Following its unveiling at ISE last month, Optoma has officially launched its 8,200-lumen ProScene laser projector – the ZU850.

The Optoma ZU850 is the first to feature MultiColor Laser (MCL technology), a technology that pormises to achieve superior colour rendition through an additional red laser. Together with the blue laser, Optoma says that the red laser enhances the colour performance to deliver ‘striking and rich lifelike images with exceptional detail’.

Optoma has designed the ZU850 to deliver consistent brightness, while also delivering a minimum of 20,000 hours of life in full brightness mode. It wasn’t an easy feat, but the company believes that it has achieved that with strenuous engineering.

Featuring an airtight optical engine that has been independently certified as IP6X, this latest ProScene ‘fit and forget’ model offers versatility and reliability. It has been designed for continuous 24/7 operation, and supports 360° flexible installation.

Installers working on installations in simulation or live events, will find the 100 variable power and luminance settings helpful. The WUXGA resolution and 8,200 lumens of brightness is also ideally suited to those applications.

Head of visual systems solutions, Justin Halls at Optoma Europe, comments:  “We are confident that the ZU850’s superior colour performance is a direct result of Optoma’s MCL technology, reproducing the best reds imaginable.

“The ZU850 joins our elite range of DuraCore laser projectors with multiple lens options making it suitable for all types of venues. Aside from the excellent reliability and performance, it will soon pay for itself in savings over traditional lamp-based projectors with virtually zero maintenance required.”