Eiki International Announces EK-820U 10K Lumen Laser Projector with HD-SDI

Eiki just launched the EK-820U WUXGA (1920×1200) laser projector. Featuring 10,000 Lumen brightness, a 100,000:1 contrast ratio, and using both blue and red lasers, the EK-820U supports LAN control and carries the added benefits of a sealed optical engine design (IP6X) that provides protection against dust without using a filter design.

The new Eiki EK-820U Laser Projector provides connectivity via LAN, HDBaseT, HDMI, control via RS-232 control as well as an input for a dedicated wired IR (infrared) remote. Equally notable, the projector includes both USB Type A and B connectors—enabling it to operate over the network using a Wi-Fi dongle. Additional connectivity for the Eiki EK-820U includes both HDMI input and output, HD-SDI, a DVI-D connector, and VGA I/O.

Of particular note, the new Eiki EK-820U Laser Projector caries an IP6X Dust Ingress Test rating. Given that many projectors are suspended, for example, from the ceiling and, as a result, are difficult to access for regular cleaning, the projector’s sealed optical engine, dust-free design ensures it will deliver exceptional performance and equally impressive long-term reliability. Its laser light source is rated for 20,000 hours.

Eiki’s EK-820U Laser Projector offers horizontal / vertical lens shift and h/v keystone correction, edge blending and a powerful warping engine—thus facilitating versatile placement. There are eight optional lenses available for use with these systems, encompassing throw/width ratios from 0.36-15.24.

The EIKI EK-820U Laser Projector is $19,995 without a lens and here are the details.

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 (www.amx.com), a manufacturer specializing in professional AV and residential AV control systems. Prior to AMX, Gary spent nine years at Extron Electronics (www.extron.com), 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 gary@ravepubs.com..