At InfoComm, Hitachi demonstrated six new large-venue 3LCD models from their Installation Series. The projectors are the CP-X8150, CP-X8160, CP WX8240, CP-WX8255, CP-WU8440 and CP-WU8450. Upgraded features include two HDMI inputs, motorized focus, zoom and lens shift, as well as 360-degree off-axis display capabilities.
Additional enhanced features are horizontal and vertical digital keystone correction and “Perfect Fit” image positioning as well as Versa-Stack, which utilizes an RS-232 connection. An optional wireless adapter enables users to connect their PC to the projector via a wireless network. This adapter supports IEEE802.11b/g and the latest 11n through a USB adapter.
Hitachi also announced their Solutions Products – a comprehensive line of accessories for use with Hitachi 3LCD projectors. The WTR-1 WHDI Transmitter/Receiver Bundle, MS-1WL Wireless Multifunctional Switcher Bundle, MS-1 Multifunctional Switcher and CS-1WL Wireless Switcher with a document camera enable expanded wireless connectivity between data and video sources and compatible Hitachi LCD projectors.
Recent projector market research by analyst firm Pacific Media Associates finds there is still strong demand for large-venue and installation projectors.