My Epson Interview at ISE

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Epson came to ISE this year (a year after launching themselves into the staging market) with a new series of 7500-12,000 Lumen 4K capable projectors as well as a new series of business projectors. Today I caught up with Epson’s Richard Miller and Neil Colquhoun and asked them about how their first year in the Staging […]

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Epson Launches New Pro L-Series Laser Projectors at ISE

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Epson has announced the latest Pro L-Series large venue laser projectors. The Pro L-Series come in five new models ranging from 12,000 to 15,000 lumens of color brightness and white brightness plus WUXGA and SXGA+ resolution. Leveraging 3LCD technology, the Pro L-Series integrate a laser-light source with an inorganic phosphor wheel in combination with inorganic […]

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Sony Debuts E-Series Projectors

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Sony expanded its line of 3LCD portable projectors with seven new E-series models, 4300 lumens to 3100 lumens with a choice of XGA and WXGA resolutions for the education and corporate markets. The new projectors are designed for applications including mid-sized classrooms and meeting rooms. The new E-series includes the following seven models: VPL-EW578, VPL-EW575, […]

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NEC Europe Launches PA803UL and PA653UL Filter-Free LCD Laser-Based Install Projectors at ISE

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NEC Display Solutions Europe today announced two laser-based additions to its PA Series of LCD projectors. The new additions, the PA803UL and PA653UL models leverage a filter-free design, eliminating one of the biggest operational overheads normally found in installed projectors. Designed with minimal maintenance in mind, the two new laser projectors also have a fully-sealed […]

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BenQ Unveils a 4K UHD Home Cinema Projector With THX HD Display Certification

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BenQ just debuted the HT8050 home cinema projector — a 4K resolution (3840×2160) single-chip DLP 4K UHD projector that has THX HD Display certification. BenQ says that THX certification guarantees that the HT8050 accurately reproduces content the way the director originally intended. Requiring 10 times as much data analysis and seven times the engineering effort […]

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Eiki Intros the EK-100 Series Classroom Projectors

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Eiki International debuted the EK-100 Classroom Series Projectors, all 3LCD. The new EK-100 Series includes four models: the EK-100W with 3,600 ANSI Lumens brightness and WXGA resolution the EK-101X with 4,200 ANSI Lumens and XGA resolution the EK-102X with 3,300 ANSI Lumens and XGA resolution the EK-103X with 3,300 ANSI Lumens and XGA resolution Common […]

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NEC Debuts Compact RB Laser Cinema Projector

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NEC Display Solutions Europe today announced it’s shipping its new NC1700L RB laser cinema projector. Designed for cinema screens of up to 17 metres (55 feet) wide and built around RB laser light source, the light output is achieved by using a red laser source that NEC says offers a higher light output than comparable […]

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Barco Expands Its F-Series With New Rugged Laser Phosphor Projector

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Barco is expanding its F-Series projection portfolio for the ProAV market with a new rugged laser phosphor model. The F70 projector line has two models set for launch at ISE 2017 including a 4K UHD vision (3840×2160) and a WUXGA version (1920×1200) and up to 8,000 lumens. The F70 will be shipping starting in Q2 […]

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Sony Adds More Laser-Phosphor Projector Models, Including Portable Ones

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Sony is expanding its range of laser light source (Z-Phosphor) projectors by introducing two new LaserLite models aimed at making laser technology more cost-effective for the installation market. Aimed at commercial applications, including classrooms and meeting rooms, the new VPL-PHZ10 (WUXGA) and VPL-PWZ10 (WXGA) projectors bring the benefits of laser technology — image quality, color […]

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Panasonic Debuts New Portable Projection Lineup

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Panasonic has announced two new portable projector series, including a new short throw range, offering longer lifespans, higher brightness and wireless capability. The interactive 3LCD, PT-TW351R series is spec’d at 10,000 hours maintenance-free operation in ECO Mode and comprises four short throw models, each capable of producing an 80-inch image from as little as 75 […]

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Panasonic Ships 27K Lumen 4K 3-Chip DLP Projector

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Designed for live events, rentals and staging applications, the Panasonic PT-RQ32K is spec’d to be a 27,000 lumens 3-chip DLP projector that’s native 5120×3200 resolution. The 240 Hz projector incorporates Panasonic’s pixel-shifting quad pixel drive technology and includes various optional lenses for permanent and rental applications. Panasonic claims the need for custom mounting-frames has been […]

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NEC Display Delivers Ultra HD Support, Wider Color Space with Latest Compact Installation Projectors

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NEC Display Solutions of America announced four new 3LCD installation projectors that deliver aimed at displaying 4K content. Ranging from 6,500 lumens to 9,000 lumens, the new PA Series includes the NP-PA653U, NP-PA803U, NP-PA853W and NP-PA903X projectors with WUXGA, WUXGA, WXGA and XGA resolutions, respectively. NEC says that a key differentiator in these latest compact […]

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NEC Europe Adds ME Series of Projectors Aimed at Classrooms and Meeting Rooms, Includes Wireless Sharing

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NEC Display Solutions Europe today launched the ME Series, a range of compact and multi-purpose 3LCD projectors (all native 1280×800) aimed at learning environments and corporate meeting facilities. The new ME Series all range from 3,000-4,000 ANSI lumens and all of the projectors come with MultiPresenter, NEC’s multi-user wireless screen sharing receiver that connects via […]

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Vivitek Intros Two Short-Throw Laser Projectors

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Vivitek is introducing two new short-throw projectors, the DH765Z-UST and the DW763Z-UST, both laser projectors. Their ultra-short throw projector design with an embedded reflective mirror allows for a projection size of 80” to 150” diagonal image from a mere 40cm away from the screen, an extremely close distance to the projection surface. With the native […]

