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ViewSonic Launches 7 and 8 Series Projectors

ViewSonic 8 SeriesViewSonic just recently launched two new series of projectors that are focused on the educational and professional markets. Projectors specifically designed with the classroom or meeting room (or both) in mind have become an increasingly persistent market. Many people are now trying to find affordable and high-quality projectors that are tailored specifically for these types of small encounters.

ViewSonic is launching the ViewSonic 7 Series projectors, a range of projectors that feature a whole host of teacher-friendly features. The ViewSonic 7 Series has five projectors total, all of which are 3D ready. Incorporating 3D into the classroom setting is becoming increasingly popular as many teachers find that it increases interaction in a learning environment.

However, the interactive aspect of these devices can also save you money as well by avoiding the need to purchase an interactive white board. Students, as well as teachers, can write directly onto the projected image using a PointBlank pen, included with the purchase, in order to make learning that much more interactive.

The other new series from ViewSonic is the ViewSonic 8 Series. These devices allow for the projection of images in large rooms while at the same time maintaining a high picture quality. This makes the projectors extremely useful in meetings or presentations where the ability of the projectors to present Blu-ray content, HD videos and images in their true form can be useful.

Even though the ViewSonic 7 Series is more geared towards classrooms and the ViewSonic 8 Series more toward business meetings and presentations does not mean that the two are not interchangeable. Both can be used in the classroom or business meeting setting depending on which one meets your needs the best.

Source: Projector Point – Projector company launches educational and professional devices

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Mitsubishi Launches New Business Meeting Projectors

Mitsubishi has just launched two brand new projectors that seem to be perfect for your company’s small meeting or conference room. The devices come to you as the XD36OU-EST and WD38OU-EST projectors, which are the latest installments in Mitsubishi’s EST Series.

Both the XD36OU-EST and WD38OU-EST feature lenses with large diameters as well as unique optical design results in order to deliver very clear, large images from short distances. The WD38OU-EST is the more powerful with a 3,000:1 contrast ratio and 2,800 lumen output. The XD36OU-EST has the same 3,000:1 contrast ratio with a slightly less 2,500 lumen output.

The high lumen output allows both devices to put out bright images in normally lit rooms, making them perfect for business meetings. In addition to that, the 28db fan ensures that your audience is not interrupted by loud noises coming from the device during your presentation.

The EST Series features a range of connectivity options, and these two new devices are no different. Both feature VGA, USB, LAN and wireless LAN connections for inputs and each projector can also show up to four PC inputs simultaneously if used on a network. In addition to that, you can also use a wireless mouse or keyboard for remote operation.

If that wasn’t enough for you, the EST series also comes with the option of Visual PA functionality. This permits network administrators to broadcast short messages simultaneously via all the projectors on the network. A feature like this could be very useful in a meeting setting where it is necessary for every attendee to be well-informed.

Source: Projector Point – Mitsubishi Electric launches new projectors

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NEC’s Affordable V300W Projector

NEC V300WNEC has a new affordable projector that is specifically designed for use in classrooms and small business meetings. The device itself is small and compact and it is also lightweight allowing it to be easily placed in a small meeting room or classroom.

The V300W, as it is named, is the latest addition to NEC’s V Series of multimedia projectors. The V300W has a brightness output of 3,000 lumens, which allows the projector to function extremely well in brightly lit rooms or rooms with screens that are slightly larger than normal.

The V300W also comes with an Eco Mode setting which allows you to have a 5,000-hour lamp life. This is good because high lumen outputs, like 3,000, often cause projector lamps to burn out more quickly. However, with Eco Mode enabled, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of your V300W longer keeping long-term costs to a minimum.

According to Rich McPherson, Senior Product Manager for Projectors at NEC, “The V300W is the ideal solution for small-to-medium meeting rooms and classrooms that require high brightness at an affordable price.”

Users of the V300W will be able to benefit from a wide range of connection options including HDMI, monitor out and dual analog RGB inputs. In addition to that, an optional variable audio out port is also available for use with an external speaker system.

If that wasn’t enough for you, this projector also comes with 3D capabilities, enabled by the latest DPL Link technology from Texas Instruments. According to NEC, this will increase interactivity between students and teachers in education settings.

