Last week’s Mobile World Congress gave a taste of the next wave of new technologies becoming mainstream for consumers and businesses alike, with 4K sat rightly at the forefront. Sony launched the world’s first smartphone with 4K HDR screen and soon – thanks to these 4K ready devices and cameras – it will become much easier to utilise 4K content – a trend which is expected to grow from its current level of under 10% to approximately 40% of content produced by 2020.
4K naturally complements any classroom taking a ‘digital first’ approach; be that displaying detailed diagrams for the whole auditorium to see or allowing students to share their latest CAD designs with the entire room. HD may have serviced classrooms for some time, but the crisp visuals of 4K will allow for collaborating, sharing and viewing of highly detailed subjects. Many schools are already making strides towards 4k, future proofing technology investments ready for the revolution.
This is the first time that sustainable, inexpensive and eco-friendly 4K projection has been available in the education market
The thought of investing in a 4K projector has historically been daunting for many IT teams within the education sector, largely due to the hefty costs and maintenance associated with replacing lamps. As students and staff alike become equipped with 4K ready devices, Casio has introduced its first 4K Ultra HD lamp-free projector. The Large Venue XJ-L8300HN features 5,000 Lumen brightness and virtually eradicates maintenance and any associated costs, with no consumables to monitor or replace, offering a hassle-free solution and simple installation.
4K displays also lend themselves to inter-school collaboration, enhancing video conferencing and unified communications tools
Breaking with tradition
Casio’s process of solid state illumination replaces the lamp traditionally found in projectors, along with the hazardous chemical mercury, with two of the most sustainable light sources on the planet, laser and LED. This is the first time that sustainable, inexpensive and eco-friendly 4K projection has been available in the education market.
4K displays also lend themselves to inter-school collaboration, enhancing video conferencing and unified communications tools alongside a presentation or other class content. Great picture quality can be achieved for the live video, ensuring that details are easily viewable from any seat of an auditorium, lecture hall or classroom. How long will it be before dual content is the norm for large scale presentations with video content becoming ubiquitous in the learning environment alongside written work?
Discover more about Casio’s Large Venue lamp-free projector at its 2017 launch here.