Sharp NEC has announced availability of the NP-PA804UL laser projector, the latest addition to its extensive PA series of 3LCD installation projectors.
Priced at $10,999 and available in either a black or white cabinet to best match a variety of environments, the PA804UL offers WUXGA resolution and 8,200 lumens of output. Targeted at corporate, education, and rental applications, it easily provides punchy images in bright boardrooms and classrooms, where viewers also benefit from a whisper-quiet design adopted from earlier PA models that achieves a noise level as low as 30 dB. The sealed cooling system further prevents dust from reaching optical elements, which eliminates the need for a filter and the associated regular maintenance.
Along with its high resolution 1900x1200 imaging chips, the PA804UL handles signals up to 4K/60 Hz, including compatibility with HDR/BT.2020 programs from UHD sources. A flexible mix of input terminals include a pair of HDMI 2.0 ports (with HDCP 1.4/2.2), DisplayPort (with HDCP 1.3), and an HDBaseT RJ45 connection (HDCP 1.4/2.2) for long distance signal and control runs. A classic 15-pin D-sub input handles VGA or Component analog video. A helpful HDBaseT monitor output is also provided for handling overflow rooms.
The PA804UL is supported with an extensive line-up of nine NP series lenses, including both manual and motorized zooms that range up to a 7.02:1 throw ratio, and an ultra-short throw with a 0.32:1 ratio. Lens shift is also supported with both the manual and motorized lenses.
On-board setup support includes 360-degree orientation, geometric correction, integrated edge-blending, daisy-chaining for multiple displays, and Sharp NEC's TileMatric multi-screen splitter, which enables a single image of 4Kx2K resolution using four projectors without any need for external hardware. Support for AMX Beacon, Crestron Roomview, Extron XTP and PJ Link control systems are supported, and proprietary ProAssist software allows control and adjustment of the one or more PA804UL's via network interface.
The PA804UL is shipping now and available from authorized Sharp NEC resellers.
For more detailed specifications and connections, check out our NEC PA804UL-B projector page.