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Product Spotlight: September 2010

Product Spotlight: September 2010

Canon REALIS SX7 Mark II

Canon launched the REALiS SX7 Mark II Multimedia LCOS projector. This new model combines the features of REALiS projectors with 4000 lumens of brightness and a photo image mode to assist users with advanced color management and adjustments for ambient lighting conditions. The Photo Image Mode allows users to make changes to improve the look and feel of the content being projected. Within this mode the color level and color temperature functions allow for fine-tuning of both the intensity of colors and the color temperature by selecting from easy-to-use presets.

BenQ Short-Throw Education Series

BenQ’s Short-Throw Series offers big-screen solutions to classroom, business, and personal projection. Equipped with integrated 3D technology and microphone input, the MP780 ST is distinguished by an interactive PointDraw pen. Draw almost anywhere and the image is projected without calibration, no white board needed at all. The MP780 ST frees the user from the white board, allowing them to draw wherever the image is projected.

Casio Green Slim Projector

Casio America has created a mercury-free, laser, and LED Hybrid Light Source, capable of high-brightness projection for use in next-generation projectors. The Green Slim Projector eliminates the need for mercury bulbs with the production of a long-lasting light source. The projectors are not only eco-friendly and affordable, but also versatile as they can be used for many applications including digital signage, education, business, and home entertainment. Green Slim projectors are available in a diverse lineup, including several models with native WXGA resolution at 1280x800 pixels and additional USB-enabled models.

Projection Design FR12

Projection Design’s FR12 remote light source concept relocates lamps from the projector to a rack-mount enclosure up to 98 feet away from the projector head. Light from the RLS illuminates the projector head via a patented liquid light guide. The result is a projector with near silent operation, and unlimited installation orientation.

NEC NP4100

The NEC NP4100 professional installation projector is designed for large venues and delivers bright images, even for areas with ambient light. Designed for the rigors of 24/7 operation, NP4100 is a DLP projector with XGA native resolution. At 6200 ANSI lumens, it suits larger than average screen sizes and rooms with minimal lighting control such as auditoriums, training, and network centers. Optional bayonet style lenses enable screen sizes from 40 to 500 inches at distances between 2.6 and 283 feet.

Mitsubishi WD8200U

Mitsubishi’s WD8200U WXGA duallamp high brightness projector offers a host of options. With each lamp needing only one hour of shut-down every week, users can configure their lamp settings for applications that run non-stop 24/7/365 operation or in areas with variable ambient light. A self-cleaning, washable, reusable filter makes it economical too. With the WD8200U, Mitsubishi introduces new edge-blending and color matching technology, so an essentially number of images from different projectors of the same model can be blended vertically and/or horizontally to create one virtually seamless and uniform image for maximum visual impact.

Sharp PG-D50X3D

The Sharp PG-D50X3D is a 3D-ready DLP professional projector with brightness up to 5,000 lumens, XGA native resolution and an HDCP compliant DVI-I terminal for use with both analog and digital RGB sources. It incorporates DLP Link technology, a PC/graphics card and optional 3D active shutter 3D glasses that support the DLP Link System, as well as DLP BrilliantColor technology that provides color accuracy, creating more vibrant colors. The projector also offers powerful sound, with 10 watt stereo audio and a built-in network connection with an RJ-45 LAN connector for remote control and access.

Christie LWU420

When you combine its WUXGA resolution and 4200 ANSI lumens, the Christie LWU420 keeps pace with many display requirements as it has pixel-to-pixel compatibility with the latest laptops and video sources. The ability to display resolutions greater than 1080p provides more detail for maps, CAD drawings in a classroom, or larger, clearer spreadsheets for a business meeting. This compact high-resolution projector delivers full HD capability, auto digital keystone, and vertical and horizontal lens shift, 10-bit image processing for gray scaling, 1000:1 contrast ratio, and a 2x zoom lens.

Panasonic PT-LB2U

Panasonic Solutions Company announced the PT-LB2U microportable LCD projector with 1024x768 XGA resolution and 2.600 lumens of brightness. The compact unit is weighs just over five pounds. The new micro-portable incorporates intelligent power management, new circuitry that ensures continuous supply of power for stable operation even if electricity fluctuates for a short duration. Daylight View Basic technology measures surrounding illumination with a built-in ambient light sensor, and corrects the image in real-time.

Hitachi CP-A200

Hitachi’s CP-A200 short-throw projectors offers a brightness of 3,000 lumens and can display a 60-inch diagonal image from a throw distance of 18.5 inches. This not only prevents image obstruction, but it also means that there are no shadows interfering with the image and the absence of light in the presenter’s face. The CP-A200 features Perfect Fit 2, an update to Hitachi’s proprietary Perfect Fit function, which enables quick adjustment of the projected image by moving its four corners and four sides one at a time.

