Canon expands its line of portable DLP projectors with two ultra short throw models, the LV-WX300UST and LV-WX300USTi, the latter of which is also Canon’s first interactive model allowing for simultaneous collaboration with multiple users.
The new projectors combine 3000 Lumens with WXGA resolution (1280 x 800), are capable of displaying 3D content via the DLP-Link System and are equipped with two HDMI inputs, an RJ-45 input for network management, built-in 10W speakers and screen color correction.
Both models offer a 0.35:1 throw ratio and a contrast ratio of up to 7500:1, allowing for the projection of large, bright, high-resolution images and HD video from very short throw distances (both can display 80-inch diagonal images from less than one-foot from the projector). The high-image quality and versatility of these models make them ideal for a range of applications including educational and corporate presentations, and both rear-projection advertising and digital signage.
Their first interactive model, the LV-WX300USTi, includes two interactive pens but users can purchase extra pens, allowing more users to use the projector simultaneously. The interactive functionality of the LV-WX300USTi allows for up to four interactive pens to simultaneously write text and diagrams on the projected screen. For added flexibility, an optional Finger Touch Module can be purchased and installed to allow for writing using other objects (fingers, pointers, etc.) without the need of an interactive pen.
The interactive projector technology supplied with Canon’s new LV-WX300USTi offers users a number of important benefits to help provide an immersive, engaging experience for students, employees and viewers. From collaborative problem solving to participatory team-building, the interactive benefits allow for a user to enhance presentation and lecture experiences by involving their audiences, thus helping improve message impact and retention.
“The LV-WX300UST and LV-WX300USTi Multimedia Projectors are engineered to meet the high-quality and budget-friendly AV requirements of several diverse and dynamic markets,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Both models can project impressive images from extremely short distances, taking advantage of smaller meeting room and classroom environments, while our new interactive model adds an important new dimension to presentations and lectures.”
For applications that require displaying high-resolution images and video content, the LV-WX300UST and LV-WX300USTi projectors offer high-quality color output that is reproduced by the projectors single-chip DLP BrilliantColor color-processing technology which is capable of reproducing over one billion colors.
The new Canon LV-WX300UST and LV-WX300USTi multimedia projectors will have suggested list prices of $1,749.99 and $1,799.00 respectively. The LV-WX300UST is now available through authorized Canon dealers and distributors, and the interactive LV-WX300USTi model will be available in late July 2015. An optional Wall Mount is also available (sold separately) for simplified installation.