Japanese electronics conglomerate Hitachi has launched a new interactive business-aimed projector featuring its proprietary StarBoard software.

The CP-AW2519N Interactive Projector comes with all the functionality of an interactive whiteboard built in to it, cutting out the need for any additional hardware, and runs on both Mac and PC platforms.

The projector has been designed to be easily set up in even very small presentation rooms, achievable through its impressive ultra-short throw capabilities. Its ability to create large images from a very short distance – up to 80 inches in size from a distance of just 10 inches – from the projection screen eliminates the potential for obstructions and shadows on the picture, and prevents the presenter from being dazzled by any lamp glare.

The CP-AW2519N communicates through IR and Ultrasonic technology, which increases reliability and cuts out any lag time between the interactive pen and projections, providing a more natural writing experience.

The brightness of the projector reaches 2,500 ANSI lumens, with WXGA resolution. It has an RJ-45 Ethernet jack for connection to a local area network (LAN), providing the ability to network, control and maintain the projector from a remote location, and an HDMI input. It also has a built-in speaker and 10-watt amplifier.