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New offerings from Optoma, featuring 3D capability at an affordable price (beginning at $649 MSRP). The TW631-3D widescreen projector and the TX631-3D XGA projector are targeted for the educational and budget-conscious business market. And they are also really portable and light weight! Read on for more information from Optoma!
OPTOMA INTRODUCES NEW, HIGH-BRIGHTNESS, TW/TX631-3D PROJECTORS FOR THE EDUCATION AND CORPORATE MARKETS
Two New Models Help Meet Budget Challenges Without Sacrificing Performance
FREMONT, Calif. | May 29, 2012 | Making high-brightness and lower power consumption more affordable for budget-minded schools and corporations, Optoma, the best-selling brand of DLP projectors in the Americas, has introduced the TW631-3D and TX631-3D, two new 3500 ANSI lumen projectors with Eco+, a suite of features that reduces power consumption by up to 23 percent, while increasing lamp life by up to 42 percent. Available now, the WXGA resolution TW631-3D carries a price tag of $749, while the XGA TX631-3D is available for $649.
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According to Jon Grodem, Optoma’s senior director of product and marketing, both projectors feature Optoma’s newly-introduced Eco+ mode, which evaluates the brightness level of the content and dynamically reduces the lamp intensity to match the scene. The result is great looking content with superb black levels, substantially reduced power consumption and a reduced carbon footprint, all while increasing lamp life. Another energy saving improvement of the Eco+ suite is an update to the familiar AV Mute feature. Traditionally, when selected, AV Mute would simply blank/mute the projected image while the lamp continued to burn at full intensity. With the new Eco+ AV Mute, lamp intensity is reduced by up to 30%, thereby reducing power consumption by up to 70% with the additional benefit of prolonged lamp life. The TW631-3D and TX631-3D also incorporate Quick Resume, a time and energy saving feature that enables the projector to be restarted instantly after it has been powered off.
Both projectors are 3D-PC ready, feature a 7-watt speaker system, and provide a full complement of I/O ports, including HDMI 1.3, two VGA-in, VGA-out, composite video, audio-in, audio-out, RS232 and mini USB to ensure that users will always be able to connect to a broad range of source devices. An RJ45 port is also included, along with Crestron RoomView® to facilitate streamlined IT administration with advanced network command and control features. And a built-in closed captioning decoder displays text from videos that have closed captioning embedded in the signal without requiring additional components. Both the TW631-3D and the TX631-3D also offer wireless capabilities via an accessory VGA WiFi dongle. A top-loading lamp design simplifies lamp replacement, saving time and money.
At less than 5 lbs, both new projectors are easily transported wherever you need them, and the included padded carrying case offers all the protection you’ll need. A full-featured IR remote with mouse and laser pointer is also included as standard equipment, and both projectors come with Optoma’s 3-Year Express Replacement Service warranty, with the lamp covered for 1 year.
For more information on these and all Optoma projectors and accessories, go to www.optomausa.com or call 888-289-6786.
About Optoma Technology, Inc.
Optoma Technology, Inc. is an award-winning developer of projection and digital display products for business, education and home. The company manufactures multimedia projectors for mobile users, fixed installations, classrooms and home theaters, as well as HD displays. Optoma products combine superior image processing technologies with exceptional engineering and innovation to deliver images that are bright, crystal clear and finely tuned for tone and color. Optoma products are sold through the company’s global network of Pro AV dealers, major consumer electronics retailers and Internet resellers. For more information, visit www.optomausa.com.
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