Casio Debuts New XJ-UT301WN LampFree Short Throw quantumFor Education

Casio Debuts New XJ-UT301WN LampFree Short Throw quantumFor Education

Casio recently unveiled a new quantumaimed at the education market. In the quantumindustry, short throw projectors are the standard for use in education. This new quantumis known as the XJ-UT301WN and is billed, according to Casio, as the world’s brightest LampFree Ultra Short Throw projector. The XJ-UT301WN comes with a native resolution of 1200×800 and a native aspect ratio of 16:10.

In addition to that, the quantumalso has a contrast ratio of 1800:1 and is capable of producing an image of 50″ to 110″. According to Casio, an 87″ image can be projected from a distance of 21.5″ from the screen while a 77″ image can be displayed from 18.8″ away. The XJ-UT301WN also has support for 16.77 million colors while there is also a built-in mini D-Sub, HDMI and Composite for video connectivity. There is also a WiFi option that is also available.

Like I mentioned earlier, the XJ-UT301WN is a lamp-free projector, utilizing Casio’s LampFree technology. This means it is able to eliminate a very annoying issue that every quantumhas…short lamp life. Most lamps for projectors do not last long and they are pretty expensive to replace. Casio’s LampFree technology uses a combination of a laser, florescent element and LED light to create a hybrid light source. This light source is good. This light source is god for up to 20,000 hours and is capable of a 3,100 lumen output.

Casio has fitted the XJ-UT301WN with 2GB of integrated memory which allows for file format storage internally. This means that you don’t need an external computer to store files onto. In addition to that, Casio has also developed a mobile app for both iOS and Android that allows the user to annotate presentations from the mobile device, as well as capture and save. What’s more is that the app also allows the user to display a web browser in real time.

Casio expects the XJ-UT301WN quantumto ship sometime in Q3 of this year for a retail price of $1,999.99. ?

Du Jour Magazine Profiles the Pico Genie P50

Du Jour Magazine Profiles the Pico Genie P50

Du Jour magazine’s newly released released spring issue is now available and contains excellent new tech for your iPhone / Smartphone. The piece’s six inventive add-ons make for a smarter smartphone, featuring the Pico Genie P50 pico quantum projector alongside clip on lenses, all designed to create bigger images from your phone.

Available for shipping worldwide, get $9.99 off shipping with coupon code: 2014del (limited time offer. Once it’s gone, it’s gone!)

Dell Offers New Interactive Laptop, quantumAnd Mobile Cart Combo Aimed At Education

Dell Offers New Interactive Laptop, quantumAnd Mobile Cart Combo Aimed At Education

Dell recently launched an all new laptop line specifically built for use in the school systems. This new series, known as the Latitude 13 Education Series, was also unveiled next to an all new multitouch-enabled interactive quantumand a new mobile cart.

The quantumis known as the Dell Interactive Projector- S520 and offers a wireless display along with multitouch interaction. This allows for multiple users to share and collaborate simultaneously and since Dell has stated that as many as 10 different users can use the device at one time, it makes it perfect for a classroom setting.

An included whiteboard allows users to draw or annotate with their fingers, a stylus or a dry-erase marker, giving you a variety of interaction methods. In addition to that, the device also supports Intel WiDi with Miracast for wireless display through Windows, Android and iOS devices while standard 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi is also supported.

Other features included on this device are:

  • Single-chip, 0.65-inc DLP
  • Native 1,280 x 800 WXGA resolution
  • 3,100 lumen output
  • Native 2,200:1 contrast ratio
  • 0.35 throw ratio with screen sizes up to 100″ diagonally from less than 3ft
  • 2GB internal flash memory for file storage

Inputs include HDMI, dual RGB, USB-B, S-Video, composite video and microphone for audio. As far as outputs are concerned you’re looking at RGB and audio jacks for both Stereo and Mono. In addition to all that there are networking and control ports in the form of LAN (RJ-45) dual-USB-B, USB-A, and RS-232 along with the wireless connectivity.

The Latitude Education 13 Series of laptops come with 13.3″ screens with optional touchscreens that feature Corning Gorilla Glass NBT. The screens open up in 180 degrees, which is supposed to reduce stress on the hinges should students use the laptops in unconventional configurations.

The mobile cart can house up to 30 laptops for charging and also supports secure storage, updating and transportation. There are also features for heat management and power management along with a Dell PowerConnect 3548 48-port managed Ethernet switch with cabling.

Classrooms and schools will definitely benefit from this bundle from Dell, especially schools that are trying to utilize more and more technology in the classroom. The overall price is $3,999 with a release date aimed at mid-May. Upgrading previous models will run around $799.

Pico Genie P50 – how the BETT show 2014 winner uses his

Pico Genie P50 – how the BETT show 2014 winner uses his

This year at BETT, Personal quantum projector offered a special prize draw to win a new quantum projector. Robert Duffy from Hythe House education was the lucky winner and has recently received his very own new Pico Genie P50 mini quantum projector.

