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InFocus Projectors Launches Beta ProgramWill Test Interactive Projectors in the Classroom
WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InFocus® Corporation (NASDAQ:INFS), the industry pioneer in digital projection technology, today announced that it is collaborating with the Plano Independent School District in Plano, Texas to enhance interaction in classrooms by using projectors with built in whiteboard capability.
“Today, interactive whiteboards in classrooms still have obstacles to overcome, including size, installation and usage. We are pleased to collaborate with the Plano School District to overcome these hurdles and reinvent technology in the classroom as we know it,” noted Bob O’Malley, InFocus’ president and CEO. “We selected the Plano School District as our first beta partner because of their solid reputation as a thought leader in integrating technology into the classroom.”
According to Jim Hirsch, associate superintendent for Academic and Technology Service at the Plano Independent School District, “The technologies that are most quickly adopted in classrooms are those that allow students to participate and collaborate. InFocus’ interactive projector will be beneficial to both the teachers and students — making everyday learning engaging and fun.” InFocus’ interactive projector will be generally available at the end of 2009. Additional information on InFocus’ beta program and its partner network will be announced in the coming months.
Note to Education Institutions:
InFocus is opening the beta program up to selected additional education institutions in the U.S. and Europe. Educational institutions interested in participating should contact Robert Detwiler, InFocus’ LiteBoard product manager, to learn more about this new innovative interactive projector at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-685-8872.
About InFocus Corporation
InFocus is the industry pioneer and a global leader in the digital projection market. The company’s digital projectors make bright ideas brilliant everywhere people gather to communicate and be entertained – in meetings, presentations, classrooms and living rooms around the world. Backed by more than 20 years of experience and innovation in digital projection, as well as 245 patents, InFocus is dedicated to setting the industry standard for large format visual display. The company is based in Wilsonville, Oregon with operations in North America, Europe and Asia. InFocus is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol INFS. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.infocus.com.
About the Plano Independent School District
The Plano Independent School District (Plano ISD) is a public school district in Plano, Tex., serving 53,000 students and employing 6,500 faculty members spread across 65 schools and 3 special and early education centers. The school district is known for its high academic standards and has received accolades including an exemplary rating by the Texas Education Agency on 18 out of 25 academic indicators and recipient of prestigious National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence honor by the U.S. Department of Education for 24 of its schools. During its 25 year tenure, Plano ISD has also earned the prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. Furthermore, the school district has earned the highest rating of “Superior Achievement” in the state’s Schools FIRST (Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas) program for four consecutive years. Additional information about Plano ISD is available at http://pisd.edu/about.us/index.shtml.
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