Ricoh’s New Ultra Short Throw Projectors with Built-In Interactivity and Networking

Ricoh 4141niThe new RICOH PJ WX4141NI incorporates an embedded interactivity sensor to activate an included electronic markup pen. The system turns a standard whiteboard into an interactive one by projecting an image onto the board, enabling markup with the pen, and capturing the combined image as a sharable PDF file. And this new model allows this without sensors attached to the wall.

The RICOH PJ WX4141N/PJ WX4141NI projection system has WXGA resolution (1280 x 800) and can produce images of 48 to 80 inches diagonal from as close as 4.6 inches to 9.8 inches to the wall or whiteboard. Weighing 6.6 pounds, it can be easily mounted on a wall or ceiling.

The RICOH PJ WX4141N/PJ WX4141NI projector is 3,300 lumens and has a longer lamp life (5,000 hours in eco-mode) than it’s predecessor. The audio system offers separate modes for standard delivery, narration and musical accompaniment. The projection system is Crestron RoomView® and AMX NetLinx® compatible. The WX4141N/PJ WX4141NI has a 5000:1 contrast ratio and also supports full 3D video.

The PJ WX4141NI can be networked with other Ricoh projectors via the LAN, enabling users in different conference rooms to simultaneously view and mark up the same presentation. With an optional upgrade to Luidia eBeam®software, users can bring videos, animations, graphics and PowerPoint® slides into the displayed image and save them, along with markups, as Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. eBeam also enables users to collaborate globally via the Internet enabling markup of the same presentation.

The RICOH PJ WX4141NI projection system is available with an MSRP of $2,550. The projector-only RICOH PJ WX4141N has an MSRP of $2,299. The optional Luidia eBeam® software costs $320.

Recent end-user surveys conducted by PMA Research show that interactivity is an important feature for business and education users.