Optoma has unveiled the ZH300UW ultra-short throw projector, designed for business, education and specialist AV applications.
The model features a solid-state laser phosphor light engine and produces 3,000 lumens and a contrast ratio of 10,000:1. The laser engine eliminates the need for lamp replacements and has a life expectancy of up to 20,000 hours.
The ZH300UW can be positioned portrait for tall, narrow images in digital signage retail environments and downward projection can be used for museum and visitor centres for projecting images onto a floor.
Its native resolution is 1920 x 720, with an ultra-wide 16:6 aspect ratio, able to accommodate two 4:3 images in a side-by-side format. For videoconferencing installations, it can display both sides of a conversation.
Additionally, the projector features an ultra-short throw lens, which can deliver a 300cm image from a throw distance of 72cm.
The TouchBeam technology uses a built-in camera coupled with a laser module to detect the touch of several people.
“Optoma continues to innovate in the DLP projector market and the ZH300UW is no exception”, said Justin Halls, head of visual system solutions and technical services. “The combination of an ultra-wide aspect ratio, short throw lens, laser-phosphor light engine and TouchBeam technology makes the product highly adaptable to different environments. Visitor centres, retail premises, video conferencing facilities and classrooms are all examples of environments which would be transformed by the installation of this unique projector.”
For businesses and schools that have multiple projectors, the ZH300UW is fully compatible with Crestron, AMX and Extron systems, enabling control of almost all of the projector’s functions via the network.