Hitachi Integrates Luidia’s eBeam Technology; Introduces Ultimate Interactive Short Throw Projectors
eBeam technology revolutionizes interactive short throw projectors with digital capabilities that enhance delivery of information, capture input, and elevate viewer engagement and group collaboration
Amsterdam — February 3, 2010 — Luidia, Inc., the innovative developer of interactive technology and solutions, today announced that the company has formed a partnership with Hitachi’s projector division. Hitachi has selected Luidia’s award-winning eBeam® technology to power its Ultimate Interactive Short Throw Projector.
The new Hitachi iPJ-AW250N Ultimate Interactive Short Throw Projector incorporates Luidia’s award winning eBeam interactive technology to create a premium platform for capturing and sharing ideas by transforming flat surfaces into interactive and collaborative workspaces. The announcement was made today at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) Show in Amsterdam.
“Hitachi is dedicated to providing solutions for the Education and Business Projector Market," said Hiroki Nakano, Senior Manager of the Hitachi Projector Marketing Department. "We chose to partner with Luidia for our Ultimate Interactive Projector because their technology is leading edge. As a result, we are able to give users affordable solutions, requiring almost no time to transform any flat surface into an interactive workspace."
The Hitachi iPJ-AW250N turns any standard whiteboard or smooth surface into an interactive area, giving educators, engineers, architects, business users, and manufacturing departments powerful interactive capabilities without the expense and hassle of a traditional interactive whiteboard (IWB).
“More and more OEM’s recognize the advantages that Luidia brings to enable interactivity. Hitachi’s announcement is another endorsement of our ability to deliver eBeam technology and closely partner with major OEMs,” said Roy Erez, Luidia Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Business Development. “eBeam’s small footprint allows OEMs to easily integrate interactivity without compromising design, style and functionality. When combined with eBeam’s award winning technology, a foundation is formed to develop premium interactive products. Our industry-leading design methodology reduces the development cycle so manufacturers can create premium products that end users demand.”
The eBeam Ecosystem
For over eight years Luidia has produced an ecosystem of interactive digital capture and collaboration products. Luidia’s existing line of products includes the eBeam Edge, the standard for portable surface capture. Its low cost and simple installation make it a high demand technology in both schools and emerging markets throughout the world. Luidia provides complete hardware and software solutions that enable interactivity in a wide range of products-- from small and portable-sized devices, to projectors and mounts, to flat panel displays, to large format surfaces.
Hitachi Global Website
Luidia creates interactive technology for capturing and sharing ideas. The company’s portable eBeam products transform flat surfaces and whiteboards into interactive and collaborative workspaces. Luidia's eBeam Interactive whiteboard systems have been installed in over half a million classrooms and conference rooms worldwide. Luidia and its manufacturing partners’ products are in use on five continents and dozens of countries. The company is headquartered in the Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit: www.luidia.com or www.e-beam.com.
For More Information, Videos and Applications
Information on how OEMs can integrate eBeam technology is available here
A video on interactive whiteboards and eBeam technology can be viewed here