Projectors

Purchase any projectors through the UCA contracts detailed below. Please do not purchase projectors through other sources such as Best Buy, Office Max, Amazon, or GSS. In order to expedite tech support and lamp replacement, UCA IT only supports the purchase of a few selected projector models.  The supported projector models are changed regularly when the manufacturer stops producing them (end of life or “EOL”) or when they are no longer available from our vendor.  The following are currently the only projector models UCA IT supports the purchase of. All prices below are estimates.  Updated June 26, 2019.

Note: Neither projector listed below is necessarily “better” than the other.  They are priced the same and the primary difference between them is aspect ratio (width-to-height ratio, 4:3 vs 16:10).  Which one you should choose depends on a few factors:

  • The aspect ratio of your computer monitor
  • The size and aspect ratio of your existing projection screen
  • Depth of the room (distance from the screen to the furthest seat)

If you have a widescreen monitor and a large enough projection screen, the widescreen projector is a smart choice.  Because a widescreen image is vertically a little bit “shorter” than a 4:3 one, the image may appear overall smaller if there is not a wide enough surface to project on.  This can make smaller fonts harder to read from the back of the room.  Consider increasing font size, especially for “deep” rooms.

If you have an older 4:3 monitor and if your existing projection screen is also much taller than it is wide, it might be better to stick to a 4:3 image format to maximize the viewing area and match the image on your monitor more closely.

Or you might also consider upgrading your monitor if a widescreen projector or TV really seems like the right fit for your room.  If you need help or have any questions, contact Audiovisual Services at 450-5222 or email avservices@uca.edu.

NP-ME402X

NP-ME402X

Featured Specifications

  • Native resolution: XGA (1024 x 768) (4:3)
  • Brightness: 4000 lumens
  • Contrast ratio: 16,000:1
  • Inputs: 2 HDMI, 1 RGB/VGA
  • Lamp life: up to 10,000 hours normal mode (15,000 hours eco mode)
  • 16W speaker
  • Price: $675.00, including shipping

NP-ME372W

NP-ME372W

Featured Specifications

  • Native resolution: WXGA (1280 x 800) (16:10)
  • Brightness: 3700 lumens
  • Contrast ratio: 16,000:1
  • Inputs: 2 HDMI, 1 RGB/VGA
  • Lamp life: up to 10,000 hours normal mode (15,000 hours eco mode)
  • 16W speaker
  • Price: $675.00, including shipping

Lamps

Replacement lamps

  • Model number: NP47LP
  • Works with both models (NP-ME402X and NP-ME372W)
  • Price: $111.00, including shipping

 

Vendor Information

Vendor: Piraino Consulting
Vendor Number: B01186463
Document Text Information: Important: Include the following number in your document text for reference.

  • State Contract # SP-18-0134

Contact

Shane Cauthen
shane@pirainoconsulting.com
501-504-6652 Ext. 1004
Cell: 501-454-5238
Fax: 501-504-6653