Optoma Now Offering Interactive Flat Panel Displays
A/V solutions provider Optoma announced that it is expanding its portfolio of products to include a new line of interactive flat panel displays (IFPDs). The Creative Touch series will be available in 65-inch, 75-inch, and 86-inch formats and are geared for the education and corporate markets.
The decision to enter the IFPD market follows research from Futuresource that shows IFPD sales will increase 16 percent globally this year, while the U.S. will see greater that 50 percent growth in the category, Optoma said in a statement. Further, two-thirds of U.S. classrooms now have an interactive display, and the level of growth is forecast to continue. On the corporate side, IFPD sales expanded by more than 30 percent in 2017.
The Optoma Creative Touch IFPDs, which start at $3,499, ship with a host of features, including easy-to-use annotation tools designed for engaged learning, sharing, and collaboration. The 4K UHD resolution includes up to 20-point multi-touch capabilities, and touch-control menu for interactive sharing. A Blue Light Filter is used to help reduce eyestrain, which is helpful as the nature of the product requires the user to stand right in front of the screen.