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Hitachi to feature new interactive short throw projectors

Ian McMurray 25 January 2011
Hitachi to feature new interactive short throw projectors

There are numerous applications where, for whatever reason, flat panel display technology isn’t appropriate: what is necessary is a short throw projector. Hitachi has long been active in this field and recently introduced its distribution network to what the company describes as “Ultimate Short Throw Projectors”; the company will be showcasing these at ISE.  New for ISE is an interactive capability for this new range of projectors, a capability that Hitachi says will allow any surface to be turned into an interactive screen.

The ED-A220N, the CP-AW250N and the CP-A300N are said to offer improvements in every area from easier installation to compact, lightweight design. Hitachi has reduced the throw distance to what it believes is the optimum level – 50cm for an 80” screen – while at the same time improving the image quality and almost eliminating the distortions inherent in short throw projection.

The projectors ship with a bundled wall mount, and their design, which incorporates three feet, means that only two quick and simple adjustments, to correct horizontal angle and tilt, are needed get a square image from a table top. When wall mounted, the projectors are said to be quickly installed by a single engineer with fine adjustment in six axes.

The ED-A220N offers 2,200 lumens and is primarily intended for use in educational environments. Although the CP-AW250N and the CP-A300N deliver 2,500 and 3,000 lumens respectively, the short throw distances of these new models means that any general purpose or educational environment can safely benefit from them.

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