Just announced, Mitsubishi’s line of hybrid laser-based projectors uses one pure red LED and up to 34 pure blue laser diodes of varying strengths and wavelengths, and a solid-colored phosphor wheel that emits green light. They claim that this new design, compared to traditional dual or multi-segment color phosphor wheels, greatly increases color accuracy.
Mitsubishi’s new line of LaserVue projectors consists of three portable models: the NW31U-EST WXGA (1280 x 800 resolution, 2500 lumens) extreme short throw model will be the first to become available in April, followed shortly by two standard throw models: the NW30U WXGA (1280 x 800 resolution, 3000 lumens) and the NF32U (1080p resolution, 3500 lumens) projector. Each of these new LaserVue projectors have a light source estimated to last up to 20,000 hours of performance in standard mode.
With its built-in “thin client” technology, presenters can access their content from mobile devices, the cloud, the internet, a networked server and a traditional computer source. By using free SidePad and WiFi-Doc applications, these LaserVue projectors also support BYOD (Bring Your Own Display) initiatives, allowing teachers and presenters to use mobile devices such as tablets or smart phones to access, mirror and control a computer that is connected to the projector and the same Wi-Fi network.
The NW31U-EST and NW30U are targeted for availability in April and the NF32U is targeted for availability in June, with pricing released at that time.