ViewSonic Intros Short-Throw Education Projectors


ViewSonic has introduced three new projectors designed for classroom use, including two sub-$1,000 short-throw models and one portable model that comes in at less than $500.

The new education lineup includes one LCD-based XGA (1,024 x 768) model, the PJL3211, which sports a brightness of 2,500 ANSI lumens and a contrast ratio of 500:1. It offers a throw ratio of 1.3 and six picture modes for projecting on a variety of surfaces, including whiteboards and blackboards.

ViewSonic has also introduced two new single-chip DLP projectors designed for classroom use. The PJD5351 is a short-throw projector (with a throw ratio of 0.9) that offers an XGA resolution, a brightness of 2,500 ANSI lumens, and a contrast ratio of 2,000:1. It can project a 50-inch (diagonal) image from three feet and includes RGB, component, S-video, and composite inputs.

The PJD5111 is a sub-$500 SVGA (800 x 600) DLP projector. It offers a brightness of 2,500 lumens and a contrast ratio of 2,000:1.

All three of the new projectors will be available this month. The LCD-based PJL3211 portable (four-pound) short-throw projector will sell for $849. The PJD5351 short-throw classroom DLP projector will sell for $799. And the PJD5111 portable DLP SVGA projector will sell for $479. Further information can be found here.

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