Friday, July 29, 2011

Acer's S5210M Interactive Short-Throw Projector

Acer S5210MProjectors and PowerPoint presentations are becoming mainstays in company business meetings and school classrooms. It isn't very hard to throw a presentation together, and showing it doesn't take much work either, though most PowerPoint presentations are not too exciting. Well, Acer is hoping to make PowerPoint presentations a little more interesting with its new S5210M short-throw projector, which is said to allow you to interact with your presentations.

The Acer S5210M is a short-throw projector capable of projecting from as close as 19.2" away from the screen making it perfect for small conference rooms or classrooms. In addition to that, Acer claims that this device, with a 0.61:1 throw ratio, can project a 77" image from 37.4" away. The projector has a maximum resolution of 1,600x1,200 with a contrast ratio of 4,500:1. In addition to that, this device is 3D ready if used with a 3D software player and DLP Link 3D glasses.

Coming with the projector is the Acer SmartPen. The SmartPen allows users to write on the image being projected in order to explain answers, highlight important details or give feedback. The pen is able to be used from up to 32 feet away from the image, if necessary. In addition to that, presenters can also import presentations to a web site in conjunction with their SmartPen notes.

The S5210M also comes with a plethora of outputs including two HDMI ports, two USB ports, a mini USB port, composite video port, S-Video mini DIN port and stereo mini jack. This device also comes with a USB Slide Show feature that allows for a presentation, video, or photo to be shown on a flash drive without having to use a computer. The projector can also be connected to multiple computers simultaneously and allows you to switch between computers during a presentation.

Acer is claiming that the S5210M provides up to 4,000 hours of lamp life and that the device also features Acer's EcoProjection power management feature that reduces standby power from 5 watts to 1 watt.

The Acer S5210M is available now at retailers in the United States and Canada for $999. The device also comes with a three-year warranty for the DLP chip as well as a 90-day warranty on the lamp.

Source: PC Mag - Acer Debuts Short-Throw Interactive Projector

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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Friday, July 15, 2011

New 2D-to-3D Projectors from Vivitek

Vivitek 2D-to-3D projectorTaiwan-based Vivitek has just debuted a series of DLP projectors featuring direct translation from 2D to 3D with absolutely no need to transform files. 3D is becoming a bigger and bigger market in the projector industry so naturally everybody is trying to get in on the fad. However, Vivitek may be the first company to to create a projector that seamlessly transfers images from 2D to 3D.

These new projectors can be directly connected to a DVD or Blu-ray player or to your PC or laptop and come equipped with energy-saving lamps that have a 4,000-hour lamp life according to Vivitek. Pricing has been listed at $690 for a 2,600-lumen SVGA entry-level model projector, which is only around 10% to 15% higher than the price of a conventional model with the same specifications.

Vivitek developed these projectors via technical cooperation with the company's partner Delta Electronics, who just so happens to be one of the main shareholders of Vivitek. Vivitek is hoping to sell between 3,000 and 5,000 2D-to-3D projectors in the Taiwan market alone as well as a total of 30,000 to 50,000 units in overseas markets.

Original projected global sales of Vivitek were set at 300,000 own-brand DLP projectors of all types in 2011, and they actually sold 240,000 to 250,000 units in the first half of 2011. Vivitek also expects its global market share to rank either 10th or 11th among projector vendors in 2011 as well as to sell 400,000 projectors globally in order to be among the top 10 vendors in 2012.

Source: DigiTimes - Vivtek unveils 2D-to-3D projectors is news of, for and by SMBs! The Small & Medium Business Magazine!