Epson Expands Large Venue and Meeting Room Projector Line

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Today, Epson significantly expanded its lineup of corporate and large venue projection solutions with three new announcements: BrightLink Pro-Series: The BrightLink Pro 1430Wi and 1420Wi transform any flat surface, such into digital whiteboards and interactive spaces by using built-in tools that don’t require a computer or software. The new series feature a new Whiteboard Sharing […]

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Barco Adds Compact and High-Res Projectors for Attractions, Data Visualization and Collaboration

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Barco has expanded its single-chip DLP projector line-up to now include familiar F50 Panorama but added WUXGA and Full HD models aimed at exhibitions and high-end visitor attractions to corporate collaboration suites, 24/7 control rooms and big data analytics labs. The new F50 range offers a unique high resolution and active 3D stereo at higher […]

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Barco Debuts 35K Lumen Projector

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Barco has expanded its projection portfolio for rental and staging and house of worship markets with a brand-new three-chip DLP projector with a specified brightness level of 35,000 lumens. Dubbed the HDQ-4K35, this projector is capable of showing native 4K content at 60 Hz frame rates. It has an integrated design with internal power supply, […]

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Casio Intros 1.7” Thin LED-Based Projectors

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Casio America’s new SLIM projectors, weighing only five pounds and only 1.7 inches thick, feature Casio’s proprietary LASER & LED HYBRID Light Source, which combines a laser, a fluorescent element and LEDs to generate light. Now in its fifth generation, Casio says the improved light source offers a 30 percent increase in light output and 20,000 […]

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Casio Intros Lamp-Free Projectors Aimed at Hospitality Market

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Casio America has a new lineup of Signature projectors aimed at the hospitality industry. All of them include Casio’s LASER & LED HYBRID Light Source, which combines a laser, fluorescent element and LEDs to generate light (it’s 5th generation), lasting an estimated 20,000 hours. Weighing in at 8.6 pounds, the new Signature projectors offer a […]

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Audience Entertainment Discusses Interactive Digital Cinema

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By Matt Brennesholtz Display Central Audience Entertainment and Barco announced on March 18th a partnership creating a new interactive technology platform for moviegoers called iD — Interactive Dimension. iD builds upon digital projection and 3D technology to create a new cinema environment allowing moviegoers to physically connect and control the screen’s content the moment they […]

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NEC NC1100L: Compact Laser Projector for Cinema

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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

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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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TFCinfo Report Shows The Most Preferred Display Brands In House of Worship Market

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TFCinfo’s latest market research study, “The Use of Video Displays in American Churches 2014,” reports that roughly half of U.S. churches are looking to purchase and expand upon their projection and video display systems. The house of worship market continues to grow in all segments. Larger churches are buying more projectors and displays than in […]

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Casio Introduces Bright Laser/LED Hybrid Ultra Short Throw Projector

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Casio today introduced its first lamp-less ultra short throw projector, the XJ-UT310WN. With brightness up to 3,100 lumens and a throw ratio of 0.28:1, Casio says the XJ-UT310WN is the brightest ultra short throw on the market without a lamp. It enables users to project an 80″ image from 18″ away. Other features include: WXGA […]

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Worldwide Shipments of Front Projectors Reaches $2.63 Billion

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Worldwide shipments of front projectors grew reasonably year-over-year by 6 percent to 2.12 million units in CYQ4 2013, representing $2.63 billion in value, according to the latest research from Futuresource Consulting. In 2013, EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) quarterly performance in CYQ4 posted a 4 percent year-on-year volume growth to reach 702,000 units. Although […]

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Epson Now Holds 39 Percent of Projector Market Share in U.S.

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According to PMA Research, Epson continues to hold the number one position in North America for 2013 with a market share of 39 percent, representing a five-point increase year-over-year. With positive revenue growth four years in a row, Epson had the largest total revenue increase in the North American projector market in 2013 with a […]

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Hitachi Expands 9000 Series Large-Venue Projectors with Off-White Color Availability for All Models

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Hitachi America now has off-white versions of all its 9000 Series DLP projectors — apparently allowing you to better match 1970s decor? The CP-X9111, CP-WX9211 and CP-WU9411 projectors are spec’d up to 10,000 lumens brightness and feature two built-in color wheels, enabling users to easily switch between a so-called Rich Color Mode or Bright Mode. […]

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Barco Becomes First Projector Manufacturer to Issue All ProAV Projectors as BIM Objects

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Barco told rAVe today that all its corporate AV projector line will be available as BIM objects starting immediately. Now consultants, architects and designers will have quick access to complete and detailed product information to easily integrate the Barco projectors from the very start of their design phase. The Barco Present projectors for corporate AV […]

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And The Winner Is: LCD

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In the industry’s first-ever independent survey asking AV’ers which projection technology, LCD or DLP, they prefer, LCD has won in a big way. We will do this survey annually in the future, so we’ll see how it evolves over time. Our February survey was pretty simple — Which technology do you prefer: LCD or DLP, […]

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Epson Intros PowerLite Pilot 2 for Centralized AV Switching, Control

