Optoma has released a new short-throw projector aimed at providing smart displays within a classroom environment.

The Optoma EH200ST projector has been created with a 2,800 lumen lamp and is capable of providing detailed images in dark or lighted conditions within a classroom or similar education environment.

Designed with a 10W built-in speaker, the projector has a short-throw lens to enable a 100-inch display from just three yards away, solving a common classroom problem by avoiding the need for long-distance projection or ceiling mounting.

Easy to set up without permanent installation, the EH200ST is built with audio output, HDMI ports and an MHL port to enable simple connection to any portable device, such as smartphones and tablets. This provides users with the option to play games, share images and even stream videos onto the screen.

According to Optoma's head of product marketing, Justin Halls, the new projector is ideal for the education sector. He said: “Space is often an issue in classrooms and screens must be large enough for the whole class to see. The new EH200ST boasts a short throw lens which gives a super-sized 100-inch picture on a screen or wall from just over a metre away. This is absolutely perfect for the classroom.”