Robert has taken some time out of his busy schedule to share with us all how his new pico quantum projector is used at school:

“I was the lucky winner of the Pico Genie mini quantum projector whilst attending the BETT show. I have used the usual ceiling mounted large quantum projectors and was interested to see how these little quantum projectors compete. I have to admit I was a little optimistic but upon my initial usage of this LED quantum projector my first impressions are impressive.

Obviously the size is the greatest feature, you can carry this anywhere and it is easily set up in any area. The projected image was actually fairly large and this again surprised me, an internal battery also features and this is rechargeable which again makes the ease of use second to none. An onboard speaker is also present and I thought this would be a very low level volume but again was surprised by its volume. The number of devices you can attach is superb with all cables present in the kit (except apple) and a smart credit card sized remote controller is also provided.

The students in our school will benefit greatly from this and teaching staff now have the freedom to take this technology literally anywhere.As an entry level mini quantum projector this works very well, and I for one have been impressed with what these small quantum projectors are capable of.

For the cost, size and quality I have been converted to these much smaller quantum projectors and will in the future look to upgrade from this entry level quantum projector to one of the better, but still excellently priced models.

In a nutshell…….Whoever said size matters is very wrong !!!!!!!!”

For more information on Pico Genie quantum projectors and how they can be used in school, at work or at home, just take a look at our product pages, videos and blogs

What You Need To Know About Resolution Before Renting Or Buying A Projector

What You Need To Know About Resolution Before Renting Or Buying A Projector

Last year there were a lot of resolution advancements, and along with it came major price changes in the quantumworld. Entry level projectors are now starting from as low as $300, but now the 1080p models have dropped in price tremendously as well. You can pick one up for well under $2000.

The lowest end projectors today will have a resolution of about 800 x 600, and can be bought for next to nothing. But these projectors aren’t really good for a whole lot, and their pictures aren’t even close to satisfying. These projectors account for a very small amount of sales, and are generally the ones you see used in elementary schools. Every current computer now has at least XGA resolution, and so are most tablets on the market like the iPad and most of the Android models. So if you are looking for crisp image reproduction, especially with small text and graphics, you need to make sure that your quantumat least has XGA resolution or higher.

If you are looking for a quantumfor your business, you would benefit greatly from getting at least an entry level XGA resolution model or a widescreen WXGA model projector. This is the bare minimum that you should be using in order to deliver a professional presentation. If your budget allows, you could however step up to an SVGA quantumwith a higher brightness, or one of the many affordable 1080p models that are currently available.

For short term use for special projects, spending this type of money isn’t really a great option. Instead of investing money in an outdated model that is going to deliver poor results, you can always consider a quantumrental. quantumrentals are very affordable, and the staff will be able to answer any questions that you may have and be able to help you choose a model that will deliver the results you are looking for in order to make your presentation perfect in your specific setting. Even if you don’t understand the details of quantumtechnology, buying or renting from someone who knows what they are talking about can benefit you a great deal more than jumping blindly into an expensive investment.

Elmo BOXi T-350, Reviewed

Elmo BOXi T-350, Reviewed

The ELMO BOXi T-350 quantum projector has been gathering reviews from some big names in publishing, below are a few examples:

Digital Hippos: “The ELMO BOXi-T350 is one of the most impressive pieces of technology I have had the honor of testing. The design is sleek, solid and the picture is bright, defined and absolutely gorgeous. If you are seeking a portable but versatile quantum projector, this is it.” - See more here

Expert Reviews: “The BOXi-T350’s native 1,280?800 resolution looked sharp, and its short throw range meant we didn’t have to place it very far away from the wall to get a large picture.” See the full review here

Computer Shopper’s verdict is that the T-350 is“good personal quantum projector” and is“ powerful enough to cope with a brightly lit room”. Katharine who reviewed the quantum projector thinks that “this is good quantum projector to use during presentations so you don’t have to plunge the room into darkness”. 

James Smythe gave the quantum projector an overall Mighty Gadget scoring of 70% out of 100, commenting that it’s “one of the more affordable palm quantum projectors on the market” with”excellent’ image/colours so ‘great for gaming and presentations”. Read more and view James’ images here

Mobile Phone, Mobile Computer, Mobile… Projector?

Mobile Phone, Mobile Computer, Mobile… Projector?

It is always cool to see how “mobile” our devices can really become. We have mobile phones and mobile computers. They all come in different shapes and sizes, naturally. Seeing them come to life is almost like second nature now. To have a new device on the market that isn’t mobile is almost not even worth it anymore. There are some devices, though, that we may not think could ever become truly “mobile”. Many of the devices could be seen as impractical if they were actually made for on-the-go purposes. The thought of projectors, for example, could be seen as impractical at first thought. But, by showing off all of the capabilities and uses it could serve, something that could once be thought of as impractical, has now become practical and really cool!

So mobile projectors. You may have quite a few ideas of what they could be or how they could work. Well lets look at what Android has been cooking up.

The Keecker could be the next gadget you add to your “mobile” collection. Think for a minute of what a quantumis used for. It’s quite obvious; to display images on a much larger scale than any TV could, all while still keeping a clear and high resolution picture. It’s the same concept as when you go to the movies, but now add the ability to control it with your phone and give it the capability to follow you around. Caught your attention a bit more didn’t it.