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norxe Has Coming Out Party With P1 Projector at ISE

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norxe, the new projector company from the team that brought projectiondesign (now part of Barco) to market some dozen or so years ago, has made its product debut now with the new P1 — a single-chip DLP LED projector that’s available in two native resolutions WQXGA (2560×1600) and WUXGA (1920×1200). Brightness depends on resolution (2,500 […]

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Christie Adds 4K20 Projector to Boxer Line With 20,000 Lumens Brightness

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Christie is expanding its Boxer line with the new 3DLP Christie Boxer 4K20 projector. It offers 4K resolution while maintaining the same small and rugged design as the rest of the Boxer product line. Suitable for rental stagers who don’t need the 30K brightness that comes with the Boxer 4K30, the Boxer 4K20 features 20,000 […]

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NEC Display Solutions Europe Unveils PA Series Installation Projector Range

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NEC Display Solutions Europe has today launched five updated XGA (1024×768), WXGA 1366×768) and WUXGA 1920×1200) resolution LCD projectors in its PA Series professional range. The compact PA Series installation projectors can simultaneously manage 4K/60p inputs, as well as sharing signal output with multiple daisy-chained connected projectors. Additional developments include color space conversion with Rec2020 […]

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SIM2 Ships the NERO 4 UHD Projector

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SIM2 is now shipping its NERO 4 projector. The NERO 4 uses the new 0.67” DLP UHD 4K (3840×2160) chipset from Texas Instruments as well as a pure-glass telecentric lens. SIM2 says that special coatings have been applied to the optical components to enhance image and color performance. This is SIM2 Super Hi-Resolution Optics in […]

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Sony Launches VPL-VZ1000ES Ultra-Short Throw 4K HDR Home Theater Projector

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Sony Electronics announced today the VPL-VZ1000ES ultra-short throw 4K HDR home theater projector. Sony’s latest is High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible, native 4K resolution (4096×2160) laser-phosphor-based light source projector that can be positioned as little as 6 inches away from the wall and project a 100 inch image (measured diagonally in 16:9.). The VPL-VZ1000ES is […]

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Christie Expands Laser-Phosphor Projector Lineup

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Christie just announced the availability of two new additions to the Christie GS Series of 1-chip DLP laser-phosphor projectors. Both new models feature improved color performance and are spec’d to provide 20,000 hours of operation. The Christie DHD599-GS and DWU599-GS are professional-grade projectors aimed at conference rooms, higher education, houses of worship and similar small-venue […]

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Ricoh Targets Casio’s Virtual Presenter in Hologram for Digital Signage

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Ricoh today unveiled a virtual presenter hologram that’s very similar to the CASIO virtual presenter system. The RICOH Virtual Self-Service Hologram uses artificial intelligence (AI) holograms and Ricoh’s ultra short-throw RICOH PJ WX4152N projectors to greet, inform and bid farewell to visitors. RICOH Virtual Self-Service Hologram can be deployed in a variety of ways to […]

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Optoma Unveils Two 4K Projectors (One for Less Than $3,000) and a New Pico Projector Too

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Optoma is launching a few products this week — one is a native 4K projector. Dubbed the Optoma 4K UST (Ultra Short Throw), it’s a native 3,840×2,160 laser projector with HDR10 wide color gamut, an ultra short throw of just 0.18 for up to a 140-inch image size from just inches away and it’s priced […]

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Epson Intros Slimmest Ultra-Portable Projectors with New PowerLite 1700-Series

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Epson today introduced its slimmest (as thin as a laptop and just four pounds) ultra-portable projectors to date – the next- generation PowerLite 1700-Series. The PowerLite 1795F, 1785W, 1781W and 1780W are the smallest form factor of any 3LCD projectors on the market, according to Epson, and are designed for business travelers. They include totally […]

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Wolf Cinema Releases Four New TXF Series Projectors and One is Native 4K

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Wolf Cinema today announced the release of an all-new series of advanced 4K imaging projectors for the home — three using 6th generation three-chip D-ILA light engine integrated with laser/phosphor for light output and colorimetry. The new projectors in the so-called TXF Theater Extreme 4K series are the native 1080p lamp-based TXF-900, TXF-1400 and TXF-2000 […]

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2017 Will Be the Year of The… My Predictions for the Upcoming Year in AV Technology

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After years of a terrible world economy and very little innovation, 2016 was a boon for new technology — especially in the world of AV. And, some of it crossed both high-end residential as well as commercial. Let’s take a look at a little of what was 2016 and then I’ll tell you want to […]

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Barco Launches Seven New Laser Projectors Aimed at the Theater Market

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Barco announced the growth of its laser-illuminated cinema projector portfolio with two high-contrast flagship laser projectors for cinema screens and five new laser phosphor projectors for small to large screens. Following its flagship DP4K-L laser projectors and 2K CLP series of laser phosphor projectors, Barco is now bringing laser benefits to all cinema screens with […]

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Eiki Debuts 6500 Lumen EK- 620U/621W Laser Projectors

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Eiki just announced the new EK-620U WUXGA (1920×1200) and EK-621W WXGA (1280×800) laser-phosphor projectors; both 6,500 lumen of brightness, a spec of a 100,000:1 contrast ratio. Both are also IP6X dust ingress test rated and include the ability to send content via a LAN (Local Area Network), HDBaseT, DVI-D, VGA and HDMI. Control can be […]

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The Founder of projectiondesign Debuts New Projector Company Dubbed norxe

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Using all lower-case letter again, the founder of projectiondesign, Jorn Eriksen, launched another projector company in the form of norxe. norxe is debuting on the market first with a lineup of projectors aimed at simulation but have plans to expand the line by ISE. Located in Fredrikstad, Norway, where projectiondesign was started, Eriksen has assembled […]

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