Maxell (Formerly Hitachi) Intros Three 3LCD Laser Projectors

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Maxell, Ltd. today announced the launch of three 3LCD laser projectors for the North American market. This new series of laser projectors — the first to be manufactured under the Maxell brand — includes the WUXGA (1920×1200) Maxell MP-WU5603, the WXGA (1280×800) MP-WX5603 (both 6,000 ANSI lumens) and the 5000 lumen, WUXGA 1920×1200 MP-WU5503. These […]

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Epson Debuts New BrightLink Interactive Ultra Short-Throw Projectors at InfoComm 2019

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Epson today introduced the BrightLink 1485Fi and the BrightLink 1480Fi ultra short-throw interactive laser displays — the ultimate productivity and collaboration tool for classrooms and meeting rooms. Leveraging a virtually maintenance-free laser light source, these ultra short-throw, 1080p Full HD2 laser displays offer new 16:6 widescreen display options for turning virtually any flat surface into an instant, […]

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Casio Expands Its LampFree Projection Portfolio At InfoComm 2019 and UBTech 2019

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Casio America will showcase its expansive lineup of LampFree projectors — specifically its new Superior Series. Ideal for a range of environments, from businesses to classrooms, Casio’s Superior Series offers incredible benefits including high brightness, low maintenance, and installation flexibility. Casio will begin the week by displaying its full line-up of LampFree Projectors in booth […]

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Panasonic to Claim Smallest 50,000 Lumens 4K+ Projector in PT-RQ50K at InfoComm 2019

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Panasonic System Solutions Company announced today it’s debuting at InfoComm what it says is world’s smallest 50,000-lumen 3-Chip DLP SOLID SHINE projector (with True 4K+ resolution), the PT-RQ50K. Displayed and demonstrated in booth #1300, the PT-RQ50K is designed to create engaging and immersive experiences across live events and themed entertainment. Using a native 3840×2160 DLP […]

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Panasonic Details InfoComm 2019 Plans

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Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America announces an expanded product and solution portfolio aimed at solving customers’ audio and visual challenges in a range of industries, including ‘live’ entertainment, rental and staging, education, corporate, museums and houses of worship, along with broadcast, video production, filmmakers and more. From June 12-14, at Booth #1300, Panasonic will introduce the world’s smallest 50Klm 4K DLP SOLID […]

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Christie Is All About Moving from Conception to Reality at InfoComm 2019

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Christie’s 90-year history is marked by continuous technological innovation, from the advent of digital cinema projection and the original MicroTiles to the first high brightness, all-in-one RGB pure laser illuminated projector and the Spyder X80, a powerful image processor. Its latest hardware and software solutions will be on display at InfoComm 2019, June 12-14 in […]

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NEC Adds Entry-Level 6000 Lumen P Series Projector to Lineup

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NEC Display Solutions of America today announced the expansion of its P Series line of projectors to include a new 6,000-lumen entry-level installation laser projector equipped with Whisper Quiet technology and the only filter-free LCD, low-maintenance design in its class. NEC’s proprietary Whisper Quiet technology features a patented sealed cooling engine that almost eliminates fan […]

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Christie Will Debut Two 40K Lumen Projectors at InfoComm

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Aimed at rental and stagers, the new Roadie 4K40-RGB laser version projector offers what Christie says is an exceptionally wide color gamut and true-to-life visuals. Similar to the Christie D4K40-RGB, the Roadie doesn’t need external chillers, remote laser racks or special pedestals because everything is incorporated into a single, all-in-one chassis. It has a strengthened […]

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Canon Replaces 4K XEED Projector Line

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Canon Europe today announced the launch of the XEED 4K6021Z — a high brightness, native 4K laser projector, building on the success of the XEED 4K5020Z (which launched in December 2018). Further expanding Canon’s extensive range of 4K solutions, this projector with dual DisplayPort connectivity. Using LCoS, this laser projector is spec’d at 6,000 lumen […]

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New EK-355U WUXGA LED Projector Debuts from Eiki

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Eiki International just announced a WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution LCD HLD LED portable projector dubbed the EK-355U. Using what they are calling ColorSpark HLD (High Lumen Density) LED projection technology, Eiki’s EK-355U combines multiple LEDs through a light tunnel into a very narrow beam that Eiki claims loses no light whatsoever — if this is true, […]

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Epson Intros Pro L30000U, Its Brightest LV Laser Projector Ever, Plus Compact Pro L10-Series

