Canon USA Provides Educators With Technology That Modernizes The Classroom While Educating The Mind
From the classroom to the lab, or on a field trip, technology plays a vital role in educating today’s youth. The merging of technology and education is the focus of the innovative solutions that Canon U.S.A., Inc. will display at this year’s National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) trade show in Atlanta.
“Integrating imaging capturing devices and multi-media technologies is quickly becoming the method of choice to reach the minds of today’s Generation-Y student,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. “Canon continues to support education with various programs such as the Canon Envirothon and the National Parks Science Scholars Program, which educate as well as promote conservation. Canon also offers products and solutions for the 21st century classroom, which are shown here at NECC 2007.”
Canon continues to demonstrate how school districts can introduce digital imaging to the classroom by enhancing the educational experience for students, teachers and administrators. The Company’s heritage in optics delivers advanced technologies that can be seen in its acclaimed line of digital cameras and display technologies. What’s more, the Canon family of printers and office equipment provides educators with the tools to deliver hands-on learning opportunities and tackle administrative tasks with ease.
Among the many products and services on display at this year’s NECC trade show, Canon will highlight the following equipment for educators and administrators:
PRINTING AND DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS
PIXMA Pro9000 Photo Printer – The Canon PIXMA Pro9000 Photo Printer’s eight color inks produce a wide color gamut to achieve vivid coloration and high-quality prints, up to 13-inches x 19-inches on plain paper or fine art media. This printer is the ideal companion to any digital imaging classroom or scholastic publication.
imageCLASS MF4690 Laser Multifunction Printer – The new imageCLASS MF4690 Laser Multifunction Printer offers advanced send features so users can scan-to -e-mail, -file*, -fax, or -USB memory port in the user’s choice of JPEG, TIFF, PDF or high-compression PDF formats. The built-in networking features, along with the device’s duplexing capabilities, make it an ideal small office solution for many single or multiple networked users.
Creative Park – Canon’s Creative Park Web site, www.canon.com/c-park, offers 3-D paper craft projects, scrapbooking templates, greeting cards, educational materials and the opportunity to learn more about digital photography.
PowerShot S5 IS – This versatile true hybrid powerhouse is at home in a classroom or out on the athletic field. Featuring a 12x optical zoom with optical image stabilization (OIS), this eight-megapixel camera has scene modes to snap great photos almost anywhere, and an advanced movie mode that makes it the ideal camera for all multimedia needs.
PowerShot SD850 Digital ELPH – Canon’s tiny PowerShot SD850 Digital ELPH camera is small enough to fit in a shirt pocket, but delivers crisp, vibrant images, great for off-site lab research.
Canon EOS 1D Mark III – The Canon EOS 1D Mark III is the world’s fastest 10 mp DSLR** and is the benchmark for DSLR’s used by event, studio and newspaper photographers, as well as the field reporter for the High School magazine or yearbook. The Mark III DSLR empowers serious shooters with a wealth of features to take fantastic photos and is compatible with more than 60 Canon EF lenses and a wide variety of EOS accessories.
VIDEO CAPTURE SOLUTIONS
HV20 HDV Camcorder – The Canon HV20 HD Camcorder produces brilliant 1080 High-Definition video directly to Mini-DV tape. This camcorder provides true High-Definition video, with the aid of features, such as Instant AF autofocus, Super Range Optical Image Stabilization and a 10x optical zoom. This camcorder will certainly make the grade in any film class, with a 24p Cine mode that reproduces the frame rate, as well as the look and feel of film.
HR10 HD Camcorder*** – This camcorder is the ideal solution for recording High-Definition video directly to DVD for easy sharing and viewing with compatible AVCHD players. It features Canon’s Instant AF autofocus system, as well as Super Range OIS for rock solid footage and a 10x video lens to get close to the action.
PROJECTORS AND VISUALIZERS
REALiS Projectors – Canon has taken Liquid Crystal on Silicone (LCOS) technology to the next level with the help of its patented AiSYS optical system that provides bright, high-contrast images, without the “screen door effect” typically found on LCD projectors. Canon’s REALiS projector line, featuring the REALiS SX6, SX60 and X600 Multimedia Projectors offers a different feature set for all types of users. These versatile yet powerful projectors adapt to a wide range of needs and environments and automatically adjust their picture to optimize the projection surface - even on a blackboard.
Canon RE-455X Video Visualizer – The RE-455X Visualizer features XGA resolution, a 12x zoom lens, RGB input, and twin fluorescent lamps, yielding a device that combines image quality with versatility to display a wide variety of documents, media, and even 3-D objects.
CANON U.S.A.’s PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND THE ENVIRONMENT:
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Canon4Kids Program help raise public awareness about the growing issue of child abduction by featuring pictures of missing children, along with the NCMEC hotline (1-800-THE-LOST), in various venues. For more information, log on to www.missingkids.com.
Canon is guided by the corporate philosophy of Kyosei - all people, regardless of race, religion, or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future. Embracing this philosophy, Canon U.S.A. has chosen to protect future generations by helping to preserve America’s most valuable resources - children and the environment - through the support of a wide range of local and national environmental education and youth programs that educators can leverage within their schools and classrooms.
The Canon National Parks Science Scholars Program develops the next generation of scientists in the fields of conservation, environmental science and park management. The program was established in 1997 and expanded in 2002 to include students and national parks throughout the Americas. In addition, the program supports scientists who will learn, discover, invent and create solutions to preserve national parks in the region. For more information, log on to www.nature.nps.gov/canonscholarships.
The Canon Envirothon is North America’s largest high school environmental education competition. More than 500,000 teenagers are involved in a year-long learning process that combines in-class curriculum with hands-on field experience. For more information, log on to www.envirothon.org.
For more information on Canon’s support for the education market, please visit www.usa.canon.com/educationalsales.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The Company is listed as one of Fortune’s Most Admired Companies in America and is on the 2006 BusinessWeek list of “Top 100 Brands.” Its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), is a top patent holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2006†, with global revenues of $34.9 billion. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/pressroom.
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