BenQ Releases BlueCore DLP Laser Projector


BenQ America today unveiled an addition to its professional line of BlueCore laser light source projectors. Designed for large-venue professional installations such as entertainment applications, corporate meeting rooms, houses of worship, educational facilities and more, the LU9715 features an high brightness output of 8,000 lumens. Claiming to provide a significantly improved color performance through a […]

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Barco Intros New Line of Laser-Phosphor Projectors for Simulation


Barco just launched a new family of solid-state (laser) projectors to the simulation market. This new family of laser-phosphor projectors will exist alongside their LED range. The F90 — the first projector to be launched in this family — is spec’d at 13,000 lumens and up to 4K UHD (3840×2160) resolution. The F90 series was […]

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Hitachi Introduces First Solid-State DLP Laser Projector


Hitachi America introduced the LP-WU9750B model, their first solid-state laser projector. The single-chip DLP-based WUXGA 1920×1200 resolution projectors aimed at large auditoriums, conference rooms, museums and concert or stage productions as it claims to have 8,000 ANSI lumens light output and a 20,000:1 contrast ratio. Like all other solid-state projectors on the market, the engine […]

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Epson Takes Aim at Staging Market with New Laser Phosphor Projector


Epson today announced its new Pro L-Series large venue laser projectors, including the world’s first 3LCD projector with 25,000 lumens of color brightness and 25,000 lumens of white brightness. The Pro L-Series projectors are also the first to integrate a laser-light source with an inorganic phosphor wheel in combination with inorganic LCD panels for outstanding […]

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Barco Launches 13K Lumen 4K Laser-Phosphor Projector in F90


The new Barco F90 series projectors are solid-state laser-phosphor light source projectors spec’d at 40,000 hours of operation time without need for lamp changes. The line includes both 2K and 4K projectors. The F90-4K13 is native 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,400) resolution projector and the WUXGA resolution (2,560 x 1,600) F90-W13 both meet the Rec. […]

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Sony’s New Laser Projectors Include 4K and 6K Lumen Products


Sony is broadening its line of laser light source (Z-Phosphor) projector line in the mid-brightness range with three new models between 4,100 and 6,000 lumens. The new models are the VPL-FWZ65 (6,000-lumen WXGA); VPL-FWZ60 (5,000-lumen WXGA); and the VPL-FHZ57 (4,100-lumen WUXGA). Designed for commercial applications including education, corporate, large venue and entertainment, the new models […]

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Epson Debuts EB-L25000 25K Lumen 3LCD Projector, Targets Install Market With Plethora of Projectors


Epson is unveiling two new ProAV projector ranges as well as its first 25,000 lumen 3LCD laser projector at ISE 2016 (9-12 February 2016) in Hall 1 Stand H90. The new models include the company’s first laser-based installation models. Dubbed the EB-L25000U, the 25,000 lumen laser-light source projector that marks a clear focus on the […]

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Epson Launches New Laser and Lamp-Based Models at ISE


With 10,000 lumens brightness and WUXGA resolution, the black EB-Z10005U is a new installation projector from Epson. Able to project portrait aspect images for digital signage, the EB-Z10005U has a flexible installation angle, lens shift for off-centre positioning and plenty of calibration options, with optional Wi-Fi and HDBaseT connectivity. At 10,000 lumens the EB-Z10005U is […]

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Digital Projection Debuts 13K DarkChip Projector at ISE


Digital Projection added to its 3-chip DarkChip DLP-based HIGHlite Laser large venue projector range at ISE with the new HIGHlite Laser II (13,000 ANSI lumens). Digital Projection says that their video processing is improved and the refresh-rate is now 120Hz for the DisplayPort input and 120Hz or 60Hz for HDMI. The 2,000:1 contrast ratio projector […]

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Our Solid State Illumination Survey Shows Most AV’ers Would Buy It


Last month, Christie funded the industry’s first ever Solid State Illumination Survey. We wanted to know who knows what and who is buying it. Solid state projection has only been around for three years (e.g., originally only LED-based projectors) and originally only available from two manufacturers. But over the last year, nearly every major brand […]

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Sony Intros New Flagship 4K Projector in VPL-VW5000ES


Sony Electronics last month introduced the VPL‑W5000ES, a 5,000-lumen 4K SXRDTM laser light source projector. Sony’s new reference-quality unit is the first projector designed specifically for home cinema use that features 4K resolution powered by a laser light engine that provides 5,000 lumens of brightness, is compatible with High Dynamic Range (HDR), emulates the new BT.2020 color gamut, […]

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Sony to Launch New Laser and Lamp Projectors at InfoComm


Sony is taking aim again at the mid-brightness class projector market with a combination of new laser and lamp models that meet diverse installation and budget requirements for business, academic, large venue or entertainment use. The new projectors include two 3LCD laser models (VPL-FHZ65 and VPL-FHZ60) to expand Sony’s growing line of Z-Phosphor laser light […]

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Sony Launches Two New 4K Laser-Phosphor Projectors


Sony has two new 4K resolution projectors that use laser/phosphor technology. The new Sony VPL-GTZ270 is designed for entertainment use including planetariums, theme parks, museums and retail, while the VPL-GTZ280 is designed for simulation, visualization and training. Both are 5,000-lumen models with native 4K (4096×2160) resolution, and join Sony’s VPL-GTZ1 model to create a family […]

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Panasonic Claims Lightest 3-Chip DLP Laser Projector with PT-RZ12KU


