Hitachi has announced at InfoComm the introduction of its CP-X8170, CP-WX8265 and CP-WU8460 3LCD projectors, which feature high brightness, slim design and iPad and iPhone compatibility.
The CP-X8170, CP-WX8265 and CP-WU8460 deliver 7,000, 6,500 and 6,000 ANSI lumens brightness with XGA, WXGA and WUXGA resolution respectively. As well as offering the highest brightness in the Hitachi’s Installation Series, the new models are also the slimmest projectors in their category. This makes them suitable, says Hitachi, for larger conference rooms, auditoriums, educational environments, houses of worship and other professional applications.
Hitachi’s Accentualizer image processing provides sharpness, gloss and shade controls that enhance sharpness, improve contrast and make fine details clearer. All three projectors provide Picture-In-Picture (suitable for videoconferencing) and Picture-By-Picture, featuring two digital images or a digital and an analogue image. All the projectors include a motorised lens shift system that increases installation flexibility. The Perfect Fit 2 function enables quick image adjustment by moving its four corners one at a time, and corrects for pincushion distortion and keystoning if necessary.
Connectivity options include two HDMI, one USB-A and two USB-B inputs, analogue video and audio inputs and outputs and an RS-232C A/V system control port. All three models are iPad and iPhone-compatible via Hitachi’s Projector Quick Connection feature. Using this, an iDevice can be used as a projector remote control; alternatively, images from the projectors can be displayed on an iDevice.
The CP-X8170, CP-WX8265 and CP-WU8460 offer network compatibility via wired or optional wireless connection (via a USB wireless adapter) and can be remotely operated via a local area network (LAN) using Hitachi’s PJMan projector management application. The projectors all include Hitachi’s PC-Less Presentation feature that enables users to project images directly from a USB drive or other USB storage device, eliminating the need to connect a computer. The projectors also feature optional, interchangeable lenses to accommodate for different throw distance requirements.
Additional features include Hitachi’s exclusive Input Source Naming, Eco Mode energy-saving operation, a remote that provides MyMemory, MyText, MySource and MyScreen buttons for fast access to frequently used functions and sources and more.