Hitachi Comes Out with Interactive Projector
The Digital Media Division of Hitachi America's Business Solutions Group introduced its iPJ-AW250N Interactive Projector.
The Digital Media Division of Hitachi America's Business Solutions Group introduced its iPJ-AW250N Interactive Projector. Company officials said the iPJ-AW250N is Hitachi's first interactive projector and includes all the functionality of an interactive whiteboard.
"Our iPJ-AW250N brings interactive projector technology to a far wider market than ever before," said John Glad, Hitachi America product manager, in a statement. "Any suitable wall or surface can now be converted into an interactive display without the expense or installation limitations of having to mount a separate interactive whiteboard."
The iPJ-AW250N has an ultra-short-throw lens that allows it to be mounted close to a wall or projection surface. This prevents obstructed images and shadows, with no light shining in the presenter's eyes, according to the company. The user can write, draw, manipulate, and resize projected images using Hitachi's pen-sized interactive control. A remote control is also included.
"Touchscreen and interactive functionality is something people want, whether it's in a smartphone, tablet, computer or other device," Glad continued. "It's an intuitive form of interaction that is easy for people to use, and the iPJ-AW250N's capabilities make it an exceptional educational and presentation tool for classrooms, conference rooms, and many other business and commercial applications."
Company officials said the iPJ-AW250N features a simple menu system that provides ready access to all functions. It comes with a set of teaching and lesson-building tools for educators, plus graphics tools, templates, colors, and resources for creating lessons and business presentations. PowerPoint, Word, PDF, JPEG and other formats can be imported directly into the iPJ-AW250N.
The iPJ-AW250N offers a complement of video and audio inputs including HDMI, S-Video and composite video inputs, RGB computer video inputs and outputs, stereo mini-jack, RCA and microphone audio inputs, and audio and video outputs. It is capable of 2,500 ANSI lumens, WXGA resolution, and a throw distance of 1.8 feet for an 80-inch (16:10) diagonal image.
The iPJ-AW250N also has an RJ-45 Ethernet jack for connection to a local area network (LAN), providing the ability to network, control and maintain the projector from a remote location. A built-in speaker and 10-watt amplifier eliminate the need to connect external speakers.