20.08.08

Mitsubishi pinpoints education with short throw projector

Mitsubishi Electric’s Visual Information Systems division claims its short throw projector can produce a 60” diagonal image from 33” away. The Japan headquartered company has targeted the education market with its XD500-ST, XGA resolution (1024 x 768 pixels) projector.

Built with an advance video scaler the XD500-ST can display a compressed WXGA (1280 x 800) image despite having a native resolution of XGA. This compression and resolution feature allows full support to 4:3 computers while showing newer, wide-screen images.

The XD500-ST boasts 2000 ANSI lumens of brightness and 2500:1 contrast ratio.

Enhanced security features include a password lock and reinforced anchor bars. A top-access lamp cover allows lamp replacement, even when ceiling mounted. The instant shutdown feature allows users to quickly power down the unit after a presentation without causing damage to the projector or lamp.

The colour wall support function enables users to choose from a variety of surface colours (beige, blue, green, pink, blackboard or whiteboard setting) enabling the projector to automatically make adjustments to its output settings to create the best images in accordance to the chosen background.

To further enhance the colour projected, Mitsubishi Electric has developed a six-segment colour wheel (R,G,B,W,Y,C) to display a wider colour spectrum. Instead of the usual red, green, blue and white, additional colours yellow and cyan have been added to reinforce the colour range, designed to suit an array of applications.