New projectors released

The latest from Vivitek, Sharp, Dukane, NEC, and Hitachi.

Vivitek’s new D735VX projector uses the latest DLP technology and projects at 3200 ANSI lumens with BrilliantColor technology and a 5-segment color wheel. The new unit also has a snap-off keypad that can be removed and secured in a safe location to discourage theft or unauthorized removal of the projector. With a full 3W onboard speaker and zoom lens, the D735VX is perfect for the classroom or auditorium.

Sharp began shipping two professional projectors: the XGA PG-D4010X (4200 ANSI lumens) and the WXGA PG-D3750W (3700 ANSI lumens), both among the highest brightness single-lamp DLP BrilliantColor projectors on the market. An on-screen setup guide and “help” function ensure easy setup and operation. A built-in closed-caption decoder enhances legibility and a wireless remote includes full wireless mouse control when a USB cable is connected between the projector and a PC or when used with the optional AN-MR2 Remote IR Receiver.

The Dukane ImagePro 8950P is an LCD data projector with selectable lenses, network control, and the ability to operate in a variety of installations. The projector offers a selection of six bayonet-style lens options, enabling users to choose the lens that best fits their needs in terms of throw range. Lenses range from the Ultra Short Throw Lens for projections as close at two feet to the Ultra Long Throw Lens designed for clear projections in large halls. The 8950P is a bright (7500 lumens) LCD projector that offers a filter life of 10,000 hours and is backed by a Dukane three-year warranty.

NEC Display announced two new portable short throw projectors: the NP500WS and NP600S. The NP500WS, a wide-aspect ratio projector, features 1280 x 800 native resolution at 2100 lumens, while the NP600S provides a 1024 x 768 native resolution at 2600 lumens. Each has a contrast ratio of 600:1 and provides up to 4000 hours of lamp life. The NP500WS and NP600S projectors work well with whiteboards and create a 77” diagonal image from just three feet, ten inches. In fact, both can be mounted on the wall directly above the screen or whiteboard. The integrated RJ45 connection provides for quick connection to the LAN and ECO Mode technology, which increases lamp life up to 4000 hours while lowering power consumption and noise level.

The Hitachi CP-A52 3LCD projector offers ultra-short throw capability, easy maintenance, and the ability to project an 80-inch image from a 25-inch distance. This means teachers no longer have to worry about obstructing the projected image by standing in front of the screen. Additionally, there are no any shadows interfering with the image or light in the presenter’s face. The CP-A52 also has a hybrid filter that only requires maintenance every 2,000 hours. The projector’s Saving Mode reduces power consumption to less than 5W by disabling RS-232C control except power-on command, monitor-out and audio capability.