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Sanyo Ships 2,000-Lumen Classroom Projector

Sanyo this week debuted a new projector designed for classroom presentations. The new model is designed to provide high light output in an compact form factor.

The new PLC-XW57 is a 6.4-pound LCD projector that measures 13" W x 3.15" H x 9.3" D. It offers a brightness of 2,000 lumens and provides a native resolution of 1,024 x 768 and a contrast ratio of 400:1. Other features include:

  • 1.2x optical zoom (16x digital);
  • Security functions for use in common areas (PIN code lock and key lock);
  • "Blackboard mode" for projecting onto chalkboards rather than a dedicated projection screen;
  • 3D Automatic Uniformity Correction Control circuit;
  • Vertical keystone correction ± 20 degrees; and
  • Support for computer signals up to UXGA and SD and HD signals up to 1080i.

Connectivity includes component, composite, S-video, and D-Sub 15 pin; L/R RCA and stereo minijack audio output; and RS-232 and USB data I/O. The PLC-XW57 is available now for $895. Further information can be found here.

About the Author

David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 25-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

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