updated 11:25 am EDT, Tue May 1, 2007
Advanced NEC whiteboard
Shipping later this month -- around the time many schools are making purchasing decisions -- is a new digital whiteboard from NEC, the IW77. Reflecting considerable enhancements in whiteboard technology, users can write annotations over any application it displays, and save image files for students or other viewers; notes and annotations can even be broadcast live to remote users through web browsers. The stylus can be used to treat the whiteboard as a mouse, and there are built-in controls for PowerPoint slideshows. The IW77 should cost a relatively hefty $1,799.