Hitachi Ups Short-Throw Ante
Hitachi America has introduced yet another ultra-short throw projector, the company's new CP-AW250N Ultimate Short Throw projector.
Hitachi America has introduced yet another ultra-short throw projector, the company's new CP-AW250N Ultimate Short Throw projector. The CP-AW250N surpasses industry standards for ultra-short throw projectors, company officials said, and includes networking functionality, which makes monitoring and maintenance easier than before. The CP-AW250N features a throw distance of 22 inches at an 80-inch screen when displaying content in its native WXGA resolution.
The 8.5-pound CP-AW250N offers a brightness of 2,500 ANSI lumens and a contrast ratio of 2,000:1. Hitachi's new free-shaped lens and mirror improve throw ratio while also making the projector smaller and lighter. The shorter throw distance and lighter weight allow for easier installations in limited space and more flexible wall mounting.
The CP-AW250N also offers Perfect Fit technology, which simplifies installations by allowing for correction of all four corners and four sides of the image, eliminating problems such as barrel or pincushion distortion. In addition, the CP-AW250N is available with an optional six-axis wall mount.
The CP-AW250N comes with a 4,000-hour hybrid filter, which requires less frequent cleaning and makes longer operation possible. The lamp door is on top, while the air filter cover slides towards the top, simplifying maintenance and replacement of these parts.
The CP-AW250N features wired networking, allowing for simultaneous control and monitoring of multiple projectors as well as image translation. In addition, Hitachi's Messenger function enables users to transmit text data to multiple projectors on the network. The projector is equipped with a microphone input, which in conjunction with a built-in 10W speaker eliminates the need for external audio equipment. The CP-AW250N also includes USB and HDMI connectivity. An optional wall mounting arm is also available.