Sony has expanded its S-Series line up with the launch of nine new 3LCD short throw- and ultra-short throw projectors. Aimed at broadening the company’s offering for the education market, the new models deliver up to 3,000 lumens and lamp life of up to 10,000 hours.
The line-up comprises four new short throw models and five ultra-short throw projectors, and is designed for smaller classrooms and meeting rooms. They can throw high resolution images up to approximately 2m diagonal from distances as close as 44cm (XGA ultra short throw) and 75cm (XGA short throw).
As well as the extended lamp life, the projectors come with additional features that make them eco-friendly and reduce the total cost of ownership. Eco mode automatically turns off the lamp after 10 minutes without an input signal, while auto dimming reduces brightness to save energy and extend lamp hours.
The VPL-SW630C and VPL-SW620C models come with enhanced interactivity, including dual pen and auto calibration, as well as additional rich education tools, making it easier for students and teachers to collaborate effectively in the classroom. All S-Series models can be connected wirelessly via a PC (Windows or Mac) or tablet (iOS or Android).
“Sony is continuing to enhance its projector line up to meet the needs of the education market,” said Robert Meakin, business and education product manager, Sony Professional Solutions Europe. “We now have a very strong, unified line up, that meets the needs of secondary schools, with the recently enhanced E Series range for replacement business and now the short throw and ultra-short throw S-Series. In developing the S-Series, it was all about understanding how projectors are used in the classroom and how we could make them the most efficient and green as possible. We have standardised our entire education line up to meet the needs of teachers and enhance connectivity and collaboration in the classroom.”