InFocus Debuts Tiny IN1500 Projector Lineup

Pico projectors may be all the rage right now, but they certainly aren't for everyone. They may be small and handy to carry, but the limited resolution and input selection (not to mention lofty price) generally keeps them from breaking out into the mainstream. InFocus is hoping to capitalize on the market on "in-betweeners," or folks that don't need something as small as a pico projector, but also don't need a full-blown HD projector.

The IN1500 series combines powerful close-up projection with a compact form, which is ideal for rooms with small square footage or for presentation givers that need something small enough to slip into a backpack. The short throw lens, with 20% optical zoom, allows for edge-of-table projection, which frees up tabletop space and eliminates table clutter and shadows during presentations. This new class of projectors allows users to place the projector anywhere from 2.5 to 11.5 feet away from the screen to produce a clear picture for any application, and the DLP engine should provide a fairly crisp image. The InFocus IN1500 series will be available in early October, though pricing has yet to be made public.

"As a video processing company, image quality is a crucial aspect of our collaborations," said Troy Unverdruss, senior IT manager of Elemental Technologies, a leading provider of massively parallel processing solutions for video applications. “The IN1503 is the perfect projector for our teams to share, and the edge-of-table projection with its compact form factor enables maximum flexibility, even in tight spaces."

Lightweight, quiet, portable and powerful, the IN1500 series displays industry-leading picture quality with a maximum brightness of 3,000 lumens and native resolutions of up to WXGA. Loaded with the InFocus plug-and-project suite of digital connections, including DisplayLink™, HDMI 1.3 and LitePort™ PC-free presenter, the IN1500 series is the most versatile and digitally capable mobile projector on the market.