Christie to Introduce Q Series Projectors at ISE 2014

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Christie will introduce at ISE 2014 in Amsterdam a new series of 1-chip DLP projectors with the new Christie Q Series. The Christie Q Series 1-chip DLP platform has brightness options ranging from 8,500 to 10,000 lumens and XGA, WXGA and WUXGA resolutions. These projectors are designed for rental and staging applications, such as concerts or […]

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BenQ Ships MX600 Projector with MHL

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BenQ’s new MX600 is designated as its “mobile-friendly projector” since it integrates MHL technology. The MX600 is specified at 3,200 lumens and uses BenQ’s SmartEco technology that claims 10,000 hours of lamp life. We’re not going to give you the projector’s contrast ratio spec as it’s ridiculous. The MX600 features horizontal and vertical keystone calibration, […]

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Unique AVA Virtual Mannequin Offers Information to Airport Travelers

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Airports are a hub of activity with thousands of people streaming through busy gates each day. Communicating to these masses is a challenge. Airport staffs are shrinking and security inspectors compete with the sounds of other passengers, vendors and more. Picture the following: While waiting at an airport security checkpoint, you are verbally instructed by […]

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JVC Debuts Projector Aimed at Simulation

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JVC’s ILA division has debuted its new DLA-2400ZG projector with e-shift technology today at the I/ITSEC 2013 Show in Orlando, Fla. The DLA-VS2400ZG delivers a 5.1 megapixel equivalent image (2592×1944 pixels) via JVC’s proprietary e-shift technology, along with a spec of 18,000:1 contrast ratio and a minimum of 900 ANSI lumens. It offers two HDMI […]

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

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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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BenQ’s Revamped 3000 Lumen M5 Projector Series Debuts

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BenQ America just introduced its revamped line of M5 series projectors: the MS504, MS521, MX505, MX522 and MW523. These projectors are aimed at small- to medium-sized spaces, specified with 3,000 ANSI lumens and a 10,000 hour lamp life. Every model uses BenQ’s SmartEco technology that includes a “no source detected” mode that automatically lowers brightness […]

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Christie Ships Mirage WQ-L Projector

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Christie’s newest Mirage WQ-L projector is an LED, 1-chip DLP projection system featuring WQXGA (2560×1600) resolution and 800 ANSI lumens. Using an LED light engine rated at 60,000-hours (approximately 6.5 years) life cycle, the Christie Mirage WQ-L includes Christie ArrayLOC for synchronized color and brightness management, which Christie says reduces calibration requirements. The Christie Mirage […]

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Projectors Still Dominating Education Market

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TFCinfo today announced the completion of its latest report: “The Use of Projection and Interactive Whiteboards in Education 2013.” TFCinfo’s report examines and provides detailed information on the use of projectors and interactive whiteboards in educational settings, along with AV video display buying trends in both K-12 and higher education. The need to improve the […]

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Digital Projection Ships 9K Lumen Cine 730 Projector

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Digital Projection unveiled the HIGHlite Cine 1080p 730-3D at CEDIA — spec’d as a 9,000-lumen, 1080p projector. DPI’s HIGHlite Cine 1080p 730-3D projectors feature built-in HDBaseT (video, audio, control and ethernet over standard Cat5e/6), Dual Flash Processing (DFP) that enables distribution of 3D content via 60 Hz formats by frame-doubling the signal within the projector, […]

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

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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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JVC Debuts Entirely New Home Theater Projector Line – All 4K Capable

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JVC Professional today announced a new line of home theater projectors that incorporate a new imaging device, upgraded version of the company’s e-shift technology, 4K source compatibility and a user-selectable Intelligent Lens Aperture. The entire line is D-ILA based and has a new wire grid polarizer. JVC has also added a user-selectable Intelligent Lens Aperture […]

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Digital Projection Intros 1080p LED Titan

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At CEDIA, Digital Projection International (DPI) announced the TITAN 1080p LED 3D projector, which the company says is the world’s first combination of 3-chip DLP imaging and solid-state LED illumination. Utilizing Texas Instruments’ DarkChip DLP technology, DPI’s new TITAN 1080p LED 3D is spec’d at 2,000 lumens and lists for $79,995. The benefits of LED […]

