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Optoma Refreshes Data Projector Line

8/24/2009 03:40:26 PM Eastern

Milpitas,
Calif. - Optoma unveiled Monday a
refreshed DLP data projector lineup featuring 14 models that will roll out
between now and through the end of the year.

The extensive data projector model offerings, which
target business as well as educational and institutional channels, will join two
recently introduced retail projector models designed for crossover applications
between business and home theater.

The data models range in price and performance from a
less-than-$500 model to $2,799, the latter designed mostly for larger-venue
applications.

Seven models in the line are available now and include
the ES522 ($499 suggested retail), TS526 ($549), EX532 ($549), TX536  ($649), TX542 ($749), TX7156 ($899) and TX783
($2,799).

Models ES522 and EX532 are portable projectors featuring brightness
output of 2,800 lumens and a contrast ratio of 3,000:1. The EX532 has XGA
(1,024 by 768) resolution and the ES522 is listed at 800 by 600 (SVGA).

The SVGA-level TS526 and XGA-level TX536, meanwhile, are
listed with brightness output of 2,800 lumens and a contrast ratio of 3,000:1.

The XGA TX542 features the same output levels and also
has networking capability via RJ-45 and an integrated 10-watt stereo sound
system.

The XGA TX7156 moves up to 3,000 lumens of brightness and
offers a contrast ratio of 2,500:1. It weighs 3.2 pounds.

The XGA-level TX783 features 5,000 lumens of brightness
and a contrast ratio of 1,200:1. It includes power lens shift, power focus and
several lens options.

Inputs include HDMI, three DVI-D ports (one with HDCP),
BNC (YPbPr), component video, VGA, S-Video, composite video, USB and RS-232. It
also offers RJ-45-based networking capabilities.

Later this fall, the company will ship the TX612 ($899)
and TX615 ($999), which are both XGA-level models listed with 3,500 lumens of
brightness and a 3,000:1 contrast ratio. 
The TX615 offers a 10-watt speaker system, while the TX612 includes a
single 2-watt speaker.

The TX1692 ($999) features a brightness 3,000 lumens of
brightness and a 2,500:1 contrast ratio. It weighs 3.2 pounds and includes HDMI,
VGA, S-Video and composite video inputs, as well as USB and RS-232 control.

The XGA-level TX765W ($1,799) and the widescreen WXGA-level
TW766W ($1,899) both offer 2,500:1 contrast rations and 4,000 lumens of
brightness.

Coming in December at prices to be announced are the TX785
and TW775, with 5,000 lumens of brightness and a 1,200:1 contrast ratio. Both
include power lens shift and power focus. Video inputs include HDMI, three
DVI-D ports (one with HDCP), BNC (YPbPr), component video, VGA, S-Video and
composite video.

Meanwhile, the company also recently introduced a pair of projectors for
distribution through retail partners in the the PRO150S ($549) and PRO250X
($649). Both feature a 3,000:1 contrast ratio and are available now.

The PRO250X features 1024 by 768 resolution, while the PRO150S is listed
with 800 by 600 resolution.