Elmo Introduces First Mobile HD Projector, BOXi MP-350 – Press Release
July, 11 2013 - Art Feierman
Elmo BOXi MP-350 projector
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Weighing in at just 1.1 lbs., Elmo introduces its first mobile HD video projector.Â Previously known more for large installation projectors, Elmo is capitalizing on the popularity of small, ultra-portable projectors for the mobile presenter or gamer.Â It’s unique features include, built-in WiFi, short-throw lens, WXGA resolution, and projection of up to 4 player images at once.Â Read on for more information from Elmo!
GOING MOBILE:Â ELMO INTROS ITS FIRST MOBILE HD VIDEO PROJECTOR FEATURING LED LAMP, WIRELESS OPERATION, & MULTI-MODE DISPLAY
Barely A Pound, New BOXi MP-350 Suited To Business, Education, Training, Movies, Gaming
PLAINVIEW, N.Y., July 10, 2013:Â Â Elmo USA, a global leader in document and imaging technology, has introduced its first portable LED video projector, the BOXi MP-350, a compact, 300-lumen powerhouse designed for mobile users who need HD (WXGA) resolution for presentations or entertainment use.Â Â With a footprint of less than six inches square and weighing 1.1 pounds, the BOXi MP-350 is small enough to slip into a briefcase or shoulder bag yet delivers a bright image, up to 68 inches diagonally, with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio.Â Â The new projector features Elmoâs short-throw lens, built-in wireless capabilities via WiFi or Elmoâs downloadable app, and the ability to project up to 4 images simultaneously in different quadrants of the same screen.
OPTOMA DEBUTS NEW FEATURE-RICH, FULL-3D LINE OF PROJECTORS, W306ST, X306ST, W303, X303, S303 – Press Release
June, 28 2013 - Art Feierman
Optoma X306ST projector
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Optoma introduced a new line at Infocomm that targets budget-conscious users, both for education and for business.Â The W306ST, X306ST offer short throw lenses and are priced beginning at only $849!Â The W303, X303 and S303 start at only $399!Â All models offer 3D capability and a minimum of 3000 lumens.Â Read on for more information from Optoma.
ORLANDO, FL | June 12, 2013 | Optoma, a world leader in DLP projection, is introducing five new feature-rich, affordable projectors here at InfoComm 2013 for budget-conscious users, such as educators and entry-level projector customers. All five projectors â the W306ST, X306ST, W303, X303 and S303 â deliver a minimum of 3000 lumens, offer full 3D capability, and come with Optomaâs Express Service Warranty.
âOptoma is dedicated to meeting the needs of users at all levels, and our new 303-series of projectors demonstrates that commitment,â said Jon Grodem, Optomaâs senior director of product and marketing. âNo other company offers the breadth and depth of models to ensure that, and it clearly differentiates Optoma from its competition.â
Two new short-throw projectors, the 3500-lumen, WXGA-resolution W306ST and its 3200-lumen XGA partner, the X306ST, are the perfect solution for applications requiring easy-to-read text and graphics with exceptional color reproduction from a short projection distance. Both projectors come with a full complement of connectivity options: one HDMI, two VGA-in, one VGA-out, composite video, two audio-in and one audio-out, one mic-in, one RS-232C, an RJ45 and a mini-USB port. Both projectors also make use of Optomaâs Eco+ advancements to extend lamp life, and both come with Optomaâs well-known commitment to quality that ensures years of care-free operation. Both the W306ST (street price $899) and the X306ST (street price $849) will be available in June.
For those need a powerful, reliable projector but who face severe budget restrictions and donât need all the bells and whistles found on higher-end models, Optomaâs 303-series delivers 3000 lumens, provides full 3D capability, and offers a range of features with reasonable pricing to meet just about any need. All three offer a comprehensive connection panel to satisfy both current and future needs, including one HDMI v1.4a, two VGA-in and one VGA-out, one S-video, composite video, two audio-in and one audio-out, an RS-232C, and one USB-B port.
We previously reviewed Optoma’s ML500 projector here. The latest versions are both brighter and offer expanded connectivity options in the ML1000.Â We are expecting a ML550 unit to arrive any day now, so check back in the next month for our review and compare for yourself!
OPTOMA EXPANDS LED ULTRA PORTABLE PROJECTOR LINE WITH 1,000 and 550 LUMEN MODELS
ML1000 and ML550 Give Mobile Professionals Bright, Light Tools
ORLANDO, FL | June 12, 2013 | Optoma, the worldwide leader in LED projectors, has introduced two new powerful models here at InfoComm 2013 that push the LED performance envelope. Both the 1000-lumen ML1000 and the 550-lumen ML550, represent the latest in lamp-free, feature-rich portable projectors that give the on-the-go professional a persuasive presentation tool.
