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Quick OverviewModel - Maxell MC-EX4551
Display & Projection
Maxell original technology makes pictures look more real by enhancing sharpness, gloss and shade to make pictures as clear as pictures on a flat-panel device. You can also adjust the effects by three levels according to your surroundings so that the colors of projected images are the actual colors of the objects they represent.
DICOM® Simulation Mode:
The DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) Simulation Mode projects grayscale images which approximate DICOM Part 14 specifications. This mode is ideal for viewing grayscale medical images, such as X-rays, for training and educational purposes. The projectors have a DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) Simulation Mode. This mode simulates the DICOM standard, which is a standard applicable to digital communications in medicine and is useful for displaying medical images such as X-rays. These projectors are not medical devices and are not compliant with the DICOM standard, and neither the projector nor the DICOM Simulation Mode should be used for medical diagnosis. Comparison photos are simulations.
HDCR2 (High Dynamic Contrast Range):
When average projectors are used in bright rooms, the darker colors of an image deteriorate and images become unclear. Using this function, blurred images caused by room lighting or outside light sources are corrected, and an effect similar to increasing contrast occurs. The recent enhancement to HDCR2 achieves not only auto tone enhancement but also auto color enhancement. This results in clear and vivid images even in bright rooms.
The Image Optimizer automatically adjusts HDCR2 and Accentualizer to improve visibility as lamp brightness dims over time.
MHL (Mobile High-Definition) allows users to mirror their phone/tablet screen with the projector display. It is compatible with any and all apps.
Moderator Control Mode:
Using Moderator Control Mode, up to 50 computers can be connected to the projector and the moderator (host) can choose which images to display on the screen.
To secure better performance, a wired network is preferable. LiveViewer software from the bundled CD-ROM is required on all the computers. The functions are supported by LiveViewer only.
Image transfer speed may vary depending on the number of projectors connected.
You can project the same image from up to 12 projectors simultaneously. This is useful for meetings and lectures in large venues where a single screen would not be sufficient.
To secure better performance, a wired network is preferable. LiveViewer software from the bundled CD-ROM is required on all the computers. The functions are supported by LiveViewer only. Image transfer speed may vary depending on a number of projectors connected.
Projector Monitoring and Control from a Remote Location:
Maxell’s Projector Management Software (PJMan) gives you the ability to control, diagnose and manage (monitor the status including power, lamp hours, and temperature and air filter conditions) a single or group of Maxell projectors.
3LCD Chips with Inorganic Alignment Layers:
This Maxell LCD projector incorporates three LCD panels with inorganic alignment layers that are extremely light resistant, increasing brightness and contrast ratio. They ensure smooth images and high reliability.
(HTPS : High Temperature Poly-Silicon)
1.6 x Zoom Lens:
Featuring a powerful 1.6× manual zoom lens, the projector allows for a greater range of installation possibilities.
Copy configuration settings from one projector to others of the same model via USB memory. Cloning not only saves almost all PJ settings such as gamma and keystone via USB memory, it saves countless hours in setup and installation.
Easy Event Scheduling:
You can schedule routine and special projector events, including power on, power off, input selection and other settings.
E-mail notification is sent for routine maintenance and error conditions.
Network Control, Maintenance and Security:
Embedded networking gives you the ability to manage and control multiple projectors over your LAN. Features include scheduling of events, centralized reporting, image transfer and e-mail alerts for reactive and routine maintenance.
By using a USB memory stick or other storage devices, you can use the projector without a computer. Menus are easy to see with a thumbnail display. There is also a slideshow function. This feature also supports the following file types: JPG, PNG, BMP, and GIF.
Perfect Fit 2:
Enables the user to adjust individual corners and sides independent of one another. Perfect Fit 2 provides vertical and horizontal digital correction of either barrel or pincushion distortions. This feature helps correct geometric and complicated distortions. Perfect Fit 2 allows the projected image to fit correctly to the screen quickly and easily.
PIN Lock / MyScreen / MyText:
PIN lock protection can limit projector users. MyScreen PIN lock keeps captured images on the startup screen. Users can set
any name logo to MyScreen, clearly identifying ownership. MyText provides the ability to write text on the startup screen such as model name, serial number or location.
PJMessenger function allows you to send and display text messages and audio alerts on your networked projectors. It is an easy and efficient way to send announcements out to multiple units.
Present Content via LAN:
Maxell’s suite of networking software allows you to easily send content directly from your PC to the projector via your LAN connection.
