Hitachi has previewed its first-ever LED projector, featuring an exclusive crystal-based engine to achieve more than 3,000 lumens of brightness.

The world leading digital media group said its new projector answers growing demands for image quality with a low total cost of ownership. With 20,000 hours of expected operating hours without any lamp exchange as well as impressive image quality, its LED platform certainly seems to fulfil this demand.

Hitachi’s newly developed crystal-based engine with HLD – High Lumen Density technology is at the core of this projector, making it capable of achieving more than 3,000 lumens brightness and a 20,000:1 contrast ratio.

According to Hitachi, the RGB colour space is significantly larger than in other models thanks to the purity and intensity of the green light from the crystal rod, ensuring more accurate and lifelike colour reproduction.

“In creating our first LED projector, our goal was to produce something truly different – and better – than previously existing LED technology,” said Mike Morin, Strategic Sales Development Manager at Hitachi America's Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group.

“This projector delivers improved image quality that is readily apparent, from a reliable, cost-effective configuration that’s adaptable to a great variety of business, commercial and educational applications.”