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âOn-the-go pros always walk a fine line in that they have to balance their needs for performance and convenience,â said Jon Grodem, Optomaâs senior director of product and marketing. âThe ML1000 and the ML550 are designed to help them confidently walk that line with two levels of convenience that deliver uncompromising performance.â
The ML1000 is the ultimate travel companion for mobile professionals looking for a light, full-featured ultra-portable projector powerful enough to meet challenging light conditions. Weighing only 3 lbs and with a native WXGA resolution (1280 x 800), its 1000 lumens and 15,000:1 contrast ratio combine to produce the richest, most vibrant colors in this class of product.
The ML1000 is also the first LED projector to incorporate a more intuitive touchpad control panel. Said Grodem, âOptoma is committed to continuing its leadership role in LED projection by offering innovative features available elsewhere not available elsewhere. This touchpad is the latest example of that.â
With a full complement of connectivity options, so you can use the ML1000 with just about any video source. A wireless USB adaptor is also included in case you want to access your computer or your network wirelessly. ML1000 also includes an SD card port and pre-loaded software that allow you to deliver PowerPoint presentations, view PDF documents, display pictures, movies and more without the need of a computer or any other external device. The ML1000âs new, innovative touchpad allows you to easily and intuitively control the projector.
OPTOMA EXPANDS HIGH-END INSTALLATION PROJECTOR LINE – Press Release
June, 27 2013 - Art Feierman
Comments by Projector Reviews staff: According to Optoma, their 6 new models in the high-end Installation Projector Line are to attack the market âSweet Spotâ.Â They are the EH501, W501, X501, W401, X401 and EH300.Â All will cost under $1700 and offer brightness up to 4500 lumens!Â Read on for more information from Optoma.
ORLANDO, FL | June 12, 2013 |Optoma has introduced 6 new projectors here at InfoComm 2013 incorporating the latest DLP controller chip designs to deliver enhanced features and maximum flexibility for installation in boardrooms, mid-sized conference rooms, and classrooms. The six models, EH501, W501, X501, W401, X401, and EH300 offer best-in-class features and distinguishing characteristics, including full 3D, intended to satisfy the brightness/budget challenge facing installers and buyers today.
âThis group of projectors represents the true sweet spot for Optoma in terms of both all-around performance and market demand,â said Jon Grodem, senior director of product and marketing âThereâs a preference for higher lumen products with broader feature sets because they provide greater flexibility of room size and ambient light, and the new models will satisfy many of these demands.â
All three 501-series projectors deliver a brilliant 4500-lumen brightness and a 10,000:1 contrast ratio for remarkably bright presentations, and clear, crisp text and brilliant, rich colors, as well as a best-in-class feature set. The EH501âs native 1080p resolution offers true HD (1920 x 1080), including full 1080p 3D via the HDMI 1.4 port, making it ideal for presentations that include high definition content. The WXGA resolution W501 is made for presentations requiring a true widescreen format, while the X501 meets the needs of those desiring an XGA solution.
All three feature a comprehensive I/O panel and the most advanced feature sets in their class. This includes HDMI 1.4 and DVI for digital connectivity, over-the-network presentation capability, direct-from-USB-flash-drive presentation capability, wireless presentation capability via an optional USB dongle, vertical lens shift, and discrete audio inputs including microphone input for maximum installation convenience.
The EH501 will carry a street price of $1,699, the W501 a price of $1,599 and the X501 $1,499. All three models will be available at the end of June.
BOXLIGHT Introduces Extreme Short Throw Duo Extreme Short Throw Interactive ProjectoWrite8 WX31NXT and Standard DAL WX31NXT – Press Release
June, 24 2013 - Art Feierman
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Interactive projectors are great tools for teachers in a classroom environment.Â We always include at least one in our annual Classroom Projector Comparison Report. Boxlight has introduced a new player in this field.Â Both the standard Boxlight WX31NXT and the P8 version are extreme short-throw projectors which can be mounted just 14″ from the screen to produce an image of 87″.Â The ProjectoWrite8 version includes the interactive capability.Â Read on for more information from Boxlight.
Belfair, WA (June 20, 2013) BOXLIGHT introduces two new extreme short throw projectors. One for interactive applications, the ProjectoWrite8 WX31NXT and for standard applications, the DAL WX31NXT
The P8 is the latest in a long line of award winning and patented interactive projectors in the BOXLIGHT interactive line. The P8 is a wall-mounted ultra short throw interactive projector and includes auto calibration for simple set-up. Control your PC from the projected image with the most recent version of LightPen software – compatible for Dual Screen Link which allows for two separate and individual interactive screen surfaces. Touch mode allows for enhanced Windows 8 functionality and will emulate a touch screen at the projected image.
Both the P8 WX31NXTand DAL WX31NXT host a contrast ratio of 3000:1 and are 3D capable. Additional features include 3100 lumens, WXGA resolution, 2x digital zoom, multiple wall color options for various wall conditions or screens, LAN connection for remote monitoring, microphone input, fine tune horizontal and vertical image