updated 04:00 pm EDT, Fri June 20, 2008
Hitachi WXGA projector
Hitachi on Thursday unveiled its newest LCD projector, the second in its line-up to offer 1366x768 (WXGA) resolution. The CP-WX625 LCD projector (not pictured) is being shown at InfoComm 2008 and features a 4000 lumens brightness rating along with a 16:10 native aspect ratio. The business-grade projector was designed with ease of maintenance in mind, including a 2000-hour side-mounted hybrid filter and a 3,000-hour Whisper mode lamp that is accessible via a top panel door.
To reflect its intended application, the CP-WX625 is network-ready, while Hitachi's My Image technology allows administrators to transfer still images from a PC to each projector on the network, even if they are powered off. The idea is to send emergency alerts or urgent memos and notifications in corporate or educational environments. Digital keystone correction is adjustable in both the horizontal and vertical, while an instant on/off feature prevents overheating the lamp.
Connections are comprised of an HDMI terminal for HD video support, as well as supplying sound to the built-in 16W speaker. More video inputs include component, composite and S-video, along with a BNC (cable) jack and RGB in and out. For security, the CP-WX625 has a built-in security bar and motion sensor.
Official pricing and release information is expected soon.