One of the things that are big in the education market when looking at STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is 3D technology. Many districts have implemented HP‘s Sprout all-in-one PCs in their schools, which uses 3D technology to scan items as a way of learning. That being said, if you want the 3D scanning technology you would have to buy into the whole system, until now, as HP announced the Z 3D camera, which essentially takes the system from the Sprout Pro, and makes it portable and accessible to attach on to any monitor that has a flat back.
The Z 3D camera will also allow you to capture 2D documents and collaborate with other people over live video. However, there is no desk projection, so you won’t be getting the same multi-touch features that came with it. HP is making the statement that it will scan objects with “computer-graphics-friendly resolutions,” alongside offering individual texture maps for physical-based rendering in VR.
As usual, pricing and availability details have not been confirmed as of yet, but more information will be coming within the next few months.
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