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Epson this week introduced the PowerLite Pilot 2 Projector Connection and Control Box. Wall mounted, the PowerLite Pilot 2 integrates into classrooms and supports advanced connectivity including VGA, HDMI, MHL and USB. Built upon the platform of the PowerLite Pilot, the new PowerLite Pilot 2 delivers source switching and volume adjustments and also helps consolidate […]

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BenQ’s New M7 Series Aimed at SMB and Classrooms

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BenQ America launched two projectors in its MX series in the form of the MX768 and MW769. Both are spec’d at over 4,000 ANSI lumens with a contrast ratio of 13,000:1. They are integrated with their SmartEco power-saving technology and are aimed at small meeting rooms and classrooms. Featuring resolutions in both XGA (MX768) and […]

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Christie Debuts 4K DLP/Laser Projector with CinemaCon Demo

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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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BenQ’s Latest Are Aimed at Home Theaters and Boardrooms with Built-in BYOD Wireless

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BenQ America just introduced its new MH680 and MH740 projectors, both of which are 1920×1080, 1-chip DLP projectors claiming a lamp life of 6,500 hours. Designed using the company’s “Colorific” picture system, the MH680 is spec’d at 10,000:1 contrast ratio and 3,000 lumen brightness, while the MH740 features a spec of 11,000:1 contrast ratio and […]

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Panasonic Debuts New Lamp-Free Projector, Weatherproof Display, Status Monitoring Software and More at DSE 2014

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At DSE, Panasonic demonstrated its newest offerings, including the PT-RZ670U lamp-free projector, TH-47LFX60U ruggedized and weatherproof outdoor display, TH-47LFV5U video wall display and ET-SWA100 status-monitoring software. The PT-RZ670U is a lamp-free projector that uses a 1-chip DLP laser projector specified at 6,000 lumens and 20,000 hours of operation. Equipped with DIGITAL LINK (Panasonic’s branding for […]

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Texas Instruments DLP – The Interview

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Gary Kayye caught up with Texas Instruments’ Dave Duncan, manager of front projection & DLP cinema and DLP products, today at the Integrated Systems Europe show and he filled us in on what’s going on now with DLP and how they see themselves in the market. Dave addressed some tough questions from Gary, including what […]

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Hitachi Intros Four New Ultra Short-Throw Projectors

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Hitachi America today introduced its CP-AX2503, CP-AX3503, CP-AW2503 and CP-AW3003 Ultra Short Throw LCD projectors. The CP-AX2503 and CP-AW2503 claim 2,700 color and white light ouput with XGA and WXGA resolution, respectively. The CP-AX3503 and CP-AW3003 are spec’d at 3,300 and 3,600 color and white light output with XGA and WXGA resolution, respectively. All four […]

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Christie Upgrades Christie G Series, Launches New Christie Q Series

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At ISE, Christie announced three upgraded Christie G Series projectors, as well as the all new Christie Q Series. Providing 6,000 lumens and WXGA/HD/WUXGA resolution, the three new Christie G Series models are each high brightness 1-chip DLP projectors, while the Q Series ranges from 8,500 to 10,000 lumens and XGA, WXGA, and WUXGA resolutions […]

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Christie QuickConnect Allows iOS Control of Christie Projectors

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The Christie QuickConnect App enables end users and installers to project photos, documents and websites to a compatible Christie projector over Wi-Fi from their iOS devices. It also allows users to control their projector using an iOS device. This app is specifically designed to control Christie LW401, LWU421, LX501, LW551i, LWU501i, LX601i, DXG1051-Q, DWX951-Q and […]

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Top Projector Brands Named in TFCinfo’s Annual Projector Brand Perception And Preference Research

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TFCinfo today announced the completion of its “Projector Brand Customer Perception and Preference Study 2014.” This report marks the 13th year that this annual projector brand benchmarking study has been conducted. Results of TFCinfo’s new report reveal significant movement among projector competitors in the three measurable areas of brand strength: awareness, image and intent. These […]

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Digital Projection Intros 12,000 Lumen Laser Projector

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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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Epson Introduces EX5230 Pro Portable Projector With 3,500 Lumens

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Epson’s new EX5230 Pro projector offers 3,500 lumens of color light output (and 3,500 lumens of white light output), automatic vertical keystone correction and a horizontal slide control bar for image correction. The 3LCD projector also has HDMI connectivity, wireless projection (PC and MAC) and instant on and off (with no cool down time). The […]

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Wolf Cinema Launches Three New Home Theater Projectors

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Wolf Cinema has just launched three new DLP based front projectors for home theater applications: the SDC-6, the SDC-20 and the SDC-25, an LED-based home theater projection system. All three new models are available immediately. The 1920×1080 resolution SDC-6 is spec’d at 3,500 ANSI and includes the company’s ProScaler MK III outboard video processor. It’s […]

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Epson Launches Budget Projectors Aimed at Small Business

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Epson’s new VS-Series projector models are aimed at small businesses on a budget. There are three models: Epson VS230, VS330 and VS335W, which are all priced under $529 and feature 3LCD technology. Features for the VS series include HDMI and VGA inputs, automatic vertical keystone correction, a horizontal easy-slide control bar and direct power on/off. […]

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