Why is projection still relevant?

Over the last 100 years, we have seen great developments within technology. These innovations have often made predecessors obsolete with seemingly irreplaceable forms, like the floppy disk, slowly being substituted with upgrades or alternatives. And as needs develop so must the technology to match it.
However, there are some forms that stand the test of time.
Projection is one.
While there appear to be many products that outwardly do the same as projectors, many do not have the quality or produce the required result. With a range of benefits, projection has seen the adoption into a variety of sectors including education and corporate and is why it is still relevant now.

Here are the top four reasons why projection is a great choice for a variety of settings:

  1. Customisable image size
  2. Project unrestricted by location
  3. Projecting a clear image in bright environments
  4. Value for money

1. Customisable image size

Unlike TVs, projectors are not restricted to one image size. Depending on the required outcome, projectors allow for high-quality images to be projected on to any surface at any size. If an image of 80 inches or more is needed, projection is the answer. They can meet multiple resolutions and aspect ratios depending on the content inputted and can also throw smaller images of 60 inches or less.

With projection mapping, any image on any surface can be turned into an engaging and immersive display using every day projectors.

2. Projection unrestricted by location

Projectors come in a variety of sizes and are no longer restricted on placement. If required they can even be positioned close to walls. With newer ultra-short-throw projector technology, images at less than a metre can be produced up to and exceeding 100 inches.

They are also smaller and lighter than ever before. Often with inbuilt USB or HDMI connection allowing projectors to receive content wirelessly via a dongle.  This negates the need for additional wires to make a fully operational solution. Ultimately, not requiring the need for a PC connection, projectors can be invaluable presentation tools for travelling sales teams.  

3. Projecting a clear image in bright environments

When thinking about projection, the first thought is probably about watching the latest blockbuster at the cinema in the dark. However, projectors for businesses or for classrooms are required to operate in high brightness environments to ensure the audience can take notes. They also need to project a clear image on even the sunniest of days.

Advances in laser projection now means content can be displayed clearly at a high resolution in any bright environment, at the ideal viewing height.

4. Value for money

Laser projectors are now a cost-effective and affordable presentation tool. They require no lamp replacement, have low maintenance costs and provide a better total cost of ownership (TCO). On average a laser light source provides 20,000 hours of life – this equates to it being on for eight hours a day, five days a week for 50 weeks of the year lasting ten years.

Projectors have greater energy efficiency too. With instant on and off, there’s no need for excessive use during a cooling off period. They also remove the need for printed documents as the host can share slides digitally post presentation.

With a variety of projectors available at different price points, there is a solution to any projection need.

To find out more about projection and to discuss options, contact your Midwich account manager or call our sales team on 01379 649200.