Business-orientated projectors from the home cinema kings.
It may be InFocus’ awesome home cinema projectors, such as the IN83 that have most endeared us to the company, but it does also make some more… obtainable, business-orientated propositions, too. Adding to that range, comes the launch of the 1100-series and 5100-series business projectors, the former a portable option with the latter intended for large audience installations.
The main trick of the 1100-series is the inclusion of DisplayLink connectivity, allowing the projector to be hooked up over USB. Two models are available; the IN1100, which has a 4:3, 1,024 x 768 resolution and 2,100 ANSI lumens brightness and IN1102 with a 16:10, 1,280 x 800 resolution and 2,200 ANSI lumens brightness. Both sport 1,800:1 contrast ratios and the IN1100 can project up to a 6.13m (20.1ft) diagonal image while the IN1102 can provide a 7.72m (25.3ft) picture. Price wise the IN1100 has an £699 MSRP, with the IN1102 sits at £799.
Moving up to the IN5100, portability is off the menu. Connectivity is excellent, though, with Component, VGA, HDMI, Composite and S-video connectors all sported. The IN5100-series projectors also offer wireless connectivity, as seen when we reviewed the IN35W projector and Liteshow II adaptor. The IN5102 and IN5106 carry 1,024 x 768 resolutions and boast 4000 ANDI lumens brightness while the IN5104 has a 1,280 x 800 resolution and 5000ANSI brightness. InFocus has achieved that brightness with a single bulb, which should make the IN5100-series more economical that rival, dual-bulb solutions.
Last but not least, the IN5100-series sports interchangeable long- and short-throw lenses, allowing the projectors to be fitted to near enough any installation environment. Pricing for the IN5102 is set at £1599, with the IN5104 coming in at £2499 and the IN5106 at £2399. Hardly pocket money for the average consumer, but more than reasonable for any business.