SANYO Launches Wide-XGA Projectors

They target a range of environments including large conference rooms, lecture halls and digital signage applications.
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?Targeting a range of environments including large conference rooms, lecture halls and digital signage applications, SANYO has four new high-performance Wide-XGA format projectors ready for display at InfoComm, June 9-11 in Las Vegas.

Sanyo PLC-WM5500 The PLC-WM5500 (with standard zoom lens, the LNS-S20), and PLC-WM5500L (with optional lens) have a very high brightness of 5.5 lumens, and the PLC-WM 4500 (with standard zoom lens, the LNS-S20), and PLC-WM4500L (with optional lens) have brightness of 4,500 lumens. Each projector features two new modes that enable the simultaneous presentation of two images.

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 All four projectors use Wide XGA panels in 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio, with 1280x800 resolution. The PLC-WM5500 ($5,645) and PLC-WM4500L ($4,095) have scheduled availability of July 2010, the PLC-WM4500 ($4,545) August 2010 and the PLC-WM5500L ($4,995) is expected in June 2010.?


Two new operating modes enable these projectors to simultaneously display two video sources. The Picture-by-Picture Mode allows the display of two images in fixed screen locations of equal size. The Picture-in-Picture Mode displays an inset image within the full-frame image, with size and position of the smaller image specified by the operator. In either mode, for example, video material can be displayed adjacent to an accompanying slide show, or live video conferencing can be displayed alongside a video presentation viewed by all conference participants. By eliminating the cost and need to install a second projector, these features make these new projectors appropriate for video conferencing and other applications where the display of two images is required.

“With their wide aspect ratio and new functions like our Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture modes, they provide users with not only a larger display palette, but the ability to simultaneously display in a more than one format," said Sam Malik, vice president and general manager of the Presentation Technologies Group in SANYO North America’s Consumer Solutions Division. "Further, their high brightness levels mean they can be used a wide variety of ambient lighting conditions and environments, including very large spaces.”

?Brightness of 5,500 lumens is achieved through a newly developed optical engine and new cooling technologies. SANYO’s New Optical Engine uses inorganic liquid crystal panels, which are combined with new heat dissipation and cooling technologies that minimize the effects of heat on the optical components. With SANYO’s Active Maintenance Filter (AMF) system, each projector uses an AMF cartridge that contains a filter roll equivalent to 10 filters, advancing automatically as needed without requiring user attention.?

?Recognizing the increased usage of the HDMI interface in commercial applications, each model provides an HDMI 1.3 input in addition to DVI-D, composite video, RGB D-sub 15, VIDEO/Y-Pb/Cb- Pr/Cr (both BNC and RCA) and S-video inputs. A Power Vertical/Horizontal Lens Shift control facilitates image alignment to the screen without moving the projector, and SANYO’s Lens Centering Design simplifies installation. The WM5500 and WM4500 models have remote controllable Power Zoom and Focus, and the WM5500 models also have a Corner Keystone Correction function to eliminate geometric distortion resulting from projector placement at an angle to the screen. A mechanical shutter assembly provides a convenient method of stopping light projection on the screen. When required, the projectors can display an image on floors or ceilings through a vertical 360-degree tilt angle projection capability.?

Here are the specs:?

??PLC-WM5500
?(power-driven zoom lens) and PLC-WM5500L (optional lens)
?Resolution: 1280x800 (Wide XGA)
?Aspect Ratio: 16:10
?Brightness: 5,500 ANSI lumens
?Contrast Ratio: 800:1
?Uniformity: 90 percent
?Projection Lamp: 330W
?Screen Size: 40- to 400-inch projection distance varies based on lens
?Input Terminals: DVI-D, HDMI 1.3 Deep Color compatible, Video (x3): RGB D-sub 15-pin (x2), RGBHV/Y/VIDEO, Pb/Cb,Pr/Cr (BNC x3) and (RCA x3), S-video
?Control: Wired remote mini jack, wired LAN RJ45, control port D-sub 9
?Dimensions: 19.27 (W) x 6.46 (H) x 14.6 (D) inches
?Weight: 21.3lbs (with standard lens), 19.6lbs (without lens)

??PLC-WM4500
?(power-driven zoom lens) and PLC-WM4500L (optional lens)
Resolution: 1280x800 (Wide XGA)
?Aspect Ratio: 16:10
?Brightness:4,500 ANSI lumens
?Contrast Ratio: 800:1
?Uniformity: 90 percent
?Projection Lamp: 275W
?Screen Size: 40- to 400-inch projection distance varies based on lens
?Input Terminals: DVI-D, HDMI 1.3 Deep Color compatible, Video (x3): RGB D-sub 15-pin (x2), RGBHV/Y/VIDEO, Pb/Cb,Pr/Cr (BNC x3) and (RCA x3), S-video
?Control: Wired remote mini jack, wired LAN RJ45, control port D-sub 9
?Dimensions: 19.27 (W) x 6.46 (H) x 14.6 (D) inches
?Weight: TBD (with standard lens), TBD (without lens)

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