Texas Instruments Presenter 

Date of introduction:  1999 Display technology:   
New price:  $300.00 (SRP 2008) Display size:   
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AC-Adapter:  AC9920 Origin of manufacture:  
Precision:   Integrated circuits:  
Program steps:   Courtesy of:  Joerg Woerner

In the early days of Graphing calculators Texas Instruments developed for teachers "ViewScreen Packages" including the ViewScreen calculator, the ViewScreen panel and a cable. Placing the panel on the overhead projector enlarges the image of the handheld screen so that each student can follow along. 

With the phase out of the overhead projectors from the daily life, Texas Instruments developed with the TI-Presenter a perfect replacement based on modern video technology. The ViewScreen calculators, or "teacher units" have all the functionality of the student calculators plus an additional connector for either the ViewScreen panel or the TI-Presenter.

Two different cables are available:

Cable 1: TI-73 VSC, TI-73 Explorer VSC, TI-82 VSC, TI-83 VSC, TI-83 Plus VSC, 
TI-83 Plus Silver Edition VSC, TI-84 Plus VSC, TI-84 Plus Silver Edition VSC, TI-85 VSC, TI-86 VSC
Cable 2: TI-89 VSC, TI-89 Titanium VSC, TI-92, TI-92 Plus, Voyage 200

Student versions of the TI-84 Plus family and the TI-89 Titanium connect to both the ViewScreen panel and the TI-Presenter with the Presentation Link Adapter.

The TI-Presenter itself connects with the video interface to any projection device with a video input port, e.g. a TV, VCR or video camera or video projector. Two different TV formats are supported, NTSC and PAL, using either Composite Video or a RF modulator.


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Joerg Woerner, June 29, 2007. No reprints without written permission.