Connect to HDTVs and projectors and deliver interactive presentations with the compact and Wi-Fi enabled TX-1 Visual Presenter from Elmo.
The TX-1 (along with its non-Wi-Fi relative, the LX-1) is the follow-up to the Elmo TT-12iD Document Camera and is its official replacement in the popular TT series. The TX-1 has a smaller footprint but has retained many of the familiar features, such as the positioning of the zoom and autofucus controls on the side of the camera bar. Built-in Wi-Fi allows you to connect to an access point or network totally wirelessly, weather you're in a classroom, boardroom, or otherwise. And if you're only planning to use it in one place, an anti-theft security plate is included that allows you to mount down the device to your desk or other surface.
The HDMI input that was available on the predecessor model hasn't been transferred over, but its absence has allowed for the slimmer design and smaller footprint. But other than this, HDMI, USB, and VGA outputs are provided on the rear panel. You can output up to Full HD 1080i or 720p resolution at real-time 30 fps via HDMI, up to 1080p30 via USB 2.0, and 1024 x 768 XGA at 30 fps via VGA.
12x optical and 8x digital zoom give you up to 96x zooming capability, enabling you to see things the human eye cannot, such as the fine details of an image you may want to display in class. Moreover, the TX-1 is adjustable at multiple points so you can point the lens pretty much any way you want. The camera bar swings a full 180° sideways, the camera head can be rotated, and the camera neck can be tilted forward.
The fancy stuff, however, gets done in an included software called Image Mate 4 (downloadable for Windows). You can fancy up your documents with various effects, such as Highlight, Picture-in-Picture, Mask, Rotate, and much, much more. Using Image Mate you can save videos to your computer and capture still images from video streams for analysis using the zoom function.
Among the control buttons on the TX-1, most of which are also available via Image Mate, are an LED button and Autofocus button. The LED button turns on a light that's right near the camera lens, and the Autofocus button will get your documents in focus near-instantly when you're delivering a presentation.
With the built-in Wi-Fi, you can connect directly to a Wi-Fi enabled computer, laptop, or tablet such as Surface Pro. With this capability, you can install Image Mate on this computer/tablet and control the TX-1 from there, wirelessly. This makes for a much more portable and efficient system. The TX-1 comes with a North American plug, but supports 100-240V worldwide power input, so you can take it with you to international presentations if you'd like. (Just make sure to use an optional plug adapter.)