Another Sony first, the 3LCD Laser Light Projector
Sony is an electronic giant and sometimes in all of talk about PS3s and Bravia TVs, you can forget just how much of the entertainment industry the company has under its umbrella.
The latest reveal from Sony is the world’s first 3LCD laser light source projector. The VPL-FHZ55 laser light source projector delivers WUXGA 4000 lumens colour light output and up to 20,000 hours maintenance-free operation according to the developer. The WUXGA is set at a resolution of (1920 x 1200).
“Sony has always been about innovation, and this unique laser projection technology continues that tradition,” commented Robert Meakin, Business and Education Product Manager, Sony Europe. “Our experience in projection is far-reaching, and we’re applying that expertise to develop a solution for the future.”
The new projector features a blue laser as its light source, which excites “a phosphorous material that in turn creates white light. The white light is delivered to the 3LCD optical system, generating full-time, vibrant RGB colour through a colour splitting process. The resulting 4,000 lumen colour light output produces brightness sufficient for a range of commercial applications, unlike competitive models based on one-chip imager and hybrid light source technologies.” according to Sony.
The projector is also HG (mercury) free, ans is “packed with energy-saving features,” these include “Auto Light Dimming”, which dims light output down to 5 per cent when left powered on without use; and “Auto Brightness Adjustment”, which eliminates unnecessary illumination when a dark picture is projected. In addition, the “Constant Brightness” mode allows users to maintain brightness throughout the expected 20,000 hour life by driving the projector at reduced light output.
The use of a laser light source also gives the projector instant “on/off” capability and “tilt- free” capability for seamless installation in nearly any setting or position. It also features horizontal and vertical lens shift with built-in edge-blending and geometric correction for flexibility and better commercial integration.
“We work extensively with universities and businesses to understand the challenges they face when it comes to projection. One of the principal concerns across both sectors was downtime. Downtime can mean cancelled lectures or meetings and can be incredibly frustrating for all involved. Thanks to Sony’s tried and tested 3LCD technology, the VPL-FHZ55 has no lamp. It, therefore, requires no maintenance and there is no risk of downtime. For additional reassurance, the VPL-FHZ55 is also backed up by a 5 year Prime Support Warranty” said Robert Meakin. The new projectors will star becoming availabile in August 2013. For more information, visit the website below.
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