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Toshiba Wireless PJ Offers Voice Guidance

11/04/2008 01:01:00 PM Eastern

Irvine, Calif. — Toshiba’s digital products division launched Tuesday a compact wireless 3LCD projector that is said to be the world’s first projector with voice guidance.

The TLP-X200U ($1,739 suggested retail) features a voice-guidance system that is said to simplify ease of use and preventative maintenance updates, while lowering the cost of ownership. The unit is network compatible and incorporates closed captioning, a multiscreen function for large venue use and is backed by a three-year standard limited warranty, Toshiba said.

“Toshiba has designed, engineered and manufactured the TLP-X200U projector with its special voice guidance to help reduce projector maintenance costs,” said Jane Poon, Toshiba America Information Systems digital products division product marketing manager. “The voice guidance system conveniently directs users with an audible message through the projector’s operating instructions and system warnings, such as the on/off status, lamp life, air filter checks and cooling fan status.”

The TLP-X200U includes 3,000 ANSI lumens of brightness, XGA (1,024 by 768) native resolution, a 600:1 contrast ratio and a built-in “blackboard” function with wall-color adjustment. The unit weighs 4.4 pounds and is Windows Vista compatible.

For wireless networking capability: the X200 includes a built-in 802.11b/g Wi-Fi connectivity for rapid connection and setup using a laptop PC placed anywhere in a room.

The projector ships with a carrying case and can be stowed in an airline overhead bin or carry-on bag.

Other features include a multiscreen function for connecting up to four TLP-X200U projectors to create one large venue image or to present up to two different screen images at once from one computer source.

Inputs include D-sub 15 RGB, S-Video, composite video, HDMI, RS-232 (D-sub 9-pin), RJ45 and USB.