3LCD announced that it has shipped 50 million chips and was on hand to educate attendees about its new Color Light Output measurement. The organization also promoted the presence of 3LCD chips in projectors made by various companies at the conference.
BenQ showcased its DLP projectors, including the MP722 and the SP920. The MP722 has 3,000 ANSI lumens, a detachable keypad, 3D color management, and 11 sets of picture modes. The SP920 features 6,000 ANSI lumens, a dual lamp, a presentation timer, and quick auto search. BenQ also displayed its new short-throw projector, the MP771, which can project a 74-inch picture from a meter away.
Casio America announced the release of four new projector models. The new models feature RS-232 connectivity while still incorporating a thin body design. The XJ-SC200 series boasts "Casio’s Super Color" technology, and the XJ-S50 ("Casio’s Super Bright" series) is designed for high brightness applications.
Diamond Lamps displayed its low-cost alternatives to the lamp modules sold by projector manufacturers, which use the same lamps as those originally used in projectors, the company said.
Digital Projection announced that its single-chip iVision 30 and dVision 30 series projectors are now enabled with 1,920 x 1,200 resolution. The new WUXGA native resolution displays present a 16-to-10 aspect ratio–a format that is becoming widespread in high-resolution desktop and notebook computer displays, the company said.
Draper unveiled its Micro Projector Lift (MPL), a scissor-style projector lift that has received UL (Underwriters Laboratories) certification. The MPL operates using a three-scissor mechanism and is designed to work in places ranging from a small conference room to an auditorium or home theater, Draper said. The MPL is available with an optional Environmental Air Space Housing.
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics America’s Presentation Products Division announced the new XD500U-ST projector, which the company says is designed for educators and other presenters with limited space. The projector can display a 60-inch diagonal image from just 33 inches away from a screen or whiteboard. The company also introduced the WL6700U projector for education, commercial, and home theater installations.
Sanyo introduced an ultra short-throw LCD projector, the PLC-XL51, with networking capabilities that allow for monitoring projection functions and operation via a web browser. The projector, which can accommodate wired and wireless networking, reportedly can project images of up to 80 inches from a distance of only three inches. Sanyo also introduced a line of portable projectors featuring active maintenance filter systems.
Texas Instruments unveiled a lamp-free projector for home theaters that uses a PhlatLight LED light source and a BrilliantColor chipset. Like the deployment of TI’s now popular BrilliantColor technology, the company predicts this solid-state, lamp-free innovation will be incorporated into home theater projector units at first and then spread through corporate and education product lines thereafter.
Toshiba’s Digital Products Division announced the TDP-EW25U projector. This new DLP BrilliantColor wide-screen projector is wireless and works with Microsoft Vista Ultimate’s "Meeting Space2" functionality for remote sharing of presentation files. Designed for education customers and small- to medium-sized businesses, the TDP-EW25U’s "extreme short projection" technology can produce a 60-inch image from just 2.4 feet away and allows the projector to be placed or mounted closer to the screen, resulting in a brighter image.