JVC Unveils Projector Designed Specifically for Simulations

Within the simulation community, the brightness of a projector is regularly measured to meet Federal Aviation Administration regulations.
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A new projector designed specifically for simulations was unveiled by JVC Professional Products—a division of JVC U.S.A.—at a conference on flight simulators held in Brighton, England.

JVC Professional Products unveiled the DLA-VS2100U, which was specifically developed for use in “simulation environments and other visualization applications,” at the 2010 Flight Simulator Engineering and Maintenance Conference held Sept. 20-23 in Brighton.

The company says the DLA-VS2100U has a new optical engine that uses three D-ILA imagers to deliver 1920x1080 native resolution and 20,000:1 native contrast ratio, which is double the contrast of JVC’s current model, the DLA-VS2000U, the company says in a written statement. The new projector also features a new 220W UHP lamp that delivers 1,000 ANSI lumens, an increase in brightness that will provide greater brightness headroom in larger or low-efficiency systems.

Within the simulation community, the brightness of a projector is regularly measured to meet Federal Aviation Administration regulations, said Gary Klasmeier, product-engineering manager for JVC Professional Products. If a projector’s brightness drops beyond a certain point, the lamp has to be replaced. However, “with almost twice the brightness of our previous projector, the DLA-VS2100U will deliver more lumens longer, which will reduce lamp replacements and save operational costs,” he said.

In addition, the DLV-VS2100U is equipped with an anti-smear reduction mode, a feature that reduces image smearing during fast-motion scenes through frame insertion or black frame insertion without sacrificing light output. There is also a new color management system that enables users to match color primaries to other projectors. The DLA-VS2100U is also more compatible with software genlock synchronization used in some simulation environments, and it offers Ethernet connectivity, in addition to RS-232, for network-based monitoring and projector control.

With two HDMI and a VGA input, the DLA-VS2100U supports 1080p/60 and 1080p/50 video formats. Horizontal and vertical lens shift provide installation flexibility, and a rugged chassis and optional fixed offset lens mount makes the unit ideal for motion-based applications.

The DLA-VS2100U ships with a 1.4-2.8:1 zoom lens The projector is also available without a lens (DLA-VS2100NL), allowing the use of our optional 1:1 and 1.2:1 fixed lenses. The new projector is scheduled to become available in February 2011.