|Introduced in December 2011 to the US market by Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group, the Hitachi Installation Series comprises several high-performance, reliable and easy-to-install 3LCD projectors which will also be showcased as the D1 series at th Hitachi stand 4S34 at ISE show 2012 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
The Installation Series projectors offer several groundbreaking features, including two HDMI inputs, which address the increasing demand for digital connectivity. The Installation Series also features motorized focus, zoom and lens shift, enabling easy adjustment of the image. Meanwhile, several Installation Series models will feature 360-degree off-axis display for creative applications.
High reliability is a hallmark of the Installation Series, as each projector model will be equipped with a high-performance filter that can last up to 20,000 hours without cleaning, saving significant maintenance time. New to Hitachi, the Operation Log Recorder allows users to access internal status and server conditions. The projectors also offer flexible installation, with four optional interchangeable lenses to accommodate for different throw distances. Large lens shift allows users to readjust the position of the image to exactly fit the screen. The Installation Series’ center lens is designed to easily align the projector with the screen.
The series offers enhanced features, including a new slim design and 16 Watts of audio (two 8-Watt stereo speakers). Digital keystone (horizontal and vertical) and Perfect Fit also make it easy to properly position the image. Thanks to the wide lens shift and Perfect Fit feature, the Installation Series also offers Versa-Stack, enabling seamless stacking of two projectors through an RS-232 connection. This enables users to double the brightness of the image.
The Installation Series features DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) Simulation Mode, which is ideal for viewing grayscale medical images, such as X-rays, for training and educational purposes. An optional wireless adapter enables users to connect their PC to the projector via a wireless network. This adapter supports IEEE802.11b/g and the latest 11n through a USB adapter.
“The Hitachi Installation Series addresses several needs that are common among a large percentage of our customers, including reliability, ease of installation and high brightness,” said John Glad, product manager, Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital Media Division, Business Solutions Group. “We expect the Installation Series to be popular with boardrooms, auditoriums, meeting spaces, houses of worship and more!”