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OPTOMA LAUNCHES FOUR NEW HIGH-BRIGHTNESS PROJECTORSCompany Heightens Commitment to Large Venue Market
ORLANDO, FL | June 12, 2013 | With the introduction of four new high-lumen projectors here at InfoComm 2013, Optoma, a long-time leader in DLP projection, has signaled that it plans to be an impact player in the large venue market . The four models, highlighted by the 7,000- lumen, dual-lamp flagship EH7700, and including the 6,000-lumen X605, and two 5,000-lumen models, the EH505 and W505, all showcase the company’s commitment with feature sets designed to meet the installation and performance challenges in venues ranging from auditoriums, to large conference rooms and lecture halls.
“The large-venue market offers tremendous opportunity for Optoma,” said Jon Grodem, Optoma’s senior director of product and marketing, “and it’s an area we’re now well positioned to compete in, in terms of product selection, performance,reliability and channel support.”
Optoma’s WUXGA resolution, dual–lamp EH7700 represents the company’s first 7,000- lumen model, and offers the ultimate flexibility and reliability. Both 350W P-VIP lamps can be used together formaximum brightness and to provide redundancy. Alternatively a single lamp can be used in Relay Mode to maximize the lifespan of each individual lamp and minimize service need.
Users can choose from any ofthe five motorized optional lenses to meet their needs, and the projector provides full 360° mounting range along the vertical axis, again increasing installation flexibility and allowing images to be projected just about anywhere, even on a ceiling or floor. The EH7700 also supports image blending for use with multiple projectors, and supports the most commonly-used control systems, including Crestron, Extron, AMX, PJ-Link and Telnet LAN. The EH7700 is completely live-performance ready with a mechanical shutter for situations where absolute darkness is required, safety mounting points and a flying frame option. I/O connections include two HDMI (v1.3), two VGA-in and one VGA-out, RGBHV BNC, YPbPr(3RCA) component, S-video and composite. Control ports include RJ45, RS-232C, and a 12V trigger.
With a suggested street price of $9,999, the EH7700 is scheduled for availability at the end of July. The new X605 adds depth to Optoma’s existing line of 6,000-lumen projectors. With its XGA resolution and 10,000:1 contrast ratio, the X605 is Optoma’s brightest projector to support full 3D through itsHDMI 1.4a input, and it features a choice of three optional lenses, vertical and horizontal lens shift, and two 3-watt speakers. In addition to HDMI, it also offers a DVI port for digital connectivity, two VGA inputs and one VGA outputfor analog content, S-video, composite video, component video, five BNC (RGBHV/YPbPr), two stereo mini jack audio-in, two RCA stereo audio-in, audio-out, and two 12-volt triggers for added installation convenience. RS-232 and RJ45 connections are available for command and control, and a USB port allows for wireless presentation capability via an optional USB dongle. The X605 will carry a street price of $2799 and will be available in August. With the new 5,000-lumen EH505 and W505, Optoma has added a pair of projectors with the power and features to satisfy most auditoriums and lecture halls, and priced to meet most budgets as well. Both the EH505 (WUXGA resolution, $3,499) and the W505 (WXGA, $2,799)feature one of the most comprehensive input panels and most advanced feature sets in their class to ensure the projectors will satisfy your current and future needs.
Additional features include a choice of three optional lenses, vertical and horizontal lens shift and two 3-watt speakers. Inputs include HDMI 1.4a for full 3D and DVI for digital connectivity, two VGA inputs and one VGA out for analog content, S-video, composite video, component video, five BNC (RGBHV/YPbPr), two stereo mini jack audio-in, two RCA stereo audio-in, and audio-out. They also provide two 12-volt triggers for added installation convenience. RS-232 and RJ45 connections are available for command and control, and a USB port allows for wireless presentation capability via an optional USB dongle.
Both models will be available in August. All four new projectors carry Optoma’s 3-Year Express Service warranty, with one year on lamp.