An amenable workhorse in the classroom, the Hitachi BZ-1M Ultimate Interactive Short Throw Projector will increase your effectiveness as an educator, while expanding your reach into tighter and brighter spaces. The BZ-1M is an ultra short throw projector, specially tuned to support widescreen formats. Choosing between auto, standard TV and widescreen aspect ratios is a luxury for both entertainment and educational purposes. For teachers, the BZ-1M eliminates the shadows they've been casting across projection screens for years, as well as reducing distracting ambient light.
The interactive pen lets you select three mode variations. The normal pen mode is best for annotations and freehand, Intelli-pen mode is best for writing notes and drawing shapes, and pointer pen mode works the same as a laser pointer.
A great training tool on its own, the BZ-1M is even more productive when run through a network. From one central computer, you can schedule multiple presentations, send e-mail alerts and even monitor the lamp status. The interactive software allows you write directly onto Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files. Collaboration becomes easy and work becomes more efficient, with more done in less time.
The interactive pen lets you select three mode variations. The normal pen mode is best for annotations and freehand; Intelli-pen mode is best for writing notes and drawing shapes, and Pointer pen mode works the same as a laser pointer
The compact, lightweight chassis makes the BZ-1M easy to install and flexible to use. With the bundled wall mount and optional table top kit you can transform any existing whiteboard, wall or table top into an interactive surface
Write Directly On Projected Images
You can write letters or draw figures directly onto the content projected with the interactive pen and of course use it to erase what you have added. By enabling audience members to write on the images, they can join directly into the presentation. Rather than one-sided presentations by a presenter, you can now have truly interactive presentations
Copy, Capture and Select Full or Part of An Image
Images are clear, bright and vivid, even in bright classrooms. You can save screen content at any time. In addition to full screen capture, you can also select partial and freehand capture, allowing you to preserve key content for later use
Compatible with Microsoft Office Programs
The interactive software allows you write directly onto Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files. Collaboration becomes easy and work becomes more efficient, with more done in less time
With traditional presentation methods it's often difficult for the presenter to share ideas and comments raised after the presentation has taken place
With the integrated write, save and send functionality, it's quick and convenient to present ideas, gather contributions and share notes with your colleagues following a meeting. Saving time and improving work efficiency
The BZ-1M offers flexible networking. Administrators can schedule a variety of actions for multiple projectors on the network, including automatic power on/off and centralized reporting. The clever messenger function also allows messages to be sent to multiple projectors instantly or at a specified time, handy for displaying announcements and emergency messages. To make meetings more effective, the multi PC presentation mode lets you display the contents of up to four computers on screen simultaneously
Ultimate Short Throw Technology
Short throw projectors make installation simple, even in crowded and compact rooms. As well as the convenience of the short throw format it delivers outstanding picture clarity. With conventional technology, extremely short throw often results in distortion and poor image quality. Hitachi's ultimate short throw projectors achieve optimum image quality, with eight point adjustment that includes all four corners and sides, allowing distortions to be eliminated, even on imperfect walls - ensuring your projector can go to work anywhere
Basic functions: freeze, magnifying, blank, auto adjustment, search
Picture adjustments: equalizing gamma correction, 2-3 pull down for NTSC, progressive scan, noise reduction, perfect fit
Digital keystone: manual vertical keystone correction, manual horizontal keystone correction Outward: easy lamp replace from top, rear intake air filter
Power on & off: quick on, direct on, direct off, auto eco mode
Security systems: PIN-lock, MyScreen PIN-lock, keypad lock, Kensington slot, transition detector, security bar
Network: configure and control projector via Web browser, receive alerts via e-mail, projector management via SNMP, scheduling, MyImage, displaying text data transferred via the network, command control via network, AMX device discovery, messenger, PJ Link, network bridge, content via LAN
