Eiki International just debuted two WUXGA (1920×1200) 1-chip DLP laser projectors with HDR: the EK-818U and the EK-812U, both aimed at digital signage, auditoriums, large conference rooms, theaters, houses of worship and other large venue applications.
The EK-818U is specified at 9,500 lumens brightness with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio while the EK-812U laser projectors is 8,200 lumens with a 100,000:1 contrast ratio. Both models carry an IP5X Dust Ingress Test rating and include a 20,000-hour laser light source. For access on a LAN (Local Area Network), they provide RJ-45 connectors for both HDBaseT and Ethernet. The projectors also provide support for RS232C (9-pin D-Sub) control as well as an input for a dedicated wired IR (infrared) remote. The projectors also include a USB Type A connector, enabling them to operate over the network using a Wi-Fi dongle. Additional connectivity for the EK-818U and EK-812U includes both HDMI input and output, 3G-SDI (on a BNC connector), a DVI-D input connector and VGA I/O.
The new Eiki EK-818U and the EK-812U laser projectors offer a wide range of flexible installation options. With 360-degree free orientation (vertically and horizontally), these projectors can handle any positioning the project requires. With their geometric correction capabilities, the projectors can adapt the projected image for use onto spherical, cylindrical and other specially shaped screens. Their portrait orientation projection capabilities make both models potential choices for projection mapping, staging, digital signage and related applications. Six optional lenses are available.