Optoma Launches Ultra-Light, Short Throw Projector Aimed at Both Business and Home

optoma-ml750st-0416Optoma has introduced an ultra-portable ML750ST short throw WXGA (1280×800) one-chip DLP projector with LED lighting — aiming it for both home and commercial use — but it’s limited to 700 lumens. It’s priced at $550.

Weighing in at under one pound, the ML750ST offers all of the same features as its miniscule ML750 predecessor — plus short throw capabilities projecting a 100-inch diagonal image from only 68 inches away. The 3D-compatible ML750ST has the ability to display 3D content from any MHL-enabled mobile phone or tablet, as well as HDMI input to connect to laptops, PCs, games consoles or Blu-ray players. Microsoft Office, PDF, photo, video, audio and other files can also be accessed directly from built-in memory, a microSD card slot or USB connection. In addition, wireless connectivity can be leveraged via a WUSB Wi-Fi adapter, available for purchase separately.

Specs of the ML750ST include:

  • Resolution: WXGA (1280 x 800)
  • Brightness: 700 lumens
  • Contract Ratio: 20,000:1
  • Display Colors: 16.7 Million
  • Throw Ratio: 0.8:1
  • Projection Distance: 16″ – 135″
  • Image Size: 25″ – 200″
  • Audio: Built-in 1.5W speaker

Here are all the specs.

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About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at gary@ravepubs.com..