Optoma, a leader in the projector industry, introduced a new line of commercial projectors at Infocomm 2018. They are calling it their 500T family. The first of these projectors featured in this video is the Optoma ProScene ZU500TST-W and is a short throw projector with WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution, boasting 5,000 lumens! The ZU500TST has a laser light engine with a 20,000 lifespan.
It has HDBaseT for running AV signals over long distances, making it perfect for boardrooms, higher education, houses of worship, and smaller entertainment venues. The Optoma ZU500TST also has the ability to be used in portrait mode, so that the video is displayed vertically – this is excellent for signage and other marketing materials at trade shows, conferences, etc. Optoma will also have a 1080p 5,000 lumen projector and a XGA projector with 5,000 lumens in this lineup.
Optoma has also come out with an ultra short throw projector called the ZH420UST – a 4,000 lumen 1080p projector with a laser light engine. This projector is intended for use in corporate and education environments, in museums, and for digital signage. It has built-in warping and blending so that multiple ZH420USTs can be positioned together to create a single, extremely wide image, which is fantastic for creating video walls, as the projectors’ images blend together to create a seamless image. This is done by directly connect each projector (up to 4) to a single processor box.
The next projector shown in this video is the Optoma ZU750. This 7,000 lumen projector also has a laser light engine with a lifetime of up to 20,000 hours. Its interchangeable lenses give the projector a lot of placement flexibility. The ZU750 is intended for corporate, hospitality, houses of worship and retail environments. It is also a WUXGA resolution projector.
The final projector in the video is the ZK1050. This is a 10,000 lumen projector with 4K resolution! The list price will be under $30,000, but the final price has not yet been confirmed as the projector will be shipping toward the end of 2018. It, too, has interchangeable lenses. Check out the video for an inside look into what these projectors can do at Infocomm 2018!