NEC Display announced this month a VGA resolution (1024×768) NP610 entry-level installation projector aimed at the ED market. With a brightness spec of 3500 lumens (not ANSI) and a 500:1 contrast ratio, the NP610 includes inputs for DVI-I, VGA, 3 audio inputs and variable audio out), integration into classrooms, they say, is a breeze. Why? Using their lingo, “the NP610 provides integrated RJ45 connection and remote diagnostics, which enable the administrator to monitor and make adjustments to the projector via the network from a remote location.” Translation: It’s network enabled! Yay!
Its virtual remote technology allows communication over the VGA cable to control the projector directly from a computer, without the need for cables. The list is going to be $1499 and you can read all the specs at: http://www.necdisplay.com/Products/Product/?product=38662c26-8894-4672-b2a5-94902b3cb801