Optoma and Navitar Debut Interchangeable Lenses for ProScene Projectors

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Optoma and Navitar jointly announced two new interchangeable lenses compatible with Optoma ProScene projector models — including a long throw and extra-long throw Navitar NuView replacement lens. Fixed lens projectors are an industry challenge, limiting installation options in environments such as houses of worship, auditoriums, entertainment venues and retail spaces. With throw ratios up to […]

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Optoma Intros ProScene Line of ProAV Laser Projectors

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Optoma today announced three new additions to its ProScene projector series featuring 4K HDR compatibility aimed at houses of worship, museums, entertainment and education settings. The Optoma ZH506T, ZU506T and ZW506-W projectors are spec’d at 300,000:1 contrast ratio, are all 5,000 lumens and can last up to 20,000 hours of operation. In addition, each projector […]

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Optoma Intros New 4K550 and 4K550ST Native 4K DLP Projectors

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Optoma today is unveiling two new 4K UHD projectors designed for corporate and house of worship environments. The Optoma 4K550 and 4K550ST are powered by Texas Instruments DLP chipset with XPR technology and both are native 3840×2160. Both projectors offer HDR10 and REC.2020 compatibility for color precision and advanced features, including vertical lens shift and […]

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Optoma Intro New Projectors for Large Venue Applications

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Optoma today announced two new projectors aimed at large classrooms, museums, houses of worship and large venue settings. The Optoma W512 and EH512 are 1-chip DLP projectors with 1.6x zoom, vertical lens shift (up to 16 percent), four corner correction and full RS232C control, keystone correction (±20 vertical and horizontal) and two 10-watt speakers. The […]

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Optoma Adds Flat Panel Displays to Lineup

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Optoma today launched its Creative Touch series of interactive flat panel displays (IFPDs) available in 65”, 75” and 86” formats. They start at $3,499. The Optoma Creative Touch IFPDs are basically native 4K (3840×2160) resolution, collaboration boards using LCD technology with up to 20-point multi-touch capabilities and a blue light filter (to reduce eye strain) and are aimed at classrooms, […]

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Optoma’s New ProScene ZU750 Is Aimed at ProAV

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Optoma today is unveiling the ProScene ZU750, a 1-chip DLP WUXGA (1920×1280) laser phosphor projector designed for museums, boardrooms, houses of worship and entertainment venues. Spec’d at 7,500 ANSI lumens and a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, the ZU750 is for high ambient light areas and includes built-in edge blending, image warping and color matching with HSG […]

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Optoma Adds 4K Voice-Assistant Compatible Projector and Portable HD Projectors

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Optoma today launched a series of projectors: the UHL55, LH150, LV130 and ML1050ST. The Optoma UHL55 is integrated with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility, an integrated Android OS and 4K UHD HDR media player. In addition to its voice innovation, the UHL55 also features auto focus and auto keystone correction and includes NuForce stereo […]

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Optoma Introduces New Line of Projectors for Small Classrooms, Meeting Rooms and Corporate Spaces

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Optoma today announced three new projectors designed for small-to-medium classrooms, training spaces and corporate environments. The Optoma S343, X343 and W335 all feature a 22,000:1 contrast ratio spec and a 15,000 hour lamp. With a 1.1x zoom and vertical keystone correction, this affordable line of projectors is equipped with built-in assistance for easy positioning and […]

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Optoma Just Hired a Winner in Sam Malik!

