Hitachi bolsters Portable Series

Hitachi has expanded its Portable Series projector range with its CPWX8 3LCD multimedia projector.

The CPWX8 weighs just over two kilograms and measures 12" wide x 8.7" deep by 3" high. It provides native WXGA (1,280 x 800) resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio along with 16.7 million colours and 2,600 ANSI Lumens brightness. The projector includes HDMI, S-Video and composite video inputs, RGB computer video inputs and outputs, two audio inputs and an audio output. In addition, an RS-232C port enables the projector to be controlled as part of an integrated AV system. The CPWX8 also features a built-in speaker and a security bar in addition to a Kensington Lock.

Features such as MyScreen, MyMemory, MyButton, MyText and MySource buttons are designed to enable simple remote-control access to frequently used functions. A customisable blank button is located on the top of the projector for instant control. A blackboard/whiteboard mode projects lines for writing and a daytime mode aids viewing in daylight. Furthermore the model offers PIN lock security and an Eco Mode.

The CPWX8 features a Hybrid Filter that Hitachi claims allows for 5,000 hours between cleaning. A front air exhaust system directs the heat away from audiences and tt maintains a noise level of 28 dB (in Eco Mode).