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ViewSonic Adds 3 Short-Throw PJs To Education Line

Walnut, Calif. — ViewSonic said Monday it is now shipping three short-throw front projectors targeted at the education market.

Models PJD5351, PJD5111 and PJL3211 are said offer enhanced network and multimedia capabilities.

The PJL3211 is an LCD-based model, which carries an $849 suggested retail, and offers bright 2,500 ANSI lumens output, with 1,024 by 768 XGA resolution, a 500:1 contrast ratio and six-picture mode capabilities. The latter offers high-quality images in a variety of room-lighting conditions.

The projector’s short-throw ratio of 1.3 helps to reduce shadowing effects and bright light that could reduce picture quality. It weighs 4 pounds and ships with a remote control with customized hot keys for teachers and administrators to easily change settings from anywhere in the classroom. 

The PJD5351, which carries a $799 suggested retail, is a short-throw DLP projector weighing 5.5 pounds, with 2,500 ANSI lumens of brightness a 2,000:1 contrast ratio and 1,024 by 768 XGA resolution. It offers a throw ratio of 0.9, capable of producing 50-inch images from three feet away.

The projector allows for digital zoom and manual focus capabilities. Included are dual RGB, component, composite and S-Video inputs.

The PJD5111, which carries a $479 suggested retail, is a DLP-based portable projector weighing 5.1 pounds. It offers 2,500 ANSI lumens of brightness, a 2,000:1 contrast ratio and 8,00 by 600 SVGA resolution.

The PJD5111 features eight picture modes for various room lighting and screen surface conditions. Connections include dual RGB inputs, RGB output, component, composite and S-Video.