Front Projector Shipments Jumped 13 Percent in First Quarter
Worldwide shipments of front projectors rose 13 percent in the first quarter of 2011 over the same period last year, according to numbers released Monday by Pacific Media Associates (PMA.)
Specifically, what PMA categorizes as "New Era" (under 500 lumens), jumped 95 percent in the quarter. High End projectors rose 29 percent and Mainstream projectors were flat at up 3 percent.
"The hottest part of [the mainstream] range in recent quarters has been short-throw projectors (including the emerging interactive models), used heavily in education classrooms," Dr. William Coggshall, President of Pacific Media Associates, said as part of the announcement.
“And within short-throw, it is the ultra short throw range, i.e., projectors with a throw ratio (the screen width divided by the distance between the projector lens and the screen) less than 0.38, that are growing the fastest."