Where The HECC Was I Today


HECC ConferenceToday was one of those awesome whirlwind days of touching a ton of tech gear and talking to a couple of hundred people responsible for their technical environments. Manning a booth at Hoosier Educators Computer Conference (HECC) has been an honor of mine for the past ten years or so. This year, the booth looks fantastic and the first day went very well.So if you ever wonder what the people in the booths do when you are attending your sessions; we make phone calls, follow up on regular business and catch up on our industry news.

Here are some of the top stories I thought you’d find interesting today.  If you’re near HECC tomorrow, stop by and say hello.

HECC, that was a great show.


I wanted to jot down some notes about the recent HECC (Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators) show while it was still fresh in my mind. The November 18, 2010 & November 19, 2010 conference at the Crowne Plaza Union Station in Indianapolis, IN was one of the best.

HECC Conference

HECC Conference

While attention to the MCPc booth didn’t allow me to attend any of the breakout sessions, I consistently heard that the sessions were excellent.  But what I found to be even more excellent was the true interest of the vendors at the show to help Indiana K-12 schools in these lean economic times and the thirst of the K-12 technologists to provide for the students on a limited budget.

I had the honor of working with ViewSonic and Hewlett Packard in the MCPc

booth this year. Sure, these manufacturers compete with each other on some product lines, but they were able to come together under the MCPc banner to present new technology to Indiana’s K-12 technology coordinators.

ViewSonic’s PJD7383i is an ultra short throw DLP projector with interactive whiteboard functionality. Built for flexible and engaged learning, the PJD7383i offers industry-leading educational interactivity. The included pen turns any available surface (including blackboards and greenboards) into an interactive whiteboard, allowing for cost-effective presentations.

ViewSonic Projector

ViewSonic Interactive Projector

Compatibility with PowerPoint and WebEx software, in addition to a PC-less display function allowing students to present via USB, make this projector a flexible solution for all learning group sizes and setups.

Offers full network display functionality. With the ability to connect globally over the internet via IP and access other learning sites remotely, as well as multi-user options, allowing up to four individuals to present at o

nce via split screen matrix, this projector offers a new level of classroom-to-classroom connectivity at a low price point.

Leverages BrilliantColor™ technology to produce flawless, vibrant colors, while high brightness and contrast ratios ensure that the images are clear and crisp even in varied lighting situations. Delivering 2500 lumens with a 1024×768 XGA native resolution, the PJD7383i provides the power and interactivity of a traditional interactive white board at a fraction of the cost. With a throw ratio of just 0.61:1, the PJD7383i displays an 81” interactive image from a distance of just 39”.

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