Optoma launches new WUXGA projector Optoma launches new WUXGA projector

Optoma has unveiled a brand new projector aimed primarily at the business and professional installation markets, reports Tech Digest.

The Optoma WU416 model is a high resolution projector for projects that require high quality images and complex levels of detail. The new projector offers a WUXGA native resolution of 1920x1200 (roughly 15 per cent more pixels than the standard HD resolution of 1080p), as well as a contrast ratio of 20,000:1 and a brightness level of 4,200 lumens.

The new model is designed for meeting rooms, museums, churches and retail environments, according to the manufacturer. It features a 1.6x zoom lens in addition to vertical lens shift to make installing the project dead simple, and all without any of the hassles or costs involved in replacing and installing interchangeable lenses.

The WU416 also comes with a raft of connectivity options, including HDMI, MHL, VGA, as well as audio inputs and a built-in 10W speaker. In addition, Optoma have ensured that the new model works with Creston, Extron, AMX, PJ-Link and Telnet LAN commands, so that the projector can be controlled remotely. Wireless presentations are also possible via the separately available Optoma HDCast Pro HDMI dongle, which can connect to Google Chromecast, for example.

Last but not least, the Optoma WU416 features an Eco mode, which includes standby operation and auto power off to help customers save on their energy bills.

Joe Ahmed, the head of marketing at Optoma EMEA, said of the new model: “The projector’s small and lightweight chassis along with the convenience of vertical lens shift and 1.6x zoom make it an extremely flexible option for installation.

“We are so confident that the WU416 image colour quality will remain as good as the day it was bought, that Optoma provides a unique five-year colour guarantee.”

For more information on other models, view the Optoma range at ProjectorPoint.