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Ricoh Launches Projection Systems for Schools

Ricoh Americas has released two new short-throw projection systems designed for schools.

The Ricoh X4240N
The Ricoh X4240N includes both wired LAN capabilities.

The short-throw projectors, the Ricoh PJ X4240N and WX4240N, which are debuting at the InfoComm 2013 conference taking place this week in Orlando, FL, can be placed up to 58 inches from the wall or screen and project images up to 140 inches diagonally.

Other features of both projectors include:

  • Compatibility with eBeam digital whiteboard technology from Luidia;
  • An HDMI port, which allows viewing of high-definition videos on Blue-ray players;
  • Auto-brightness functionality that helps conserve lamp life;
  • A 10-watt speaker system; and
  • Network connectivity, which allows for presentations in four classrooms simultaneously.

The Ricoh PJ WX420N model allows for connectivity to wireless networks on both OS X- and Windows-based computers. In addition, the DLP-based projector has a 3,000 lumen brightness rating. It projects images from 60 to 140 inches diagonally. It also has a 5,000:1 contrast ratio, a 1,280 x 800 (WXGA) native resolution, and a maximum operating noise of 38 decibels. It includes two mini D-sub 15-pin RGB inputs, one mini D-sub 15-pin RGB output, RCA audio in, one stereo mini jack, one USB 2.0 port, 10/100/1000Base-TX Ethernet, and IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n-compliant wireless LAN.

The Ricoh PJ X4240N offers a 1,024 x 768 (XGA) resolution and projects 50 to 120 inches diagonally. It also uses DLP technology and has a 3,000 lumen brightness rating. It has two mini D-sub 15-pin RGA inputs, a mini D-sub 15-pin RGB output, an RCA audio input, a stereo mini jack, a USB 2.0 type A port, and 10/100/1000Base-TX Ethernet.

Ricoh can be found at Booth No. 2368 through June 14 at InfoComm 2013.

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