Few technologies are as versatile as projectors. From compact short-throw devices designed to share information in classrooms and small spaces, to high-brightness 4K projectors for 3D projection mapping, this is one piece of technology that can adapt to environment, scale and use case.
In order to ensure images are clear, accurate and of decent quality, however, it’s important to understand key factors such as brightness, resolution, location, light source, connectivity and more, and be aware of what the requirements are for each use case.
For example, when choosing projectors for use in an education setting, the size of a room, the lighting within it, the number of students and their viewing angle will all be key – a lecture hall would require a different solution to a classroom, for example. Then choices will need to be made between network-connected projectors, interactive projectors, short or ultra-short throw devices.
No matter the environment, one key decision to be made will be light source, with laser, LED, lamp and hybrid solutions all vying for attention. Each has their pros and cons, with laser offering long life and low maintenance but at a cost and laser requiring bulb changes (although lamp life has increased significantly in recent years) and so being suited to use cases where projectors are used less frequently.
It’s hard to beat Barco’s range of projectors for fixed installations, offering everything from 5,000 lumen up to 75,000 lumen in lamp or laser. Towards the top of the range is the 60,000 lumen XDL-4K60 3-chip DLP RGB laser large venue projector which boast a lifetime of up to 20,000 hours with minimum downtime and 3D performance.
For smaller spaces, and the MU706 from BenQ delivers 4,000 lumen of high brightness enabling comfortable lights-on presentations to promote discussion, collaboration and note-taking in larger meeting rooms with bright lights accommodating up to 20 participants. The high luminance ensures even those participants seated furthest from the screen clearly see the detail of the content being displayed.
For education environments, Epson’s EB-685W lamp-based projector. This ultra-short throw device has a brightness level of 3,500 lumens, an HD-ready WXGA resolution, a 14,000:1 contrast ratio and HDMI input as well as a lamp life of up to 10,000 hours in eco mode.
Projectors can be a complex area and it’s essential you choose a model that works for your individual needs so speak to the experts at StriveAV today and we’ll create a futureproof solution tailored just to you.
Classroom Case Study
Goldsmith’s University of London upgrade their Lecture Theatres
There was a standardisation of 6 area types including large performance spaces, teaching spaces, seminar rooms, meeting rooms and mobile solutions. The project was originally to be undertaken over 30 months on a room by room basis to
minimise disruption to teaching and learning.
The technical experts at StriveAV are always on hand to discuss your needs more thoroughly. We can advise on everything from initial consultation to post-installation service and support.