Casio America, Inc., today introduced its first Lampfree® UT310WN. With brightness up to 3100 lumens, an ultra short throw ratio of 0.28:1, and WXGA resolution this new projector is geared towards the education segment. Casio’s XJ-UT310WN projector uses a mirror system which allows up to a 23” throw distance for a 67” image. This ultra short throw projector also has a new structure that has been developed to minimize deterioration of brightness due to dust.
Casio’s XJ-UT310WN enables projection from data files stored on any USB device and also allows wireless connection to smart phones* and computers via wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11b/g). The built in 2 GB of memory allows file formats, such as PDF and QuickTime, to be stored in the projector for quick and easy playback. A range of input terminals including HDMI RGB and video inputs provide connectivity to standard hardware sources. The projector also has audio inputs and a built in 16 watt speaker as well as a microphone terminal.
Using Casio’s free mobile application – compatible with both Apple and Android – allows educators to display and annotate presentations from a mobile device, as well as capture and save. In addition, educators can open an Internet browser and display content in real-time. There is also an image capture function using the mobile device’s camera to snap an image and send it to the projector.
The XJ-UT310WN will be available in Q3 2014 with an MSRP of $1,999.99.
Quarterly forecast data from PMA Research anticipates steady growth in the ultra-short throw segment through 2017 as these projectors become standard in classroom environments.