All things bright and beautiful with new Optoma WUXGA high resolution projector

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The Optoma WU416-300 projector is expected to retail for around £1200
The Optoma WU416 projector is expected to retail for around £1200

Optoma has just launched a new projector designed for meeting rooms, museums, churches and retail environments where brighter, higher quality imagery and complex detail is required.

The new WU416 WUXGA high resolution projector has a 20:000:1 contrast ratio and boasts a brightness of 4,200 lumens. It is expected to retail for around £1,199.

In addition, the new model is equipped with a 1.6x zoom projection lens and vertical lens shift to allow for easier installation – without the need for costly interchangeable lenses.

Engineered for professional installation environments – where detail really matters – this projector enables unscaled full HD video and the full WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution offers 15% more pixels than 1080p.

Full support is provided for Crestron, Extron, AMX, PJ-Link and Telnet LAN commands, which allow almost all aspects of the WU416 to be controlled remotely across a network.

It has extensive connectivity with multiple inputs including HDMI, MHL, VGA and a 10W speaker. It also has audio inputs, which cut out the need for additional costly audio hardware and cabling.

The chassis design is compact yet powerful and incorporates a built-in speaker that delivers 10Watts audio. For wireless presentations, the Optoma HDCast Pro HDMI dongle (sold separately) can be connected or the USB-Power output can be used to power an HDMI dongle, such as Google Chromecast.

This new model has an Eco mode for energy saving which includes standby mode and auto power off.  And because it is virtually maintenance free, it has an overall lower cost of ownership, longer life and improved reliability.

Says Joe Ahmed, Head of Marketing at Optoma EMEA: “The projector’s small and lightweight chassis along with the convenience of vertical lens shift and 1.6x zoom make it an extremely flexible option for installation.”

He adds: “We are so confident that the WU416 image colour quality will remain as good as the day it was bought, that Optoma provides a unique five-year colour guarantee.”

WU416 key features

  • Bright WUXGA projector – 4,200 ANSI Lumens
  • Installation flexibility – vertical lens shift and 1.6x zoom
  • Ultimate control – full support for Crestron, Extron, AMX, PJ-Link and Telnet LAN commands
  • Easy connectivity – HDMI, MHL, VGA, 10W speaker


WU416 specification  
Native resolution WUXGA (1920 x 1200)
Brightness 4,200 ANSI lumens
Lamp life (up to hours) 7,000
Contrast 20,000:1
Throw ratio 1.4 – 2.24:1
Zoom 1.6x manual
Connectivity HDMI x 2, MHL, VGA


Chris Price
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