Vivitek recently introduced the DU6693Z – a new laser projector designed for large-venue applications such as lecture halls, auditoriums and house of worship. Ideally suited to 24/7 operation, the DU6693Z offers a high 7,000 lumen brightness and WUXGA resolution. In addition, the DU6693Z comes standard with a motorized lens, plus horizontal and vertical shift, a 10-lens position memory for lens shift, as well as eight optional lenses that range from 0.38:1 to 8.26:1 throw ratio. It has also been engineered to support 360 degree/portrait projection mode. Finally, the DU6693Z features HDBaseT connectivity for easy digital transmission and network control.
Vivitek’s DU6693Z employs advanced thermal management technology to improve the projector’s cooling efficiency and effectiveness resulting in a low fan noise of only 32dB at normal mode. The optimized air flow and better cooling means that lower fan speeds are required thanks to the heat or hot air being driven out of the projector in a more efficient way. A further benefit of the DU6693Z’s advanced cooling means that it is better protected from the damages of excessive heat, which adds to it’s lower total cost of ownership.
In addition, the DU6693Z has a fully sealed optical engine. The benefit to end users is it is air-tight, so that tiny dust particles cannot get into the optical engine part, and thus not able to interfere with the DMD chip, which makes the projector much more robust. A further advantage is the improved light efficiency, as the light path to the DMD is not affected by dust particles, which ensures a continuous high brightness level.
Analyst firm PMA Research tracks the sales of projectors through all US channels. Their March 2018 Distributor Tracking report showed that sales of WUXGA large venue projector above 6,000 lumens maintained its domination of revenue share, remaining above 20%. In addition, unit sales of models with 5,000 lumens or more rebounded sharply, as did the average selling price for models in this segment.