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Corporate Projectors Technology Showcase

A selection of corporate projectors from Mike Keadle. 9/21/2011 12:51 PM Eastern

Corporate Projectors Technology Showcase

Sep 21, 2011 4:51 PM, by Mike Keadle




Barco CLM-HD6

When projectors first hit the market, they were all large, heavy, and offered minimal light output. As technology has advanced, projectors have taken on new form and function. Today’s corporate projectors can encompass a wide variety of different features targeted for a larger training room or boardroom, some target a smaller and more interactive setting, and some are strictly for the road warrior who needs the capability to present in a mobile environment. Here is a look at the latest corporate projector offerings.

Barco has added to its corporate projection offerings with its CLM-HD6 projector. The CLM-HD6 is a 1920x1080 resolution single-chip DLP projector offering 6,000 lumens of light output. It is ideally suited for fixed installations in a boardroom, training room, or small auditorium. It offers advanced color saturation and a 1300:1 contrast ratio. It features a sealed DLP core, horizontal and vertical lens shift, and advanced PIP. Inputs include dual HDMI, 5-BNC, VGA, composite, and S-Video. Lens options are available from a .81:1 fixed short throw to a 3.85–7.32:1 variable zoom lens allowing placement in nearly any location.

BenQ SH960

BenQ SH960

The new BenQ SH960 DLP projector offers a great solution for large rooms or areas with high ambient light. The SH960 features dual lamps, a 5500-lumen light output, and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. It is 1080p native resolution and features BenQ’s Hollywood Quality Video (HQV) processing. The SH960 features horizontal and vertical lens shift for flexible placement and a 1.62–2.43:1 zoom lens. Connections include VGA, HDMI, composite, S-Video, audio in, audio out, LAN, USB, RS-232, and a DC 12V trigger.

Canon REALiS WUX10 Mark II

Canon REALiS WUX10 Mark II

Canon’s REALiS WUX10 Mark IIprojector is the first 1920x1200 resolution projector to feature LCoS technology. The WUX10 Mark II is rated for 3200 lumens of brightness and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. It features Canon’s third-generation AISYS light engine to maximize the performance of the LCoS panels. The end result is a very bright, high-resolution projector with high contrast in a compact size. The projector also features an advanced color management system, which allows the user to fine tune the hue and saturation of each of the primary and secondary colors in order to ensure proper color display for any application. The included 1.48–2.18:1 variable lens allows for flexible placement and features Canon’s new coatings to reduce ghosting and glare. The WUX10 Mark II also provides Canon’s Off and Go feature. Users can simply unplug the projector and pack up while the internal circuitry of the projector continues to operate the fan, allowing the projector to cool.

Casio’s new lineup of lamp-free projectors offers great value to corporate users looking to maximize their total cost of ownership. The XJ-M255 projector is one example. The XJ-M255 is a 1280x800 WXGA projector rated at 3,000 lumens. It features all necessary connectivity for today’s corporate presentations— video, RGB, and even HDMI. It also features wireless LAN connectivity for monitoring. The advantage of the XJ-M255 as compared to other projectors in its class is its light engine. The Casio laser and LED hybrid light source features mercury-free illumination technology, consumes less than 1W of power in standby mode, and offers 20,000 hours without changing lamps. Featuring the same technology as the XJ-M255, the XJ-M155 offers a brightness of 3,000 lumens in an XGA native resolution for those who still need a traditional 4:3 format.

Christie DHD670-E

Christie DHD670-E

Christie Digital’s DHD670-E list of standard features suggests its use in conference rooms, training rooms, and even videoconferencing rooms. It features a native 1920x180 resolution, and is driven by a sealed DLP light engine, which outputs 5800 ANSI lumens in dual-lamp mode and 3850 ANSI lumens in economy mode. It ships standard with a high-brightness, six-segment color wheel, but it is available with a rich color wheel option for scenarios in which extremely accurate color reproduction is necessary. The DHD670-E is available with lens options ranging from a fixed .8:1 ratio to a variable 4.0 to 7.0:1 ratio for placement into most any situation. It features a full suite of inputs (including HDMI with HDCP), and also offers both a picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture mode, which is ideal for use displaying both far and near end participants of a videoconferencing call.


Corporate Projectors Technology Showcase

Sep 21, 2011 4:51 PM, by Mike Keadle




Digital Projection E-Vision 600 series

Digital Projection E-Vision 600 series

Digital Projection HIGHlite Cine 330

Digital Projection HIGHlite Cine 330

Digital Projection projectors now feature a three-year warranty. Along with the new warranty, Digital Projection has introduced some new projectors that are a great fit for corporations looking for high-quality images. First, the very successful E-Vision 600 series projector is now ready to ship in white as well as the traditional black finish. DP’s new HIGHlite Cine 330 projector is a single-lamp 4,500-lumen 3-chip DLP projector at a native 1920x1080 resolution. The HIGHlite Cine 330 features dual HDMI inputs, as well as the traditional RGB, component, composite, and S-Video. It offers both horizontal and vertical lens shift for flexible location, and it is available with lens options from .77:1 to 6.76:1. It is housed in a compact and lightweight chassis, and is ideal for corporate boardrooms requiring bright, high-quality imaging.

