Fremont, Calif. - On the heels of its new
1080p DLP home-theater projector, Optoma introduced Tuesday two EcoBright lamp-free LED-based projectors targeting the mobile professional sector.
new LED models include the 300-lumen TL30W ($549 suggested retail) and the 500-lumen TL50W ($649).
Both units are shipping now and offer compact body designs and built-in wireless connectivity to any Wi-Fi-capable PC, smartphone or tablet. They also come with a built-in MS Office Viewer for PC-free operation.
Both models are available now and carry a three-year Optoma Express premium replacement service warranty package or 10,000 hours on light source, whichever comes first.
"Traveling professionals want great performance as well as convenience, and these two projectors offer the best of both," said Jon Grodem, Optoma's product and marketing senior director. "And with business travelers relying more on tablets and smartphones, the added convenience of being able to work PC-free, either through wireless connectivity with their portable devices or by preloading their content directly into the projector's onboard memory, USB or SD card, is a tremendous advantage."
Both the TL30W and TL50W feature WXGA resolution.
The TL30W weighs 1.4 pounds and fits into a briefcase or handbag. The TL50W weighs 2.5 pounds and is also suitable to be carried in a briefcase.
The LED light source replaces the conventional lamp and eliminates the need for frequent bulb replacements.
Both units provide contrast ratios of 3,000:1 and offer a wide color palette.
Optoma said the life of an LED light source typical lasts past 20,000 hours.
Features in both models include: instant On/Off, auto keystone correction, an included wireless Wi-Fi dongle for connectivity to PCs and Android-based smartphones and tablets.
The built-in MS Office Viewer, which accesses most MS office files for on-screen presentation without a PC, is supported by 2GB of onboard storage capacity and has the ability to be expanded through a MicroSD/SD card slot or USB slot.
Instead of a traditional "drill-down" menu design, Optoma incorporates six intelligent function keys and a home key. Specific functions are assigned to each key and those functions change depending on the menu level, resulting in users having single-key access to often-used functions.
Inputs include MiniHDMI, VGA-in, MicroUSB, USB for flash drives, a 2.5mm A/V input jack (for composite video and stereo audio-in) and a 3.5mm audio-out jack.