Optoma Launches ZU660 WUXGA Laser ProScene Projector Aimed at ProAV Market

Optoma today launched a followup model to its ZU650 and ZU650+ projectors with the Optoma ProScene ZU660. The Optoma ZU660 features four corner adjustments, better color matching integration and compatibility with Optoma’s BX-CTA16 and BX-CTADOME lenses.

The Optoma ProScene ZU660 is WUXGA laser phosphor projector (1920×1200) designed for museums, boardrooms, houses of worship and smaller entertainment venues. With 6,000 ANSI lumens and a claim of 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio with Extreme Black enabled, the ZU660 includes built-in color matching with an HSG adjustment. The Optoma ZU660 also claims a laser phosphor light source with up to 20,000 hours of maintenance free operation.

Features of the Optoma ZU660 include:

  • Resolution: 1920×1200 WUXGA
  • Brightness: 6,000 ANSI lumens
  • Contrast Ratio: 2,000,000:1
  • Light Source: Laser phosphor
  • Motorized lens shift, zoom and focus
  • Built-in color matching with HSG adjustment
  • Four-corner adjustments
  • Vertical and Horizontal lens shift: 50 percent vertical, 15 percent horizontal
  • Connectivity: HDBaseT, two HDMI, DVI-D, VGA and 3D SYNC In and Out
  • Pricing: $5,999

The Optoma ZU660 is detailed here.

Gary Kayye

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..