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Sony Expands Installation Projector Range with Two New Models

Dec 5, 2006 4:19 PM

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Sony announced the introduction of two new front projectors, the VPL-FX40 and VPL-FE40, designed for a variety of applications—including education and business use. With 4000 ANSI lumens brightness and XGA (1024x768 pixel) or SXGA+ (1400x1050 pixel) resolution, respectively, these models are ideal for showcasing presentations, video, and images in medium- to large-sized meeting rooms and auditoriums. The versatility of these two projectors makes them ideal for a number of digital signage installations.

The VPL-FX40 and VPL-FE40 are extremely versatile and can be customised to virtually any application environment. Both models can be rear-screen or ceiling-mounted, filling screens up to 600in. (measured diagonally), with bright images at 4000 ANSI lumens. By changing the standard zoom lens to one of the three optional bayonet lenses, Sony gives customers the flexibility to choose a lens-free version of the projectors so that they can easily tailor the projector for long- and short-distance front and rear projection. The 90 degree free-tilt-angle capability combined with Horizontal and Vertical Lens shift and advanced digital keystone correction ensures that detailed and geometrically correct images can be produced.

With 3LCD technology, which uses three separate LCD panels for red, green, and blue, the VPL-FX40 and VPL-FE40 incorporate a new 0.79in. inorganic panel for greater reliability and brightness.

“We’ve introduced the VPL-FE40 as we’re expecting to see significant growth in the SXGA+ market over the next couple of years. Whilst these resolutions have been available for several years, it’s only more recently that educational institutions and corporate customers have started to upgrade from their existing XGA resolution projectors,” says Robert Meakin, product marketing manager of Sony Europe’s Front Projector Group. “The VPL-FX40 and VPL-FE40 combine Sony performance with the functional needs of business users, accepting a wide range of inputs and delivers ease of use and ease of maintenance.”

The VPL-FE40 will be available in December 2006 and the VPL-FX40 available in January 2007.

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