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Optoma unveils 6,000 lumen lamp-less laser-phosphor projector

Optoma has unveiled its first projector to use laser phosphor illumination technology, with the launch of the ZU650. Designed for the professional installation market, this new high brightness ProAV model provides an astonishing 20,000 hours of impressive, virtually maintenance free operation and eliminates the need for lamp and filter replacements.

It’s the perfect solution for any application requiring 24/7 operation that demands no down time. By eliminating the need for lamp or filter replacements, the ZU650 provides a lower cost of ownership and will future proof any installation.”
Perfect for meeting rooms, boardrooms, auditoriums, museums and other large venues, the laser phosphor light source delivers great colors and more consistent brightness, along with high resolution and contrast for stunning quality images. It is also ultra-quiet making the ZU650 an ideal companion for quieter environments, smaller rooms or those with lower ceilings.

Flexible installation is provided by 360˚ rotation and portrait mode operation combined with an extensive lens shift range and five optional lenses which attach and detach with one-touch ease. HDBaseT comes as standard, giving integrators a simple and affordable solution when connecting and controlling the projector. The wired remote functionality allows all aspects of the projector to be individually controlled without requiring line-of-sight; which is invaluable when using multiple units during live events.

Full support is provided for Crestron, Extron, AMX, PJ-Link and Telnet LAN protocols, which allow almost all functions to be controlled remotely across a network. Once installed, multiple ZU650 projectors can be monitored and controlled over LAN. It can also provide email message alerts if an error occurs, using Crestron Roomview™ software.

The ZU650 features quick start-up and shutdown and reaches full brightness in seconds. To maximise energy saving it also includes an ‘AV mute’ feature where the light source can be completely shut off. And unlike conventional lamp based projectors, the laser phosphor light source requires minimal cool-down time.

Where detail really matters, the full WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution offers 15% more pixels than 1080p and 60% more than SXGA+. This enables unscaled Full HD video and extra detail. Time code information can be displayed onscreen at the same time, perfect for soundtrack recording and video editing where precise timing can be critical.

A full specification sheet together with information on the ProAV professional installation product range is available from 

ZU650 key features

Lamp-less laser phosphor light source- up to 20,000 hours of low maintenance, great color and consistent brightness
Bright detailed images- 6,000 lumens, WUXGA resolution, high contrast
Installation flexibility- 5x motorised lens options, lens shift, 360˚ rotation and portrait mode
Unobtrusive- compact, lightweight and quiet
HDbaseT- for simplified installation


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