Acer expands the projector line up with the U5200 ultra-short throw model

January 22, 2011 | 03:05

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London, 20 January 2011 – Developed to meet the needs of education and bring into the classroom new ways of teaching and learning, the new Acer U5200 projector provides an easy to use solution so that teachers can focus on the lesson.

With this projector, Acer takes a step further in helping educators improving the learning process providing them with innovative, flexible and versatile solutions.

The key features that are most important for schools have now been integrated into the new Acer U5200 projector, such as LAN control, display over USB, Ultra-Short Throw projection to help creating a compelling learning environment.

Specifically developed for the school segment, the U5200 features advanced mirror-reflection type of ultra-short throw projection, allowing to display large images even if it is placed very close to the screen. At a distance of just 13cm sharp and accurate images can be displayed with a diagonal of up to 195.6 cm (77”). This feature offers several benefits. With the projector so close to the screen, there is no shadowing effect and presenters can avoid projector beams in the eyes, plus it maximizes space as it can be used even in small rooms and still project large images. As a result the U5200 offers greater flexibility and maximum viewing comfort, making it ideal for education.

The Acer U5200 comes complete with network management tools. In fact, it is totally compliant with the Crestron Network System, offering control of the projector via LAN. This solution offers several powerful capabilities, including monitoring, remote power on/off (may be scheduled), remote projection management, multiple-projector control, emergency text broadcasting, online dialogue with the system administrator and e-mail alert system, etc. In addition, Remote desktop function allows users to remotely access any PC which is activated via the Acer eProjection utility and connected to the projector via LAN. By simply connecting a keyboard and mouse to the projectors users can access a PC located in another room.

This projector has a number of features designed to increase flexibility. The simple to set-up optional USB wireless adapter lets you connect and display presentations and video with no need of cables (featuring wireless projection and control). The MobiShow allows to project any type of content, video or Power Point slides from Wi-Fi enabled smartphones or PDAs. The USB Slide Show offers the capability to display photos or slide shows directly from a USB flash drive, so that the projector can work even without a PC. Plus, a low noise level ensures clearer audio during presentations and entertainment.

The Acer U5200 can also transform any lesson into an incredible 3D experience. The three-dimensional experience is made possible by DLP 3D Ready technology that, using high (120 Hz) refresh rates, can transform the flat surface of the room wall into a 3D screen. This solution unlocks endless possibilities for engaging learning: exploring the incredible human anatomy; the universe in 3D detail or touring famous archaeological sites.

The quality of images is warranted by top-class technologies designed to enhance colour accuracy and sharpness. The U5200 reproduces images with more natural and balanced shades, achieving truly lifelike tones, thanks to Acer ColorBoost II+ featuring an optimised 6-segment colour wheel design, a powerful image processor and an advanced lamp waveform to improve colour performance. Colour brightness is enhanced and automatically adapted to the displayed content with the aid of Acer eView Management.

Over time, projectors can be affected by colour decay that adds a yellowish or greenish shade to the images on screen. Now Acer’s projectors take advantage of ColorSafe II, DLP® technology and Acer unique colour compensation technology on the optical components to ensure picture integrity even after prolonged use, making them virtually immune to colour decay.

Two HDMI™ ports provide seamless connection to the latest digital sources ensuring exceptional high-definition viewing. The advanced lamp technology with illumination of up to 2500 ANSI lumens a 4200:1 contrast ratio and native XGA resolution help bringing a new level of brightness, colour and clarity to the images.

Thanks to the wall-colour compensation feature, the projector can display accurate images even on coloured surfaces. The user simply has to choose the wall colour in the OSD menu, and the projector intelligently compensates the colour of the displayed image. Any distortion is easily fixed with the 40° Vertical Keystone Correction; as a result, the projected image is perfectly rectangular no matter where the projector is placed, offering greater flexibility. What’s more, the U5200 features the Acer Top-loading Lamp design, to easily change the lamp module even when the projector is mounted on the ceiling.

Up to 5000 hours of lamp life save lamp replacement costs ensuring long-term dependable projector use. The extended lifespan and consistent image quality lower the total cost of ownership and translate to big savings. Further savings are ensured by the innovative DLP chip, enabling a filter-free design for lower maintenance and operating costs. Moreover, the U5200 comes with Acer EcoProjection, an environment friendly management solution that reduces standby power consumption by up to 80%. The projector automatically enters ECO mode if there isn’t any input signal for 5 minutes, with up to 20% additional power savings and automatically performs a safety shutdown if it does not receive input for a certain time. Also included in the Acer EcoProjection suite is Acer ePower Management, a tool that lets you create customised power-saving configurations.

To improve ease-of-use, Acer projectors are equipped with Empowering Technology, a suite of tools designed to simplify access to simple setup, viewing and timer utilities, making you more productive and helping get the right message across first time.

Acer U5200 video-projector comes with 5 years warranty on the DLP chip and 1 year warranty on the lamp without hour limit.

The U5200 will available from 1st March 2011 with a SRRP of £1125 ex Vat
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