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Sahara is launching what could be the UK’s first totally secure projector, the Sahara Protector, an XGA digital data projector that represents the latest in secure-from-theft projection technology.
The new projector is stunningly simple. Familiar with car stereo front panels which flip out easily and can be removed when the car is parked?
Sahara has done the same. Once installed, the panel is removed and taken away from the classroom where the projector remains installed. It works perfectly via the remote control and offers the same features as any other projector of its type. When not in use, the remote turns the lamp off and then on. The remote control only de-activates the lamp and projector engine, the power source remains on throughout its operation, thereby ensuring the projector is completely enabled.
The projector will only be disarmed when the power is interrupted, either by the plug being removed from the socket, or switched off at the mains. As soon as this happens, the projector will not re-boot until the operating panel is replaced. Each projector has a unique serial coded panel and it recognises only that one; replace it with an unauthorised panel and the projector will not work. Therefore, should a thief obtain even one panel, they will not be able to re-boot any machine but its manufactured partner. Should the panel genuinely go missing,
Sahara will be able to match the projector to the panel by the serial number and supply a replacement panel within a short time.
The projector also comes in two colour options, Silver and bright
Orange (especially aimed at the educational market). This has been done to advertise that these are very unusual products. The body of the projector has a message that this projector not work once removed from the power source and without the panel. Window stickers will also be produced for every model showing that the room is protected.
Sahara hopes that the more these projectors are installed into classrooms, the more word will spread that it is pointless taking a chance and stealing something which has no sell-on value.
Sahara is also able to offer any school the opportunity to personalise the start-up screen. Once burned in, the only way to change the screen is for it to be returned to
Sahara for the change.
Sahara anticipates this can be done at a small cost per machine, and this will be offered at the time of purchase.
The Sahara Protector is based on Digital Light Processing (DLP) technology developed by Texas Instruments and features high resolution (1024 dots by 768 lines) image projection, with 16.7 million colours and a 1500-ANSI Lumens brightness level. Full colour management is a further aid to image quality as is the digital Keystone correction function that automatically compensates for distortions.
This portable projector, ultra quiet (at less than 35dB), weighing just 3.5 Kg (7.8 lbs) and offering a viewing distance of between 1.5m and 8.0m, makes an ideal investment for anyone who needs to ensure it is as secure as possible. The Sahara Protector also has a 4,000 hour lamp life and a 3 year warranty included. It will be priced in line with XGA 1500 ANSI Lumens projectors currently on the market, an important attribute in terms of operational budget. This means that the projector is well within the price range of similar projectors at around £899+ VAT RRP.