Hitachi has launched the new CP-A300N projector.

The LCD projector has a short-throw lens which is capable of projecting an 80-inch diagonal image at 9 inches from the projector. This makes the equipment ideal for use when space is limited, such as in schools and conference rooms.

The machine weighs just 8.6lbs and can project images of up to 100 inches from a distance of just 26 inches. It has 3,000 lumens of brightness, a 2000:1 contrast ratio and XGA resolution. The projector also includes HDMI, S-Video and composite video inputs, USB and RGB computer video connections, stereo mini-jack, RCA and microphone audio inputs, and audio and video outputs.

The Hitachi CP-A300N projector can also be connected to a local area network (LAN) via an RJ-45 Ethernet jack, enabling the projector to show images from a remote location. The device includes a built-in amplifier meaning that external speakers are not required.

In addition, this projector comes with Perfect Fit technology, meaning the corners and sides of an image can be corrected, minimising distortion. Wall mounting is also possible with an optional 6-axis wall mount. Users can customise the remote control and create shortcuts for the functions which they use most often.