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Hitachi Ships Network Classroom Projectors

The Hitachi CP-WX3014WN
The Hitachi CP-WX3014WN

Hitachi America has rolled out three new LCD-based projectors for classrooms. The new CP-WX3014WN, CP-X3014WN, and CP-X4014WN offer high light output and high contrast ratio for sub-optimal lighting conditions. They also offer networking capabilities.

The CP-WX3014WN is a WXGA-resolution (1,280 x 800) projector with a 3,000:1 contrast ratio and 3,000-lumen brightness. The CP-X3014WN and CP-X4014WN are both XGA-resolution models (1,024 x 768). The higher-end CP-X4014WN offers a brightness of 4,000 lumens, while the CP-X3014WN offers a brightness of 3,200 lumens. Like the CP-WX3014WN, both have a 3,000:1 contrast ratio.

All three models include network connectivity, including wired 100 Base-T LAN and optional 802.11b/g/n.

Other features common to all of the projectors include:

  • Closed captioning support;
  • School notifications with audible alerts;
  • Crestron RoomView software;
  • ±30 degree vertical keystone correction;
  • 1.2x zoom;
  • 16 watt stereo speakers;
  • PC-free presentation capabilities via USB;
  • Support for LAN-based presentations;
  • 6,000-hour lamp life in economy mode;
  • Audio mixing with built-in mic port; and
  • Kensington lock slot for security.

The new projectors weigh in at 7.9 pounds and measure 12.5” (w) x 3.9”(h) x 11.3” (d).

AV inputs for all of the new models include HDMI, dual RGB/component (mini D-sub 15-pin), dedicated three-RCA component, S-video, composite video, RCA stereo audio, dual stereo minijacks, and mic port. Outputs include RGB (mini D-sub 15-pin) and stereo RCA audio. Networking and control ports include LAN (RJ-45), USB type A, USB type B, and RS-232.

All three of the new models are available now. As of this writing, the WXGA CP-WX3014WN streets for about $900; the XGA CP-X3014WN streets for about $850; and the XGA CP-X4014WN streets for roughly $1,300.

Additional details can be found in Hitachi's K-12 and higher education portals.

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