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Optoma unveils first laser phosphor projector

Duncan Proctor 27 January 2016
Optoma ZU650-100

Optoma has launched the ZU650, its first projector to use laser phosphor illumination technology. Designed for the professional installation market, this new high brightness ProScene model provides 20,000 hours of operation without the need for lamp and filter replacements.

Justin Halls, head of product marketing at Optoma, commented: “We are delighted to launch the bright 6,000 lumen ZU650. It’s the perfect solution for any application requiring 24/7 operation that demands no downtime. By eliminating the need for lamp or filter replacements, the ZU650 provides a lower cost of ownership and will future-proof any installation.”

Suited for use in large venues including meeting rooms, boardrooms, auditoriums, and museums, the laser phosphor light source delivers consistent brightness, along with high resolution and contrast with full WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution.

Flexible installation is provided by 360˚ rotation and portrait mode operation combined with an extensive lens shift range and five optional lenses. HDBaseT comes as standard, giving integrators a simple solution when connecting and controlling the projector.

Full support is provided for Crestron, Extron, AMX, PJ-Link and Telnet LAN protocols, which allow almost all functions to be controlled remotely across a network. Once installed, multiple ZU650 projectors can be monitored and controlled over LAN. It can also provide email message alerts if an error occurs, using Crestron Roomview software.

The ZU650 features quick start-up and shutdown and can reach full brightness in seconds. To maximise energy saving it also includes an ‘AV mute’ feature where the light source can be completely shut off.

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