Samsung F10M

As a LED data projector boasting 1,000 ANSI lumens and delivering colors from the LEDs, Samsung’s F10M provides many benefits. The LED light source offers a lifetime of more than 30,000 hours, resulting in no lamps to replace and eliminates dealing with hazardous spent lamps. The F10M provides a new way to think about projectors from the perspective of total cost of ownership and usability with the quick off/ on cycle time.

Epson PowerLite Z8000WUNL

The Epson PowerLite Pro Z8000WUNL offers 6,000 lumens of color and white light output and WUXGA widescreen resolution. 3LCD technology, a liquid cooling system, durable optical panels, and a dual-lamp design further enhance its image quality, performance, and reliability. The projector includes a centered lens design for easy installation, and can be installed +/-30 degrees off-axis horizontally and +/- 10-degrees off-axis vertically.

Sanyo PDG-DWL2500

Sanyo's PDG-DWL2500 creates an 80- inch image at a position only 12.6 inches from the screen. It offers a maximum image size of 110 inches. Fully enabled for large screen display of 3D material it uses the frame sequential display format to display 3D, which works in conjunction with Active Shutter 3D glasses to rapidly alternate display between the right and left eyes.

Digital Projection E-Vision WXGA 600

Digital Projection International (DPI) is now shipping the E-Vision WXGA 600, the first display in the new E-Vision series. The E-Vision benefits from the imaging fidelity of Texas Instruments’ DLP technology. With numerous lens options, user swappable color wheels and advanced color controls, the 6,000 lumen E-Vision WXGA 600 is a solution for lecture halls, conference venues, houses of worship, corporate auditoriums and boardrooms, digital signage, and any other application needing bright, accurate imagery.

Aviom AllFrame Multi - Modular I/O System

The AllFrame Multi-Modular I/O system eliminates several expensive and laborintensive stages of the signal chain while reducing cable clutter. Instead of soldering, terminating and testing scores of analog connections, installing conduits, and pulling separate cables for each audio signal, the AllFrame requires only a single Cat-5e or fiber connection, plus DC power.

Electro-Voice Net Max N8000-1500

At the heart of the N8000-1500 is the new DSP-2 engine. Composed of three dualcore processors, the DSP-2 expands the total processing power of the N8000-1500 to 1500 MIPS. The modular nature of Net- Max means that each input or output card added to a chassis provides an additional DSP engine and another 100 MIPS of processing power. This means that a fully loaded chassis provides 1,900 MIPS of processing—almost double the power of the original N8000.

QSC Q-Sys Paging Tools

With the introduction of the PS-1600, PS-800, PS-400 page stations and a suite of supporting software functions, QSC’s Q-Sys digital processing platform now addresses the needs of transportation hubs and other facilities needing public address capability. Instead of requiring additional hardware boxes to do paging, all the functions are performed by a Q-Sys core running V2.0 software. All that’s required is the addition of input devices that could be QSC networked page stations, microphones, or a telephone system.

Audinate Astoria Dante PCIe Sound Card

Astoria unlocks recording and production potential by providing 256 channels of uncompressed, digital audio with low latency. Astoria is a high capacity Dante PCI Express card for PC or Mac that provides for OEMs seeking to create high performance recording and audio processing products. The Astoria PCIe sound card provides a number of low-latency Dante audio channels with support for all popular sample rates. Onboard processing frees a computer’s resources for native DSP and plug-ins.

Media Matrix NION n6

The NION n6 features a 448-channel, high-speed digital audio bus for seamless expandability. The n6 features a floating point-based DSP engine, coupled with high-performance audio algorithms, making the NION system a configurable DSP core built for the commercial engineered systems marketplace.

BSS Soundweb London BLU-800 And BLU-160

The BLU-800 and BLU-160 models feature configurable DSP, boasting four times the processing capability of existing Soundweb London DSP devices. The combination of the digital audio bus and increased DSP capability allow 128x128 matrices within individual devices and 128xn matrices within a system. All models offer audio quality, advanced A/D and D/A conversion, 96kHz capability, drag-and-drop system design with CobraNe bundle assignment, ethernet based control, and an extensive range of control options.

Alcorn McBride ProTraXX

Alcorn McBride’s ProTraXX is designed for multi-zone playback. It plays eight independent stereo audio channels from CompactFlash for a rugged, reliable, maintenance-free solution. It is a compact multi-channel MP3 player with ethernet for remote updating/streaming, scheduler, and mic/line inputs for zone paging. Each track can be triggered by discrete input, RS232 or ethernet allowing direct connection to proximity sensors/switches. Applications include retail, museum, themed restaurant, and cruise ship applications.