FETC 2017 Coverage

Optoma Unveils Ultra Short Throw Laser Projector for Education at FETC


Optoma, a Fremont, CA-based manufacturer of video and audio products, has unveiled its ZW300UST laser phosphor, ultra-short-throw projector for the education market at the Future of Education Technology Conference this week in Orlando, FL.

Designed specifically to meet the needs of the education industry, the ZW300UST combines a laser light source for virtually maintenance-free operation with high reliability, flexibility and image quality, according to a news release.

The ZW300UST touts a small form factor and an ultra-short-throw ratio of .27, making it suitable for space-constrained environments such as small classrooms, meeting rooms, boardrooms and digital signage applications. Expected to be available in April at an estimated price of $1,799, the ZW300UST also features:

Low maintenance: By leveraging a cutting-edge laser phosphor light source, the ZW300UST provides reliability with up to 20,000 hours of use;

Superior image: With 3,000 lumens and a 22,000:1 contrast ratio, the laser ZW300UST produces rich vibrant colors and deep blacks that outperform lamp-based projectors;

Ultra-short throw: The ZU300UST, with its throw ratio of just .27, allows it to display a 115-inch image from only 19 inches away from the projection surface;

Small form factor: Weighing less than 13 pounds and measuring only 15 by 5 by 12.5 inches, the ZU300UST is the smallest laser phosphor projector in its class, according to the news release. It can be moved and adjusted to meet a variety of needs;

PC-free USB: Featuring a built-in media player and 10-watt speaker, the projector delivers a full visual and audio experience for boardroom and classroom presentations without the use of a computer. The mobile high-definition link (MHL)-powered HDMI port also supports popular streaming and presentation dongles such as Amazon’s FireTV and Optoma’s HDCast Pro;

Flexible mount: The ZW300UST provides a flexible mount featuring a unibody design, rotate, tilt and yaw for easy usage and a mounting template for simplified placement.

In addition to the new ZW300UST Optoma displayed an interactive laser curtain with the Optoma EH320USTi projector at FETC. This ultra-short-throw interactive projector is available now for an estimated price of $1,999 through Optoma authorized dealers.

Optoma has been exhibiting this week at FETC in booth 1353. For more information, visit Optoma’s website.

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Richard Chang is associate editor of THE Journal. He can be reached at [email protected].