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Classroom Interactive Projector Market To Grow Significantly over the Next 5 Years

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According to a recently released study from MarketsandMarkets.com, the interactive projector market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of over 20% between 2016 and 2022. The interactive projector market in the U.S. was valued at 670 million dollars in 2015 and is projected to reach 2,600 million by 2022. DLP technology is expected to dominate the interactive projector growth over the next few years. In addition to higher contrast ratios and image clarity advantages of sealed optics, DLP projectors generally come at a lower price point than 3LCD projectors. The principal growth engine for interactive projectors,...

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New Dell 4350 Projector Excels for Data Intensive Presentations

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Looking for a business projector that focuses on crisp data presentation? The Dell 4350 single chip DLP projector, released in December 2015 could be a good choice. By delivering 1920 x 1080 HD resolution one might think this projector would fit the needs of home entertainment, but Dell explicitly targets the business and classroom markets with this projector rather than trying to double duty as a home entertainment machine as well. The 4350 features full HD resolution, flexible wireless connectivity and remote management for seamless collaboration. The strength of this projector for data projection lies in the detail. In one...

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Is There a Future for Solid State LED and Laser Digital Projectors?

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For several years we’ve heard the drum beat of the impending take-over of the traditional metal halide LCD / DLP projector lamp by either LED or laser based projection systems. At this point in time (early 2016) the verdict remains on the side of traditional metal halide replacement lamps. Using the projector database tool on Projector Central, we get the following number of projectors currently availabe by light source: Metal Halide: 5643 (1400 currently available) LED: 572 (240 currently available) Laser: 83 (74 currently available) LED / Laser Hybrid: 56 (all currently available) Generally, the challenge for LED projectors is...

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Projector Brightness and Contrast: Two Important Specifications to Consider Before Buying

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Digital projector specifications always include values for brightness and contrast. While there are many factors that determine the best projector for an application, knowing the brightness and contrast may quickly qualify the projector, or not, for it’s intended use. Brightness is projector light output measured in lumens - the higher the lumens, the brighter the projector. Generally, projector prices go up as lumen output increases. Contrast is presented as a ratio between the brightest and darkest areas of a projected image. Brightness Projector light output ranges from less than 100 lumens to more than 10,000 lumens. Projectors can be roughly...

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What You Need to Know Before Buying Non-Original Projector Replacement Lamps

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With a glut of non-original lamp modules in the projector replacement lamp market, buyers of these lamps should be aware of potential diminished projector performance issues that may result. According to Philips Lighting, manufacturer of UHP projector lamps, “lamps that are originally installed in a projector are based on co-development activities between the lamp/driver manufacturer and the projector manufacturer”. This co-development helps ensure optimal lamp ignition and brightness performance as well as precisely designed cooling functions to prolong lamp life. In short, original lamp performance depends on the close working relationship between the lamp and projector manufacturers. Here is a...

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