Key Features to Consider When Purchasing an Education Projector

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Today, projector image quality is better than ever. There’s an abundance of education projector options to choose from. Meeting the needs of educators, administrators and IT staff is easier than ever. Choosing, however, can be daunting. Understanding the key technologies and specifications can help you find your best-fit education projector.

Taking the time to assess your needs and installation conditions will help you pick an education projector you’ll be satisfied with. Consider classroom size and number of students. Assess lighting conditions and ability to control ambient light. Student needs also play a role, as does the type of content you plan to display. These are a few factors to consider.

There are specific features in education projectors to address each of these needs. Ultra-short throw projectors do the most to minimize shadows. Network projectors deliver time-saving centralized control. Interactive projection enables added collaboration. There is, of course, a great deal of overlap among these categories.

You’ll want to consider some other key specifications. These affect the quality of the results your education projector produces. They include:

  • Projection technology
  • Light source
  • Colour processing technology
  • Resolution
  • Contrast ratio
  • Brightness
  • Aspect ratio
  • Audio capabilities

Education projectors provide a cost-effective way for schools to display multimedia content for easy classroom viewing. They deliver a range of capabilities ideal for higher education and larger spaces as well. Durability, space savings and wide-angle viewing are among the benefits education projectors deliver.  Many of today’s education projectors offer filter-free design and offer extended lamp life for an even greater TCO advantage.  This can effectively enable schools to extend their technology budgets. Careful assessment of room requirements and the features outlined above will help ensure a good education projector fit – with the lasting performance to support your school’s needs and ongoing student success.

It can be daunting choosing the right equipment for your school. Our education specialists are well versed in technologies for the classroom and teaching labs.  Let us help make I.T. easy.


This blog article is an excerpt from Viewsonic’s Education library article, ‘What to Look for When Purchasing an Education Projector.  Read the full Viewsonic article: https://www.viewsonic.com/us/library/education/purchasing-education-projector-look-for

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