Epson America Inc. on Wednesday introduced the PowerLite 7850p, a new portable digital projector that displays images at 3,500 lumens of brightness and includes the ability to be controlled over a network. The projector displays images at a native 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, and features 700:1 contrast ratio. It weighs 12.8 pounds.
Input jacks include a VGA connector and DVI-D interface, S-Video and composite video inputs as well as a RCA inputs and a stereo mini-jack for audio. The device also features a PCMCIA slot that can be used for wireless LAN connectivity, Ethernet networking or memory card reading. Epson’s “EasyMP” feature enables the projector to displays images stored on memory cards input through a PC card adapter.
Epson’s “EasyManagement” feature enables the PowerLite 7850p to be remotely managed through a Web-based interface, to let IS personnel monitor, maintain and control access to the projector. The projector can be password-protected, and an e-mail notification system can alert users to maintenance issues related to the system, as well.
Other ease-of-use features include “Quick Corner,” which lets users quickly make keystone corrections to compensate for small or oddly-shaped rooms, and “Wall Shot,” which automatically compensates for wall color and lighting if no large white surface or screen is available.
The 7850p can accommodate multiple lenses and can also adjust brightness from 3,500 to 2,500 ANSI lumens — this also reduces fan noise and can extend lamp life, according to the manufacturer.
Look for the PowerLite 7850p now for US$5,399. It’s available through authorized Epson resellers.