Califone International, Inc., has announced the introduction of the Diggiditto Document Camera, allowing educators and students to create and view full multimedia presentations.
The USB-powered camera comes mounted on a flexible pedestal, which may be detached for handheld operation. The camera has a 2-megapixel resolution with auto focus, and adjusts to lighting conditions. In addition, it features 3x optical zoom, image stop, rotation and movement as well as annotation capabilities, audio-visual recording, and a horizontal/vertical mirror. The Diggiditto is equipped with an internal microphone to record speech and music.
In addition, the Diggiditto's software features image recognition capabilities. Once an image has been saved, placing the same image under the camera will automatically prompt the Diggiditto to reopen the saved image. And, with its ability to link audio and video recordings to a file, teachers can create single-click, multimedia tutorials which will be automatically replayed. This allows active sharing of high-resolution documents and images during videoconferences and student led presentations.
The image can be projected through a computer on to a television or electronic whiteboard in real-time. Split-screen viewing allows comparison of saved and live images. And in situations where changing from the digital projector to the black or white board is cumbersome, teachers can write on the document itself.
The Diggiditto is compatible with electronic whiteboards and other conference or teaching devices. It is available with a portable support stand, foam-lined storage case, program CD, and manual. MS Windows 2000/XP/Vista is required. The Diggiditto Smart Document Camera is available for $599.
For more information, visit www.califone.com.
Source: Califone, www.califone.com