Sanyo rolls out quartet of network classroom projectors
Sanyo is an old hand when it comes to projector technology, and they have recently unveiled four more models. Seems that projectors might sound to be a rather boring subject to many of you, but hear us out on this one though. All four of these new Sanyo models will come with Sanyo’s very own easy set-up function with auto input signal search, automatic vertical keystone correction and on-screen connection instructions to get you started, and they won’t weigh anything more than 7 pounds for true portability at school or in the office. The four models in question are PLC-XU355, PLC-XU350, PLC-XU305 and PLC-XU300, where they will all provide new and unique features to make business and educational presentations easy for both expert and novice users.
The PLC-XU355 and PLC-XU305 are extremely unique in the sense where they feature the industry’s first “Simple Wireless Setting” using USB memory. All you need to do is insert the supplied USB flash drive into a PC or Mac, perform a solitary click (in most cases anyways) and an instant wireless connection to the projector will be established, just make sure your source machine is placed no further than 98 feet away from the projector. Of course, environmental conditions will also affect the connectivity. You can connect the projector wirelessly to multiple computers, or hook up to five projectors simultaneously to a single computer without the need for additional drivers or special programs. The use of USB flash drives to do so is another plus point in our books since netbooks these days don’t come with optical drives.
As for the other two models, the XU355 and 305, these will come with a wide-range 1.6x optical zoom lens and a built-in 7-watt mono speaker, all packed into a slim and lightweight design. All four models, the PLC-XU355, PLC-XU305, PLC-XU350 and PLC-XU300 will be released sometime in the middle of May onwards for $2,595, $2,395, $1,495 and $1,295, respectively.