BenQ offers three 3-D DLP projectors for the education market: the MP626, MP670, and MP772ST.
Intended for small and medium-size classrooms, the MP626 features XGA resolution, 2,500 ANSI lumens, a 10-watt speaker system, Ethernet-based asset management, and a lamp life up to 4,000 hours. It is priced at $649 for education.
Built for larger classrooms, the MP670 includes the same features as the MP626, except it’s brighter, at 3,000 lumens. It sells to schools for $899.
The MP772ST is a short-throw projector that can cast an 82-inch diagonal image from only 3.3 feet. It features XGA resolution, 2,500 lumens, two 5-watt speakers, Ethernet-based asset management, and a lamp life up to 4,000 hours. It costs $749 for education.
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics Corp.
Mitsubishi’s XD600U is a 3-D-ready microportable projector with XGA resolution, 4,500 lumens, a contrast ratio of 2,000 to 1, a 10-watt speaker system, RJ-45 connectivity, built-in support for closed captioning, instant shutdown, and an estimated lamp life of 5,000 hours. Contact Mitsubishi for pricing.
Optoma’s 3-D projector models include the TX542i, a network-ready projector with XGA resolution, 2,800 ANSI lumens, a 3,000-to-1 contrast ratio, and a 10-watt speaker system. The TX542i also includes remote management and control via RS-232 or RJ45 connectors, a built-in security bar and control panel lock, built-in closed captioning, and an eco-friendly standby mode that uses less than a watt of energy. Contact Optoma for pricing.
ViewSonic’s 3-D models include the PJD6211, PJD6221, PJD6251, and PJD6381.
The PJD6211 features XGA resolution, 2,500 ANSI lumens, a contrast ratio of 2,000 to 1, and built-in closed captioning decoder. The PDJ6221 features XGA resolution, 2,700 lumens, a 2,800-to-1 contrast ratio, a 2-watt speaker system, and RJ-45 connectivity for remote network control.
The more advanced PDJ6251 offers XGA resolution, 3,700 lumens of brightness, a contrast ratio of 2,000 to 1, two 5-watt speakers, RJ-45 connectivity, and a filterless design for lower total cost of ownership. And the PDJ6381 is a short-throw projector that can produce a 50-inch diagonal image from just 27 inches away. It, too, features RJ-45 connectivity, two 5-watt speakers, and a filterless design, as well as XGA resolution, 2,500 lumens, and a 2,400-to-1 contrast ratio.
Contact ViewSonic for pricing.