So, if you are in need for a standard, compact projector with a high lumen output and 3D capabilities and you don’t have a lot of money to blow on one, you should definitely check out the V300W from NEC.

Source: Projector Point – Affordable projector launched by NEC

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Most business class projectors will do a good job displaying your PowerPoint presentation. If you have a small presentation group, a 2000 lumen LCD projector will be able to produce a nice and clear picture. For larger audiences you should consider a 5000 lumen LCD projector.

New Glass Lenses Could Mean Projectors in Smartphones

Alps FLGS3 lensWouldn’t it be convenient if you could walk into your business meeting or conference room with a full presentation ready to project for your colleagues or audience without ever having to lug around a projector? Well, that fantasy may become a reality, and soon, thanks to new lenses that are being designed for smartphones.

Smartphones can do just about anything these days, including surf the internet, record HD movies, play games and even hold gigabytes of data. More and more functionality is being added to our smartphones every day. One potential future addition is the inclusion of a projector module right in your smartphone.

This module would allow you to project video or images on a wall as a 60-inch HD output or larger. However, the main problem with adding functionality like this is size, power and heat. Nobody wants a bigger smartphone, at least not one that is uncomfortably large, or one that consumes too much power or becomes too hot to hold.

Currently, the projector components are too big to be added to a smartphone. In addition to their size, they also require a lot of power and generate a lot of heat. That makes them unsuitable to be included in your next generation iPhone or Droid.

However, Alps Electric is trying to solve these problems and has just announced the world’s smallest aspherical glass lens which measures only 1mm x 1mm. Lenses like these are mostly used in high-capacity communication networks. The glass lens is used in optical communications for transmitting light signals to optical fibers and are also perfect for use in a projector.

The latest aspherical lens from Alps technology is known as the FLGS3. Not only is it remarkably small, but it also has a high coupling efficiency of 73% as opposed to the previous 68%. To put it simply, this just means that you need less light to gain the same level of brightness. Less light equals less power and less heat which means better things for you and your smartphone.

These new lenses and their gains could mean that palm-sized projectors may no longer require the Peltier device-metal component used to help dissipate heat. This also helps make them smaller and cheaper. The savings you receive in power consumption will also mean that you can use the projector for longer periods of time on a single charge.

Even if these new advancements do not turn out to be enough for use in a smartphone (yet), they should reduce the size of new, dedicated palm-sized projectors in the future. Alps has already begun production on the new glass lens and definitely sees these being used in consumer devices in the near future as the company increases production to 100,000 per month by the end of 2011.

Source: – Tiny new glass lens paves way for projectors in smartphones

NionCom MemoryKick Vision

NionCom MemoryKick VisionTablets have changed quite a bit since the invention of the iPad. Since Apple joined the market, we have seen a ton of different styles of tablets, mainly with the Android operating system. One thing that many people have thought about is putting a pico projector inside a tablet. I mean, we did it with phones and laptops, so why not tablets?

Well, it seems those wishes are finally coming true with the Mini-Tablet from NionCom. The ability to take with you the technology of a tablet and the power of a projector in one device is definitely impressive. The fact that the projector is a Pico projector just adds to the quality.

The device is known as the MemoryKick Vision and is an Android-based tablet that has the potential to project up to a 100″ screen which is pretty impressive for such a small projector. In addition to that, the Android Marketplace will also be available as well as a plethora of different connections including Bluetooth and WiFi.

Since tablets are all the rage with business professionals nowadays and every business professional tends to use a projector when they go into a meeting, a tablet with a built in projector seems like the perfect device for anybody who finds themselves heavily involved in the business world.

Source: Online Social Media – Pico Projector Equipped Mini-Tablet: NionCom Android Goodness

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Sanyo Introduces PLC-WU3800 Compact Projector

Sanyo PLC-WU3800Sanyo North America Corporation has just announced the introduction of a new compact, portable Wdie XGA projector with the highest brightness in its class at 3,800 lumens. This device is effective in well-lit conference or meeting rooms and allows for an easy setup, even if you are a first time user with an Auto Setup feature. In addition to that, this projector also offers advanced display functions including Picture in Picture and Picture by Picture.

