SYDNEY, NSW: Hitachi will tomorrow release the first interactive whiteboard capable of use by three people simultaneously. The FX-Trio will be launched at Rosehill Racecourse tomorrow during the School Resources Expo.

“The response to date from partners and consultants alike has been extremely positive after our preview event in Melbourne last week. With the FX-Trio, we are bringing a world first to Australian classrooms while giving more kids the opportunity to get in touch with an innovative learning tool,” said James Burke, from Hitachi’s Digital Presentation Solutions Division.

“The FX-Trio transforms the learning experience even further as teachers can now test three students at the same time allowing for a fun and competitive learning environment. The release of this board is a big step forward in technology innovations and we look forward to the day when the whole class can write on the board at once.”

Burke said the IntelliPen function automatically converts freehand words or objects to text and the Magical Touch function enables easy scroll, as well as shrinking or expanding the display all by the swipe of a hand. The FX-Trio also boasts a superior surface and improved accuracy and durability.

The School Resources Expo is being held at Rosehill Gardens Event Centre, Rosehill Racecourse on Friday 12 March 2010 and Saturday 13 March 2010.