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Optoma has brought on industry veteran Sam Malik as senior director of Pro AV sales. Malik draws from over 20 years of experience in the display industry, having previously worked with Proxima Displays, Premier Mounts, Sanyo, Toshiba and Vivitek. Malik’s deep industry experience in sales, marketing and product development across all facets of the display […]

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Optoma Introduces New Line of High Brightness, Laser Projectors

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Optoma at InfoComm 2018 today unveiled four new laser projectors for higher education, houses of worship, rental and staging and corporate environments. The Optoma ZW500T, ZH500T, ZU500T and ZH500TST deliver 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free operation. Optoma ZH500T and ZH500TST are 1080p HD projectors that feature an impressive 5,000 lumens of brightness and a 300,000:1 […]

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The First Integrated, Alexa-Controlled Projector Comes from Optoma

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Optoma today announced availability of its 4K UHD (3840×2160) resolution, Alexa-compatible home theater projector, the Optoma UHD51A. This projector integrates with Amazon Alexa via the new SmartProjection for Smart Home skill, enabling projection, audio control, screen, lighting and room setting controls own one place.  The Optoma UHD51A Alexa Smart Home skill allows users to power the projector on and off, change volume and […]

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Optoma Launches ZU660 WUXGA Laser ProScene Projector Aimed at ProAV Market

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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 […]

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Optoma Unveils the ZH420UST Laser Projector at Digital Signage Expo

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Optoma today at DSE 2018 debuted the ZH420UST 1080p HD laser projector — an ultra short throw projector with built-in edge blending and warping. They are aiming it at digital signage applications where you need projection in a large format. And since it’s laser, it can be mounted in any configuration. The ZH420UST is a single-chip DLP […]

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Here’s What You Missed from the DC Almo ProAV E4 AV Tour

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We just returned form the first stop on the 2018 ALMO E4 AV Tour in Washington DC and it’s safe to say that Almo ProAV still has THE BEST regional trade shows of ANY AV distributor in North America. Not only do they blow away the competition in sheer numbers — 500+ attendees, 45 exhibitors and two […]

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Optoma Intros 10K Lumen Laser ProScene Projector for Large Venues

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Optoma today announced the ZU1050 WUXGA 10,000 lumens laser projector. The ZU1050 has seven interchangeable optical lens options, MultiColor laser (MCL) technology for a wider color gamut and Optoma’s DURACORE laser phosphor light source for virtually maintenance-free operation. The Optoma ProScene ZU1050 is a WUXGA laser phosphor projector that’s designed for large venues is spec’d at 10,000 lumens, a 2,000,000:1 contrast […]

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Optoma’s Newest Projector Aimed at Both Corporate and House of Worship Installs

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Optoma today announced two new ProScene projectors – the WU615T and EH615T are WUXGA (1920×1200) and 1080p, respectively, fixed lens projectors that are specifically aimed at both the corporate and houses of worship markets. These new Optoma ProScene projectors both have 1.8x zoom (throw Ratio: 1.2 – 2.16:1), 360-degree and portrait mode operation, four corner geometric correction, vertical and horizontal lens shifts and keystone […]

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Optoma Intros New Line of High Brightness Projectors for Classroom and Corporate Environments

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Optoma today announced five new projectors designed to bring high brightness into classrooms, corporate boardrooms and multipurpose offices: the WU465, EH465, EH460ST, W460 and X460. The Optoma WU465 and Optoma EH465 are WUXGA (1920×1200) and 1920×1080 HD resolution projector spec’d at 4,800 lumens of brightness, a 20,000:1 contrast ratio and a 1: 1.5x zoom ratio. Pricing is $1,299 and $1,199, respectively. The Optoma EH460ST is 1920×1080 HD […]

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Optoma Debuts 4000 Lumen Education and Meeting Room Projectors

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Optoma today announced three new projectors designed for large classroom, corporate meeting room and training lab settings. The Optoma EH400+, W400+ and X400+ all feature a spec of 4,000 lumens and 22,000:1 contrast ratio and are integrated with Wall Color Adjustment Allowing you to adjust the projected image to accommodate different color walls — so you don’t have to use a screen. With a 1.3x […]

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Optoma’s New IntelliGO-S1 Android-Based Mobile Video Projector Is 720p

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Optoma has launched the IntelliGO-S1 — a projector that includes the Android OS with Aptoide Open Source App store features more than 700,000 apps, including Amazon, HBO GO, Hulu, Netflix, Pandora and Spotify, all downloadable to the projector’s 8 GB memory. A built-in media player also enables easy playback via USB drive or Micro SD […]

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Optoma Disrupts 4K UHD Home Projector Market – How Will Other Manufacturers React? 