On-Screen Display Languages
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Norwegian, Dutch, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Swedish, Russian, Finnish, Polish, Turkish, Arabic, Persian, Czech, Danish, Hungarian, Romanian, Slovenian, Croatian, Greek, Lithuanian, Estonian, Latvian, Thai, Portuguese (Brazil)
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 1.8GHz or faster
Free hard drive space: 600MB or more
RAM: 1GB or more
Display colors: high color (16-bit) or higher
Operating system (OS): Windows XP 32-bit/Windows Vista 32-bit/Windows 7 32/64-bit (the latest service pack must be applied) (Tablet PC Edition and Server Edition are not supported)
Software required: Internet Explorer 6.0/7.0/8.0 (for viewing online help and using Internet search functions) PowerPoint 2002/2003/2007/2010 (for viewing PowerPoint documents)
Microsoft DirectX 9.0c/Windows Media Player 9 or above (for using movie features) Adobe Flash Player 10 (for using Flash object)
Others: DVD drive. Video card with hardware overlay feature (for using movie features)
Special software requirements
For webcam playback and capturing feature
DV (Digital video, DV cameras, D-VHS)
Capture devices which support DirectShow (with WDM drivers)
For conference host feature
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz or faster
Free hard drive space: 2GB or more
RAM: 2GB or more
Others: TCP/IP 54Mbps or above
6,000 Hour Lamp Life (Eco mode):
Another key to low total cost of ownership is a long life lamp. The lamp is rated at 3,000 hours in standard mode and 6,000 hours in Eco mode.
Hybrid Filter (4,000 hours between maintenance):
Hitachi’s hybrid filter consists of a two-stage, layered design and an electrostatic filter, providing dust protection for up to 4,000 hours.
Hitachi’s BZ-1 interactive business software was created with the corporate user in mind. Easy access to functions such as print, email and save make the BZ-1
software ideal for any office environment.
Ultra Sonic and IR Sensor:
For better performance, both an IR sensor and ultra sonic technology are used. This increases reliability and provides a more natural writing experience.
Perfect Fit 2:
Perfect Fit 2 enables the user to adjust individual corners and sides independent of one another. Perfect Fit 2 provides vertical and horizontal digital
correction of either barrel or pin cushion distortions. This feature helps correct geometric and complicated distortions. Perfect Fit 2 allows the projected
image to fit correctly to the screen quickly and easily.
Input Source Naming:
Users can name input sources in simple language instead of factory default name. Exclusive to Hitachi.
Transition Detector and Security Bar:
A security sensor located inside the projector recognizes when the projector has been moved. Moving the projector without using the correct PIN
code will disable the projector.
Research studies have shown that the use of microphones improve classroom test scores. The BZ-1 provides a dedicated microphone jack that even works in
Display via USB:
Connect to your computer using the USB port.
Line templates in the projector menu can help when writing on a whiteboard. There are four types of line templates to choose from.
Exclusive to Hitachi.
IR Remote Frequency Change:
To avoid conflict with fluorescent lights or IrDA (IR signal) from notebook PC, the frequency of the IR remote control can be changed from the menu.
Exclusive to Hitachi.
MyButton / MySource - Doc Camera:
Two customizable buttons on the remote control allow users to create a shortcut for any projector command such as: Direct input (RGB1, S-video, etc.),
picture mode or filter reset. For connection to a document camera, MySource allows users to add a third document camera source button.
PIN Lock / MyScreen / MyText:
PIN lock protection can limit projector users. MyScreen PIN lock keeps captured images on the startup screen. Users can set a school's name or company’s logo
to MyScreen, clearly identifying ownership. MyText provides the ability to write text on the startup screen such as model name, serial number or location.
Serial Number and MAC Address Label on Side:
A label is affixed to side of projector to more easily access and read the model name and serial number while mounted in ceiling use. This is a convenience
for installers, end user and auditors for instant accessibility.
Closed captioning lets viewers see captions that tell them what is being said or heard on the projector. Support modes CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4, T1, T2, T3, T4.
10 Watt Audio Output:
10W audio output eliminates the need to connect external speakers.
HDMI Input (HDCP):
Digital connectivity allows for highest image quality from your HD device. Compliancy with HDCP.
Power Saving Standby Mode:
Power saving mode reduces the standby power consumption to less than 1W.