The new PJD5, PJD6 and PJD7 series include bright, networkable, and short-throw models.
By Rachel Cericola
February 03, 2013
Gone are the days of having the office huddle around a small TV. Putting a projector into a business setting has never been more easy—or cool, for that matter. ViewSonic just announced a trio of new projector options, which are perfect for office settings of all shapes and sizes.
First up is the revamped PJD7 Series, which includes the XGA PJD7333 and WXGAPJD7533w. Designed to put brightness and a high resolution into an office setting, this model also has wired and wireless LAN display functionality. Other features include 4000 lumens of brightness and HDMI connectivity. Each one also supports ViewSonic’s mobile app for smartphones and tablets, so users can actually stream content from a portable right to the projector.
ViewSonic expects to add more to the PJD7 in the coming months. For now, expect the PJD7333 and PJD7533w to start selling in April for $979 and $1,049, respectively.
Next up is the PJD6 Series, which is perfect for some of those smaller locations. The new PJD6235, PJD6245, PJD6345, PJD6543, and PJD6544w all have short-throw options, so they don’t need a lot of space to deliver a big image. Each one is networkable and has an RJ-45 connector, so users can control the projector via a PC. Other features include AMX and Crestron support, HDMI connectivity, 2500 to 3500 lumens, and options for XGA and WXGA resolutions. The PJD6345 and PJD6544w also support the ViewSonic app, as well as the capability to display on up to four screens at once. Those same two models can also snag images and presentations from a desktop computer or laptop remotely.
The PJD6235, PJD6245, and PJD6543w will start selling in mid-February for $479, $619, and $649, respectively. The PJD6345 and PJD6544w will come along in April, with both selling for $699.
Last in the lineup for now is the PJD5 Series. This budget-friendly line includes the PJD5132, PJD5134, PJD5232, PJD5234, and PJD5533w. All five models have a slew of options, including SVGA, XGA, and WXGA resolutions, as well as dual VGA in, VGA out, S-Video, composite video, audio in/out, and RS-232 connectivity. If you’re looking for HDMI, you’re going to want to be looking specifically at the PJD5134, PJD5234, and PJD5533w.
The PJD5132 and PJD5134 are available now for $329 and $359, respectively. The PJD5232, PJD5234, and PJD5533w are coming this month, priced at $419, $449, and $529.
“Whether the user is looking for a budget-friendly model for everyday use, network connectivity, or a high brightness solution, ViewSonic has the projector to perfectly fit any environment and need,” said Roger Chien, product manager for ViewSonic. “Users can also feel confident in their selection, knowing that ViewSonic stands behind every projector with our industry-leading 3-1-1 limited warranty.”