Canon has announced it will be launching six new LCD Multimedia Projectors in April: two new 1,280 by 800 widescreen and four new 1024 by 768 models. The former is geared towards use with widescreen computers. The two new WXGA resolution models are high-lumen options for use where ambient light cannot be controlled.

Each projector has multiple computer, video and control inputs. Digital connection and high-definition contents are supported by a DVI-I interface. An RS-232 port and n RJ-45 network port enable use in an education setting where large AV systems are connected to a network and controlled remotely.

The new projectors have a number of environmentally sound features. The lamp has been designed to operate at a lower wattage (lasting up to 5,000 hours in quiet mode and 4,000 hours in normal mode) helping to reduce power consumption, an Auto Energy Saver switches the projector to quiet mode after one minute of no signal input and each model has a meter displaying the reduction in C02 emissions while operating in quiet mode.

All six of the new projectors are scheduled to be later this year.