Christie Digital Systems has announced the launch of two new 1-chip DLP projectors, the Christie DHD700 and the Christie DS+750, at InfoComm 09 in Orlando, Fla. This new generation of single-chip DLP projectors offer an exceptional balance between brightness and superior color, innovative design, and reliability for 24/7 applications. Backed by Christie’s renowned service and support, the Christie DHD700 and the Christie DS+750 are ideal for environments that require flexibility, superior DLP presentation and video-image quality. Read on at The Briefing Room
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Once again this year, at InfoComm 08 in Las Vegas, SVC‘s editorial team fanned out to find some of the most important, leading-edge AV-related products debuting at the show, investigating if they might be deserving of our annual InfoComm Pick Hit awards. Read on at The Briefing Room
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ARCHIVE: Featured News from the Briefing Room: Premier Mounts Introduces Cable Management Accessory for PDS Series Projector Mounts
Based on input from system integrators and its dealer network, Premier Mounts has introduced the PWH Series of cable management accessories for its popular PDS Series Projector Mount. Ideally suited for education and commercial applications where appearance and security are paramount, the PWH Series minimizes the visibility of cords and plugs to present a unified and professional mount-to-projector solution. Read on at The Briefing Room
Digital Projection officials are understandably proud of the Ultra Contrast Display demo they have running in their booth (N6340). The demo uses contrast enhanced versions of their Titan and Lightning 1080p projectors stacked and configured to offer what looked, to my eye, to be a gorgeous and dynamic presentation. The philosophy of Digital Projection’s booth is to let all the front displays as you enter the booth fully embrace ambient light from the hall and celebrate their capabilities in that fashion. But in the demo theater, the Ultra Contrast displays were cooking up to a 5000:1 contrast range in real pretty ways. Marketing Manager Michael Bridwell was understandably jazzed about the demo, and also the performance of the new Titan Pro 700 series of projectors and their redesigned chassis, designed to permit some pretty radical projector configurations in various types of staging scenarios. more…
ARCHIVE: Featured News from the Briefing Room: Hitachi Showcases CP-A100 Short Throw LCD Projector At InfoComm 08
Offering a new level of versatility and performance to the education and corporate markets, Hitachi Home Electronics (America), Business Group will be exhibiting the CP-A100 LCD projector at InfoComm 08. This revolutionary new model features a very short throw distance, eliminating the problem of presenters obstructing the projected image by standing in front of the screen. Additionally, the CP-A100 offers networking capabilities, allowing multiple projectors to be controlled and monitored from a single location. Read on at The Briefing Room
Planar Systems (formerly Clarity) booth (N6332) is showing its rear-projection alternatives to those 103in. plasma giants. The Clarity x100HD is a 100in. HD DLP flush-mount rear-projection display is a unit designed with conference rooms in mind. You really wouldn’t know it was a rear-projection system with the flush-mount design, which could be a little more problematic of a build for older rooms. Like other rear-projection system in the Planar line, the display is serviceable from the front. The x100 HD will be shipping in Q4. more…
The InFocus IN5100 series of installation projectors provides integrators and installers with a powerful 4000 to 5000 lumens in wide or standard XGA resolution. At 5000 lumens, the IN5100 series only uses a single lamp, making it both simple and economical. Horizontal and vertical lens shift, four optional lenses and many connectivity options make the 5100 series adaptable to a broad range of installations. Read on at The Briefing Room
I kidded George Tsintzouras, Senior Product Manager for Business Products at Christie, today that he should make infommercials for a living. That joke was based on George’s incredible enthusiasm for Christie’s new M Series line of dual-lamp, 3-chip DLP projectors, directed at the AV market. Manufacturer representatives, after all, are supposed to be enthusiastic and I’ve heard some great sells over the years. But George was positively mesmerizing while discussing what Christie views as major breakthroughs with the M Series. George’s point is that the innovation inside the M Series units revolves around impressive advances in optics, allowing two lamps to produce 10,000 lumens out of a single projector.
But he also loves the weight (just 55-lbs.), swappable lamps, intelligent lens system with encoder-based motors, and much more. He was particularly jazzed, for instance, about the filter-free, dust-sealed engine design on the system. more…
The Epson booth is swarming with new products and interested parties today as the company shows its new portables for presenters on the go. These little pearly white machines with soft corners have several new features that I can certainly appreciate for high use environments. While they still can accomodate the usual analog formats, digital has moved in and the great thing is that you can have direct USB conveyance from the computer to the projector with no configuration or source hunting at all. Turn on the projector and the computer. Connect the two with a USB cable and your image is up on the screen. No more fumbling with the function key combos. The new models have A type USB, HDMI and SD card slots as well, so you can have your presentation on just about anything.
These new projectors were made to meet the format and learning curve challenges that have been colliding on so much equipment and it appears that a lot of careful though and customer feedback went into them. It was a great demo.
Featured News from the Briefing Room: Barco launches worldâ€™s first three-chip DLP WUXGA projector for professional presentations
Barco, a world leader in advanced digital projection, is pleased to announce the latest addition to its portfolio of projectors: the NW-12. It features a native WUXGA resolution (1920Ã—1200), offers users a greater pixel canvas, allows them to display more sources than ever in full resolution and is fully compatible with modern high-end laptops. Read on at The Briefing Room