webmasterFebruary 18, 2016February 18, 20163 Projection Technologies for Different Meeting Types When you hold a meeting or event, it is vital to rent the projector that best serves the needs of your meeting attendees. The tried and true standby is LCD technology but the newer and more versatile LED and DLP projectors have a place at the table too (literally)! Here is what you need to know about projection technology to make an informed decision about a projector rental for your next corporate meeting or event. LCD Serve Large Meetings Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) projectors have been a meeting mainstay for over 40 years. This projector displays video, images and data on a screen or monitor rental. The lighting source is a lamp, that needs to be replaced every 2-4K hours. Advantages No moving parts within the unit so it can move and store easily Works well in multiple environments because of low and high lumen output The largest range of model choices from basic to deluxe Best for large meetings due to zoom capabilities Many have built-in audio speakers, avoiding the cost of a sound system Disadvantages Older technology – been around since the 1980s Uses lamps which need to be replaced more frequently than other projectors Biggest projector of the three offerings LED: Medium to Small Meetings Light Emitting Diode (LED) projectors use LED lighting instead of incandescent lamps to project images. This technology lends itself even to very small, portable Pico projectors which can display images from smartphones, tablets and digital cameras. Advantages No warm up or cool time required – can be used at a moment’s notice Quieter than other projector types Very long lamp life – probably for life of the projector Small and light Can be battery or solar powered if electricity is an issue Disadvantages Doesn’t have the brightness of LCD projectors Not always compatible with video standards DLP: Small Meetings There is a new player on the projector forefront – Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology. Even though it was introduced in 1997, over the last few years, it has gained momentum because of innovative improvements and general acceptance into mainstream meetings and events. DLP rely primarily on a chip comprised of up to two million tiny mirrors, no wider than one-fifth the width of a human hair. Each mirror in this chip is capable of independent adjustment, moving toward or away from the light source. These projectors are smaller and thinner than LCD devices. Advantages Delivers the sharpest images compared to the other projectors Does not require any filters Can handle 3D capabilities Thin and small Disadvantages Not readily compatible with zoom lenses or lens shift functions, which means they are best suited to smaller meetings. Newest technology on the market, not as many models available Hartford Technology Rental Has Projectors We have a large variety of projectors for rent and will help you choose the right one for your meeting or event. Complete our Quote Request form or contact us at 888-520-5667 to speak with one of our sales professionals.