Projector Quick Connection App For Mobile Devices:
Our iOS and Android application offers full projector control and also provides the capability to display photos, document files and web site contents. Available for iPad®, iPhone®, and Android devices. Works over your LAN via your RJ-45 port or via an optional USBWL11N wireless adapter.
Wireless Presentation Compatible:
Connect the projector to a computer or your network using the optional USB wireless adapter (part number USBWL11N). The adapter supports IEEE802.11b/g and 11n.
Model - Maxell MC-EX4551, Category - Business & Education Projectors, Projection System - 3LCD Projector, Display Type - 3LCD Display, Resolution - XGA (1024 x 768), Light Output (lumens) - 4500 Lumens, Light Source (Watt) - 230W, Light Source Life Hours (Normal) - 6000 Hours, Light Source Life Hours (Economy) - 12500 Hours, Contrast Ratio - 20,000:1, Color Depth - 16.7 million colors, Throw Ratio - 1.5 - 1.8, Min. Projection Distance - 0.9 (Wide), 1.1 (Tele), Max. Projection Distance - 9.1m (Wide), 10.9m (Tele), Min. Image/Screen Size (Inch) - 30 Inch, Max. Image/Screen Size (Inch) - 300 Inch, Native/Compatible Aspect Ratio - 4:3 and 16:9 / 16:10 / 14:9 / zoom compatible, Zoom Ratio - 1.2x Manual, Projection Lens - F Number 1.6-1.8, Keystone Correction - +-30 degrees (H & V), Chip Size - 0.63 Inch, Speaker - 16Watt (Mono), HDMI - 2, VGA/D-Sub - 3, USB - 2 x USB Type-A, 1 x USB Type-B, Audio Port - Audio in, Audio out, LAN - Yes, Additional I/O Ports & Connectivity - Digital Input: HDMI x 2 (HDCP compliant), Analogue Input: 15-pin Mini-D-Sub x 2, RCA Jack x 1, Video Output: 15 pin Mini D-Sub x 1 (shared with analog computer input), Audio Input: 3.5mm Stereo Mini Jack x 2, RCA Jack (L/R) x 1, Audio Output: 3.5mm Stereo Mini Jack x 1, RS-232C Control: 1 x 9-pin D-Sub, Wired LAN: RJ45 connector x 1, USB Type-A: USB Type A x 1 (PC less Presentation or Wireless adapter), USB Type B: USB Type B x 1 (USB display or USB mouse control), 3D Ready - No, Video Compatibility - 525i (480i), 525p (480p), 625i (576i), 1125i (1080i 50/60), 750p (720p 50/60), 1125p (1080p 50/60), Power Source - AC 100V - 120V / AC 220V - 240V (50/60Hz), 310W (Operating), Power Consumption - 310W, Dimension - 347.98 x 264.16 x 88.9mm, Weight - 3.5Kg, Features - XGA 1024 x 768 resolution, 4,500 ANSI lumens brightness, 16 watt audio output, 20,000 : 1 contrast ratio, HDMI x 2 inputs, 12,500 hours lamp life (Eco mode), 10,000 hours hybrid filter, HDCR2/Accentualizer, Image Optimizer, Perfect Fit 2, Others - Lens Focus: Manual focus, Picture Modes: Normal, Cinema, Dynamic, Board (Black), Board (Green), Whiteboard, Daytime, Photo, DICOM SIM, Noise: 37dB (Normal) / 29dB (Whisper), Filter Life (Hours): 5000, Computer Compatibility: IBM Compatible VGA, SVGA, XGA, WXGA/WXGA+/SXGA/ SXGA+/UXGA (compressed), MAC16, Dimensions: 349 x 264 x 88mm, Specialty - Multi-purpose 3LCD Projector, It combines portability and usability with powerful performance in a lightweight and compact design, enabling users to set it up and get working in seconds, Built-In lens, Package Contents - Power Cable (1.8m) x1, Computer Cable (2m) x1, IR Remote Control Unit x1, AA Batteries x2, Lens Cap x1, Adapter Cover x1, Security Label x1, Accessories (Optional) - USB wireless adaptor USB-WL-5G, Necessary Accessories (Not Included) - 1. Projector Screen: 115.676.01 Super View 70x70 Inch Tripod Projector Screen, 2. Ceiling Mount Kits: 130.761.69 K2 Ceiling Mount Kits White Color For Multimedia Projector (Height Adjustable 15 Inch Normally & 11 Inch Expandable), 3. HDMI Cable: 61.471.12 Havit HDMI Male to Male 5 Meter Cable, 4. Wireless Presenter: 71.760.01 Micropack WPM-06 Black Pocket Wireless Presenter, 5. Wireless Display Adapter: 44.761.04 K2 Miracast Measy A2W HDMI Portable Wireless Display Adapter, Warranty - 2 year, Country of Origin - Japan, Made in/ Assemble - China
Projectors have long been used as a presentation tool in business and commercial entertainment, as well as in some very high-end home theater systems. However, projectors are becoming more available and affordable for the average consumer. If you are looking for one, here are a few things you need to take into consideration when looking for a projector for your business or home setup.
