The school stripped out ten Epson and Infocus projectors and replaced these with five H181X and five W300 Optoma DLP projectors.
The school has moved from LCD projectors to DLP because they are brighter, more cost-effective and have good connectivity options.
Teacher of Maths, Accounting and ICT, Stephen Eustace, co-ordinates and executes all ICT improvements at St Joseph’s. He said: “My plan is to phase out all other projector makes and have just Optoma models in the school.
“The old ones were not very bright whereas the W300 is 3,000 lumens and the H181X is 3,200. This is perfect for the classrooms. In addition, they have a long bulb life (6000 hours) which makes them a great investment for the school.
“I have been replacing older projectors as the bulbs and other components failed with Optoma projectors and ensuring that all new models have at least 1280x800 resolution and HDMI inputs.”
The W330 is the next evolution of the W300 and the latest evolution from the H181X is the H183X.
Both of these models are bright, so suitable for classrooms with high ambient light. They have a good selection of inputs/outputs including RS232 which allow almost all functions to be controlled remotely across a network. This is ideal for schools which often have to monitor multiple projectors.