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Optoma Unveils Its Most Extensive Line of Data Projectors For Corporate & Government Users

Leading DLP Projector Maker Unleashes 14 New Models
Milpitas, CA (August 24, 2009) Optoma® Technology, Inc., the world’s largest selling brand of DLP® projectors, has introduced the company’s most extensive line of data projectors for corporate and government users, encompassing 14 models and offering features and price points to meet every customer’s needs.

“We’re throwing down the gauntlet,” said Jon Grodem. “This is the largest line launch from any projector company this year. It’s the most comprehensive we have ever offered, and puts Optoma in the strongest possible position to offer the highest performance and value at every level in this market.”

The launch is highlighted by the company’s entrance into the higher-end installation market focused on larger corporate venues. The TW775, TX785 and TX783 are Optoma’s most advanced DLP projectors, and are designed to meet the demanding requirements for use in auditoriums, lecture halls and conference rooms that seat up to 200 people.

Both the TX785 (XGA) and TW775 (WXGA) feature center lens design, full lens shift and are powered by high-efficiency lamps that put out 5000 and 4400 ANSI lumens respectively, enabling them to deliver a maximum screen size of 300” at throw distances ranging from 17’ to 60’. To further expand installation options, users have a choice of three high-quality lens options, each made with optically-matched “ED” glass elements which reduce distortion, providing sharper images with better brightness and contrast. Both also offer unparalleled connectivity options with I/O ports for HDMI, DVI-D w/HDCP, 2 VGA-in, VGA-out, S-video, composite video, component video, five BNC (RGBHV/YPbPr), two mini-jack audio-in, two RCA audio-in, audio-out, USB, RS-232, RJ45, and a +12V trigger.

Delivering similar brightness and connectivity options, but in a lower cost solution for medium-sized and larger venues, the TX783 represents Optoma’s entry into the “AV Installation” market segment. With bright 5000 ANSI lumens and a contrast ratio of 1200:1 delivered in native XGA resolution (1024x768 pixels), the TX783 offers full power lens shift, power focus and the same connectivity options at a competitively priced $2,799.

Optoma’s all-new TW766W and TX765W are designed to up the ante as to what users can expect from sub-$2,000 projectors. Along with powerful 4000 ANSI lumens and contrast ratio of 2500:1, Optoma introduces its “PureShift” technology and 1.6x zoom which allows flexible projector placement. Both projectors also incorporate 4-in-1 wireless presentation features, as well as “Mobishow,” a new feature which enables users to present directly from Windows mobile devices, including mobile phones. These projectors offer native WXGA and XGA resolutions; the TW766W has a native 16:10 aspect ratio which is an ideal match for widescreen PCs and laptops, while the TX765W delivers a native 4:3 aspect ratio.

When mobility and high brightness are the end-users’ most important considerations, Optoma’s TW1692 and TX7156 offer the best possible choices currently available. Delivering 3000 ANSI lumens in a portable 3.2 lbs., both projectors are presentation-ready with a user-friendly remote and laser pointer. Other features include closed captioning and a full complement of connectivity options, including HDMI, VGA-in, composite video, S-video, audio-in and USB. The widescreen TW1692 (WXGA 1280x800 pixels) and the TX7156 (XGA 1024x768 pixels) are priced at $1,199 and $899 respectively, offering unmatched value in the market.

The all-new TX612 and TX615 are Optoma’s most versatile performers for the widest range of operating environments. Designed to meet even the most challenging ambient light conditions, each pumps out a robust 3500 ANSI lumens at a 3000:1 contrast ratio. Both project in native XGA resolution (1024x768). The TX612 provides ample audio output to fill a small room with a single 2-watt speaker, and for larger venues, the TX615 provides a 10-watt speaker system. Multiple audio and video connectivity options, including an optional wireless WiFi dongle, allow for multiple computers and video players. The TX612 provides two VGA-ins, VGA-out, S-video, composite video, stereo audio-in, stereo audio-out, RS-232 and USB. The TX615 adds an HDMI connector, as well as two additional stereo audio-inputs, an RJ45 for remote management and control and a 12V trigger. Suggested end user pricing for the TX612 is $899, while the TX615 is priced at $999.

Optoma’s TX542 is a portable video projector with performance, management, and security features designed expressly for contemporary teaching and training applications. Rated at 2800 ANSI lumens with native XGA resolution, the TX542 projector produces an exceptionally bright, crisp, high-resolution image, even in a well-illuminated room. Its DLP light engine delivers 3000:1 contrast ratio, resulting in vivid, vibrant color and sharp text with superior readability. Other features include a 10-watt speaker system, closed captioning and remote mouse control with laser pointer for optimal classroom performance. Priced at $749, the new projector also includes RJ45-based network technology features, such as remote management and message broadcasting, which are frequently required in educational and corporate training environments.

The recently announced TX536 and TS526 both feature a brightness of 2800 ANSI lumens and deliver a high 3000:1 contrast ratio, allowing projection of vivid images and sharp text onto large screens in well-lit rooms. The TX536 operates at a native XGA resolution while the TS526 operates at a native SVGA resolution. Both projectors support computer and video resolution of up to 1080p (HD) and are backed by Optoma’s industry leading 3-year Express Replacement Service warranty. The TX536 will carry an end-user price of $649, while the TS526 is priced at $549.

Rounding out the new line are the EX532 and ES522, two new portable DLP projectors recently announced that are designed to offer corporate and educational users a brighter, less costly solution in rooms seating up to 30 people. With 2800 ANSI lumens and a contrast ratio of 3000:1, the EX532 and ES522 provide the brightness required to project easy-to-read images in most ambient light conditions. Other features include remote mouse control with laser pointer and closed captioning support. The EX532 will sell for $549, with the ES522 available for $449.