HomeGadgetsSanyo announces PLC-XU355, PLC-XU305 wireless classroom projectors

Sanyo announces PLC-XU355, PLC-XU305 wireless classroom projectors

PLC XU355 classroom projector

Sanyo has introduced quite a lot of new projectors in the market recently. Two of these new models belong to the ultra-portable classroom projectors and these are – PLC-XU355 and PLC-XU305.

PLC-XU355 and PLC-XU305 feature what Sanyo claims to be industry’s first “simple wireless setting” as both of these projectors offer wireless connectivity via USB memory. They are compatible with any PC or Mac and can work even from a distance of up to 98 feet.

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They do not need any installation process and hence even connect to devices like netbooks which have no CD-ROM or DVD-ROM. They also come equipped with Auto Input Signal Search, Auto Vertical Keystone Correction and a Guidance Function.

“These highly versatile and portable projectors are the perfect solution for business and classroom presentations,” says Mark Holt, the Vice President and General Manager for SANYO’s Presentation Technologies Division. “The PLC-XU355/305 both offer the easiest and fastest setup for quick presentations with a PC or Netbook, with our new simple wireless setting.”

The projectors come with PJ Network Interface and can enable integration into a wired network. Both these models offer 1.6x optical zoom lens and incorporate in them the short-focus type lens that allows the projection of a 100 inch image even from a distance that is as short as 94 inches. Also, they come integrated with 7 watt mono speaker.

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They boast of sleek design of 12.8 x 3.27 x 9.1-inch and claim to be light in weight at 64 pounds.

PLC-XU355 offers brightness of 3500 lumens while the PLC XU305 provides 3000 lumens of brightness. Both the models provide an aspect ratio of 4:3 and minimum screen size of 30 inches and maximum of 300 inches.

They offer DVI-I (HDCP), Mini D-sub 15 (Analog RGB), S-video, composite video inputs and Mini D-Sub 15(Analog RGB) monitor out. Audio inputs include RCA (L, R), Stereo Mini jack x 2. They also come equipped with RJ45 (Wired LAN), 802.11b/g (Wireless LAN).

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Sanyo PLC-XU355 and PLC-XU305 will be available in the market by mid-May 2009 for $2,595 and $2,395 respectively.

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