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JVC Debuts DLA-VS2200ZG Simulation Projector

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JVC Professional Products today announced the DLA-VS2200ZG D-ILA projector, which the company claims is specifically engineered for simulation environments, planetariums and other visualization applications. Using a new 1920×1080 resolution D-ILA optical projection engine, JVC says it offers a delivers a minimum 18,000:1 native contrast ratio. Using three D-ILA imaging devices (RGB), the DLA-VS2200ZG offers a […]

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rAVe Scoop: Barco Introduces Three New High-Brightness Projector Lines

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Over the next ten days, Barco will introduce a series of new products for its corporate audiovisual line, including three new projector families — the Present line, the Collaborate line and the Impress line. The Present line is a series of one-chip DLP projectors ranging in brightness from 5,000 lumens up to 10,000 lumens. They […]

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Optoma Launches New Install Line

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Optoma this week launched ProScene, a new brand name that basically puts all its high-output, high-resolution projectors for install under one product family. The ProScene line will comprise all of Optoma’s current and recently announced Install projectors. This includes all models with brightness levels ranging from 4,000 to 7,000 ANSI lumens: the EH7700, TH7500-NL, TW865-NL, […]

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PMA Announces Top 5 Selling Brands Projector for July

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PMA Research has posted its most recent Projector Tracking Service results to the “Top-Selling Projectors” area of its website. Each month, PMA Research posts the Top 5 Projector Lists for the following product categories: Pico and Personal Projectors – For Pico and Personal projectors, the July results showed that three of the five best-selling projectors […]

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BenQ Ships SX914 6000 Lumen Install Projector

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BenQ America is shipping a new large-venue install projector dubbed the SX914 — an XGA (1024×768) resolution DLP projector specified to output 6,000 ANSI lumens with a contrast ratio of 6500:1.The projector offers 1.6x zoom capabilities, an embedded test pattern, dual HDMI inputs, a VGA port and an Ethernet port for control and content. With […]

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Epson Adds Sub-$1000 Home 1080p Projector with PowerLite Home Cinema 2030

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Epson’s new PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 is a 2D and 3D 1920x1080p 3LCD projector that offers MHL-enabled HDMI. You can learn all about MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) here. Basically, MHL is a smaller connector (for small devices like memory stick streaming devices, mobile phones, tablets, etc.) that can output resolutions up to 4K and do […]

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Epson Introduces Brighter EX-Series Projectors

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Epson today introduced its new EX-Series — four LCD projectors: the EX7220 (WXGA), EX6220 (WXGA), EX5220 (XGA) and EX3220 (SVGA) — all spec’d at 3,000 ANSI lumens and with HDMI inputs. The EX6220 and the EX3220 also have wireless projection capabilities. All the projectors include keystone correction, remote lens control and a 1.2x zoom lens. […]

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PMA’s Tracking Service Shows Top-Selling Projector Models in June Include Epson, InFocus and Mitsubishi

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PMA Research has posted its most recent Projector Tracking Service results to the “Top-Selling Projectors” area of their website and we’ve created an infographic to help you graphically see the Top 5. For more than 15 years now, PMA Research has collected monthly sell-through data from leading North American projector dealers, retailers, web resellers and […]

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BenQ MX661 BYOD Projector Launched

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BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) is something you’ll read about a lot over the next 12 months. Why? Well, because it’s the latest buzzword and people in technology like to sound forward-thinking. So, it’s no surprise that BenQ is using the BYOD term to market the MX661’s multi-user connectivity wireless capabilities — something that’s been […]

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TFCinfo’s Latest Projector Brand Strength Report Ranks Panasonic, Epson, Sony, NEC and Sharp as Tops

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TFCinfo’s recently published Projector Brand Customer Perception and Preference Tracking Report 2013 reveals that the top four most important factors end users consider when purchasing a projector are overall picture quality, brightness, price and reliability/maintenance costs. Experienced projector users and purchasers name Panasonic, Epson, Sony, NEC and Sharp as the top brands they consider to […]

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