Sanyo Introduces Two Portable Projectors for The Education Market

sanyo-plc-xw250SANYO, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of LCD and DLP projectors launches two ultra portable projectors – the PLC-XW250 and the PLC-XW200 – that offer educators outstanding cost performance with an eco stand-by power mode that uses a mere 0.4 watts and their exclusive “Easy Setup Function” during INFOCOMM, this week in Orlando, Florida.

“The importance of creating electronics with the environment in mind can not be overstated; with these two portable projectors, SANYO is taking the lead in providing products that consume less power when in stand-by mode,” says Mark Holt, Vice-President and General Manager for SANYO’s Presentation Technologies Group. “The PLC-XW250 and the PLC-XW200 are extremely easy to operate and offer advanced features such as wired LAN management – making them perfect for educators.”

Sanyo PLC-XW250 projector

Eco Power Stand-by Mode
Using a mere 0.4 watts, the PLC-XW250 and the PLC-XW200 are SANYO’s most ecological data projectors. The eco power stand-by mode saves about 80% of the energy that is consumed by similar previous SANYO projectors*. By redesigning the electrical circuits, these two projectors are able to comply with the EuP-Directive Lot 6 and the EU RoHS Directive. As an additional environmental measure, all the packaging contains pulp molds, which can be recycled as used paper.

Easy Setup Functions
Both projectors incorporate SANYO’s latest “Easy Setup Function”, which include Auto Input Signal Search, Auto Vertical Keystone Correction, and an Input Guidance Function. The Auto Input Signal Search automatically detects the input signal and makes the necessary internal settings. The Auto Vertical Keystone Correction function automatically detects its position angle and corrects for any image distortion. And finally, the Guidance Function displays on-screen connection instructions when there is no input signal detected, enabling easy setup for expert users and novices alike.

Sanyo PLC-XW250 projector

Wired LAN Management
Using the supplied wired LAN terminal (RJ-45), the PLC-XW250 and PLC-XW200 can be controlled and managed via network connection. The LAN connection offers settings for power on/off, switching input signals, projecting from a remote location, as well as for monitoring lamp conditions and usage time. An automatic maintenance notification function sends notices to preset email addresses in the event of projector problems, resulting in faster maintenance response time. Using SANYO’s PJ Network Manager software, it’s possible to centrally monitor operating conditions of up to 200 projectors on a single network, reducing multiple projector management time.

Other Features
While both projectors provide a native resolution of 1280 x 768 and are capable of displaying high definition material, the projectors’ can project an aspect ratio is 4:3. The compact dimensions and lightweight properties of the PLC-XW250 and PLC-XW200 make them a perfect choice for educational and even business presentation applications. Both deliver a super bright image with the PLC-XW250 rated at 2600 lumens and the PLC-XW200 rated at 2200 lumens.

Specifications
Native resolution: 1280 x 768 (UXGA, WXGA. SXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA and MAC)
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Contrast Ratio: 500:1
Brightness: 2600 Lumens (PLC-XW250), 2200 Lumens (PLC-XW200)
Screen Size: Minimum 40″, maximum 300″
Uniformity: 85%
Projection Lamp: 220W
Video input (1): Analog RGB, Mini D-sub 15, S-video (requires conversion cable), component video (requires conversion cable),
Video input (2): Analog RGB, Mini D-sub 15, S-video (requires conversion cable), composite
Video input (3): Composite, RCA x2
Monitor out: Analog RGB, D-Sub 15
Other Ports: RS-232C, D-Sub 9
Wired Communications port: RJ45 (100Base-TX/10Base-T)
Power Source: AC 100V – 240V AC (auto voltage), 50/60 Hz
Dimensions: 13.13″ (W) x 3.35″ (H) x 9.72″ (D) (not including protruding parts)
Weight: 5.5 pounds (2.5kg)

The PLC-XW250 and the PLC-XW200 will be available in June 2009 and will have the following suggested retail prices of $895 and $795, respectively.

Source: Sanyo

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