Known as the PLC-WU3800, this device has a high performance optical engine that features a high aperture ratio LCD panel with a 1280 x 800 True WXGA resolution. It also has a 16:10 aspect ratio that enables users to project images identical to the screen display of their notebook and laptop computers. The wide aspect ratio also makes it possible to display more information on screen and facilitate projector features like Picture in Picture.

According to Vice President and General Manager of the Corporate Solutions Group in Sanyo North America’s Digital Solutions Division Sam Malik, “This new projector is a highly cost-effective way for businesses and schools to upgrade to a widescreen projector with the brightness to operate effectively in virtually any meeting or classroom environment. Anyone can use its automated functions for a quick and easy set up, but it also offers advanced Picture in Picture and Picture by Picture capabilities.

The PLC-WU3800 offers a plethora of inputs including HDMI1.3b, dual D-Sub 15, S-Video and Composite. This device also includes both mini and RCA jack stereo audio inputs. D-Sub 9 and RJ45 network connectors are also available for control.

Initial shipments of the PLC-WU3800 should be available this month for $1,995.

Source: PR Newswire – Sanyo Introduces PLC-WU3800 Compact Projector  for Business and Education With 3800 Lumens Brightness, Highest in Its Class

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Is 3D Technology the Future of Business Meetings?

3D projector3D is all the rage nowadays when it comes to televisions, movies, computer monitors and video games. Heck, even some projectors are starting to transition into 3D. However, while 3D is primarily rooted in the entertainment industry, it appears that it may very well reach its fingers into the event meeting services industry as well, and maybe even soon.

By 2014 it is said that 3D projectors will be the new norm when it comes to business meetings. There are a ton of different projector types, all of which have their different advantages and disadvantages, when it comes to performance at meetings. Here are some features that are the latest in projector technology and what they do to assist in meetings ad event planning.

DLP BrilliantColor Technology – Uses up to six separate colors providing as much as 50% more brightness compared to older projectors.

High Audio Watt Output – Allows you to use the projector as an optional external sound system.

Short-throw Design – Perfect for interactive presentations and also simplifies projector placement in a small meeting room with limited space.

Versatile Connectivity – Able to connect with devices using HDMI, RGB, S-Video, Composite Video, Audio Input and Output, LAN and USB.

3,000 Lumens – A solid, high lumens output that allows for bright, crisp images.

3D Ready with DLP Link Technology – Allows your projector to display images in 3D and also allows it to work seamlessly with all 2D images. Integrated into most new projectors.

Content and applications are going to be the primary things that drive the use of 3D projectors in the event meeting industry over the next couple of years. As it stands right now, there are very few applications designed for the event and meeting services industry. 3D is still kind of new in the world of projectors, so it will still take a few years for it to move into these types of industries.

I do not personally think a meeting where everybody has to wear 3D glasses is a good idea. A lot of people are wary of 3D and even more seem to be getting a little tired of it. What do you think? Is 3D the future of event planning and meetings?

Source: Avent Solutions – 3D Projector Technology Defined

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Barco Releases the CLM-HD6 HD Projector

Barco CLM-HD6Barco, one of the top names in the field of professional visualization, has just launched the new CLM-HD6 projector. According to Barco, this device has been designed on a brand new platform and offers 6,000 lumens of brightness. The CLM-HD6 also comes with full 108-p HD quality and advanced input options at a “highly competitive price” according to the company. Barco has stated that this projector was designed primarily for meeting rooms, medium-sized auditoriums, lobbies and museums.

The CLM-HD6 is a single-chip DLP projector with advanced color saturation and a full 1080p HD resolution. The resolution, along with the 6,000 lumen output, make the CLM-HD6 perfect for single-screen applications that require a clear, visible image and feature modern HD images and video without a lack in quality.

According to Barco’s Director of Strategic Marketing Projection Chris Colpaert, “The CLM-HD6 is an attractive option for customers that want to project in bright HD and need the best quality guarantee at the most comfortable price. And due to its power-saving options, redundant lamp system and durable, proven technology, the CLM also offers a negligible total cost of ownership.”

