ViewSonic has launched a pair of 4,000 lumen projectors geared towards higher education and corporate environments. The ViewSonic PG703X is a native XGA (1024×768) resolution projector, and the PG703W is a native WXGA (1280×800) projector. The energy-saving SuperEco™ feature reduces power consumption to extend lamp life. These models employ ViewSonic’s exclusive SuperColor™ technology for a wider color gamut, and SonicExpert™ technology for clear, enhanced sound quality with an integrated 10W speaker.
Both projectors are also Crestron and AMX certified, providing for remote control and monitoring capabilities, as well as the ability to receive projector status alerts, with the integrated Crestron e-Control system and RoomView Express management software. The PG703X and PG703W also come with a wide range of connectors including HDMI, HDMI/MHL, S-Video, RCA, VGA-In/Out, RS232, RJ45 and Mini-USB.
ViewSonic also introduces the VC10 wireless collaboration HDMI dongle. Compatible with most HDMI-ready projectors and large format displays for Full HD 1080p streaming, the VC10 allows users to stream HD content from their own devices, such as PCs, laptops, tablets and smart phones. To connect from mobile devices, it features MHL compatibility for Miracast screen mirroring and DLNA media streaming.
Other features of the VC10 include a 4-in-1 split screen function so up to four presenters can securely display media from their devices. The dongle also supports Apple AirPlay® to stream audio/video from Apple products. Finally, extended screen functionality allows presenters to edit content on a laptop while showing a different screen on the projector or display; and includes a moderator mode feature so a single person to preview, control and moderate content as needed.
The PG703X (MSRP $879), PG703W (MSRP $969), and VC10 (MSRP $99) will be available in October 2017.
Industry analyst firm PMA Research compiles sell-through data and tracking for the Projector industry. I August, their Pro AV Channel Tracking showed that the 4000+ lumen segment outperformed the overall market with a sequential gain.