With so many uses, short throw projectors are rapidly growing in popularity. They can be ideal for traveling businessmen who don’t want the fuss of figuring out the best spot to set up a projector or used for classrooms and conference rooms where presenters don’t want people walking between the screen and the projector, blocking the image. The Hitachi Short Throw Series offers ultra-short throw units in both 4:3 and widescreen versions. These projectors are designed to be some of the brightest ultra-short throw units on the market. The Hitachi CP-AX3505, for example, shines at a bright 3,600 ANSI lumens and boasts a 10,000:1 contrast ratio for vibrant image quality. Weighing in at under 9 pounds, this projector can also be easily moved for travel or at the end of class. If you are interested in short throw projectors but aren’t sure if they are right for you, give our experts a call at 1-888-248-0675
Ever been in the middle of a presentation when someone accidentally moves in front of the projector or has to walk right in the middle to get to the bathroom? It seems destined to happen every time. This is where short throw projectors can be very useful. The NEC NP-M352WS, for example, is a portable projector that can delive r an ideal short throw distance mere inches away from the screen but still pr oject a large image. This can be useful for many reaso n. The first is avoiding the awkward moments when people walk in between the projector and screen, throwing shadows on the presentation and distracting the audience. The second benefit is when there is no space for a projector to be mounted at the normal distance away or if you are traveling and can’t mount the projector anywhere but up close. NEC has perfected the short throw model, which is ideal for education (including interactive white boards), corporate offices, and for the traveling businessman.
If you are interested in a short throw projector, give us a call at 1-888-248-0675 and our experts can recommend the perfect one for you.
Barco ClickShare is a one-click wonder that makes connecting to a video system easy. It not only gets the presentation on-screen in a second, but works with both Mac and PC. With wireless content sharing from one screen to another through the touch of a button or the click of an app, this technology results in attendees being more engaged and meetings become more efficient. There are 2 Simple Ways of Sharing Content:We have all experienced those meetings where half the presentation time is spent trying to share the content from computer to screen. Luckily, there is finally a solution. The
- ClickShare Button: the no-installation necessary USB that can be started by simply double-clicking
- Smartphone or Tablet App: allows you to connect content as well
It seems that more and more schools are being built with big windows and better lighting. This theoretically creates a better environment for increasing moods and productivity. Unfortunately, copious amounts of ambient light can be a projectors Achilles heel and a presenter’s nightmare. Many standard classrooms don’t come with a dimmer or the ability to control the amount of ambient light shining in the room. Because of this, the average projector with low lumen output can be easily outshined. Luckily, Hitachi has designed its Collegiate Series projectors with enough lumens to outshine most ambient light. The Hitachi CP-X5022WN, for example, is an LCD projector with a total of 5,000 ANSI lumens of brightness (if you are not sure how bright that is, imagine 5,000 birthday candles lighting up your room!). The high lumen count combined with 1024×768 resolution has the ability to transform classrooms, auditoriums, and lecture halls into powerful learning centers regardless of ambient light. So if you are battling low lumen projectors and bright rooms, consider one of Hitachi’s high-lumen Collegiate Series projectors. If you are not sure how many lumens you’ll need, give our experts a call at 1-888-248-0675.
Halloween is almost upon us and all your neighbors are doing the same old decorating they do every year – some fake cobwebs, a silly black cat in the front yard and the obligatory carved pumpkin on the porch. You want to do something really different and cool, but you don’t want to spend a ton of money or wind up with giant spiders and witches with no where to put them after the holiday is over. Well, we have just the solution for you. All you need is a projector, some AtmosFX DVDs and some inexpensive material to project on. We’re going to tell you everything you need to make your Halloween home the talk of the neighborhood this year.
What is AtmosFX and why should I care?You know in those scary movies, how you’ll see a silhouette of some crazy axe murderer walking past the window, or a terrifying image of a ghost looking down on you from some run-down asylum? Well, the folks over at AtmosFX have dedicated themselves to recreating all of those scary Hollywood scenes and bundling them together in video sets specifically meant for projecting onto surfaces like your windows, your walls, mesh material hanging in open spaces, and even uncarved pumpkins. The results are nothing short of amazing and must be seen to be believed.
What kind of projector do I need?The type of projector you need depends on a few things, which I’ve listed out for you below:
- Lighting conditions – the darker the environment the better, indoors and out. If you’re next to a streetlight, your best bet is to use on a window farthest away from the light or stick to indoor projection effects.
- Indoor or outdoor projection – if you’re planning on projecting these Halloween effects on outdoor pumpkins or more advanced hanging mesh displays, you’ll probably want to stick to something more portable, and consider how you’re going to protect it from the elements (or naughty tricksters who might want to grab it on the go)
- Will you need a zoom feature? depending on what you’re projecting onto, placement of the projector should be considered. Most projectors come with at least some zoom functionality so you can dial a smaller or larger image, but knowing how big an image you need will help you make sure you don’t get a projector that won’t work for you. (tip: use the projector calculator on our product pages for an accurate measure of each projectors throw range and zoom)
- Resolution – we recommend going for a projector with HD resolution (1920 x 1080), though you probably can get away with one that is lower resolution than that if your projected image is far enough away from the viewer. We choose HD simply because we’ll be using the projector for watching movies and sports well after Halloween is over.