Canon REALiS SX6 Teachers at Michigan’s Fenton High School have chosen REALiS SX6 Multimedia LCOS Projectors from Canon U.S.A to help teach Computer Aided Design (CAD).
Here’s why: “I wanted a higher-resolution projector because I teach mainly CAD, and a lot of the images have to be very bright and crisp to see the detail we’re talking about,” said Andrew Cocagne, a teacher at Fenton. “This is especially true when we’re creating drawings that consist mainly of lines that are fairly thin. If you don’t have sufficient resolution those lines can look really jagged or they may not even look like lines at all. You can lose the detail that you’re trying to present. Our students are learning how to follow the detail standards that drafting professionals use around the world. They are learning how to draw things to that standard, how to label them properly, and how to include the necessary amount of detail. This is why Canon’s REALiS SX6 Multimedia LCOS Projectors are essential for our classes.”
The projectors have SXGA+ (1400×1050) native resolution, 3,500 lumens of brightness, a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and an Adobe RGB color-match system.
They display small as 7 point, using Canon’s proprietary AISYS-enhanced LCOS technology and Canon 1.7x wide powered zoom lenses, providing a diagonal screen size range from 40 inches (at a projection distance of 3.6 feet) to a maximum of 300 inches.
It has a range of connections, including: component, composite, and S-video, and digital and analog RGB. An RS-232C connection to an optional network adapter for control by a networked PC in a ceiling mount, as is the case at Fenton High School.
“We needed multiple input sources so we can switch between two computers down on the floor without having to get up on a ladder and adjust the projector,” said Dave Gallinat, director of technology at the school. “The availability of these multiple ports is very important to us. The teacher can unplug an SD card from our video production equipment and plug it into his desktop, which is already connected to the REALiS SX6 Multimedia LCOS Projector. Then from the port on the teacher’s computer, media from the SD card can be displayed directly by the REALiS SX6.”
Ultimately, Cocagne says that using Canon REALiS SX6 Multimedia LCOS Projectors has provided valuable assistance to his work as a teacher. “Sometimes we’re drawing a diagram with a pencil and I can put the document camera on my drawing and demonstrate things that way,” he says. “Or I can also have the students share their examples in a presentation with the whole class and project it on to the screen as well. With the REALiS SX6 Multimedia LCOS Projector I have seen myself find better and more varied ways to use large-screen images to connect with students, promote their activities, and communicate information to them in a clearer, easier-to-absorb fashion.”
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