• Bright and robust laser light source projectors with good color representation
  • Virtually zero maintenance due to IP5X certified system
  • Horizontal & vertical lens shift capability, 1.6x zoom
  • HDBaseT for easy installation
  • 360 degree operation, Portrait mode and 24/7 operation

The ZU500T delivers an ultra bright 5000 lumen WUXGA image for the entry level ProAV sector and features Optoma DURACORE Laser technology. Perfect for delivering outstandingly bright, vivid, and accurate colors with high contrast detailed visuals. This projector enables spectacular image quality for every professional application.

It’s 20,000 hour lamp-less laser light source is enclosed in an IP5X airtight optical engine which ensures reliability and minimal maintenance during it’s lifetime, resulting in low total cost of ownership.

Designed to be extremely versatile in every installation environment, this projector includes 360 degree mounting options, portrait mode projection, and 24/7 operation capabilities. Along with it’s lightweight and compact form factor, is the ultimate choice for any professional installation solution.


Industry leading lifetime is achieved using Optoma’s new DuraCore technology, implementing advanced laser diode cooling techniques and an innovative dust resistant design. 20,000 hours provides a staggering 10 years of normal use* or 2.28 years if run continuously 24/7.Remarkably, even after 5,000 hours this projector brightness shows virtually no change, which in our experience is unique in the projector industry for this class of projector.

*8 hours per day, 250 days per year.

Dust resistant optical engine

This projector is designed with Optoma’s Airtight Optical Engine with IP5X certification. The airtight enclosure resists dust particles and ensures a long lasting, reliable and maintenance free experience.

Total cost of ownership

For demanding applications the total cost of ownership of a projector is not in the purchase cost, but in expensive maintenance and service. ProScene projectors require very little maintenance; have no user serviceable parts inside and no filters that require periodic replacement. The result is low cost, predictable service cycles, enabling planned down time to be minimized.

Industry leading color performance

This projector boasts a wide color gamut and is designed to provide the best color performance to match any application or environment. Our advanced color technology, multiple settings and features enable users to enjoy long-lasting, reliable and precise color – from vibrant, punchy presentations to lifelike images.

Big Zoom Range

A large zoom range enables multiple placement possibilities at a variety of distances from the projection screen. An advantage to this is that expensive interchangeable lens projectors can be substituted with a more cost effective solution whilst still retaining a diverse choice of positioning options.

Full lens shift

Simplify installation with lens shift, which provides a wide range of projector placement possibilities : V. +20% / H. +/-10%.

360° and portrait projection capability

Images can be projected over a full 360° range along the vertical axis, including reproduction on a ceiling or floor. This projector can also be placed in portrait mode for applications such as digital signage or for tall thin projection areas.

24/7 operation

All ProScene projectors are designed for continuous 24/7 operation. Only industry proven components are used to ensure superior reliability.

4 - Corner Adjustment

By individually adjusting each corner of the image, it eliminates any crooked or distorted images in off-angle or restricted space installations for that perfect picture


Uncompromised, uncompressed Full HD video, audio, network and control commands all delivered on a single CAT- type cable capable up to 100 meters/328 feet without signal loss makes installation hassle-free. HDBaseT simplifies cabling requirements and reduces installation complexity saving both time and reducing costs.

Color matching

The color matching system, combines accurate measurements across multiple projectors creates seamless blends every time.


Prevents image degradation when using very long HDMI cables with HDMI EQ Signal Boost (boost strength: 0-7).

Versatile System Integration Control Protocols

Crestron RoomView, Extron’s IP Link, AMX dynamic device discovery and PJ-Link protocols are fully supported, allowing nearly all aspects of the series to be controlled across a network, keeping you in control, wherever you are.

Picture by picture / picture-in-picture

This projector supports picture-by-picture and picture-in-picture. Signals can be delivered simultaneously via the HDMI and DVI ports, for a PbP or PiP display from two digital sources – perfect for video-conferencing and other collaborative applications.

Speakers with EQ adjustments


  • 2x10W stereo speakers.
  • 5 EQ audio boost presets.

Low Noise: Quieter than a Whisper

Only 28dB in ECO mode, quieter than a Whisper.

AV Mute

In situations where only absolute darkness is required, this projector can provide a total blackout that functions like mechanical shutter.  The change between normal projection to a total black image and vice versa is instantaneous.

Quick start-up and shutdown

This projector features quick start-up and shutdown and reaches full brightness quickly. To maximise energy saving it also includes a ‘pause projection’ feature where the light source can be completely shut off. Unlike conventional lamp based projectors, the laser- light source requires minimal cool-down time.

Additional information

Display Technology


Native Resolution



Light Source

Light Source Life

20,000 hours to 50% brightness / Full brightness “Normal” (100% power) mode, temperature 25’C

Throw Ratio

Zoom Type

1.6x Manual

Lens Shift

I/O Connectors

HDMI (1.4a) x2 (one include MHL), VGA (YPbPr/RGB), Audio In, Mic In, Audio Out, VGA Out, RS232 (9pin), USB-A Power (5V/1.5A), USB mini-B for service, RJ45, 12V trigger, 3D-Sync, Wired remote, HDBaseT

Speaker (Watts)

10W x 2

Keystone Correction

Weight (Kg)

Dimensions (W x D x H) (mm)

405 x 387 x 129 (excluded adjustment feet)

Aspect Ratio


100% – 120%

Projection Screen Size

30" – 300”

Projection Distance

1.24m – 8.27m

Projection Lens

F/2.3~3.01; f=17.63~31.36mm, 1.6x Manual Zoom



Computer Compatibility

WUXGA,1080P,UXGA, SXGA+,SXGA ,WXGA+,WXGA,720P,XGA,SVGA,VGA Compression, VESA standards, PC & Macintosh compatible

Video Compatibility

480i/p, 576i/p, 720p(50/60Hz), 1080i/p(50/60Hz)

3D Support

Full 3D – The 3D features of Optoma projectors can only be used with compatible 3D content. Typical applications include use with 3D educational or 3D design and modelling systems. 3D TV broadcast systems, (SKY in the UK), Blu-ray 3D™ and 3D games from the Sony® PS3 or Microsoft® Xbox 360 are now supported as part of the HDMI v1.4a specification.

Horizontal Scan Rate

15.375~91.146 KHz

Vertical Scan Rate

24 – 85Hz

Displayable Colors

1073.4 million colors (10 bit)

Noise Level

Power Supply

100–240V, 50–60Hz, auto-switching

Power Consumption

Full mode 380W±15% @110V, 370W±15%@220V | ECO mode 260W±15% @110V, 250W±15%@220V | Standard mode < 0.5 W | LAN model < 2 W



Portrait Mode


Projection Method

360° operation, Portrait mode supported

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