Projectors are not "all created equal" for this application. Projector specifications (throw ratio, resolution, aspect ratio, luminosity) are important. Table size (7'/8'/9'), room dimensions (ceiling height and rail clearance) and location of projector (end-mounted or side-mounted) are also major considerations.
Numerous projectors were evaluated and ICA is recommending two projectors for use with ICATS, one for end-mount and one for side-mount. These projectors have demonstrated good performance for typical table and room situations. If you desire to use a different projector, or have unusual room conditions, please contact to confirm projector specifications are sufficient for use with ICATS.
The two projectors are:
End-Mount - Viewsonic PJD6552LW
With 3500 lumens and 1.21-1.57 throw ratio, this projector works well for 7', 8' and 9' tables with the projector mounted at the end of the table.
Side-Mount - Viewsonic PS501W
With 3500 lumens and .49 throw ratio, this projector works well for 7', 8' and 9' tables with the projector mounted at the side of the table.
Setting up the Projector
Plug in the projector and put batteries in the remote. Turn on the projector and point it at a blank wall. Press the menu button on the remote. This will bring up a menu. Use the arrow buttons on the remote to scroll over to the first icon that looks like a gear and wrench. Scroll down to the projector position setting and change it to "Front Ceiling". This will make the screen turn upside down which is correct for a ceiling mount setup.
Take the projector to the end of the table you are going to using it at and hold the it over your head so that the screen’s light covers the complete bed of the table. The light can have over-coverage at the far end of the table. Mount the projector to the ceiling or place it on a high shelf at the same location it was in when you had it over your head. The diagrams below will help you visualize correct placement.
Plug in the HDMI cable to the micro-computer and the projector. Plug in the power supply to the wall and then to the micro-computer. Further instructions on initial calibration and setup are at Operating Instructions.