InFocus Corporation recently announced the availability of the IN5108 — a projector they are aiming at the Large Venue projection category. The LCD-based IN5108 is native SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) resolution projector that claims to have 4000 ANSI lumens, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, weighs about 25 pounds and has less than 32db in fan noise. Using a 2000-hour lamp, the projector has RS-232 control, has analog computer and HDMI (1.3a) inputs — no SDI though), has lens shift (horizontal and vertical) and includes an embedded Ethernet port for IP-based control.
List price is $5499. InFocus says the InFocus IN5108 will be available this month through what they call “exclusive InFocus partners” and can be seen here, on their website.
Two things come to mind; first being that “exclusive partners” are perhaps die hard past customers? Secondly, and more generally, is to note that I’m very much on the fence as to the best way to move/connect digital video for the future (more, on that, later).