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CES 2010 Projectors

By Terry Currier

CES 2010 - Video of many exhibitors     Audio     Computer-to-TV     Medical     Networking     Printers     Projectors     Power  

Casio America  www.casiousa.com
Created a mercury-free laser and LED hybrid light source, capable of high-brightness projection for use in the next-generation projectors. Casio is releasing a line of GREEN SLIM projectors with the new light source.Casio projector
The high-brightness light of 2,000 or more lumens was then attained by projecting blue laser light, green light converted from blue laser light with the fluorescent element, and light emitted by a red LED through a DLP® chip onto the screen.

Usability features have also been greatly improved: the body, no bigger than the size of a standard 8 ˝ x 11 piece of paper, is slim (1.7 inches) and lightweight (5 lbs). Additional qualities include: the projector produces bright colors through upgraded color purity,  the light source has a life of approximately 20,000 hours, projection at maximum brightness is possible in a minimum of eight seconds and no cool down is needed when turning the projectors off.

Wide-angle 2X optical zoom for use in diverse settings, ranging from small meeting spaces to large conference rooms. It can accommodate WXGA Real display at 1280 × 800 dots (16:10) and a model that can project without a PC and can communicate wirelessly with PCs.

Model

Display

resolution

Brightness

USB Host Function

Wireless Communication with PCs

XJ-A255

WXGA Real

(1,280×800)

3000 ANSI lumens

XJ-A255 only

XJ-A250

XJ-A245

2500 ANSI lumens

XJ-A245 only

XJ-A240

XJ-A155

XGA Real

(1,024×768)

3000 ANSI lumens

XJ-A155 only

XJ-A150

XJ-A145

2500 ANSI lumens

XJ-A145 only

XJ-A140

XJ-A130

2000 ANSI lumens

JVC  www.jvc.com JVC Projector
Demonstrated the DLA-RS4000 4K Projector with 3-D content in full 4K2K (4096 x 2400 pixels) resolution – four times the resolution of Full HD – using a pair of JVC DLA-RS4000 4K projectors.

Microvision  www.microvision.com/showwx
Microvision SHOWWXMicrovision’s Made for iPod® SHOWWX™ Laser Pico Projector, powered by the PicoP® display engine, delivers a colorful, vivid “big screen” viewing experience from a device about the size of a mobile phone. The SHOWWX can also connect to other portable media players, mobile phones and notebooks to spontaneously share movies, photos, presentations and more. Initial shipments to distributors in Asia-Pacific and Europe began in late September 2009.  With a planned Microvision direct campaign in the U.S.targeted for March 2010.

Utilizing lasers as the light source and a proprietary microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) single scanning mirror within the PicoP display engine, the SHOWWX provides a very different viewing experience from pico projectors that rely upon traditional display technologies. The capabilities of the laser-based PicoP display engine include infinite focus, wide field of view and bright, vivid colors. As a result, consumers can project a widescreen, WVGA (848 X 480 pixels), DVD-quality image onto virtually any surface. The images projected can range up to 200 inches (5.0 meters) in size depending upon the surrounding ambient light. 

In addition to the public exhibition of SHOWWX, Microvision will be hosting private meetings with key prospects regarding the integration of the PicoP display engine into their next-generation devices. These product opportunities vary widely from innovative gaming platforms to other multi-media devices that would benefit from an integrated laser-based projector.

Samsung  www.samsung.com  
Announced the launch of the first LED data projector with 1,000 ANSI lumens (max). With no lamp to replace, the F10M has an LED light source that promises a lifespan of up to 30,000+ hours, and significantly reduces the hassle, environmental impact, and total cost of ownership. The LED light source also maintains its brightness over the entire life of the projector, with industry-leading color intensity and range. Samsung Projector

From an environmental standpoint, eliminating the bulb, which contains mercury  filaments, dramatically reduces the negative environmental effects associated with their disposal. These disposal costs also contribute to total cost of ownership.

The LED also maintains its brightness compared to other projectors that lose up to 50% over the life of the bulb. The greater color intensity and wide color gamut allows for a more flexible projector, which can be used on a blackboard or green board, in addition to white boards and screens, thereby opening it up to the education and government marketplaces.

F10M Key Specs

It comes equipped with PC-free File Viewer, which allows presenters to work directly from a USB memory stick on Microsoft® Office and Adobe® PDF documents in their native file format. Closed captioning and digital focus features add to the versatility.

The F10M will be available through Samsung reseller channels in the second quarter 2010 with pricing TBD.

Sharp  www.sharpusa.com
Showed its  XV-Z15000 DLP home theater front projector at CES 2010.

A 6-Segment 6-Speed color wheel achieves flicker-free, high-grade images. A powered iris switchover function gives the consumer control over brightness and contrast settings with the touch of a button on the remote control, providing flexibility in varying home theater environments with different lighting situations. To maintain an accurate image it  includes Keystone Correction, which corrects spherical, cylindrical and trapezoidal distortion of an image on a flat screen. Furthermore, the projector offers an auto V-Keystone Correction button to automatically activate in response to the installation angle of the projector.

For easier installations these models include two HDMI terminals to ensure a secure digital connection with compatible high-definition set-top boxes or Blu-ray Disc players. The unit also features an RS-232C input for custom installations. Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $3,000.

 


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