Hitachi has introduced the CP-AW2519N Interactive Projector, featuring the company's proprietary StarBoard Software, which works on Mac and PC platforms. The CP-AW2519N Interactive Projector has all the functionality of an interactive whiteboard built into it, eliminating the need for additional hardware. The CP-AW2519N is said to offer easy setup, with an ultra-short-throw lens that enables it to be mounted close to a wall or projection surface. This prevents obstructed images and shadows, with no light shining in the presenter’s eyes. The device also comes with a stand to project the image onto a tabletop surface. It communicates via IR and Ultrasonic technologies to increase reliability and eliminate lag time from pen to projection for a more natural writing experience. Other features of the CP-AW2519N Interactive Projector include a simple menu system that provides easy access to many functions, while the Input Source Naming feature, a Hitachi exclusive, lets the user customise the names of input sources if desired.
The CP-AW2519N offers 2,500 ANSI lumens brightness, WXGA resolution and a throw distance of 10in from the edge of the projector for an 80in(16:10) diagonal image. It also has an RJ-45 Ethernet jack for connection to a local area network (LAN), providing the ability to network, control and maintain the projector from a remote location. A built-in speaker and 10W amplifier eliminate the need to connect external speakers.