posted on Thursday, 19th July 2012 by Steve May
Optoma has introduced two new additions to its ProScene projector fleet: the EX855 (XGA resolution, 1024 x 768) and EW865 (WXGA, 1280 x 800). The single chip DLP (DC3) models are available with three lens options and can be orientated anywhere on a 360 degree vertical axis, to suit most installation applications. Lens-shift, zoom and focus control are all fully motorised. An optional geometric control allows the projectors to fire onto spherical, cylindrical and curved screens.The 120Hz models are also compatible with the DLP Link 3D system; Optoma's 3D XL processor is available separately.
Optoma's ProScene marque represents designates models intended for the commercial sector; they're characterised by high brightness and compatibility with AMX Dynamic Discovery and Crestron Roomview. Multiple projectors can also be controlled over a LAN. Suggested applications include boardrooms, auditoriums, live events and houses of worship.
ProScene projectors are only available through the ProScene Certified Partner Program, a certified network of AV installers and integrators. The brand's head of product management, Justin Halls saysOptoma has invested heavily in service and support, long seen as keen requirements by the pro sector. "Clearly, our projectors must be of the very highest quality and reliability, but perhaps even more critical is that the service and support we provide must be second to none."
The EX855 (pictured above and in our gallery) is rated at 5,500 ANSI lumens, with the lookalike EW865 at 6,000 ANSI Lumens. Contrast for both is 4000:1, via a dynamic iris. Operational noise is low at 31dB. Input options include HDMI, DVI-D, component video and dual VGA. USB is also available for JPEG image projection.
The projectors are designed for 24/7 operation. As part of their low maintenance design, they sport a removable, self-cleaning filter which expels dust as it accumulates. To stress their "environmentally friendly" nature, both also offer timer control functions plus fast shutdown and start-up, with a <1w standby mode.
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