JVC Visual Systems Division just launched its new BLU-Escent laser hybrid illumination projector technology today. As we all know, projectors used in simulation operate for long periods, so there is a desire to move away from lamp-based projection to solid state illumination. The DLA-VS2500 and DLA-VS2300 represent the first three-chip laser hybrid projectors specifically designed for simulation (we checked, it’s true), and have been designed to meet both FAA Level D and ICAO regulatory requirements.
JVC says they have paid particular attention to the design of the new BLU-Escent illumination system, the key point to high performance, motion compatibility, and long lifetime. The JVC BLU-Escent hybrid technology features a blue laser diode array that provides the blue light and excites a yellow phosphor, which is applied to a high-speed, reflective rotating aluminum disc. The yellow light is then combined with the blue light to create white light. The environmentally friendly technology is mercury-free.
BLU-Escent projectors reduce maintenance and lower the cost of ownership by increasing the illumination and optical system life. The new projectors have increased light output, more consistent colorimetry, and greater light output adjustment range including auto intensity function. The new light source also removes orientation restrictions, allowing mounting in landscape or portrait mode at any pitch angle.
The DLA-VS2500 and DLA-VS2300 use three, 0.7-inch 1920×1080 D-ILA imagers. The VS2500 comes equipped with JVC’s e-shift technology, which shifts the image by 1/2 pixel in the diagonal direction at 120Hz, achieving 3840×2160 resolution.
The product launch includes the following four BLU-Escent models:
- DLA-VS2300G: 1920×1080: Optional Fixed Lens
- DLA-VS2300ZG: 1920×1080: Zoom Lens
- DLA-VS2500G: 3840×2160 e-shift: Optional Fixed Lens
- DLA-VS2500ZG: 3840×2160 e-shift: Zoom Lens
All four projectors will be available in January 2015. Here are the specs.