Epson PowerLite 1880

Epson PowerLite 1880

Epson’s has two new PowerLite Series projectors. The PowerLite 1880 offers 4,000 lumens of light output in an XGA native resolution. It features Epson’s Easy-Slide horizontal keystone adjustment, USB plug and play, and PC-free slideshows. The PowerLite 1880 includes standard analog connectivity, as well as an HDMI connection. It also offers wired LAN connectivity and the ability to send content over IP. Epson’s PowerLite 1850W bares similiar features as the 1880 but provides 3,700 lumens of light output in a WXGA native resolution.

LG BW286

LG BW286

LG’s newest entry into the short-throw projection market is ideal for many corporate conference rooms. The BW286 DLP projector features a 2,800-lumen brightness and a 2500:1 contrast ratio. It provides composite, S-Video, dual RGB, and an HDMI input. It also features audio input and output. The BW286 contains a fixed lens, which provides a 134in. diagonal image from a throw distance of only about 5ft. It is ideal for use with interactive white boards or other situations requiring an extremely short throw distance.

Mitsubishi recently launched two new EST (extreme short throw) projectors—the WD380U-EST and the XD360U-EST. Both projectors use a high-quality short-throw lens instead of mirrors. This offers improved image quality and helps to extend the life of the projectors by keeping the interior cleaner. Both projectors feature USB A and B inputs and offer computer-free presentations. They also feature standard analog inputs as well as HDMI digital inputs. The input connectivity includes audio, which is reproduced through a 10W speaker system. The speaker system will even allow audio to be passed when the projector is in standby mode, eliminating the need for external speakers and an amplifier. The XD360U-EST is rated for 2,500 lumens brightness in an XGA resolution and 3000:1 contrast ratio. The WD380U-EST is rated for 2,800 lumens and also features a 3000:1 contrast ratio.

NEC NP-PX750U

NEC NP-PX750U

NEC NP-V300W

NEC NP-V300W

NEC has released two new projectors that lend themselves well to the corporate market. The new NP-V300W projector is WXGA 1280x800 native resolution and provides a 3,000-lumen light output in a small and portable chassis. The V300W features enhanced connectivity including dual computer inputs, HDMI, composite, and S-Video. It also features an automatic power on, activated by connect- ing a source to the RGB input. The V300W is wellsuited for smaller conference rooms and portable use. The new NP-PX750U projector is designed for large spaces where high brightness is required. It is a WUXGA 1920x1200 resolution native projector and boasts a 7,500-lumen brightness output. It offers video, S-Video, 5-BNC, and dual VGA inputs as well as HDMI and DisplayPort digital connections. It also features enhanced network connectivity including Windows Network Projector display and access to a Windows Shared folder using the Viewer function. An optional HD/SD SDI input card is also available for use in the open pluggable specification slot. The NP-PX750U offers stacking capabilities with the ability to boost brightness up to 30,000 lumens for extremely bright environments or large-screen applications. Lenses are available in .76:1 all the way to 8.26:1 to allow the projector to be mounted at virtually any distance.


Corporate Projectors Technology Showcase

Sep 21, 2011 4:51 PM, by Mike Keadle




Optoma TH1060P

Optoma TH1060P

Optoma TW762

Optoma TW762

Optoma has beefed up its popular TH1060P DLP projector. The TH1060P now boasts a 4,500-lumen brightness rating—an increase of 1,000 lumens. The TH1060P features a native 1920x1080 resolution and a 2500:1 contrast ratio. It offers video, S-Video, component, VGA, and dual HDMI inputs as well as audio inputs. Its new boost in brightness makes the TH1060P ideal for large conference rooms and boardrooms where high ambient light is a concern. Optoma’s new TW762 features a WXGA native resolution rated at 4,000 lumens and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. The TW762 offers a 1.28 to 1.536:1 adjustable lens, and is rated for an image size between 36in. and 362in. Its 6.4lb. weight makes the TW762 both a perfect portable projector and one that is well-suited for conference rooms or board rooms.

Panasonic PT-FW430U

Panasonic PT-FW430U

The new Panasonic PT-FW430U projector offers great features at a great price. The PT-WF430U is a 1280x800 WXGA native-resolution display, which lines up nicely with most of today’s widescreen format laptops. It is rated for 3500 ANSI lumens brightness, and features a money-saving 6,000-hour lamp replacement cycle. It features both horizontal and vertical lens shift, allowing flexible placement in either a fixed or portable-use environment. It also features a full complement of analog and digital inputs including both DVI-I and HDMI connections, both of which are HDCP-compliant. The PT-FW430U also offers wireless content presentation with the available ET-WM200 wireless module and the ability to project wirelessly from an iPad, iPhone, or other iOS device using Panasonic’s free Wireless Projector app available in Apple’s App Store.