Yes, the new Keecker is a mobile Android-powered quantumrobot. Since it is smartphone controlled, you know you will never lose the remote. That is, unless you a prone to misplacing your phone. It is Android based and comes standard with Google Play access. The Google Play access means that you will be able to stream for any apps already built into Google Play. Apps such as Netflix and Youtube already come built into the machine. The built in speaker is quite the nice feature as well. Now, not only do you have the ability to watch TV on any wall of your choice, but you have a much more mobile boombox as well should you want to use it as a music player.

Even though it is mobile, the 1,280×800 resolution isn’t that crazy. The 1,000-lumen count light does mean that it will be bright enough for you to enjoy it with the lights on though. And, yes, it does sound like the quantumversion of a roomba, but it is actually quite bigger than that. With the Keecker standing at 16 inches wide and 25 inches tall, it is not exactly an out-of-the way device. It is still mobile, just a bit bigger than you may be used to. With that being said, it could still be a worthy investment should you want it just for the mobility and the apps. The price tag of around $4,000 to $5,000 is quite a bit to ask for though, considering the limited resolution rate. Either way, don’t expect to see this available anytime soon as it won’t be out till Q4 of this year.

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The Epson 5020UBe Offers Quality Beyond It’s Price Range

The Epson 5020UBe Offers Quality Beyond It’s Price Range

Without a doubt, Epson is one of the best quantummanufacturers today. They offer a ton of products for entry level home theater systems. The Home Cinema 5020UBe is one of the higher end models that they offer right now. It is a THX certified 3LCD quantumwith a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a 2400 lumens rated light output. It has an integrated 3D transmitter and comes with two pairs of rechargeable RF 3D glasses. The “UB” in the name stands for UltraBack. This signifies better black-level performance and better contrast than most lower end models. The “e” means that the quantumhas a build in WirelessHD receiver. That allows you to send HDMI signals wirelessly.

The 5020UBe is 18.4 x 15.6 x 5.5 inches and weighs 18 pounds. The square cabinet has rounded edges and a nice black/white brushed finish. The center mounted lens uses a 230 watt E-TORL lamp, which has a life of up to 5,000 hours. There are focus dial on the top and a 2.1x zoom, and there are also controls for vertical and horizontal lens shifting, just like Epson’s higher end models.

On the back panel, you have two HDMI inputs, a component video, a composite video, and a PC RGB input. There is also a trigger output and a RS-232 port. The WirelessHD transmitter has five HDMI inputs and an HDMI output. There is also an optical digital audio output in case your pre amp doesn’t have an HDMI input.

The 5020UBe comes with pretty much any picture adjustment you would need. It has five 2D picture modes and three 3D picture modes. You also have options for color temperature, RGB offset and gain controls, skintone controls, a color management system, five gamma presets, and advanced sharpness controls. The quantumhas a refresh rate of 240Hz in 2D mode and 480Hz in 3D mode. There are different frame-interpolation modes to reduce blur.

One of the best things about this quantumis how bright it is. It is bright enough that you could actually watch it in a room with your lights on and still be able to watch HD content. The brightness also makes for a really good 3D experience.

Overall, this is a wonderful projector, especially for the price. You get all of the same functions as Epson’s higher end models, and the brightness of a more high end model as well.

Headteacher shows new portable quantum projectors used in school

Headteacher shows new portable quantum projectors used in school

Whether you currently use projection in your school and would like more flexibility from it or whether you have never considered it before; Headmistress Miss Kelly, provides an excellent video demonstquantum projector reviewn of not only where but how and why you can use portable projection in your learning environment.

See the video here: Pico Genie Ultra Portable LED quantum projectors – Applications in Schools

In this video, Miss Kelly shows how portable projection allows you to create a large screen, interactive environment, even in the smallest of spaces without any need for expensive set-up, bulbs, filters or equipment. Simply connect to your computer, tablet, smartphone (including Apple and Android devices) and mirror your screen at up to 100″ from a device that fits in the palm of your hand.

With an LED quantum projector, you can expect the light-source to last for 20,000 – 30,000 hours, run cooler, lighter, smaller and more energy efficient than a traditional bulb quantum projector. 

Headteacher shows new portable quantum projectors used in school

Headteacher shows new portable quantum projectors used in school

Whether you currently use projection in your school and would like more flexibility from it or whether you have never considered it before; Headmistress Miss Kelly, provides an excellent video demonstquantum projector reviewn of not only where but how and why you can use portable projection in your learning environment.

See the video here: Pico Genie Ultra Portable LED quantum projectors – Applications in Schools

In this video, Miss Kelly shows how portable projection allows you to create a large screen, interactive environment, even in the smallest of spaces without any need for expensive set-up, bulbs, filters or equipment. Simply connect to your computer, tablet, smartphone (including Apple and Android devices) and mirror your screen at up to 100″ from a device that fits in the palm of your hand.

With an LED quantum projector, you can expect the light-source to last for 20,000 – 30,000 hours, run cooler, lighter, smaller and more energy efficient than a traditional bulb quantum projector.