Few technologies are as versatile as projectors. From compact short-throw devices designed to share information in classrooms and small spaces, to high-brightness 4K projectors for 3D projection mapping, this is one piece of technology that can adapt to environment, scale and use case.
In order to ensure images are clear, accurate and of decent quality, however, it’s important to understand key factors such as brightness, resolution, location, light source, connectivity and more, and be aware of what the requirements are for each use case.
For example, when choosing projectors for use in an education setting, the size of a room, the lighting within it, the number of students and their viewing angle will all be key – a lecture hall would require a different solution to a classroom, for example. Then choices will need to be made between network-connected projectors, interactive projectors, short or ultra-short throw devices.
No matter the environment, one key decision to be made will be light source, with laser, LED, lamp and hybrid solutions all vying for attention. Each has their pros and cons, with laser offering long life and low maintenance but at a cost and laser requiring bulb changes (although lamp life has increased significantly in recent years) and so being suited to use cases where projectors are used less frequently.