ViewSonic is introducing its latest M2e Instant Smart 1080p Portable LED Projector. This new addition to the company’s M series of smart portable LED projectors uses Time-of-Flight (ToF) technology to achieve instant auto focus in an ultralight and portable design. ToF technology enables the M2e to instantly auto focus in what ViewSonic claims is only one second.
ToF sensors are a type of scanner-less LIDAR (light detection and ranging) technology that measures distance based on the time it takes for photons to travel between the sensor’s emitter and the target area, enabling accurate distance ranging regardless of the object’s surface characteristics. They also have linearity and up to 3m detection range with a full field of view.
Traditionally, when a projector is moved, it needs to be refocused by either a press on the remote control to trigger autofocus, or manual adjustments on the focus ring. With built-in G sensor design, the M2e can detect change of setup position and automatically trigger instant autofocus, which utilizes ToF technology.
The M2e is designed specifically for home entertainment and working from home. Setting up the M2e includes features like instant powering on/off, autofocus and auto keystone and a step-less stand. Connecting your devices with the M2e via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB-C or HDMI.
The M2e native 1920 x 1080 and covers 125% of Rec.709 and can project an image of 80” from 2.1 meter (6.5 feet) away.