Computer accessories manufacturer Canon has announced the launch of a new Wi-Fi enabled projector, the XEED WUX500.

The projector is aimed at the enterprise market and will be available from May, with the company claiming the device is easy to set up, which will make getting meetings started much simpler.

Andreas Herrnböck, European business development manager for projector and visual communications at Canon Europe, stated that the new projector offers "exceptional image quality".

He said: "Conference centres, boardrooms and reception areas, for example, require a bright, clear image, capable of cutting through high levels of ambient light."

HDBaseT, which is a new standard for connectivity and transmitting HD media, audio and control signals over long distances through a single LAN cable, is included in the XEED WUX500 projector.

LCOS technology is included in the XEED WUX500 projector too, along with Canon's unique AISYS (Aspectual Illumination System) optical system.

Mr Herrnböck added: "The addition of Wi-Fi connectivity to this new model also creates new opportunities for education, meeting collaboration and information sharing with projections that achieve clear, detailed images, with good contrast and vivid colours.

"In addition, the PC-less edge blending function provides a cost effective solution for bright multi-screen projections, especially for use within museums and visitor attractions."

Canon claims that the projector offers high efficiency - it has an overall power consumption of just 365W - with the sector's best-in-class performance in terms of watts per lumen.