Projectiondesign F35

Projectiondesign F35

Projectiondesign’s F35 WQXGA single-chip DLP projector sets a new highresolution performance standard in corporate applications requiring extreme detail such as CAD and engineering display. The F35 WQXGA offers a native resolution of 2560x1600, a brightness rating of up to 7,500 lumens, and a contrast ratio up to 8000:1. The F35 features four digital inputs: two DVI-D and two HDMI for connection of extremely high-resolution signals. It features motorized zoom, focus, and lens shift, and a mechanical shutter. Lens options range from a .80:1 to a 2.5–4.5:1 variable.

Sanyo PLC-WTC500AL

Sanyo PLC-WTC500AL

Sanyo PLC-WL2503

Sanyo PLC-WL2503

Sanyo’s latest projectors fit nicely into the corporate environment. The PLC-WU3800 provides 1200x800 WXGA resolution and 3,800 lumens of brightness. It weighs in at less than 8lbs. making it ideal for portable use, as well as use in a conference room. It features a short-throw lens with a 1.17 to 1.87:1 throw ratio, allowing placement of the projector near the screen. Inputs include video, S-Video, VGA and HDMI. The PLC-WU3800 also features both picture-in-picture and picture-by-picture capabilities for viewing two inputs. The Sanyo PLC-WL2503 is a 2,500-lumen WXGA 1280x800 ultra-short-throw projector with built-in interactive pen functionality. It is capable of projecting an 80in. diag- onal image from a distance of 34in. This short throw eliminates the shadows encountered in typical projection systems when the presenter is near the screen. The PLC-WL2503 features connectivity for video, S-Video, VGA, and HDMI. The interactivity feature allows the presenter to draw a line or add a comment on the projection screen. Drawn data may then be saved as a JPEG image. The functionality and flexibility of the PLC-WL2503 makes it ideally suited for a small training room or conference room. For larger rooms, there’s the new PLC-WTC500AL. It features a 1290x800 WXGA native resolution, and boasts 5,000- lumen brightness and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. It has power lens shift, and offers a selection of lenses to fit nearly any throw distance requirement. Video, S-Video, VGA, and 5-BNC analog inputs and an HDMI digital input ensure that nearly any source may be used with the PLC-WTC500AL.

Sharp XG-PH80W-N

Sharp XG-PH80W-N

Sharp recently introduced four projectors ideal for corporate use. The new XG-PH80XN and XG-PH80W-N projectors are high-performance, high-lumen DLP projectors ideally suited for large meeting spaces. They both offer DLP Link 3D-compatability, and feature a dual lamp design. They also offer motorized zoom and focus, as well as motorized lens shift. Five lens options are available. The XG-PH80X-N is an XGA native resolution projector and is rated for 6,300 lumens brightness. The XG-PH80W-N is a WXGA native resolution projector rated for 5,600 lumens brightness. The new XG-SV200X and XGSV100W projectors are DLP models featuring 5,000 lumens in an XGA resolution, and 4,500 lumens in a WXGA resolution respectively. The XG-SV series is 3D-ready, and features powered zoom and focus, as well as lens shift. Both models are also compatible with Sharp’s new AN-SV100T motorized swivel mount.


Corporate Projectors Technology Showcase

Sep 21, 2011 4:51 PM, by Mike Keadle




Viewsonic Pro8400

Viewsonic Pro8400

Sony’s new VPL-EW130 projector is ideal for corporate travelers. It features 1280x800 WXGA resolution, and a brightness rating of 3,000 lumens. The VPL-EW130 has several convenience features that are well-suited for corporate presentations. Direct power on/off allows power up as soon as power is applied as opposed to going through a standby mode. Off and Go allows the power to be shut off immediately to the projector instead of waiting for a power down cycle. The 1.4 to 1.8:1 ratio lens allows flexible placement, and three brightness modes allow the user to set the projector to its environment.

Viewsonic Pro8450w

Viewsonic Pro8450w

Viewsonic’s Pro8400 and Pro8450W projectors feature a full input selection: composite, S-Video, component, dual RGB, and dual HDMI, as well as audio in and out. They feature two 10W speakers, which provide adequate audio coverage in most small- and medium-sized rooms. The Pro8400 features a 1920x1080 native resolution and a 3000:1 typical contrast ratio. It comes with a 1.4 to 2.14:1 ratio lens. The Pro8450W features a 1280x800 WXGA native resolution and a 4300:1 dynamic contrast ratio. It comes with a 1.46 to 2.2:1 ratio lens.


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