New Projector Series Has Multiple 'Smart' Features

The new LightStream projectors may come with a dongle, a hardware component that provides content protection.ViewSonic has introduced a new networkable series of projectors with a number of new "smart" features.

The LightStream PJD6 networkable series of projectors will offer secured wireless streaming, enhanced integrated sound, an integrated cable management system and a "My Button" auto configuration mode.

The LightStream projectors are based on ViewSonic's existing SuperColor technology, which offers a newly designed color wheel and 3,200 to 3,800 lumens of brightness. Company representatives said this technology offers color accuracy without sacrificing brightness levels.

The new projectors will have an integrated compartment supporting a MHL/HDMI port that allows users to wirelessly stream multimedia content via a dongle, which provides copy and content projection.

The "My Button" feature gives the user the ability to configure his or her preferred settings with a simple click and, with a single remote, the ability to operate up to eight projectors in the same room. A new intuitive keyboard layout on the LightStream projectors allows users to operate the projector without on-screen display menus.

Other features of the new projector series:

  • 1,024 x 768 and 1,280 x 800 resolution;
  • 15,000-to-1 dynamic contrast;
  • 10,000-hour lamp life;
  • An integrated speaker for greater frequency range and minimal distortion; and
  • Multiple audio and video inputs.

Seven versions of the LightStream series of projectors, all available in the second quarter of 2015, will range in price from $599.99 to $999.99.

The PortAll dongle — for which a patent is still pending — will be available for $149.99.

The LightStream projectors are on display at Booth 756 at FETC, the educational technology conference and tradeshow held January 20-23 in Orlando.

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