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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Epson LightScene Targets Retail Holiday Shopping Season

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Technology continues to change how we view and interact with our world, including how and where we shop. According to a study from ROTH Capital Partners1, 71 percent of millennials say they would visit physical store locations and make purchases more often if a location provided a significantly enhancing retail experience. With countless shopping options […]

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BenQ’s New Interactive Laser Projectors Aimed at Education, Start at $1,299

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BenQ today unveiled its first Blue Core interactive laser projector designed for the classroom market. The short-throw WXGA (1280×800) resolution LW890UST, full HD LH890UST (1920×1080) and the short-throw WXGA (1280×800) LW820ST are the first interactive K-12 laser projectors from the new Blue Core family that can be configured for either pen or touch interactivity. Using […]

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BenQ Debuts Laser Projectors for Higher Education and Corporate Boardrooms

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BenQ today unveiled its robust lineup of Blue Core laser projectors designed for higher education, installation and enterprise applications. Expanding on BenQ’s interactive Blue Core laser projector lineup, the short-throw WUXGA LU951ST, WUXGA LU950, full-HD LH720, WXGA LW720 and XGA LX720 are IP5X dustproof certification with brightness specs up to 5,000 ANSI lumens. The LW720, […]

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Optoma Intro New Projectors for Large Venue Applications

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Optoma today announced two new projectors aimed at large classrooms, museums, houses of worship and large venue settings. The Optoma W512 and EH512 are 1-chip DLP projectors with 1.6x zoom, vertical lens shift (up to 16 percent), four corner correction and full RS232C control, keystone correction (±20 vertical and horizontal) and two 10-watt speakers. The […]

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Optoma’s New ProScene ZU750 Is Aimed at ProAV

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Optoma today is unveiling the ProScene ZU750, a 1-chip DLP WUXGA (1920×1280) laser phosphor projector designed for museums, boardrooms, houses of worship and entertainment venues. Spec’d at 7,500 ANSI lumens and a 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, the ZU750 is for high ambient light areas and includes built-in edge blending, image warping and color matching with HSG […]

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Optoma Adds 4K Voice-Assistant Compatible Projector and Portable HD Projectors

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Optoma today launched a series of projectors: the UHL55, LH150, LV130 and ML1050ST. The Optoma UHL55 is integrated with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility, an integrated Android OS and 4K UHD HDR media player. In addition to its voice innovation, the UHL55 also features auto focus and auto keystone correction and includes NuForce stereo […]

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Sony Launches Three New 4K HDR Home Cinema Projectors

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Sony Electronics today at CEDIA announced the launch of three new home cinema projector models. The new VPL-VW995ES laser projector is equipped with an innovative All Range Crisp Focus (ARC-F) lens, which was introduced in 2012 with Sony’s first 4K home projector, the VPL-VW1000ES, and is currently found in Sony’s flagship consumer projector, the VPL-VW5000ES. […]

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Hitachi Debuts Two New 5,000 Lumen 3LCD Laser Projectors Aimed at Higher-Ed

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Hitachi America expanded its Collegiate Series line with the addition of two new 3LCD laser projectors. Both the LP-EU5002 and the LP-EW5002 are spec’d at 5,000 ANSI lumens and are WUXGA 1920×1200 to WXGA 1280×800, respectively. These maintenance-free operation projectors have 20,000 hours light source life and up to 50,000 hours with Long Life 2 […]

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Epson Ships PowerLite L-Series Laser Projectors

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Epson today announced it is now shipping its new compact PowerLite L-Series laser projectors within the 4,500 — 6,000 lumen range. Weighing between 17 and 19 pounds, the PowerLite L-Series are aimed at installation in educational institutions, corporate spaces and houses of worship with high ambient lighting. Epson’s PowerLite L-Series laser projectors are spec’d for […]

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Optoma Introduces New Line of Projectors for Small Classrooms, Meeting Rooms and Corporate Spaces

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Optoma today announced three new projectors designed for small-to-medium classrooms, training spaces and corporate environments. The Optoma S343, X343 and W335 all feature a 22,000:1 contrast ratio spec and a 15,000 hour lamp. With a 1.1x zoom and vertical keystone correction, this affordable line of projectors is equipped with built-in assistance for easy positioning and […]

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Optoma Introduces New Line of High Brightness, Laser Projectors

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Optoma at InfoComm 2018 today unveiled four new laser projectors for higher education, houses of worship, rental and staging and corporate environments. The Optoma ZW500T, ZH500T, ZU500T and ZH500TST deliver 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free operation. Optoma ZH500T and ZH500TST are 1080p HD projectors that feature an impressive 5,000 lumens of brightness and a 300,000:1 […]

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Panasonic Debuts New SOLID SHINE Laser Projectors at InfoComm

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Panasonic Systems Solutions Company will showcase its expanded portfolio of professional laser projectors. The expanded portfolio now includes the new PT-RQ22KU 21,000-lumen, 3-chip DLP laser projector with 4K+ resolution, and two new 1-chip DLP SOLID SHINE laser projectors featuring super high brightness: the PT-RZ120 providing 12,000 lumens of brightness and the PT-RZ870 offering 8,500 lumens […]

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Hitachi America Shows New Line of Ultra Short Throw 3LCD Projectors at InfoComm 2018

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Hitachi America is showcasing one of its four new 3LCD Ultra Short Throw Projectors to begin shipping in July. The LP-AW4001, LP-AW3001 and interactive LP-TW4001 and LP-TW3001 models expand Hitachi’s growing line of solid state light source projectors. The LP-AW4001 will be on display at InfoComm 2018 at the Hitachi America, Ltd. booth, #C2736. The […]

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