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InfoComm '09 Products: Video

Christie LED projection, Stewart Filmscreen's new-construction screens, Digital Projection's sealed projector, more

LED PROJECTION SYSTEM

Christie's new Entero LED projection system is designed for control room and videowall applications. The company calls it the first LED-based SXGA+ and WUXGA projection display system, offering 600 ANSI lumens of brightness for illuminating Christie's 50-, 67- and 72-inch display cube platforms. The LED-illuminated, single-chip DLP product family includes Christie LiteLOC and ColorLOC for automatic, independent brightness and color management, plus Christie ArrayLOC, which continually matches color and brightness levels for every cube, across an entire display wall. The LEDs are rated at 50,000 hours, and with no moving or consumable parts, such as filters, the company says maintenance is minimal. Christie. 714-236-8610. www.christiedigital.com.

VIDEOWALL SYSTEM
New at InfoComm '09

Planar's Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System supports mission-critical operation with minimal installation space. The Clarity Matrix LCD has a narrow bezel, is only 4 1/8 inches deep, and mounts close to the wall. It features 46-inch, 700-nit LCD panels for landscape or portrait configurations; 7.3 mm image-to-image gaps when tiled; redundant power supplies; and built-in, network-based health monitoring, status, and control. The system is designed for continuous operation, according to the company, with off-board, rack-mounted electronics and power supplies. Planar Systems. 503-748-1100. www.planarcontrolroom.com.

PRO PROJECTORS
New at InfoComm '09

Hitachi's Professional Series projectors include the CP-X10000, CP-WX11000, and CP-SX12000, and are intended for use in high-end professional AV applications such as auditoriums, lecture halls, large houses of worship, and staging productions, according to the company. The CP-X10000 offers XGA resolution with 7,500 ANSI lumens; the CP-WX11000 supports WXGA resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio with a brightness of 6,500 ANSI lumens; and the CP-SX12000 offers SXGA+ resolution and a brightness of 7,000 ANSI lumens. All three models deliver a 2,500:1 contrast ratio and feature inorganic LCD panels that the company says enable longer projector life. They also feature networking connectivity, RS-232 network bridges, and dust-resistant cooling systems. Hitachi Home Electronics Business Group. 800-654-7013. www.hitachi-homeelectronics.us.

LCD PROJECTORS

Sony has rolled out several new LCD business projectors, including five new mobile projectors and three table-top units. Each model supports XGA resolution. The M Series (VPL-MX20 and VPL-MX25) models produce a 2,500-lumen color light output and were designed to match the Sony VAIO notebook line. The D Series (VPL-DX10, VPL-DX11, and VPL-DX15) mobile projectors offer color light outputs of 2,500 to 3,000 lumens and accept several inputs signals, including PC and video. The VPL-MX25 and VPL-DX15 models are network-ready, compliant with Windows Vista, and offer wireless networking functions, such as file viewing, remote monitoring and maintenance, streaming video viewing, and a remote desktop that lets users access files and folders on their laptop remotely. Sony Electronics. b2b.sony.com.

SEALED PROJECTOR
New at InfoComm '09

The XTP HD-300 is Digital Projection's first environmentally sealed projector. With 4,500 lumens and a 2,000:1 contrast ratio, the 3-chip DLP projector can be configured with an integrated media server, making it well suited for large-screen digital signage, according to the company. The XTP's closed-loop heat exchanger maintains the device's specified thermal range while preventing environmental contaminants, like dust and water, from compromising its performance, says DPI. The XTP doesn't have air filters nor does it rely on air from the projection environment for cooling the chassis. Digital Projection International. 770-420-1350. www.digitalprojection.com.



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