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By Darren Taylor Futuresource Consulting For the past few years, 4K projection has been the reserve of digital cinema, high-end Pro AV and premium home cinema applications, primarily due to high cost of the light engines. However, key component supplier Texas Instruments (producing around half of the world’s front projector light engines) demonstrated a lower-cost 4K UHD DLP […]

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Optoma Debuts UHZ65 Laser Phosphor 4K Projector for $4,999

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At InfoComm, Optoma introduced two new 4K UHD resolution (3840×2160) projectors to bring the ultimate in crisp, sharp images to the market. With the laser phosphor-based Optoma UHZ65, the $4,999. In addition, the company unveiled availability and pricing for its 4K500 lamp-based 4K UHD projector at $6,999. The UHZ65 is spec’d at 2,800 lumens, a 1,500,000:1 contrast ratio, compatibility with HDR10 and […]

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Optoma Intros Two Native 4K Projectors Under $2,500

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Optoma is announcing two industry firsts today. The Optoma UHD60 and UHD65 are native 4K projectors, with both models below $2,500. The Optoma UHD60 and UHD65 are both 3840×2160 UHD resolution, include High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatibility using HDR10, along with REC.2020 wide color gamut and DCI-P3 coverage. They feature vertical lens shift and a […]

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Optoma Unveils Two 4K Projectors (One for Less Than $3,000) and a New Pico Projector Too

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Optoma is launching a few products this week — one is a native 4K projector. Dubbed the Optoma 4K UST (Ultra Short Throw), it’s a native 3,840×2,160 laser projector with HDR10 wide color gamut, an ultra short throw of just 0.18 for up to a 140-inch image size from just inches away and it’s priced […]

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Optoma Launches Redesigned Line of Projectors Built for Small Business, Education and Corporate Markets

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Optoma today announced 10 new and redesigned projectors aimed at education, small business and corporate markets. The new projectors are: Optoma S321 is an entry-level SVGA projector designed for small classrooms and meeting rooms. It has 3,200 lumens of brightness and a 22,000:1 contrast ratio, weighs four pounds, has a VGA input, and costs $289. […]

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Optoma Unveils Laser Phosphor Projectors for ProAV and Home Markets

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Optoma at InfoComm today unveiled two new single-chip DLP laser phosphor projectors for the ProAV and home markets. The company’s yet to be named 4K UHD DLP ultra short throw laser projector claims to be a first of its kind (see below why), and the Optoma ZU510T WUGXA DLP laser projector features 5,500 lumens and […]

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Optoma Shows ProAV Product and Application Innovation at InfoComm 2016

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Optoma is showcasing new and top-selling ProAV projection products in a variety of creative applications at its InfoComm booth (C5911) this week. From dome and arch displays to interactivity and edge blending, the company is focused on providing innovative solutions with maximum flexibility for the ProAV market. In partnership with OmniSpace, a provider of immersive […]

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Optoma Launches Ultra-Light, Short Throw Projector Aimed at Both Business and Home

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Optoma has introduced an ultra-portable ML750ST short throw WXGA (1280×800) one-chip DLP projector with LED lighting — aiming it for both home and commercial use — but it’s limited to 700 lumens. It’s priced at $550. Weighing in at under one pound, the ML750ST offers all of the same features as its miniscule ML750 predecessor […]

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Optoma Launches New Install Line

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Optoma this week launched ProScene, a new brand name that basically puts all its high-output, high-resolution projectors for install under one product family. The ProScene line will comprise all of Optoma’s current and recently announced Install projectors. This includes all models with brightness levels ranging from 4,000 to 7,000 ANSI lumens: the EH7700, TH7500-NL, TW865-NL, […]

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