Ricoh Americas Corp., a firm specializing in office imaging equipment, unveiled the PJ WX4130 and the PJ WX4130N ultra-short-throw projectors capable of displaying a 48-inch-diagonal high-definition image when placed less than five inches from a wall or screen enabling users to conduct presentations in small spaces.
Using Ricoh’s “free-form mirror and deflection technology,” the projectors use a concave mirror to spread the image reflection which reduces the need for a very bright light source, and which allows for a wide viewing angle while keeping the optical system small, Ricoh says. The result is a more compact, portable projector that uses fewer resources and produces less noise and heat to give users more comfort during meetings and presentations, the firm says.
Unlike ceiling-mounted short-throw projectors, which are fixed in place, the PJ WX4130 or PJ WX4130N—which weigh 6.6 pounds—can be placed on a tabletop or stand and project upwards, Ricoh says. The projectors’ vertical orientation means the depth and wall gap together occupy less than a foot of space along the wall, preserving table space that traditional projectors would fill, the company says. Backing a projector up to 9.6 inches from a wall enables it to deliver a brilliant 80-inch high-definition WXGA 1280-x-800 picture, the company says.
The PJ WX4130 and PJ WX4130N can be used in conference rooms, offices, small-to-midsize meeting spaces and classrooms, Ricoh says. In addition, the projectors are suited for a wide range of applications beyond the traditional meeting room and presentation space, including digital signage at trade shows, stores, restaurants and hotels, videoconferencing and other computer display applications, the company says.