Why Amazing Colour creates vibrant, long-lasting and accurate colours

 

Optoma announced this week the integration of Amazing Colour technology into its latest projectors. The combination of advanced colour technology and multiple settings in all Optoma projectors, from entry level to high resolution, creates precise, true-to-life colours which do not fade.  

Outstanding colour precision
Optoma projectors deliver accurate sRGB/ Rec. 709 colours for true-to-life visuals. This provides precise detailed images with more realistic and natural looking colours. Perfect for business presentations, education, films and photography - where detail really matters.

Tailored visual experience
Equipped with multiple display modes, Optoma projectors give users the freedom to choose the best setting for the content. Each mode has been fine-tuned by Optoma’s colour expert team to ensure superior colour performance.

Superior detail
Optoma projectors deliver high ANSI contrast. This means the projector is far superior at differentiating between dark and light content within the same image - providing crisp, intense and saturated colours.

Colour guarantee
Optoma guarantees colour will never fade on its projectors so users can enjoy consistent colour performance for years to come.

Multi-colour processing technology
DLP® BrilliantColor™ technology raises the bar in colour performance and picture quality. This multi-colour processing technology provides a wider colour gamut, making it possible to produce over one billion colours. It supports the continuous processing of RGB (red, green, blue) colours along with yellow, cyan, and magenta. This gives realistic colour reproduction, particularly evident in skin tones.

Amazing Colour technology offers better colour performance to match any application or environment – whether for business, education or home entertainment. For more information on Optoma Amazing Colour technology, visit: www.optoma.co.uk/Amazing_Colours and watch the Amazing Colours video

Projector technology now has greater connectivity than ever

Projectors have progressed so much since the distant days of dusty acetate sheets on OHPs.  They now have the technology to display from the latest devices and can project a super-sized 100-inch picture on a screen or wall from just a metre away.

As well as computers, set top boxes, Blu-Ray and DVD players, you can now project straight from mobile phones and tablets, stream content from Roku, Apple TV and Google Chromecast, share photographs and video directly from cameras and camcorders, present straight from a USB stick and connect to the latest games consoles.

But it is not just the connectivity that has improved, they are designed to simply plug and play – dispelling the myth that projectors are difficult to set up.

When choosing a projector, you should look at which devices you would like to connect it with.

Multiple HDMI ports make it easy to switch between sources at the touch of a button.

MHL allows a projector to be turned it into a smart display by connecting a smartphone or tablet with a single cable to play games, stream videos and share photos on the big screen.

USB Plug and Play allows presentations to be viewed straight from a USB stick.

Most projectors have optional wireless.  This uses a WiFi dongle to allow you to connect and display presentation materials wirelessly from a laptop, PC or Mac and mobile device.

Full 3D projectors can display true 3D content from 3D Blu-Ray players, 3D broadcasting and the latest generation games consoles.

Many Optoma projectors have powerful built-in speakers which save you the cost and time of installing external speakers.  But you still have the option of connecting to external sound systems through the audio output if you want the cinema quality surround sound.

The projector is not just for offices and schools.  You can get a super-size screen at home to play action-packed games or watch TV shows, live sports and movies.  And with the short throw option allowing you to place the projector so close to the screen, it is suitable for small or large rooms.


While students skip off for summer holidays, schools and universities start their busy maintenance period


With the sun shining and summer around the corner, Property and Facility Managers at universities and schools are gearing up for their busy annual maintenance period.  Part of this involves installing new classroom equipment.  

Increasing pressure on budgets makes it more important than ever to take all factors into consideration when replacing existing projectors or installing new projectors.  

Our blog looks at the key things to consider when choosing a new projector for schools:

Cost: Schools and other education venues are often under pressure to choose the cheapest equipment but this is not necessarily the best deal.  Property Managers need to look at the overall cost of ownership which includes the projector, ongoing maintenance, energy saving features and lamp life. It is a false economy to choose a cheap projector that needs regular costly lamps and maintenance.

Maintenance:  What maintenance will be needed?  Does the projector have filters that need regular cleaning? DLP® (Digital Light Processing) based projectors have a dust-sealed, filter-free design that prevents dust and dirt from affecting the system.  This means the projectors need no maintenance as there are no filters to remove and clean.

Replacing projectors: If you need to use existing fittings, check the new projector’s throw ratio.  A projector's throw ratio is defined as the distance that a projector is placed from the screen divided by the width of the image it will project. For existing fittings, you just need to check the throw ratio of the new projector enables you to install this at the right distance and screen size.  A zoom increases the flexibility in installation.  Optoma offers a wide choice of projectors that will fit into your existing fittings.

The room: When choosing a new projector you’ll need to consider the room size and ambient light levels.  Optoma has a handy guide on its website to help schools identify the brightness they would need for a small or large classroom, lecture theatre or auditorium.

Warranty and support: What is the warranty on the projector and lamp? If the projector goes wrong – what support will the supplier give to schools?  Check if the warranty is ‘return to base’ or ‘DE-RE’.  Optoma offers a DE-RE warranty on many of its education projectors. The DE-RE warranty means the projector will be replaced and re-installed in the unlikely event it is found to be faulty, giving real peace of mind to schools that they will not be without their vital equipment.  In addition, Optoma’s dedicated UK-based helpline will provide customer support to answer questions and queries on projectors.

Performance: Will the image quality be consistent?  DLP® technology uses millions of mirrors which produce higher quality images and does not suffer colour degradation over time, as sometimes experienced in other projector technologies. Optoma is so confident that the image colour quality of its projectors will remain as good as the day you bought it, that it offers a five year guarantee.

Other features: Check which additional features you need.  Many projectors can be managed and monitored remotely through network control. This will alert you when lamps need to be changed and automatically powers down projectors at the end of each day to save energy and lamp life.

Do you need interactive capabilities in your projector which enable students to participate and learn together by making any projection surface an interactive one.  Consider whether you would like built-in speakers, 3D or wireless capabilities, which allow teachers to present wirelessly from a PC or mobile device.

Security: What anti-theft features does the projector have? Optoma projectors have a Kensington Lock Port that enables schools to attach a lock for added security.  Some projectors can also be password protected for added security.

Optoma manufactures projectors with a wide range of resolutions, brightness and throw ratio including standard throw, short throw and ultra short throw and some with a interactivity features. Short throw and ultra short throw projectors can project a 100” image from as little as 0.4 metres from the screen.  This is ideal for small rooms where there are space constraints or classrooms /training venues where the presenter is at the front and wants to avoid creating shadows.

It offers a complete solution to its projectors with wall mounts and a full range of accessories. Its Visualisers enable teaching staff and students to share work with the whole class.  The microscope adaptors allow tiny objects to be seen by the whole audience.  It is also possible to capture and save images from what the Visualiser captures either as photographs or as a video.  

Find out more on Optoma’s full education range.