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Epson today announced it will be showcasing its newest laser projector technology at InfoComm 2019. Its new range of compact, interchangeable-lens Pro L10-Series laser projectors, the new Pro L30000U (now available in white and black) and the ELPLX01 and ELPLX02 ultra short-throw lenses on display at InfoComm 2019 in booth, #2129. The Pro L10-Series are […]

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Vivitek Debuts New D3600Z Series of Small, Laser Projectors, One Includes NovoConnect

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The new D3600Z Series from Vivitek includes three new models — the DH3660Z, DU3661Z and the DH3665ZN. The DH3660Z is aimed at most common meeting rooms, while the DU3661Z adds an HDBaseT connection and the DH3665ZN is being marketed as a “smart projector” as it includes the built-in NovoConnect solution wireless presentation collaboration solution; thus, […]

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Got Christie? Almo ProAV Does — And It’s the Entire Lineup

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Almo Professional A/V and Christie have expanded their Latin American distribution partnership into the U.S. As a result, Christie’s high lumen and laser projectors, LCD panels and Christie MicroTiles LED are now available to Almo resellers and integrators nationwide. Christie has also joined the fall 2019 Almo E4 Experience, which takes place in the New […]

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InFocus Is Getting Out of the Projector and Display Business (Updated)

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The industry’s first portable “projector” manufacturer, InFocus, is getting out of the display and projector businesses overall. The company apparently held an all-company meeting at 12:30 p.m. today to inform their teams that they were ceasing display operations. Telling their teams they were “looking at new strategies,” they started to layoff the majority of the […]

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What Happened to Proxima Is a Business School Case of How NOT to Merge Two Companies

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On the day that InFocus shocked the AV industry and announced they’d bought its largest competitor, I was actually there. It was Monday, March 6, 2,000 — I remember the details of the day very well but my old Franklin Planner helped me keep track of the date for the purpose of this article. Let me […]

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Optoma Intros ProScene Line of ProAV Laser Projectors

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Optoma today announced three new additions to its ProScene projector series featuring 4K HDR compatibility aimed at houses of worship, museums, entertainment and education settings. The Optoma ZH506T, ZU506T and ZW506-W projectors are spec’d at 300,000:1 contrast ratio, are all 5,000 lumens and can last up to 20,000 hours of operation. In addition, each projector […]

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Canon Debuts Native 4K Projector

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Canon Europe today announced a new 4K laser projector, the XEED 4K5020Z, which is a compact 4K LCoS laser projector. The new projector allows for installation in any 360-degree orientation and uses a spigot lens fitting. It’s compatible with seven interchangeable Canon lenses, including the new RS-SL07RST 4K lens. It features a 1.76x motorized zoom […]

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Epson Debuts Pro L Interchangeable-Lens Laser Projectors at ISE 2019, Including 30K Lumens Version

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Epson today announced a new range of compact, interchangeable-lens Pro L laser projectors. In addition, Epson is introducing new 9,000 and 30,000 lumen laser projectors. Epson’s new projectors will be on display at ISE 2019 in Amsterdam from Feb. 5-8 at Epson’s booth, #1-H90. The new range of Pro L projectors are Epson’s most compact, […]

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Sony Intros Three New Laser Projectors in the VPL-FHZ75 and VPL-FHZ70

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Sony just launched two new installation projectors in the VPL-FHZ75 and VPL-FHZ70, both aimed at schools, corporations, churches, museums and entertainment installations. With a native WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution, the 3LCD projectors are specified at 6,500 lumens and 5,500 lumens, respectively, and use a newly-developed 0.76-inch LCD panel. Both models come with an ‘intelligent setting’ feature […]

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Vivitek Intros NovoProjector at ISE 2019 — Industry’s First Collaborative Laser Projector

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Vivitek just launched a laser projector with in NovoConnect wires collaboration solution in the form of the NovoProjector DH3665ZN, which is technically the first wireless collaborative laser projector on the market. The NovoProjector officially debuted in Vivitek’s stand 5R60 at ISE 2019. The NovoProjector is aimed at meeting rooms and it can be managed along […]

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Canon Intros LX-4K3500Z 4K Laser Projector with 40,000 Lumens

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Canon Europe today announced the launch of the LX-4K3500Z, its first large venue 4K projector. This DLP-based 4K laser projector is compatible with a new set of Canon-branded lenses (capable of projecting from 2m-176m) an it’s aimed at the rental and staging market and high-end install markets. The LX-4K3500Z includes 10-bit color processing that hits […]

