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.