Chief Introduces Interactive Short-Throw MountsChief, a manufacturer of professional AV mounting solutions, announced a new partnership with Luidia, which makes interactive solutions. 2/09/2011 5:51 AM Eastern
Chief Introduces Interactive Short-Throw Mounts
Chief, a manufacturer of professional AV mounting solutions, announced a new partnership with Luidia, which makes interactive solutions.
Chief, a manufacturer of professional AV mounting solutions, announced a new partnership with Luidia, which makes interactive solutions. Under the agreement, Luidia's eBeam technology will be integrated into Chief's short-throw projector mount line. Chief officials said any short-throw projector can now be upgraded to perform a variety of digital functions by installing the interactive wall mount.
The new Chief Interactive Mounts will work with standard projectors and both Windows and Mac computers and integrate seamlessly with existing applications. Company officials said the offer flexibility in classrooms, offices, and conference rooms. For AV specialist, architects and builders, they offer greater control over the look and design of projector display surface, whiteboards, and interactive boards.
"We're excited to be able to combine Luidia's innovative interactive technology with our short-throw projector mounts," said Milestone AV Technologies CEO Scott Gill, in a statement. "By combining our easy-to-install short-throw mount solution with any compatible projector, we can make interactivity simpler and more affordable for educational and corporate applications."
According to Chief, this solution complements Luidia's eBeam interactive whiteboard system. Like previous eBeam systems, it works with standard computers, projectors, and a variety of input devices to transform existing whiteboards and writing surfaces into interactive whiteboards. Luidia's patented technology makes it easy for users to present, annotate, and interact with projected content while capturing the results, which can be shared over the Internet for remote meetings.
"eBeam technology has transformed the way schools and businesses plan for and adopt interactive projectors," said Luidia senior vice president Roy Erez, in a statement. "Now they can convert any wall-mounted projector into an interactive solution, extending the life of existing projectors while incorporating the latest interactive functionality."
The new Chief Interactive Short Throw Line will be available in March.