Panasonic’s new PT-RZ12KU laser projector is a three-chip DLP that’s specified at 12,000 lumens at native 1920×1200 resolution with a 120 Hz frame-rate. Integrate with two DIGITAL LINK (HDBaseT) ports, the PT-RZ12KU is aimed at the rental and staging markets but can be used in auditoriums, bars and even lecture halls. One unique features with […]

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Christie to Debut 60,000 Lumen Projector Next Week


Christie is setting a new visual display standard at NAB in Las Vegas with a brand-new 60,000 lumens using 3P laser. Yes, 60,000. It will be demo’d in the Christie Innovation Theater where — using RGB laser technology in a large, open theater — Christie will demonstrate Rec2020 content and 60,000 lumens of brilliant light […]

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Epson Adds 3LCD Reflective Laser Pro Cinema Projectors


Epson’s new line of Pro Cinema projectors with 3LCD reflective laser technology include the PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 4K Enhancement Projector and the Pro Cinema LS9600e Wireless 1080p Projector. Both are spec’d at 1,500 lumens of color brightness and 1,500 lumens of white brightness. Epson’s new 3LCD Reflective technology, along with the laser light source, […]

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Epson Unveils 3LCD Reflective Laser Pro Cinema Projectors


Epson today announced a line of new Pro Cinema projectors with 3LCD Reflective laser technology. It includes the PowerLite Pro Cinema LS10000 4K Enhancement Projector and the Pro Cinema LS9600e Wireless 1080p Projector – both with 1,500 lumens of color brightness and 1,500 lumens of white brightness. These groundbreaking projectors (these are the first home […]

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InfoComm: Do Lasers Mean a New Age for Projection Technology?


By Monica Heck Special to InfoComm International It’s safe to say that laser has ushered in a new era for projection technology. Challenging the dominance of lamps in an increasing number of market segments, laser technology has been key to the development of the new era of solid-state light sources. Projector light source history even […]

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Learn More About Laser Projection at Display Summit This Month


Lamp-based projectors are being challenged by all-laser and laser-phosphor projectors. This transition to solid state sources will have a big impact on manufacturers and the uses of projection in a host of professional applications. At the upcoming Display Summit, June 16-17 just prior to InfoComm in Las Vegas, an entire day will be devoted to […]

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NEC NC1100L: Compact Laser Projector for Cinema


NEC Display announced the availability of “the world’s first fully integrated compact DCI-compliant digital cinema projector using laser light source.” Designed for screens up to 11 meters, the NEC NC1100L is for use in venues such as cinemas and art houses, as well as public buildings, theaters and universities. And, like most other laser-based light […]

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DPI Intros 10,000 Lumen Laser Projector


Digital Projection International (DPI) has announced the launch of the HIGHLite LASER WUXGA 3D, which offers 10,000 lumens from a solid-state light source, capable of producing over 20,000 hours of illumination and WUXGA (1920×1200). Due to the light source and lack of a lamp, this projector offers a lower total cost of ownership. Image edge […]

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Christie Debuts 4K DLP/Laser Projector with CinemaCon Demo


Christie just announced a new laser projection architecture integrated with Dolby 3D that will be demo’d later this month at both the CinemaCon 2014 (Caesars Palace, March 24-27) and the National Association of Broadcasters NAB Show (Las Vegas Convention Center, April 5-10). Christie’s DLP Cinema laser projectors use 6-Primary (6P) color laser modules and are […]

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Lang Evaluates Laser/Phosphor and Laser Projectors


By Matt Brennesholtz Display Central At ISE 2014 in Amsterdam, Lang AG (Lindlar, Germany) had both a booth and a private viewing room.  The viewing room focused on laser/phosphor and pure laser projectors and I got a tour of it hosted by Markus Ries, director of Lang Academy, and Peter Mathia, product manager for projectors. […]

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Digital Projection Intros 12,000 Lumen Laser Projector


Digital Projection will launch a new 12,000-lumen laser version of its HIGHLite line of projectors at the Integrated Systems Europe trade show in Amsterdam next month. Like most solid-state lighting devices, it’s spec’d at 20,000 hours and offers WUXGA resolution (1920×1200). This is only the industry’s third laser projector — the other two are from […]

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The Evolution of Large-Venue Projection: Is Laser the Next Frontier?


By Richard Marples Strategic Marketing Director, Venues & Attractions for Barco The entertainment world has a virtually unquenchable thirst for innovative media, embracing new technologies as soon as they’re introduced to power their creative visions. Today’s large venue projectors have evolved in technical sophistication to the point whereby visual entertainment is limited only by show […]

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Christie Beats Sony to Market and Installs First Laser-Only Projector


Christie will supply and install the world’s first commercial digital laser projection solution at the Seattle Cinerama Theatre, a 4K Christie digital laser projector, with scalable light output up to 60,000 lumens. “When hi-tech visionary Paul G. Allen bought the theater in 1999, he gave Cinerama full rein to innovate in order to provide our […]

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Sony Laser Projector (Not Hybrid) Debuts at InfoComm


At InfoComm 2013, Sony showed what it says is its next-generation projection technology, based on a laser light source, not a hybrid light engine. This Sony laser projector, VPL-FHZ55, is Sony’s first lamp-less projector to use 3LCD imaging technology and achieve 4,000 lumens of color light output at WUXGA resolution (1920×1200), to deliver bright and […]

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Sony Laser Projector Introduced


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 […]

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