Starboard WT-1 Interactive Wireless Tablet
by Mark R
I was fortunate enough to receive an email from Hitachi announcing the Starboard WT-1 Interactive Wireless Tablet. Users can connect up to seven WT-1 systems to a PC, and it appears to be designed for “educational facilities and corporate environments”.
Users then have a wireless range of up to 30 feet via RF technology, and it will give presenters the ability to “create interactive and dynamic presentations”. The user operates the WT-1 with an interactive pen, two customizable buttons, and 16 shortcut function keys.
Other features include search engine integration, handwriting recognition, and the ability to advance PowerPoint slides with a function button. As for a battery life, it lasts about 16 hours, and will alert the user of a low battery with a built-in LCD indicator screen.
The WT-1 is very light, weighing approximately one pound, and measures in at 10.9” x 11.1” x 0.8”. From what I see, the WT-1 appears to be marketed to educators, presenters, and other related business people. It certainly looks like something plucked from the classroom or business of the future.
If you would like to see the WT-1 Interactive Wireless Tablet in action, then you should probably attend InfoComm 2009, where it will make its planned debut. There is no word on a price or availability.