19.12.11

TCO certifies NEC and BenQ short throw projectors

NEC and BenQ are the first manufacturers to meet a new TCO certification for short throw and ultra short throw projectors.

TCO Development has developed the new criteria in an effort to reduce specific challenges presented by UST technology.

The standards body says the challenge with ultra short throw technology has been the picture quality produced by the wide-angle lens and mirror technology. It claims that image distortion and higher energy consumption are common issues with these products.

With unique criteria including luminance uniformity, wide colour gamut and limited energy consumption, TCO hopes the new certification will reduce these problems.

The NEC NP-U300X is the first TCO Certified XGA UST projector and the BenQ MW851UST is the first TCO Certified WXGA UST projector.

Soren Enholm, CEO of TCO Development said: “It is critical that users of UST projectors are assured of high picture quality while also knowing that the products they choose also help them meet their sustainability goals. Choosing a projector certified by TCO is a good way to achieve both objectives.”