Belkin has unveiled its new portable version of Stage, which transforms tablets or smart phones into interactive digital creation and presentation tools. The company is demonstrating Portable Tablet Stage and other products designed for education at TCEA 2014 February 3-7 in Austin, Texas, where teachers, campus and district leaders will gather to share best practices for creating engaging classrooms that facilitate active and inspired learning.
Outfitting individual classrooms with an interactive whiteboard, document camera and computer can add up to several thousand dollars each, and requires extensive training and technical support. Belkin's Portable Tablet Stage transforms a tablet or smart phone into an interactive classroom tool at a fraction of this cost, the announcement states. Educators can present, conduct a video conference, record a tutorial video, or capture perfect pictures using a favorite mobile device. Connecting the phone or tablet to a second screen, such as a television or projector, enables content to be shared with audiences in real time. Lightweight and versatile, the Portable Tablet Stage can easily be transported between classrooms, used in professional development sessions, or taken on field trips.
Belkin's free Stage App for iPad adds interactive capabilities to the Tablet Stage, enabling users to capture live video and overlay text, labels, or highlight key points throughout presentations. Together with Stage App, Stage makes it simple to showcase a lesson or capture content with the iPad and, because it's portable, Stage can easily be used for interactive presentations on-the-go.
Key features included in Stage:
* Enables efficient, effective lectures and collaboration in podium mode
* Design is portable for easy transport and seamless on-the-go use
* Weighs 2.5 lbs, lighter than two iPads put together
* Angle adjustment allows ideal camera positioning and ergonomic use
* Has integrated cable management
* Fits tablets or smartphones with or without cases
* Compatible with Belkin Stage interactive whiteboard and document camera iPad app
The Belkin Portable Tablet Stage will be available April 2014 through Belkin's global network of distributors and resellers.
Source: Belkin, www.belkinbusiness.com