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AV Leader Chief® Integrates Luidia eBeam® Technology to Create World's First Interactive Short Throw Projector Mount

Feb 02, 2011 (04:02 PM EST)
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Interactive short throw projector mount revolutionizes interactivity: convert any projector and any projection surface into an interactive platform

AMSTERDAM, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Luidia, Inc., the global award-winning developer of interactive solutions, today announced a new partnership with Chief, the industry leader in professional AV mounting solutions. Luidia's eBeam technology will be integrated into Chief's award-winning Short Throw Projector Mount Line.  The announcement was made today at the Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) Show in Amsterdam where Chief is demonstrating the new eBeam enabled interactive mount at stand 2C66.

Any short throw projector can now be upgraded to perform a variety of digital functions by simply installing the interactive wall mount.  This solution complements Luidia's eBeam Interactive whiteboard system, which has been installed in over half a million classrooms and conference rooms worldwide.

Like previous eBeam systems, the new Chief Interactive Short Throw Projector Mount works with standard computers, projectors and a variety of input devices to transform existing whiteboards and writing surfaces into interactive whiteboards.

Luidia's patented technology makes it easy for users to present, annotate and interact with projected content, while capturing the results, which can be shared over the Internet for remote meetings.

"eBeam technology has transformed the way schools and businesses plan for and adopt interactive projectors," said Roy Erez, Luidia Senior Vice President of Worldwide Business Development and Sales. "Now education and business users can convert any wall mounted projector into an interactive solution – extending the life of existing projectors while incorporating the latest interactive functionality."

The eBeam technology gives business and education users the ability to transform walls, traditional whiteboards and flat surfaces into interactive workspaces which eliminates the need to replace these surfaces with new and costly smartboards.

The new Chief Interactive Mounts will work with standard projectors and both Windows® and Mac® computers and integrates seamlessly with existing applications. The new Chief Interactive Short Throw Line will be available in early 2011.

"We're excited to be able to combine Luidia's innovative interactive technology with our award-winning Chief Short Throw Projector Mounts," says Milestone AV Technologies Chief Executive Officer Scott Gill. "By combining our easy-to-install short throw mount solution with any compatible projector, we can make interactivity simpler and more affordable for educational and corporate applications."

The new Interactive Short Throw Wall Mounts offer flexibility in classrooms, offices, and conference rooms.  For AV specialists, architects and builders, they offer greater control over the look and design of projector display surfaces, whiteboards and interactive boards.

About Chief

Chief, a product division of Milestone AV Technologies, has more than 30 years of proven product and service excellence. Committed to responding to industry needs in the Pro AV, Residential and Office markets, Chief offers a complete line of mounts, lifts, racks and accessories for TVs, displays, projectors and other AV components.  With numerous product awards and patented designs, Chief provides unique mount features, and is recognized for delivering quality products and knowledgeable, helpful customer service. Milestone AV Technologies U.S., European, and Asia Pacific sales offices support a global network of Chief dealers. Distribution centers are located in Minnesota (US), California (US), Hong Kong, and the Netherlands. www.chiefmfg.com

About Luidia

Luidia creates interactive technology for capturing and sharing ideas. The company's portable eBeam products transform flat surfaces into interactive and collaborative workspaces. Today, eBeam technology powers an ecosystem of interactive hardware and software for education, business and government. Luidia and its manufacturing partners' products are in use on five continents and dozens of countries. The company is headquartered in the Silicon Valley. For more information, please visit: www.luidia.com or www.e-beam.com.

Copyright © 2011. eBeam and eBeam Edge are registered trademarks of Luidia. Chief is a trademark of Milestone AV Technologies. All rights reserved.

SOURCE Luidia, Inc.