The Optoma ProScene ZU860 native-resolution laser phosphor projector ($11,999) has just been introduced. It is the company’s first WUXGA projector with interchangeable lenses that is compatible with 4K UHD HDR sources. It is designed for large-venue use such as in auditoriums, large meeting rooms and houses of worship, and produces an 8,500 Lumens image. HDMI 2.0, HDBaseT and 3G-SDI inputs provide connectivity to digital video sources while LAN and RS232 enable control via Crestron, Extron, AMX or Telnet.
The projector’s DuraCore laser light source features an IP5X-certified optical engine for what Optoma says is up to 30,000 hours (in Eco mode) of maintenance-free light source life. Integrated image warping, edge-blending, four-corner adjustment and lens position memory simplify complex installations. A variety of premium lens options, motorized lens-shift, zoom and focus with 360-degree and portrait operation provide further installation flexibility.
Contrast ratio specifications are given as 2,000:1 full on/off; and 2,000,000:1 with Extreme Black enabled.