Dukane Takes Aim at ED Market, Again

Dukane isn’t at the level of Sanyo or NEC in the projector world, but many counted Dukane down and out in the projector market just a few years ago. Their latest offering is a WXGA (1280×800) model dubbed the 8924HW-RJ and it’s spec’d at 3000 lumens, with a 5000-hour lamp and a 2000:1 contrast ratio.

Clearly aimed for the education market, the 8924W-RJ includes a few unique features including the ability to route the audio — line AND mic — through the projector (to use the projector as a 16-watt speaker, if you’re that cheap), but Dukane actually also allows you to use the audio even with the projector off in case you’re connected to in-room speakers. It’s a networked AV product, has VGA and HDMI inputs and includes a 5-year warranty.  You can see all the details here.

If one *was* to use the internal audio for playback and/or mic (being careful to make sure it’s applicable to the room), then the audio still on when projector is off feature is a useful enhancement.