Elmo Introduces BOXi-T200 Projector at CES in Las Vegas – Press Release
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We were fortunate to receive a unit for evaluation before the announcement of the product at CES. Art rushed to get the review published before he left for the show. Read it here and enjoy!
ELMO USA Introduces the BOXi-T200, a New 150-Lumen Portable HD Video Projector for Viewing TV, Movies, Video Games, and Photos
LAS VEGAS, January 7, 2014 – Offering a pocket full of power in a compact, sleek design, ELMO USA introduced the BOXi T-200, an HD LED video projector designed to meet the diverse portability needs of both mobile professional and consumers, here at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. The small, lightweight 150-lumen DLP projector, a mere 10.6 ounces in a footprint smaller than 4×6 inches, produces sharp, bright, high contrast images as large as 68 inches diagonally. With a retail price of $429, the BOXi T-200 features a single HDMI connection for video sources and incorporates both a 1 watt mono speaker, and a mini-stereo output jack for sending sound through an audio system, speakers, or headphones.
For efficiency, the BOXi T-200 employs a long-life LED lamp and features an “ECO” mode which reduces power consumption by 46%. The projector is also equipped with ELMO’s “short-throw” lens, allowing it to create the full-size 68-inch picture at a distance of just 52 inches from the screen.
“The T-200 is a versatile performer that fits in your pocket, yet has enough power to change the playing field, whether it be for entertainment, business or education, said Matt Takekoshi, ELMO USA president.
The T-200 is the third projector in the BOXi line that the company has introduced this year, which according to Takekoshi, is distinct in the market because of each models industrial design. “We designed all our BOXi projectors with an attractive contemporary look that sets them apart from those available from other manufacturers. And we also made sure that the design included making all the controls easy to access.”
The BOXi-T-200 projects in native resolution of 1280 x 800 (WXGA) and will accommodate video input resolution from 480i to 1080p (including Blu-Ray) and computer input resolutions from 640 x 350 to up to 1680 x 1050 (WSXGA).
The quiet, fan-cooled T-200 provides indicator lights to show power status (on or off) and lamp status, as well as a light to warn of projector overheating, which can happen if fan vents are blocked, or in the unlikely event of fan failure. The projector automatically reduces or shuts-off power to prevent damage from overheating.
While the projector allows customers to set controls for color temperature, color gamut, and gamma, it also offers users selectable pre-set modes for optimized viewing of TV, movies, video games, photos, and presentations. Additionally, there is Maximum Brightness mode for environments with higher ambient light. Aspect ratio is automatically detected but can also be manually set to 4:3 or 16:9.
To accommodate the widest variety of uses, the BOXi T-200 can also be set for front or rear projection configurations, as well as for desktop or ceiling location. There is a recessed mounting receptacle on the bottom of the BOXi for use with a conventional camera tripod and for mounting the projector on the ceiling.
The BOXi T-200 is HDMI- and HDCP-compliant, and is recommended for use with a high-speed HDMI cable. It is available immediately from Wynit Distributing. For more information, please contact Adam Lowenstein at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Elmo customer service at www.elmousa.com or 1-800-947-3566.
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About Elmo USA
Elmo CO., LTD (Japan) has been a leader in education technology for more than 90 years. Since 1973, Elmo USA has been offering cutting-edge innovations are shaping the future of visual communications. Foremost among these innovations are teaching tools for dynamic classroom presentations. ELMO’s groundbreaking document cameras and visual presenters benefit students by enabling instructors to incorporate stimulating high-resolution visuals into their lesson plans. These value-priced, full-featured teaching tools offer a level of interactivity and spontaneity that static transparencies or “one-dimensional, pre-planned” laptop and desktop computer lessons simply do not. For more information about ELMO’s educational products, visit www.elmousa.com or call 1.800.947.ELMO.