New Acer S1385W Projector Combines Short Throw and Wireless Versatility With Powerful 20W Audio

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Acer America today announced the U.S. availability of its Acer S1385WHne professional series projector offering short-throw technology, powerful 20W audio and wireless projection. These features and more make it an excellent fit for school auditoriums, lecture halls, classrooms, boardrooms, courtrooms and conference rooms.

The Acer S1385WHne projector is an excellent fit for school auditoriums, lecture halls, classrooms, boardrooms, courtrooms and conference rooms.

"With its ability to project images from long or short distances wirelessly combined with dynamic 20 watt audio, our newest short throw projector offers presenters maximum versatility."

Editor’s Summary:

  •     Short-throw projection and a high 3200 lumens brightness showcase images in vibrant detail, even from a short distance, making it a good fit for education
  •     Wireless projection provides flexibility in placement options(1) and features a hidden dongle design to maintain the projector’s neat appearance
  •     Powerful 20W stereo audio delivers clear sound even in large venues
  •     HDMI® 3D ready, it can display Blu-ray 1080p 3D content
  •     Smart pen compatibility increases interaction during lectures and presentations
  •     Remote control capability via a local area network (LAN) enables facility-wide monitoring and reporting

Acer America today announced the U.S. availability of its Acer S1385WHne professional series projector offering short-throw technology, powerful 20W audio and wireless projection. These features and more make it an excellent fit for school auditoriums, lecture halls, classrooms, boardrooms, courtrooms and conference rooms.

Thanks to short-throw versatility and a native 16:10 aspect ratio, the Acer S1385WHne is capable of delivering images of up to 100 inches diagonally from as little as 3.4 feet from the screen, providing flexibility in placement options, a significant benefit for rooms with limited space. Boasting a 3200 ANSI lumens brightness and native WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution, it can also project clear images from a long distance on a large screen, even indoors during daylight. Two built-in 10W speakers deliver clear 20W sound that’s powerful enough for an auditorium.

“With its ability to project images from long or short distances wirelessly combined with dynamic 20 watt audio, our newest short throw projector offers presenters maximum versatility,” said Charlotte Chen, Acer America business manager. “They’ll also appreciate its digital pen compatibility for creating interactive presentations and the excellent range of connectivity options including dual HDMI ports.”

Acer Smart Pen Compatible l DLP and HDMI® 3D Ready

Digital zoom and pan enable speakers to magnify details to make a point. Compatible with the Acer Smart Pen that communicates with the projector directly via RF, presenters and educators can leverage pen input to create a more engaging and interactive experience in the classroom or conference room. Using the pen, they can write on the projected images to emphasize aspects of their presentation and use it as a remote control to flip through slides. The pen can be used from up to 32 feet away from the screen, so those in the audience can use it to write on the projected image, while up to two users can write and draw simultaneously on the same screen.

DLP® 3D and HDMI® 3D ready, it’s equipped to make lectures as engaging as possible and supports 144Hz 24p with the ability to playback 3D Blu-ray™ movie titles(2).

Keystone Correction l Instant Packing

Easy to transport, the Acer S1385WHne projector is compact, measuring just 12.1 (W) x 8.3 (H) x 3.4 (D)inches and weighing 5.3 lbs. Road warriors who often present outside of the office in an unknown environment will appreciate this projector’s ability to correct keystones manually with vertical adjustability up and down 40 degrees. The projector is also easy to use and saves presenter’s time with instant resume that enables the S1385WHne to power up right after it has been turned off, with no need to wait for a cooling period. In addition, instant packing capability enables customers to pack it immediately after use.

Easy to Service l Network Control

IT professionals will appreciate the top-loading lamp design that makes lamp replacement quick and easy, even when the projector is ceiling mounted. When used with the Crestron® web-based control console,(3) the Acer S1385WHne can be controlled remotely via a LAN. It also works with Crestron RoomView®, a resource management program providing facility-wide monitoring, control and reporting of audio-visual resources.

Excellent Connectivity l Vivid Visuals

Multiple connectivity options include dual HDMI® ports - one with MHL connectivity for charging smartphones and tablets - as well as composite, s-video, and two sets of D-Sub and audio connectors, enabling connection to two PCs simultaneously for instant switching. Wireless projection provides flexibility in placement options(1) and features a hidden dongle design to maintain the projector’s neat appearance.

A dynamic lamp power adjustment that analyzes content frame by frame creates excellent image contrast. It dynamically adjusts dark scenes to optimal black levels and maintains brightness, resulting in vibrant image quality and a high 17,000:1 contrast ratio.

Acer ColorBoost II technology leverages an optimized 6-segment color wheel, powerful image processing and advanced lamp illumination to deliver true colors. Acer ColorBoost3D has the ability to reduce brightness decay and color shift when displaying 3D or 2D-3D contents through enhancing color brightness. Featuring ColorSafe II, the Acer S1385WHne ensures color fidelity via dynamic RGB gain control.

Acer SmartDetection significantly reduces signal detection time and Acer SmartFormat supports comprehensive wide-format PC signals, eliminating unsupported signal issues.

In terms of lamp life, the Acer S1385WHne provides up to 4,000 hours in standard mode, 6,000 hours in ECO mode and as many as 10,000 hours in ExtremeECO mode.(4)

Pricing/Availability/Warranty

The Acer S1385WHne professional series projector is available at leading retailers and commercial resellers in the United States for $749 (MSRP).

Acer projectors are backed by professional, high-quality technical support and a one-year limited warranty.(5) Acer’s online community at community.acer.com provides customers discussion forums, answers to frequently asked questions and the opportunity to share ideas for new and enhanced services and products.
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About Acer
Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's product offerings include PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets, smartphones, and wearables. The company is also developing cloud solutions to bring together the Internet of Things. Acer employs 7,000 people and ranks No. 4 for total PCs globally.(6) Revenues for 2014 reached US$10.39 billion. Please visit http://www.acer.com for more information.

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1)    Wireless projection available via Acer wireless adapter, which is sold separately.
2)    Supports HDMI® 1.4z 3D specifications. A compatible 3D content playback device and 3D goggles are required to enjoy 3D content.
3)    Free download available on Crestron’s website at http://www.crestron.com/products/control_systems/
4)    Lamp life depends on a variety of factors including brightness and can be maximized via Acer EcoProjection Technology, which allows the user to customize power-saving configurations.
5)    Limited warranty agreement applies. For a copy, write to Acer Customer Service, P.O. Box 6137, Temple, TX 76503.
6)    IDC 2013

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