09.05.11

Hitachi projector turns flat surfaces interactive

Hitachi says its iPJ-AW250N interactive projector can deliver the functionality of an interactive whiteboard without the need for a board.

The product uses infrared communication to turn flat surfaces interactive and uses ultrasonic communication to help overcome interference issues associated with devices that communicate via infrared.

It is suitable for education and corporate environments and features an ultra-short-throw lens that allows it to be mounted close to a wall or projection surface. The projector can also be placed on a tabletop if it needs to be moved from room to room.

Using Hitachi’s pen-size Interactive Control, users have the ability to write, draw and manipulate and resize projected images. The iPJ-AW250N features a menu system that provides access to all functions.

The iPJ-AW250N offers video and audio inputs including HDMI, S-Video and composite video inputs, RGB computer video inputs and outputs, stereo mini-jack, RCA and microphone audio inputs, and audio and video outputs. A remote control is also included.

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 10-watt amplifier eliminate the need to connect external speakers.

The projector has an Input Source Naming feature that lets the user customise the names of input sources if desired.