Toshiba reinvents projector, integrates detachable camera

Someone at Toshiba has finally gotten access to the mailbag. What else could explain this dynamic melding of projector and camera, a welcome site for many classrooms, trade shows, and courtrooms alike.

The TDP-SC35U looks to be a standard conference room projector, and it is that, with its 2,000 ANSI lumens, 2000:1 contrast ratio, native 800×600 VGA, and DLP protocols. But it also has, quite conspicuously, a document camera, which is detachable yet connected. While the projector sits flat, as it needs to do, the camera can be cut loose, free to wander for showing documents, blueprints, slides, and even courtroom evidence. The camera can also show on-screen student homework assignments, for all to see.

In addition to the composite and S-video inputs, the TDP-SC35U also has a monitor output connector, for even more viewing options. The whole package, camera included, weighs just 8.6 pounds.

As you might expect, the setup will set you back a bit, US$899, to be exact.


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