Canon Has 15-Foot Full-Dome Planetarium in the Canon Booth

At InfoComm 2017, Canon U.S.A. will be in Booth #3129 showcasing their wide range of projectors that appeal to a number of markets and applications, along with entertaining and innovative partner solutions that help showcase the outstanding image quality and versatility of Canon projectors. In addition, there will be hands-on demonstrations of many of Canon’s renowned professional 4K and high-definition imaging equipment, including Cinema EOS cameras, lenses and 4K Reference Displays.

New and exciting highlights at the Canon booth this year include:

  • 15-Foot Fulldome Planetarium: Canon has partnered with Spitz, one of the world’s largest suppliers of planetariums and dome screens, to demonstrate a single REALiS 4K600STZ Pro AV Laser LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) Projector in a 15-foot hanging dome with edge-to-edge clarity to create a spectacular planetarium that is an engaging and unique teaching environment.
  • Mobile Marksmanship Training Simulator (MMTS): The new REALiS WUX500ST Pro AV LCOS Projector will be the centerpiece of Laser Shot’s premiere Law Enforcement and Military training solution – the Mobile Marksmanship Training Simulator (MMTS). Come see how the world’s elite forces train in a vivid virtual world and compete for the highest accuracy scores!

Visitors are also encouraged to speak with Canon’s award-winning Professional Service & Support team located in the Canon booth to learn more about this dedicated group of professionals and the programs available for Dealer/Integrator and end-user customers.

The Canon U.S.A., Inc. booth at InfoComm will also showcase its range of projector products including:

  • REALiS WUX500ST Pro AV LCOS Projector: The newest addition to the Canon projector lineup combines a lightweight and compact design with a high brightness of 5000 lumens and high WUXGA resolution (1920×1200). Superb installation can be achieved with the 0.56:1 short throw ratio and extreme lens shift of 0-75 percent vertical (maximum) and 10 percent horizontal. This flexibility is further enhanced with HDBaseT¹ which allows uncompressed HD video, audio and control signals to be transmitted (up to a maximum distance of 328 ft.) seamlessly.
  • REALiS 4K600STZ Pro AV 4K Laser LCOS Projector: This is a powerful yet compact 4K projector with a laser light source and was recently awarded “Best of Show” from Sound and Video Contractor at NAB 2017. It utilizes LCOS technology with Canon’s advanced AISYS optical engine and powerful dual image processors to produce a detail-rich native 4K resolution of 4096 x 2400. All this, combined with a high brightness of 6000 lumens and dynamic contrast ratio of up to 10,000:1 creates an outstanding, close-to-life image. High performance and advanced features, such as Marginal Focus for projection onto domed surfaces, are united with the practical benefits of virtually maintenance-free operation and a compact, lightweight design.
  • REALiS 4K501ST Pro AV 4K LCOS Projector: The REALiS 4K501ST LCOS Projector combines native 4K resolution of 4096×2400, high brightness, and a robust collection of advanced features – all in a compact size, making it ideal for a wide variety of industries and applications including simulation and training, museums and galleries, higher education, corporate and houses of worship. The REALiS 4K501ST comes equipped with a specially designed Genuine Canon 4K short focus wide zoom lens with a consistent F2.6 aperture and throw ratio of 1.0-1.3:1. The lens barrel has a bold red ring which indicates that this lens shares technology with Canon’s renowned L-series EF mount professional camera lenses such as an advanced spherical focus feature.
  • REALiS WUX6500 Pro AV LCOS Projector: The new Canon REALiS WUX6500 offers a high level of brightness (6500 Lumens), combined with outstanding native WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200) and Canon’s renowned LCOS technology with AISYS-enhancement to help reproduce images with incredible detail and color accuracy. The REALiS WUX6500 can be outfitted to match a variety of installation environments and applications as it is compatible with a choice of five optional high-resolution Genuine Canon projection lenses ranging from Ultra Wide Angle to Ultra Long Focus Zoom.
  • REALiS WUX500 Pro AV LCOS Projector:  The REALiS WUX500 is an award-winning, high-performance projector that combines WUXGA resolution (1920×1200), 5,000 lumens, built-in HDBaseT receiver and Canon’s renowned LCOS technology with AISYS-enhancement. This model’s advanced built-in Genuine Canon projection lens and optical system allows the projector to maintain virtually the same amount of constant brightness at different throw distances.
  • LX-MU800Z Laser DLP Projector: The award-winning LX-MU800Z Laser DLP Projector is Canon’s first single-chip DLP projector with a Laser Phosphor Light Source that delivers up to 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free operation, helping to reduce the total cost of ownership. Key features include native WUXGA resolution (1920×1200), up to 8000 lumens, a dynamic contrast ratio up to 10,500:1, and eight interchangeable lens options with motorized lens shift for installation flexibility.
  • LV-HD420 Full HD DLP Projector: The compact LV-HD420 offers native Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution as well as 4200 Lumens and a high 8,000:1 contrast ratio, all in an approximate 7-pound compact body. For simplified installation and maintenance this model includes dual HDMI inputs and is filter-free.

Canon is here.

Gary Kayye

About Gary Kayye

Gary Kayye, founder of rAVe Publications, is one of the most prominent personalities in the audiovisual industry. He has been a contributor to WIRED magazine and a technical advisor and columnist for Sound & Communications magazine as well as an opinionated columnist for rAVe [Publications] since 2003. In addition to his writing and market analysis, Gary has been a product, marketing and business operations consultant to dozens of AV companies in the U.S. and overseas. Clients have included companies such as Sony, Sharp, Epson, Lutron, InFocus, Sanyo, Mitsubishi, NEC and Philips.   Gary, who has been involved with the audiovisual market for over 20 years, was the recipient of the InfoComm 2003 Educator of the Year Award and the 2007 NSCA Instructor of the Year Award. Over the years, he has donated much of his time as an active volunteer in the AV industry’s trade association and served as chairman of InfoComm’s Professional Education & Training Committee (PETC), chairman of the ICIA Design School Committee and chairman of InfoComm’s Installation School Committee. In addition, he has served on the InfoComm board of governors. He also helped grow the InfoComm Projection Shoot-Out as the premiere AV industry trade show special event serving on the committee from 1991 through 1997, and was instrumental in launching the Shoot-Out in the European market at the Photokina Expo in 1994 and 1996 as well as the Asian market at the 1995 and 1997 INFOCOMM Asia shows.   Prior to founding his own company, Gary was vice president of sales and marketing for AMX Corporation (, a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (, rising to the position of vice president of sales and marketing. Gary earned his bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1987 from the University of North Carolina and is currently Adjunct Faculty at UNC in the School of Journalism teaching a class on how future technologies will affect the future of advertising, PR and marketing.   He is also the founder of Swim for Smiles, a non-profit that raises money for the N.C. Children’s Hospital through swimming and other fitness-related events for kids. You can contact him at

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