Chula Vista, Calif. -
business solutions group's digital media division said Thursday it is now shipping three new 3LCD projectors targeting the education market.
The CP-WX3014WN, CP-X3014WN and CP-X4014WN all offer advanced networking capability for remote maintenance and control, HDMI inputs, and upgraded connectivity and performance features.
The models all include Hitachi's PJMan projector-management software that gives users the ability to operate and monitor the projectors from a remote location, and receive diagnostic information (such as remaining lamp life), making the Network Education Series models ideal for installations where multiple projectors are used, such as an entire building or campus, the company said.
Also included is Hitachi's Campus Notification System and Network Messenger feature for sending campus-wide announcements and messages.
Hitachi's Projector Control (PJCtrl) application allows users to control the functions of their projector via a toolbar on their PC. Hitachi said using a PC to control projector functions will reduce costs associated with lost remote controls and battery replacement.
Each projector also includes wireless computer connection capability via an optional USB wireless card.
A Multi Projector function in each model enables projecting the same image from up to 12 projectors simultaneously. In addition, Hitachi's Moderator Control Mode lets a user network 50 computers to the projector, with one computer acting as the moderator. This allows an instructor to use the moderator computer to select and project images from the students' computers.
All models are compatible with Crestron RoomView software, providing a custom configurable interface to monitor, manage, and control every device in every room remotely from any computer. Built-in network connectivity provides instant status and remote technical support.
The CP-WX3014WN ($2,995 suggested retail) provides WXGA resolution, 3,000 lumens brightness, while the CP-X3014WN ($2,695) provides XGA resolution and 3,200 lumens brightness, and the CP-X4014WN ($3,495) offers XGA resolution and 4,000 lumens brightness. All three projectors deliver an improved 3,000:1 contrast ratio.
All models weigh 7.9 pounds, measure 12.5 inches by 3.9 inches by 11.3 inches, and can project images up to 300 inches. A Template function displays white or black lines to make writing on a whiteboard or blackboard easier, and an exclusive whiteboard/blackboard mode adjusts the projector's brightness when projecting on either surface to reduce glare and eye strain.
Each model includes a USB port, RJ-45 jack for network connectivity, HDMI jack, component, S-Video and composite video inputs with RGB in and out, audio connections, and an RS-232C port for integrated A/V system control. The projectors will also present a range of media files loaded directly from a jump drive or other USB storage device without the need of a PC or laptop.
All models include two built-in 8-watt speakers, audio-pass through option and a microphone input with a newly added audio mixing feature.
Other features are input source naming, remote controls providing MyMemory, MyText, MySource and MyScreen buttons, automatic vertical keystone correction, a Kensington slot, closed captioning, easy-access lamp door and filter cover, hybrid filter design and an estimated 6,000-hour lamp life (in Eco mode).