Mitsubishi has launched what it is referring to as its ‘cloud projector’ – the first in its projector range not to require a PC attached to it.

The WD390U-EST ultra-short throw projector allows for content to be displayed on the device in seconds, without having to log on to a network, wirelessly obtaining the information from a local server, the internet or the cloud.

The projector – which is aimed squarely at the education market – only needs to be logged on to a network via its WiFi application, and be connected to a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard and mouse, before users can start displaying a broad range of content in impeccable picture quality.

The projector is capable of generating 3,000 lumens of brightness, with a lamplife of up to 6,000 hours in low-energy mode. The WD390U-EST has a built-in 10W speaker and it is able to throw images of up to 80 inches in wide-screen WXGA quality of distances of as close as 26 inches.

In terms of connectivity, the projector has HDMI support, an RS232 connector and a built-in RJ45 input to connect with third-party remote management products. Its SidePad and WiFi Doc applications, means teachers and presenters can showcase information directly from mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones to display text and image documents.