Hitachi has launched three new projectors, specifically designed for use in a classroom.

The CP-WX3014WN, CP-X3014WN and CP-X4014WN are the three 3LCD projectors, all of which offer advanced networking capabilities and a range of input options.

HDMI inputs, a USB port, a RJ-45 jack for networking, S-Video and composite video inputs with RGB in and out make the range particularly flexible. Meanwhile, the Projector Control application from Hitachi can be installed on a PC, allowing users to control the gadget remotely. This method of use is also associated with lower costs due to the fact that there will be no more lost remote controls or batteries to replace.

Crestron RoomView software also helps improve the functionality of the devices by making it possible to monitor, manage and control every device in every room remotely from any computer. In an educational establishment, this could be useful for communicating a message around the campus or school.

The models all offer an improved 3,000:1 contrast ratio, while the CP-X4014WN features XGA resolution and 4,000 Lumens of brightness, the CP-WX3014WN boasts 3,000 Lumens of brightness and WXGA resolution and the CP-X3014WN offers 3,200 Lumens of brightness and XGA resolution.