Posted on April 26, 2010 Art Feierman
The InFocus IN2116 WXGA projector is a native widescreen 16:10 aspect ratio business projector featuring a brightness level that is on the brighter side at 3000 lumens. Not considered an ultra high brightness projector, but definitely capable of performing well in a lot of different environments. The projectors native resolution is 1280×800 pixels.
The IN2116 can support even higher analog resolutions and performed it supports HD video resolutions as well. The IN2116 uses DLP technology to produce an image with a contrast ratio of 2100:1. The virtually identical InFocus IN2114 has a native resolution of 1024×768 which means it has an aspect ratio of 4:3. Everything else is identical between the two units so we will focus on the IN2116 for this review.
Connectivity and functionality seem to have been a major focus when designing the IN2116. It has inputs for just about every type of source you could want to use. Since it has inputs for connectivity to your network, and the ability to present the VGA signal from your laptop/desktop via an optional wireless module called the LiteShow II it definitely is capable.
All the standard inputs are available except HDMI and DVI, but the projector is still fully capable of presenting high definition content as mentioned. InFocus has also outfitted the IN2116 and IN2114 with impressive sound capabilities.
The InFocus IN2116 doesn’t make the cut as a ultra-portable projector because of its size, but it it is not extremely large by any stretch. The InFocus IN2100 series is moderately impressive and although I can’t give it high praise, the inexpensive price coupled with all the built-in features might make it the right choice. Because of all the options you have in terms of connectivity and the projectors level of brightness, K-12 and University’s might just find the InFocus IN2116 or IN2114 to be ideal. In the next few pages we’ll take an in-depth look at the InFocus IN2116’s image quality, its performance and warranty. This should help you decide if the IN2114 or IN2116 will meet your requirements.
Wireless Presenting via optional LitePort II module. With an MSRP of $249, this module allows you present completely wireless.
Computer free presenting using LitePort USB Jpeg player. Place Jpeg verions of your slides on a USB drive and plug directly into the projector. Then use the remote to advance through the Jpegs just like PowerPoint slides.
ProjectorNet 3.0 – Free software to control projectors and schedule on-off times
Dynamic Messaging System (DSM). An IT director can send a pop up message to all projectors connected to the network. Must like an broadcasted instant message.
Lamp can be replaced without removing the projector from the ceiling. For example, this can save a school district a lot of time and money if you have a large amount of projectors to maintain.
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