Optoma Unveils ‘Short Throw’ Projectors

Designed to provide educators and business users with large, high-resolution images when space is tight.
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Optoma, a producer of “digital light processing” (DLP) projectors, introduces two new short throw projectors, the TX610ST and TW610ST, designed to provide educators and business users with large, high-resolution images when space is tight, the company says in a written statement.

Both the TX610ST and TW610ST are 3D-capable in 720p HD and offer state-of-the-art remote command and control via Crestron RoomView technology, Optoma says. The TX610ST features 3000 ANSI lumens of brightness, while the TW610ST delivers 3100 lumens.

“The ability to create large, vivid images from short distances has made short throw projectors highly desirable in classrooms and meeting rooms,” said Jon Grodem, Optoma’s senior director of product and marketing. “These two new projectors provide even more power than our previous short throw models, plus they include the latest technology to support new applications and support infrastructures.”

With its new optics, the TX610ST can produce a 72” image from as close as three feet away, while the widescreen TW610ST can deliver an 84” image from the same distance. Both benefit from a 25 percent increase in brightness and contrast over the company’s previous short throw model. Both also employ DLP link technology to support 720p 3D display with the use of active-shutter glasses, the company says.

The units provide a full complement of I/O connections, including HDMI v1.3, two VGA-in, VGA-Out, S-Video, Composite Video, RCA Stereo Audio-In, Stereo Audio-In, Stereo Audio-Out, Microphone-In, RJ45, RS-232, USB and a 12V trigger, the company says.

Like with all Optoma projectors, the DLP engine operates without filters, reducing ownership and maintenance costs while ensuring consistent performance throughout the projector’s life. The projection lamp is rated to last up to 4,000 hours in standard mode, or 3,000 hours in bright mode.

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