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Q. What makes Hitachi’s Ultra Short Throw Technology (UST) unique?
A. Hitachi’s UST projectors have the shortest throw distance on the market (60” image from a lens that’s only 42cm away from the screen—and only 9.6cm from projector to wall). This means presenters will no longer have to look into the beam of the light when facing the room.
Ultra Short Throw technology is also great for use in small, awkward spaces, as the projection distance is so short. Making this the perfect solution for venues of all shapes and sizes.
The range is also loaded with extra features such as enhanced security and teaching aids such as Template*, where gridlines can be projected on a whiteboard, making it easier to write on the board.
Longer life lamps and filters in the new ED-A101/ED-A111 educational models also result in lower maintenance requirements, allowing teachers to focus on the lesson.
*Available in ED-A101 and ED-A111 only.
Q. The brightness of the ED-A101/ED-A111 models isn’t as high as some other projectors. Why is this?
A. Government technology advisory agencies such as BECTA in the UK recommend a maximum brightness level of 1500 lumens for education. Hitachi complied by designing two models to meet this specification (ED-A101 and the ED-A111). A brighter mode is also included for required applications.
Alternatively, the CP-A100 offers a higher brightness of 2500 lumens for use in a range of environments.
Q. Where would Ultra Short Throw projectors work best?
A. Hitachi’s range of Ultra Short Throw projectors are extremely versatile. They are perfect for use in the following environments:
1. Small spaces – The projector can be placed very close to the screen and still achieve a large image, it is the perfect application for tight spaces.
2. Rooms with awkward ceilings – This projector can be wall mounted therefore problems relating to large voids above suspended ceilings are a thing of the past. Restrictions associated with installing projectors in listed architecture, for example, Churches and rooms with air conditioning ducts or cabling situated in ceiling voids can be easily overcome.
3. Ideal for rear projection due to the short throw distance, resulting in clean and compact, space-saving installation.
4. The CP-A100 can be positioned upright or upside down. This application is useful for projecting onto a meeting room or boardroom table creating the perfect solution for group discussion around a large image. The CP-A100 can also be installed upside down within a specially designed table for the ultimate interactive experience.
5. Ultra Short Throw Technology opens up a world of new possibilities in retail and digital signage applications. From shop window installations to interactive maps in airport lounges, images can be projected on to surfaces that were never thought possible, and all to enhance the customer experience.
Q. What is a Hybrid filter and how does it add value to the lifetime of the projector?
A. The Hybrid filter significantly extends scheduled filter changes by effectively preventing dust from entering the projector. The new hybrid filter can last up to 4000* hours to coincide with expected lamp maintenance intervals, reducing both maintenance effort and electronic waste. This unique technology means that the user doesn’t need to clean the filter it can simply be replaced when changing the lamp.
*Under normal usage conditions.
Q. What is the Template feature?
A. This allows the projector to show lines or squares on a whiteboard as an aid for writing or drawing. This feature can be found on all Hitachi projectors.
Q. What is Perfect Fit?
A. This is a new function to aid installation. It enables you to adjust the geometry for each corner of the projector individually.
Q. Can I project upwards rather than downwards?
A. Yes, like most projectors it can be used from above or below or for rear projection.
Q. Can I connect it to a network?
A. The CP-A100 features the network facility. The EDA-101 and ED-A111 don’t have this feature as it is not often required for Education projectors - they are usually controlled from a local PC.
Q. Can I play video through it as well as showing a PC?
A. Yes, the entire UST range has a wide variety of inputs including 2 x PC components, SVHS and Composite connections.
Q. Is there a widescreen version of the Projector?
A. Not at present as most whiteboards are still in 4:3 format. However, we are aware that there are more widescreen models being introduced so we are planning to develop a widescreen version of the projector in the future.
Q. What size picture can be shown?
A. We recommend between 60” and 100” diagonal image.
Q. What security features do these projectors have?
A. There are a range of enhanced security features:
1. Pincode lock: If the projector is disconnected from the mains, a code needs to be entered before it will operate.
2. Security Bar: A stainless steel security bar and tamper-proof labelling theft protection plus a Kensington lock attachment.
3. Transition Detector: If the projector is moved, a pin-code will be required before it can be used.
4. Email Alert: An email alert will be sent when a projector is removed from the network.*
*Available in the CP-A100 only.
Q. What is the difference between the EDA-101 and the EDA-111?
A. The only difference between the two education models is the colour. The bright orange colour identifies the ED-A111 as a product designed specifically for educational institutions, this serves as an extra anti-theft feature.