The focus at Vivitek was less on products and more on applications. Large venue and education projectors are showing the most growth, while the portable Qumi series is growing at a slower rate; this range will be refreshed in the middle of the year.
Despite the application focus, new products were introduced. First among them was the D3000 series (DX3351 and the DW3321), with DLP technology, manual vertical and horizontal lens shift and a 1.7x zoom. They feature MHL-HDMI and DVI-D ports, as well as an optional Wi-Fi dongle. The DX projector outputs 6,000 lumens of brightness and has 1024 x 768 resolution. The DW unit has 5,100 lumens and 1280 x 800 resolution, as well as an HDBaseT input.
Vivitek will begin selling the D3000 projectors in February (DW3321) and March (DX3351), for €1,400 ex VAT.
A large-venue projector with dual lamps, the DU6675, features interchangeable lenses and up to 6,000 lumens of brightness. As a dual lamp model, failure of one lamp does not mean that the projector will instantly become unusable.
The DU6675 has 1920 x 1200 resolution, a 3,000:1 contrast ratio and an HDBaseT input. Horizontal and vertical keystone correction are also included. Throw ratios range from 0.76:1 to 5.31 – 8.26:1. The projector will be launched this month, for €3,500 ex VAT.
Additionally, Vivitek has updated its NovoConnect software. Teachers can use the new version to track attendance, lock student tablets and terminate sessions when desired. Chromebook compatibility is also included.