Barco has had experience in fixed installation applications for decades now. Colpaert added, “This has allowed us to tailor the CLM’s features to our customers’ needs. The unit accepts various input formats, of which two are HDMI. We took special care in the design to reduce noise levels, and we did not burden the unit with complex features that would frustrate users. If you want a reliable unit that does the job, the CLM-HD6 was designed for you. ”

Source: Digital Production – Barco launches ‘cost-effective’ HD projector

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ViewSonic’s PJL 6 Series of Projectors

ViewSonic PJL 6 SeriesIn recent media, technology manufacturer ViewSonic has been talking up a lot of its projectors that are overloaded with features as well as their HD camcorders. However, ViewSonic is now shifting its focus over to a different side of the spectrum by strengthening its educational range of projectors with the newest product, the PJL6 Series of 3LCD projectors.

The newly released PJL6243 and PJL6233 integrate 1024 x 768 XGA resolutions as well as 3,000 and 2,600 ANSI lumens, respectively. Both are designed with exquisite elements and both lend support to up to full 1080p HD with seven default picture modes for the best possible content projection.

Both devices also come with embedded automatic keystone correction that allows perfectly square images every single time. Also added are communication and management capabilities that allow you to have an all around simpler projector control. Both the PJL6243 and PJL6233 also incorporate top load lamps as well as bottom filters with slide design for easy maintenance.

According to ViewSonic’s Projector Product Manager Roger Chien, “Projectors with 3LCD True Color Technology deliver the most color-accurate, true-to-life images, making them ideal for bringing lesson plans to life. Our PJL6 Series projectors offer a cost-effective, portable solution for classrooms looking to replace their older projectors without having to change the mounting configuration or location, or for those looking for a cart-based solution that can be moved from room to room.”

Other highlights of the PJL6 Series include eco energy saving mode, PIN lock feature and Kingston security lock to give you an extended lamp life, prevention of unauthorized access and anti-theft protection, respectively. The new ViewSonic PJL6243 is available now for $699 with the PJL6233 available for $599.

Source: Tech Shout – ViewSonic PJL6 Series projectors for classrooms and smaller meeting rooms

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Fujitsu Unveils the Fujitsu Bay Projector

Fujitsu Bay ProjectorFujitsu has just revealed what I think is a very cool little device, the fold-out Fujitsu Bay Projector. This is a fold-out projector that fits into any modular notebook bay. What is cool is that this projector can be ready to go in a matter of seconds and is specifically designed so that you don’t need an external beamer or any external cables in order to share data including slides, spreadsheets or even YouTube videos due to the fact that all of that is built in.

According to Head of Workplace Systems at Fujitsu Technology Solutions Dieter Heiss, “Every business notebook user knows the scenario of arriving at an important meeting ready to give a presentation, only to discover that the projector is broken, missing or just won’t work with their notebook. The Bay Projector Solves that – and underlines how LIFEBOOK models are truly a fully-mobile office. What’s more is that projecting images directly from a notebook’s modular bay is not only a world’s first but also very convenient – so we expect the Bay Projector to quickly become a ‘must have’ executive accessory.”

The Fujitsu Bay Projector will be available in July as an option for the Fujitsu LIFEBOOK P771 and the LIFEBOOK S761 notebooks. One good feature is that the Bay Projector won’t take up a lot of space. The modular bay that houses the projector is approximately the size of a DVD and will work on virtually any surface.

Brightness and contrast are adjustable directly on the Bay Projector via built-in buttons. The Bay Projector also features laser beam technology. This is designed to provide you with high contrast and color depth, giving you crisp, clear images. The projector is also able to double as a private movie cinema, projecting movies directly from your laptop.

You will be able to order this device beginning on July 1st, 2011 across the CEMEA, United Kingdom, Ireland and Nordic Regions in LIFEBOOK P771 and LIFEBOOK S761 models for a $711 price tag that will vary depending on your region.

Source: ITP – Fujitsu reveals portable projector is news of, for and by SMBs!… The Small & Medium Business Magazine!