Quite a number of considerations must be made when selecting a Ceiling Mounted Projector. Due to the extensive options available in the market, users will be confused with which is a better model, but like any other setup, before moving into model selection, first know what you need.
Because of the complexity of different venues and requirements, there is no such thing as a Standard Ceiling Mount setup. Instead, I have listed some common things to look out for when considering a Ceiling Mounted Projector, which may or may not be applicable, subject to individual’s requirements.
- Desired Screen Size
- Available Throw Distance (Distance from projector to screen)
- Lighting condition of the venue
- Type of Connections & Cabling
- Height of Ceiling
- Selection of Controllers/ Matrix Switchers/ Splitters etc
- Installation and Maintenance Costs
- Integration with Audio system
Apart from considering specifications of a projector, users should not overlook the importance of installation requirements. Below is a table of installation key points and their applications. With the following, it will be easier for a user to understand what constitute a good system for their specific application.
|Features||Application & Advantages|
|Zoom Ratio||A projector with a larger zoom ratio will give you a wider zone for installation. This is especially important for venues that a projector may not be able to install at any position we like.|
|Cabling||When running cabling for the installed projector, we recommend that you run the cables for all available ports (if budget permits). Because ceiling mounted projectors will usually require concealing the cables after installations; it will be very costly and troublesome to re-run the cables again when you realize the need to connect with a certain available port but no available cabling.|
|Signal Strength||Know the limitations of signal strength for each cable types. If you require running the cabling over a long distance, be prepared to boost the signal with an additional purchase of a signal booster.|
|Receptacle Plates||This is a device to help make the connection point look tidy and easily accessible, it does not cost much but will make your setup look a whole lot more tidy and manageable.|
|Universal Bracket||Consider using a universal bracket for the mounting of your projector. As the term mentioned “universal”, it simply means that it can be suited for most if not all projectors. In future should you require to change a new projector (or different make or brand), you will not need to spend additional amount to buy a matching bracket again.|
The above-mentioned are just some of the very general considerations. We still encourage users to get an experience projector solution provider to review and access your venue and go through with you the possible options and design based on your requirements.
To find out more about how to provide an ideal solution for your projector need, please do not hesitate to contact us for a free on-site consultation.