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Barco to Debut Four New UDX Projectors Aimed at Live Events

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Without providing much in the way of details, Barco has told us that it’s planning to launch four more native 4K UDX projectors, two 26K lumen and two 40K lumen units, to complete its offering of live events projection. With its 40,000 lumens, Barco says the UDX-40K is now the brightest projector under 100 kilograms […]

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Epson Aims New PowerLite U50 Projector at K-12

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Epson today announced its new PowerLite U50 WUXGA (1920×1200) 3LCD projector — an ultra-bright classroom projector with a 10,000 hour lamp. Specified at 3,600 lumens of color brightness and 3,600 lumens of white brightness and a WUXGA resolution, the PowerLite U50 is designed for well-lit rooms. The projector offers enterprise-level security via integrated wireless networking […]

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InFocus Launches New LED and Laser Projector Lines

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InFocus Corporation debuts two new projector lines — the LED IN1100 Series and the laser INL3100 Series — along with the new IN119HDG projector aimed at both business and education applications. The InFocus Quantum Color Engine gives the IN1100 Series and INL3100 Series over 200 unique color parameters to illuminate the DLP chip. The IN1100 […]

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Barco’s Newest Is FL40 Laser Driving Simulator Projector

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Barco will debut the FL40 series in a compact, interactive driving simulator at ISE 2019. The FL40 projector is a solid-state projector, using the latest in HLD and LED illumination technology. Built on the Barco Pulse software platform, the FL40 has a flexible architecture that allows for up to 4K (3840×2400) resolution and low-latency processing […]

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BenQ Debuts 4K Projector and 4K Collaboration System

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BenQ will debut its first native 4K Blue Core laser-powered (with HDR) projectors (LK952, LK953ST) at ISE. Using the new Texas Instruments’ one-chip 4K HDR native 3840×2160 chip, these projectors are specified at 5,000 ANSI lumens with a 20,000-hour laser light source. They are IP5X rated (zero-dust rating with BenQ’s Dust Guard Pro), offer HDMI […]

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Eiki Announces EK-623UW 6000 Lumen Laser Projector

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Eiki International announced the new EK-623UW (white chassis) WUXGA (1920×1200) laser projector. Using DLP technology, it’s specified to have 6,000 lumens of brightness, a 100,000:1 contrast ratio (with the company’s Extreme Black Mode) and uses blue phosphor laser technology with a 20,000 hour light source life. Eiki is aiming it at both large meeting rooms […]

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Canon Adds New Projectors, Including a 4K

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Canon Europe today announced the launch of the 4K5020Z and LX-MH502Z, two 4k resolution installation projectors. The 4K5020Z is specified at 5,000 lumens, uses LCoS technology and has an optional short-throw lens (the RS-SL07RST) designed specifically by Canon for 4K imaging. Both the 4K5020Z and the LX-MH502Z weigh only 9.3 kilograms and because they use […]

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NEC Display Launches Two New LCD-Based Install Projectors

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NEC Display Solutions of America today announced the launch of two new projector models: the P525WL and P525UL. Both projectors are aimed at higher education classrooms, conference rooms and meeting rooms. The P525WL replaces NEC’s P502WL-2 and the P525UL replaces NEC’s P502HL-2. For each new model, the imaging unit has been changed from DLP to […]

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Barco’s New FL40 Is a 50,000-Hour Projector

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Barco announces the FL40 series of solid-state projectors using HLD and LED illumination technology specified to run in nonstop 24/7 applications. Offered in native WUXGA and WQXGA resolution, the FL40 WQXGA version can be extended up to 4K resolution (3840×2400) via Barco’s Single Step Processing (SSP) technology — a feature of Barco Pulse unified software […]

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Christie Expands RGB Laser Projection Line With Mirage SST

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Christie just announced the launch of the Christie Mirage SST, an RGB laser projection solution featuring Christie TruLife electronics. Featuring a fiber-coupled projection head, the Mirage SST is designed for complex applications including theme park attractions, dome theaters and planetariums. Weighing 110 pounds (50 kilograms) and using a small form factor, the Mirage SST projection […]

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FUJIFILM Enters Projector Market with Creative Rotating, Short Throw FUJINON Lens

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FUJIFILM Corporation has developed, from what we at rAVe can tell, the world’s first projector equipped with a rotating FUJINON lens to project images in various directions without moving the projector. FUJIFILM will release this product in 2019 and newly enter into the projector market. The new projector appears to feature the world’s first “two-axial […]

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