At InfoComm, Optoma introduced four new high-brightness DLP projectors. The four install projectors include the 7,000-lumen, dual-lamp flagship EH7700, as well as the 6,000-lumen X605, and two 5,000-lumen models, the EH505 and W505.
Optoma’s WUXGA resolution, dual-lamp EH7700 is the company’s first 7,000-lumen model, and offers the ultimate flexibility and reliability. Both 350W P-VIP lamps can be used together for maximum brightness and to provide redundancy. Alternatively, a single lamp can be used in Relay Mode to maximize the lifespan of each individual lamp and minimize service need.
Users can choose from any of the five motorized optional lenses, and the projector provides full 360° mounting range along the vertical axis, so the projector can be mounted on the ceiling or floor. The EH7700 also supports image blending for use with multiple projectors, and supports the most commonly-used control systems, including Crestron, Extron, AMX, PJ-Link and Telnet LAN. The EH7700 is completely live-performance ready with a mechanical shutter for situations where absolute darkness is required, safety mounting points and a flying frame option. I/O connections include two HDMI (v1.3), two VGA inputs and one VGA output, RGBHV BNC, YPbPr(3RCA) component, S-video and composite. Control ports include RJ45, RS232C and a 12V trigger.
The EH7700 is scheduled to be available at the end of this month for a list price of $9,999. More information is here.
The new X605 is an XGA, 6,000-lumen projector. Specified at 10,000:1 contrast ratio, the X605 is Optoma’s brightest projector to support full 3D through its HDMI 1.4a input. It features a choice of three optional lenses, vertical and horizontal lens shift, and two 3-watt speakers. It offers HDMI, DVI, two VGA inputs and one VGA output for analog content, S-video, composite video, component video, five BNC (RGBHV/YPbPr), two stereo mini jack audio-in, two RCA stereo audio-in, audio-out and two 12-volt triggers. RS232 and RJ45 connections are available for command and control, and a USB port allows for wireless presentation capability via an optional USB dongle.
Finally, the new 5,000-lumen EH505 (WUXGA resolution, $3,499) and the W505 (WXGA, $2,799) offer a choice of three optional lenses, vertical and horizontal lens shift and two 3-watt speakers. Inputs and control options are the same as for the X605. Both models will be available in August. More information is here.