Mumbai, India, September 19, 2014: Hitachi, a world leader in Digital Learning and Presentation technology, today launched an entire new range of Ultra-Short and Interactive Ultra-Short LCD projectors at InfoComm India 2014. The seven high-performance models are ideally suited for delivering large images in limited spaces. The new LCD projectors offer improved image quality, flexible connectivity including powered focus, and wireless networking, while the Interactive models feature multi-pen and PCless drawing as well as the option of finger operation.
The range is made up of seven network-enabled models. The CP-AX2503, CP-AX3003 and the CP-AX3503 are XGA models that offer 2,700, 3,300 and 3,600 Lumens respectively. Two WXGA models, the CP-AW2503 and the CP-AW3003 also deliver 2,700 and 3,300 Lumens as do the two WXGA Interactive models designated CP-TW2503 and CP-TW3003. The three XGA models have a throw distance of 52cm for an 80inch screen while the widescreen WXGA projectors produce this screen at 55cm. All seven variants measure 377mmx136mmx361mm and weigh in at less than 4.5Kg. Each is available with optional wireless connectivity.
“Hitachi is the pioneer of Ultra Short Throw projector technology. With continual innovation and listening to the voice of our customers, we have delivered a whole new range of newer, better products in this category. This new family of Ultra Short Throw projectors now provides a complete range of Short Throw distances to meet every customer requirement in both educational and corporate environments,” said Tarun Jain, Country Head – India, Hitachi Home Electronics Asia(S) Pte. Ltd. “With the evident benefits to presenters and audiences of Ultra Short Throw projectors these markets are set for strong customer adoption. These new models will help us build further on our initial success.”
While all models in the range offer a headline contrast ratio of 5000:1, they also include the built-in Hitachi’s High Dynamic Contrast Range feature that provides a unique ability to alter contrast when ambient light is present and yet preserve the integrity of the image. Additionally, Hitachi’s exclusive Accentualizer technology enhances sharpness, gloss and shadow detail for more realistic image quality while providing greater depth of field.
Hitachi innovations extend to installation and operation features that ensure quick, easy and flexible setup. The powered focus and the eight point Perfect Fit function, both of which can be operated via the remote control, not only enable rapid installation but also easy post-installation adjustment of settings. Two HDMI inputs support high picture and sound quality from multiple input devices including PC’s, DVD/Blue-Ray players, document cameras, the Hitachi switcher or even Apple TV. To further facilitate easy installation the models can be walled mounted using the improved Hitachi wall mount or desk mounted for table top projection.
The Interactive models include a built-in camera that provides fully interactive capability when used with up to four interactive pens. The optional finger-touch unit in conjunction with any flat surface opens up the possibility of interactivity with finger drawing or any other instrument. Calibration and synchronisation of the interactive models are achieved in approximately six seconds with the push of a button on the remote control. PC driver software is automatically downloaded, ready for installation, via a USB cable to avoid the inconvenience of manual searches. These models also allow users with touch-enabled Windows 8 systems to operate the PC directly from the interactive screen. For larger applications, two projectors can be combined via a single PC for continuous drawing over extended screens.
The entire new range is available in India from September 2014, through retailers nationwide. The projectors come with Hitachi’s top-of-the-line after sales service and support, including a 2 year limited warranty with toll-free access to Hitachi’s technical support.