Hitachi America recently unveiled the new LP-WU9750B projector, which is the first ever solid-state laser model released by the manufacturer.
Because of the solid-state design, the new model will offer up to 20,000 hours of operation time without any need to replace the lamp, which will drastically cut down on both the maintenance and the total cost of the projector.
The LP-WU9750B uses Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology with 1920×1200 resolution, making it an ideal choice using in large auditoriums, conference rooms and museums, as well as concert halls or stage productions.
The new projector outputs 8,000 ANSI lumens of brightness at a contrast ratio of 20,000:1, according to Hitachi America. This results in the projector producing super bright displays with crisp, clear images.
The LP-WU9750B projector is also protected by an airtight, dust resistant seal that reduces the number of dust particles that enter the engine and also enables the projector to be used in a large number of situations.
The new model comes with five digital inputs, including the standard HDBaseT, two HDMI ports, DVI-D and 3G SDI. A further seven optional lenses are available, which are compatible with Hitachi’s 9000 series, enabling throw distances ranging from 33 to the 749 inches.
The LP-WU9750B is also compatible with the Crestron Integrated Partner and the AMX Device Discovery protocols and supports additional web control and PJLink. It is also eligible for the Hitachi OneVision programme, which offers discounted pricing for educators using the projector.
Mike Morin, the strategic sales development manager at Hitachi America, said of the new solid-state model: “We strive for the highest quality products with dynamic features, and this is what our customers can expect from Hitachi products, the new laser projector is no exception.”