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Large Venue Projection at the Crossroads

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The high lumen video projector has always been at the heart of the staging and live events market. In fact the high lumen video projector was born in the staging market– not in the movie theater as were the first sophisticated Audio/P.A. systems. But those tables are being turned this year. As traditional theatrical movie distribution is being disrupted, High Frame Rate, 3D, and using movie theaters for remote-broadcast “live” events are moving to the forefront. And laser light sources for projectors are in the wings– to ramp up lumen levels in quantum leaps, not incremental stages.

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Epson Pro G-Series Large Venue Projectors

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Projecting InfoComm…

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Projecting Success– In Unexpected Places

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Barco Unveils Large Screen Breakthroughs

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