Mitsubishi Education Projector Blasts 5,000 Lumens

Mitsubishi this month will release its new WL6700U, an LCD projector for the education market that boasts a 1,000:1 contrast ratio and a brightness of 5,000 ANSI lumens.

The new wide-format model, designed for education installations (such as auditoriums or large lecture halls), offers a resolution of 1,366 x 800 (roughly WXGA) using three 1.2-inch 3LCD inorganic panels.

Other features include:

  • 5,000 ANSI lumens of brightness;
  • 1,000:1 contrast ratio;
  • DVI, component (BNC), Mini D-Sub 15-pin, composite, and S-video connectivity;
  • Networking support via RJ45 jack for monitoring and control;
  • Built-in motion sensors and anti-theft alarm; and
  • Powered zoom and focus.

The WL6700U is expected to ship in April at a suggested price of $9,995 with a three-year warranty on parts and labor and a 90-day warranty on the lamp. Further information can be found on Mitsubishi's presentations site here.

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