The Sony laser projector is a major announcement from the company at InfoComm 2013. The Sony VPL-FHZ55 is its first lampless projector using 3LCD imaging technology to achieve a spec of 4,000 lumens of color light output at WUXGA resolution (1920×1200).
The new projector uses blue laser as its light source, which in turn generates RGB color through a 3LCD optical system. The VPL-FHZ55 projector achieves a lower total cost of ownership and energy efficiency since it’s spec’d to be maintenance-free for up to 20,000 hours and is an HG (mercury) free projector.
The use of a laser light source also gives the projector instant “on/off” capability and “tilt-free” capability. Combined with 1.6x standard zoom lens, V:+60% H:+/-32% lens shift, built-in edge-blending and geometric correction, the projector is fully capable of advanced commercial integration.
Here’s a PDF that explains the technology.