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Wow, these new Mitsubishi projector models, WD720U and XD700U, are really bright! They offer up to 5000 lumens! That makes them an excellent choice for classrooms and conference rooms where you don't want full darkness. They also allow presenting from USB with lots of connectivity options. Read on for more information from Mitsubishi!
IRVINE, Calif., May 1, 2012 — Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. upgrades its high-brightness portable projector line with two new DLP® models that offer flexibility, easy set-up, and a low operating cost, with a long-life lamp estimated to last up to 5000 hours under certain operating conditions*.
"We’re offering our customers an upgrade path to our very successful 600 series of DLP projectors with the new 700 series," said Wayne Kozuki, product manager, Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. "Among many other features, we now offer vertical lens shift and a suite of the latest input connections for even more flexibility."
The wide-resolution WD720U and XGA-resolution XD700U are designed for educators and business professionals who need an exceptionally bright projector (up to 5000 lumens) that is easy to set up. With manual vertical lens shift, users can place either projector on top of a desk or table, make quick and simple adjustments, and project a high-quality image on a screen or light-colored wall — even in a brightly lit room.
In its continuing effort to reduce the carbon footprint of its products and to be more environmentally responsible, Mitsubishi Electric’s new projectors offer energy-efficient, user-selectable options for brightness; a standby mode which uses less than .05 watts of power under certain operating conditions; and an auto-off function that reduces needless power consumption.
Each new projector offers HDMI™ support as well as easy set-up options for multiple video inputs. An RS232 serial connector and a built-in RJ45 input offer plug-and-play connectivity with third-party remote management products such as those made by Crestron and AMX.
Users do not even need a computer to connect to the projector; they can simply convert their presentations into .PTG files or into .JPEG images, save them on a USB flash drive, plug the flash drive into the USB port for computer-free connection and present directly from the projector. Wi-Fi support is also available for quick connection and operation (optional USB Wi-Fi device sold separately).
Each projector has a special built-in audio mixer so the projectors can simultaneously play audio from two sources, such as a computer and a wireless microphone. With this "Audio Mix" feature, users can adjust the volume levels of each input for its built-in speaker. With the projectors in this configuration, an instructor or presenter can interject key points during a presentation and still be heard over the video.
The WD720U and XD700U projectors, which use Texas Instruments’ DLP® technology, boast a native 3000:1 contrast ratio for darker blacks, and continue Mitsubishi Electric’s commitment to filter-free technology with its quasi-sealed design that helps prevent dust accumulation.
"We listened to our dealers and systems integrators and brought them the upgrades they need," said James Chan, vice president, marketing, Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America."We’re confident that our new 700 series of projectors will be welcomed in both portable and simple fixed installations."
The WD720U and XD700U are currently available and come with Mitsubishi’s three-year limited warranty on parts and labor, and a one-year limited warranty on the lamp. Like all Mitsubishi Electric data projectors, they are covered by the Express Replacement Assistance (ERA) Program, a comprehensive nationwide service that offers next business-day replacement** for units that are under warranty. Terms and conditions apply.
About Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc.
Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. is a US subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Tokyo, Japan. Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America manufactures and markets projectors, data wall display systems, LCD digital signage monitors and players, industrial printers, photo kiosks and digital photo printers, large-screen 3D DLP® televisions and the world’s first laser TV, LaserVue®.
For more on Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, visit http://www.MEVSA.com. Connect with Mitsubishi on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/MitsubishiDisplays) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/MitsuDisplays)
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*Estimate only. For an explanation of how this estimate was calculated, visit http://www.mitsubishi-presentations.com/wp-content/files_mf/lamp_and_lamp_life_document_v09132009.pdf. This estimate does not extend or otherwise modify the warranty for the lamp.
**In areas where FedEx delivers next business day.
HDMI is a trademark of HDMI Licensing, LLC; DLP is a registered trademark of Texas Instruments. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.