Aug 30, 2010 12:00 PM, By Bennett Liles
New projectors for the boardroom impress clients and AV techs alike.
The XG-P560W is a WXGA 3-chip DLP projector from Sharp with 5200 ANSI lumens and a contrast ratio of 1800:1. In addition to conference room installation, the model also works well for videowalls and stacking. LAN connection can add emailed theft alerts and online diagnostics. When used with Sharp Display Manager software, the projector can be remote managed individually or in groups. Presentation support is provided by break timer, enlarge, and image-freeze features.
Designed for small to midsize classrooms or meeting rooms, the 3LCD VPL-FX30 from Sony has a brightness rating of 4200 lumens of color light output. It comes with a 1.6X zoom lens. For added installation flexibility, the model is compatible with the VPLL-Z1032 and VPLL-Z1024 accessory lenses for Sony's current VPL-FX40 projectors. Depending on the lens used, the VPL-FX30 can shift images ±96 percent vertical and ±64 percent horizontal.
The 5000-lumen XGA Pro8500 from Viewsonic is a DLP projector with a six-segment color wheel design. It offers connectivity options including video from HDMI, RGB, network over IP presentation, PC-less presentation on USB, and direct USB display plug and play. Built-in support for Crestron's RoomView Express allows centrally controlled management and monitoring. The 1.5X optical zoom provides images up to 300in., and there is also a 10W loudspeaker and audio output port.
Vivitek introduced the D5000 as an XGA model with DLP imaging at a brightness of 5200 lumens with a contrast ratio of 2500:1. Interchangeable lens options team with input connections for HDMI 1.3, DVI-D, VGA, component, S-Video, and composite. The unit can be RS-232-controlled on a serial connection or its 12V trigger port can be used for commands over wire. Resolution extends to UXGA, and image size can expand to 215in. diagonal. Power consumption is 335W standard, 390W in boost mode, and it drops to 1W in standby.
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