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What's new from InFocus, Toshiba, Acer, Panasonic Optima and Epson

InFocus X3

The InFocus X3 is a multi-use and wireless ready projector for business and home entertainment. It offers enhanced video performance and native XGA resolution for crisp picture quality. The projector can be linked with computers, PDAs, DVD players, satellite TV receivers, video game consoles and other business tools and consumer electronic devices. At 3.1 kg, the InFocus X3 provides video quality with 1600 lumens, 2000:1 contrast ratio and automatic deinterlacing for images that meet the needs of business presentations and provide projection for after-work entertainment. The X3 is also wirelessly enabled and can be used with InFocus LiteShow, and InFocus' secure wireless solution. The product is distributed by Ingram Micro and Image Design Technology (IDT). RRP: $2299

Toshiba TDP-T40U

The TDP-T40U mobile projector features 1800 ANSI lumens, XGA 1024 x 768 resolution, a contrast ratio of 2000:1 and DLP technology. The projector is ideal for mobile professionals, educators, corporate customers and small to medium businesses. The TDP-T40U includes a host of multimedia capabilities and connectivity options such as composite, component and S-video inputs, audio in/out capabilities, and a monitor output connector that allows users to view presentations from an external display in addition to what is projected on the screen. Other features include one-touch auto setup, a fully loaded remote for professional presentations, and a 1-watt speaker for multimedia effects. The projector is distributed by Ingram Micro, Dicker Data, BMS Technology and IT Wholesale. RRP: $2999

Acer PD723P

Ideal for large audiences, the Acer PD723P projector features what the company said is enhanced brightness, a huge projection distance, ultra-quiet operation and an economy mode that extends lamp life from 2000 to 3000 hours. Based on DLP technology, the PD723P projector delivers picture quality at 3000 ANSI lumens and includes a remote control with mouse functionality and a built-in laser pointer. The projector features a range of functions including keystone correction, auto-focus and picture in picture, with multiple digital and video devices able to be connected. Images are delivered via 2000:1 contrast ratio, while 3:2 pull-down correction provides users with cinema-like video display. The product is distributed by Ingram Micro, BlueChip IT, CompuWholesale, HiTech Distribution, IT Wholesale and Express Online. RRP: $4199

Panasonic PT-LB20NTE

The Panasonic PT-LB20NTE portable wireless projector features Daylight View technology to improve image performance in bright rooms. The 2000-lumen PT-LB20NTE divides subtle or pale colours into six basic colour components (red, green, blue, yellow, cyan and magenta) for more precise control. Daylight View technology ensures there is less of a difference between the original PC display image and the projected image. The projector is compatible with the 802.11g/b standards, allowing motion wireless video playback with sound. In the Multi-Live wireless presentation mode, the PT-LB20NTE has the capability to receive data from up to 16 wireless enabled PCs, for simultaneous projection on a multi-window screen. It can also send data from a single PC to up to eight PT-LB20NTE projectors. The IEEE 802.11b/g compliant wireless LAN function enables high-speed data transfer. The projector's Wireless Manager Mobile Edition 2 supplied software makes it easy to use a variety of wireless functions - including Motion Streaming Mode, where moving-image files can be sent completely wirelessly, together with audio, from the hard disk of a PC, with no need to connect an external video source. The projector is distributed by Multimedia Technology, Rexel and J Mills. RRP: $3599

Optoma EP series

Optoma is offering three ranges of projectors in the corporate and home entertainment arena. The EP-729 is a sub 1kg projector with 1500 ANSI lumens and the lowest noise level in the class. The EP-73 series is a 2.3kg projector available in SVGA and XGA resolution. It offers enhanced brightness and lamp economy and can be used in portable and permanent applications. The EP-75 series, meanwhile, is available in 3000 or 3500 ANSI lumens. It is designed for bright environments and permanent installations and offers DVI-A, VGA, S-Video, Component and Composite formats. The projectors are distributed by Amber Technology and Alloys International. RRP: Price ranges from $1999 to $5599

Epson EMP-S3

The Epson EMP-S3 multimedia projector is ideal for small office, classroom and home environments. A full-featured 3LCD projector, it features a super video graphics array (SVGA) 800x600 pixel native resolution. The projector uses a newly designed Epson E-TORL lamp, which eliminates light leakage and minimises diffraction by combining an ellipsoidal reflector with an aspherical lens and hemispherical mirror, for efficient light projection at up to 1600 ANSI lumens. The projector gives seven colour modes: presentation, theatre, sRGB, blackboard and the three new modes sports, photo and game. With a 1.35x digital zoom, the EMP-S3 lets users get up close with the images on the screen, and can highlight particular areas of a presentation or zoom in on photos. A low noise, two speed, 28dB fan (in low brightness mode), allows the EMP-S3 to project images without intruding on the soundtrack or presenter, the company said. The product is distributedby Alloy Technologies, Ingram Micro, Cellnet, BMS Technology, HiTech Distribution, CompuWholesale, Dicker Data, and A Brighter Image. RRP: $1699