Update on LCD Panels
Dear Squeak and Blat,
In reference to last month's column [October] that contained a letter about LCD panels for teaching, I offer you and your readers the following.
At the time that the one school I teach at was ready to lease such a panel, there was only one company with a special educational LCD panel that had color and full motion video and that was nView. They currently make the TFT-S140K1 which sells for $2395 (the price has gone down $100!!!). I'm also told that InFocus makes a panel called the 3600 that sells for $2499. Both require an overhead that is made for LCD panel use and it is especially good to have at least 4000 lumens. These prices are still well below the $4000 mark. My contact person is Bob Lowery at Haverford Systems. His number is (800) 486-5276 should you want to confirm any of this info.
Hope this info is helpful.
Music Instructor, La Salle University Music
Instructor and Technology Coordinator, Grey Nun Academy
Squeak and Blat:
Thanks for this great tip (Rob really does exist and is not one of our fictional people. Feel free to offer your input). We'll pass this on to our readers. Any others out there who care to share their experience? Squeak was able to find a dealer near him recently who had a demonstration computer projector (inFocus) unit that he sold him for about $2400. It certainly is worth shopping around.
Peter R. Webster (a.k.a “Blat”) and David Brian Williams (a.k.a. “Squeak”) have presented workshops and other presentations together for CMS/ATMI conferences and workshops for more than 20 years. Their collaboration has led to publications and presentations internationally on music technology as well as the co-authorship of the textbook Experiencing Music Technology (Cengage Learning/Schirmer Books, 3rd edition Update, 2009), a widely adopted and highly acclaimed music technology textbook for high school and college students. Dr. Webster is emeritus professor of music education at Northwestern University and Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Southern California; Dr. Williams is emeritus professor of music and arts technology at Illinois State University, a freelance consultant, composer and musician, and immediate past president of The College Music Society.