CentrEd at ExCeL installed EH320USTi projectors in each meeting space with two EH515T for larger events and PA systems across all rooms.
At 4,000 lumens the EH320USTi is one of the brightest ultra-short throw projectors on the market making it perfect for these bright conference rooms. Its Full HD resolution and ultra-short throw lens create a huge vivid picture without any shadows cast from the presenter. It can project a 100 inch image (diagonal) from just 55cm from the screen.
Engineered with a new generation of TouchBeam finger-touch interactive technology, several people can work simultaneously on the screen without using a pen. TouchBeam makes it easy to draw, annotate, zoom and rotate images on the projected image. Presenters can open documents or web browsers and interact with content without the need of a computer.
The bright 5,500-lumen EH515T projectors were installed with Optoma electric screens towards the middle of the room on existing ceiling mountings. The mounts can be rotated to project a 200” image at either end of the room – ideal for the large events. These mounts were unfortunately not centrally positioned in front of the screen. This is where the projector’s built-in geometric adjustment feature came into its own.
The geometric adjustment allows venues to individually adjust each corner of the image to create a perfectly square image. This is ideal for uneven walls or where a projector placement is awkward and needs to be installed at an angle.
Narendra Vekaria, ExCel’s IT Network Support Technician, commented: “The geometric adjustment allowed us to remove any distortion as a result of the projector not being square to the screen. It was extremely intuitive to use.”
The EH515T includes HDBaseT functionality which only allows data to be sent over a much greater distance than HDMI but can also carry HD video, audio, ethernet and control on a single cable. This significantly cuts down the number of cables needed for a typical business installation.
Both the EH320USTi and EH515T projectors have a range of input options, including two HDMI inputs and two VGA inputs, making switching between Blu-ray player, computer or other sources simply the push of a button. They also have networking capabilities that make it easy to manage the projectors remotely via RJ45. Compatible Crestron RoomView® software can be used to power on/off, monitor, manage and control up to 250 projectors at the same time from any computer. This allows IT technicians to monitor the projectors remotely and avoids wasting lamp hours by leaving them running all night.