Interactive Projector for Education Introduced

SMART Technologies Inc. announces the release of the LightRaise 40wi interactive projector. The LightRaise projector is a pen-enabled, ultra-short-throw projector that can turn nearly any surface into an interactive learning space. As part of a comprehensive educational technology solution, the LightRaise projector includes the SMART Notebook collaborative learning software. Educators using the LightRaise projector can also access the SMART Exchange™ website (, where they can connect, share and download over 51,000 digital resources. The projector also comes with a rechargeable interactive pen, a pen holder, USB and VGA cables and a wall mount.

The LightRaise 40wi interactive projector offers educators an affordable option for making classrooms interactive. The projector can produce screen sizes up to 100" (254 cm) in a widescreen format, making it a flexible solution designed to fit into nearly any classroom or collaborative space.


  • SMART product integration – Ships with SMART Notebook collaborative learning software and integrates with a range of SMART education solutions
  • Interactive pen and pen holder – Ships with a rechargeable interactive pen for effortless writing on the display surface and a pen holder
  • Ultra-short throw – Provides a 0.3:1 throw ratio, eliminating most shadows and glareBuilt-in sound – Includes a 10-watt speaker and a microphone input
  • Flexible installation – Fits a wide variety of learning spaces and surfaces for image sizes up to 100" (254 cm) and comes with a wall mount

Pricing and availability

The suggested education list price for the LightRaise 40wi interactive projector is US$1699 in the United States. It includes the interactive projector, one SMART Notebook software license, one rechargeable interactive pen, a pen holder, USB and VGA cables and an easy-to-install wall mount. Prices outside the United States vary by country and may include applicable taxes, duties and import costs. Information on suggested education list price is available from SMART local authorized resellers. The Light Raise 40wi interactive projector will begin shipping globally in spring 2012.