‘Maintenance-Free’ Projector Suits Classroom, Says Optoma

Optoma’s new short-throw DLP projector (EH451ST) can throw a 100″ image from just over 1m. It features an Eco+ mode – including an auto-power-off feature – and is ‘virtually maintenance free’. These capabilities, among others, are intended to suit the unit for use in education and small meeting/training rooms.

Compatible with Crestron Roomview, Telnet, Extron IP Link, AMX and PJ-Link, the projector can be controlled via a network. It features HDMI (x2), VGA and RS232 connectivity, as well as RJ45, and an integrated speaker.

Resolution is 1920 x 1080, with 3,500 lumens of brightness from a 280W lamp (lasting 3,000 – 7,000 hours). The EH451ST has a 15,000:1 contrast ratio, a 0.5:1 throw ratio and fixed zoom. Keystone correction is +/-20° (vertical). The unit can throw a 59.6″ – 152.6″ image from 0.66m – 1.69m away.

The EH451ST measures 286 x 265.5x 124mm and weighs 3.4kg. It is on sale now, for £915 ($1,385) ex VAT.