The EPSON ELPDC21 document camera

Epson has introduced two new document cameras as the ideal accompaniment for Epson’s projectors suited to education. The projectors feature a Full HD camera, meaning that the whole class can benefit from crisp, clear images and video. Thanks to parallel video output capability, high-quality content can be delivered to multiple displays such as a laptop, projector and TV at the same time.

With the ELPDC21 and ELPDC13 document cameras, teachers and educators can help bring lessons to life in a fun and interesting way to maintain student engagement and help them achieve great results. The Full HD camera means that images will be crisp and clear, allowing students to pick out even the finest detail. A large A3 shooting area allows two full pages from a textbook, maps, detailed diagrams and 3D objects to be displayed to the whole class, without having to reposition the camera.

It’s not just with images that these cameras excel; with a 30 frames-per-second screen refresh rate, video streaming will be smooth with impressive clarity and without motion blur. When clear magnification is required, for example when studying historical texts, digital and optical (ELPDC21 only) zoom and a built-in LED light will ensure even intricate detail can be seen. Ideal for science lessons, minute objects can be displayed on a large screen using the included microscope attachment.

Kelvin Reynolds, general manager of Epson South Africa said: “Following on from the success of our previous models, we listened to our customers and developed a number of new features to make this range even better. As well as now supporting Full HD image output, live images and video content can be output to multiple displays at the same time, using parallel video output capability. Teachers can now also operate the document camera directly from the projected screen[1] to avoid the need to keep moving around and help maintain student engagement.”

For added flexibility, both document cameras come with split-screen functionality, allowing teachers to display two pieces of content side-by-side on a large screen to help highlight teaching points.

Both document cameras feature a lightweight and portable design and included a soft carry case to make it easy to move between classrooms. With a Kensington lock and security bar, schools and education establishments can have added peace of mind when the camera is unattended or not in use.

The ELPDC21 and ELPDC13 are compatible with all EB-5 series short-throw and ultra-short-throw projectors1 and will be available from February 2016. Recommended retail prices are as follows:

ELPDC21: R13 035.09 Excl. VAT

ELPDC13: R10 135.09 Excl. VAT

[1] Functionality to operate document camera directly from the projector only available with EB-595Wi, EB-585Wi, EB-575Wi and EB-536Wi when connected to a PC and running Easy Interactive Tools ver 4.0

Key features

Two megapixel camera for Full HD1080p images
30 frames per second screen refresh rate for smooth clear images
Large A3 capture area
Built-in LED light for use even in reduced lighting conditions 250 lux 250 lux
Built-in microphone
One touch auto focus
Mechanical arm rotation V:-90° to +90°

H: -90° to 0°

V:-90° to +90°

H: -90° to 0°

Freeze function
Zoom function to capture every detail 12 x optical

10 x  digital

16 x digital
Supports 1080p image with VGA, HDMI and USB outputs
Supports parallel video output
SD card slot for video clip and still image capture
Supports split screen function of SD card still image or video file and document  camera live image
Microscope  attachment included
Annotate both still or video images using Easy  Interactive  Tools  ver 4.0
Remote control operates both document camera and EB-6 series  Epson projectors
Lightweight and portable (carry case included) 2.6kg 2.5kg
Kensington lock and security bar for theft protection