The first thing you should take into consideration is the kind of content you want to show on the projector. Most business projectors are going to be used for a series of still images. If you're thinking about PowerPoint presentations and bar charts, then look in the business category. The home projector category is going to handle full motion video a lot better. If you want to play movies or games, make sure that your chosen projector can handle them.
Indoor vs. Outdoor
For the most part, if you want to use a projector outdoors, you need better quality all-round. You want the highest brightness, because you have less control over the ambient light, you want a high resolution and contrast ratio to boost your chances of a great picture, and you'll need a good screen or surface, and a decent sound system. One thing that might be more of a concern with an indoor projector is the noise it makes when operating, because that's going to be more noticeable in a small room, but beyond that a good outdoor projector will work well indoors too.
You should check out the reviews for your prospective projectors carefully and make sure that you get a reliable model. You'll often see a lamp life rating, estimating the maximum hours you'll get before needing to replace the bulb. Obviously the higher that is, the better your chances of it lasting a longer time. You should also check out the cost of replacement bulbs and other parts, and get an idea of how easy it will be to maintain and repair, should you need to.
If you're planning to install your projector in a fixed position, for something like a home theater, then you don't really have to worry about portability at all. If you plan on traveling around, using it for business presentations, then you'll want something that's as small as possible.
Zoom Range and Lens Shift
You should also consider the zoom range and lens shift capabilities carefully if you think you'll be using your projector in a variety of different environments, because these features will allow you to change the throw distance and alter the size and position of what you're projecting. Short throw projectors can be used in tight spaces and small rooms, whereas you'll need a long-throw lens if you want to use a projector in a theater or a very large space.
The aspect ratio is the shape of the video image you are projecting and it's really all about the source material. A standard TV has an aspect ratio of 4:3, while HDTV, widescreen DVD, and Blu-Ray content is 16:9 or closer to it. Most modern projectors are 16:9.
If you're using it for presentations then you can save money by going with a relatively low resolution, for example, SVGA is 800 x 600 pixels and will serve adequately. It really depends on the input material, so if you want to show HD movies and play games, you'll want a resolution of at least 1920 x 1080 pixels. If you're going to mix and match content, don't assume that a higher resolution projector will handle lower resolution content well, you really have to check. You can get 4K projectors, but you'll have to pay a premium, and there's a lack of 4K content right now.
The brightness you need depends on the environment where you'll be using the projector. The darker the environment is, the lower the brightness you can get away with, but, as a general rule, the brighter your projector is, the better. You'll find that brightness is measured in lumens. A rating of 1,000 lumens or less might be perfectly adequate for a business projector, to be used in small, darkened rooms. For a movie projector in an environment with some ambient light you might want a rating of 5,000 lumens or more.
This tells you the difference between the darkest and the brightest parts of the picture. The higher the contrast ratio, the better the picture will look. But lots of other factors, such as ambient light and screen quality will come into play here, so you can't rely on this spec alone.
The Right Technology
The vast majority of projectors on the market are going to be DLP (Digital Light Processing) or LCD (Liquid Crystal Display). DLP projectors have more moving parts and can suffer from the rainbow effect, because they use a spinning color wheel. LCD projectors are more reliable, but they tend to be a bit heavier. If you can afford to spend a bit more then another technology, called LCoS (Liquid Crystal on Silicone) will deliver the best quality images, but LCOS projectors tend to be comparatively heavy and expensive.
Projectors generally always have VGA ports, and you might find a range of other options, but if you're using it for games and movies then you'll want an HDMI port. A useful option for some people, especially in the business world, is a USB port that can handle a flash drive, because it's a handy way to carry a presentation.
Wi-Fi support can be very useful for streaming from all sorts of modern devices, so you don't have to plug in directly. For fixed projectors, an Ethernet port can be a really good idea, because it allows you to operate the projector online and it will be more reliable than Wi-Fi.