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Optoma Intros Three New Interactive Displays

Optoma interactive displays

For educators and administrators balancing classes and meetings from multiple locations, Optoma has unveiled three new interactive displays with whiteboarding and Google-powered collaboration capabilities.

The 65-inch 5653RK, 75-inch 5753RK and 86-inch 5863RK displays are part of Optoma's Creative Touch 5-Series lineup. Announced during the recent InfoComm event, the displays retail for $2,600, $3,800 and $5,000, respectively.

Meant to accommodate virtual meeting and learning environments, each of the displays carries a Google Enterprise Device Licensing Agreement, granting users access to the full cloud-based Google productivity suite, including Google Drive and YouTube.

WiFi 6e support is included. Though Android-based, each device is "compatible with popular operating systems, including Windows, Mac, and Chrome for improved multitasking and compatibility," per Optoma. Users can save files to the cloud, nework-based storage or local storage.

The included pen works with the screen to enable a wide range of annotating and whiteboarding scenarios. The "pressure-sensitive" screen is meant to create a natural and accurate writing surface. It's also intelligent; the screen can recognize handwriting to transform scibbles into readable text, or drawings into clip art.

On the hardware side, each device comes with eight microphones and two subwoofers. Organizations also have the option to add a "sensor box" that detects aspects of the indoor climate, including air quality, temperature and humidity. The sensor also functions as an NFC reader and motion detector.

For IT, another for-purchase option is the Optoma Management Suite (OMS) Cloud, enabling remote device management, provisioning, and troubleshooting.

To sweeten the pot further, Optoma is also offering a free one-year mozaBook subscription for schools that purchase a Creative Touch 5-Series display.

More information is available on the Optoma site here.

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Gladys Rama (@GladysRama3) is the editorial director of Converge360.