this five-point touch display on the popular InFocus JTouch display platform, which connects with Windows, Macs and Chromebooks and provides a bright, colorful touch experience that engages audiences and combines interactivity with affordability. With LightCast embedded, JTouch becomes an even more powerful, interactive tool enabling a myriad of options for enhanced collaboration and learning. With LightCast-enabled devices, users can save and share lessons as well as use them again for subsequent classes. This advanced note taking is tangible in business applications as well, with LightCast allowing immediate access to web resources which improves meeting efficiency.
InFocus JTouch with LightCast supports edge-to-edge IR touch and Windows 7/8 gestures. It offers integrated stereo speakers for 20W stereo sound along with incredible connectivity including four front-facing USB ports for instant access as well as four HDMI ports, DVI, VGA (HD15 VESA), USB Type-A x 4, 3.5mm stereo audio in, 3.5mm stereo audio out, USB Type-B port for touch screen control.
InFocus LightCast technology is also built into the just-released Mondopad 2.0 collaboration system. Using Mondopad's new casting feature one can now connect and display from almost any device for additional idea sharing. While casting to Mondopad, users can also annotate on the display, taking interaction to the next level.
InFocus will include LightCast technology in more products launching later this year, including In
The JTouch with LightCast is available directly from InFocus at www.InFocusStore.com and InFocus resellers for $3,299 MAP ($2,399 for K-12 schools). For more information about LightCast technology or to see a demo of the new JTouch with LightCast, please visit www.infocus.com.
InFocus JTouch with LightCast
About InFocus Corp.
InFocus collaboration solutions drive successful, visual teamwork in large venues, conference rooms, classrooms and workstations throughout the world. Whether using the giant all-in-one Mondopad solution in the boardroom, the MVP100 Video Phone on desks or a digital projector in the classroom, InFocus products and video calling services are the collaboration tools people need to visually present, capture and share ideas. For more information or to purchase InFocus solutions, visit www.InFocus.com or www.InFocusStore.com. Follow InFocus on social media at facebook.com/InFocusCorp, linkedin.com/company/InFocus or twitter.com/InFocusCorp and twitter.com/InFocusEDU.