Ricoh Intros 7 New Projectors for Small Spaces
has introduced a series of seven new projectors, all
designed to make displays more convenient in small spaces and rooms.
Two models, PJ X4241N and PJ WX4241N, are short-throw
projection systems that will allow an instructor to stand in
front of a screen
without casting a shadow or being blinded by glare. They can use an
electronic pen to make images on the screen or drive the device that is
projecting the image, essentially turning the projection system into a
These two projectors can display images of between 60
and 400 diagonal
inches and are brighter than predecessor models with 3,300 lumens. New
360-degree installation capability makes it easier to project images
floors and ceilings as well.
The PJ WX4241N model has wireless and Wi-Fi
enabling users to operate the device from multiple networks. It is
a suggested retail price of $1,250 while the PJ X4241N is $1,175.
Two more new models, PJ X3351N and the PJ WX3351N,
designed to be placed on the end of a conference room table, freeing up
space and directing heat, glare, wires and fan sounds away from students
teachers. As with the short-throw projection systems, the PJ WX3351N
both wireless and Wi-Fi connectivity, retailing for $1,275 while the
price for the PJ X3351N is $1,165.
Three more new models are "Standard Install" projectors
display images as high as 300 diagonal inches, which makes them good for
engineering and science courses where engineering designs, spreadsheets
other detailed documents are used.
One of the models, the PJ HD5450, is Ricoh’s first HD
projector. It will retail for $1,435. The other two models, the PJ X5460
the PJ WX5460 (which has wireless and Wi-Fi capabilities), have suggested
prices of $1,020 and $1,186, respectively.
All seven Ricoh projector models will be introduced
InfoComm 2015, scheduled June 17-19 in Orlando.
"These new projectors are brighter, easier to
offer greater connectivity to bring participants together for more
information-sharing sessions," said Matt Sakauchi, vice president of
visual communications group.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.