InfoComm '09 Products: Video
Christie LED projection, Stewart Filmscreen's new-construction screens, Digital Projection's sealed projector, more
3-CHIP DLP PROJECTOR
Sharp has expanded its 3-chip DLP projector suite with the new XG-P560W model. The installed projector is the company's first professional WXGA, 0.65-inch 3-chip DLP offering, according to Sharp. It combines 5,200 ANSI lumens of brightness with 1280x800 native resolution and a 1,800:1 contrast ratio. It comes with seven interchangeable lenses and a dual-lamp lighting system that offers redundancy for uninterrupted presentations, says the company. The XG-P560W's built-in video-processing chip, the CV-IC II System, aims to smooth jagged edges, minimize image noise, and create a rectangular image using keystone correction to produce the sharpest possible image. Sharp Electronics Corp. 866-484-7825. www.sharpusa.com/projectors.
LED WUXGA PROJECTION
The new LM-702HD Dual 7-inch HD Color Monitor from TV One is the latest addition to the company's line of broadcast LCD displays. The device provides inputs for SDI (SD-SDI or HD-SDI) with an active looping output, analog RGBHV, YPbPr Component video, Composite video, and YC. Front-panel tally LEDs can be activated externally through the DB9 connector. The menu offers the controls to adjust the contrast, brightness, sharpness, color level, and other parameters necessary for monitor performance, while the on-screen display shows the results of each adjustment. The LM-702HD also offers a blue-only mode and a tilt feature. TV One. 800-721-4044. www.tvone.com.
Optoma's new TX783 Multimedia Projector is a DLP-based projector that supports 5,000 lumens and XGA resolution with a center lens design, motorized lens shift, zoom, and focus, plus connectivity and networking capabilities to accommodate conference facilities and large auditoriums. Utilizing Texas Instrument's DarkChip3 DMD DLP and Brilliant Color technologies, the TX783 includes a 3,000:1 contrast ratio and can be operated directly through the control panel, which can be accessed with an Internet browser on a network-connected PC. Up to 99 projectors can be controlled and monitored from a master PC using the company's projector management software. Connectivity options include HDMI, DVI, VGA, S-Video, Composite, RS-232, USB, and RJ-45. Optoma Technology. 408-383-3700. www.optomausa.com.
The new WVM6800+ Quad card from Harris is a quad-split multiviewer-in-a-card that brings high-quality, multi-image display processing functionality to the company's 6800+ modular core processing platform. The card offers auto-sensing of all input formats, including 3 Gbps, HD-SDI, SDI, and Composite sources, plus simultaneous DVI and HD-SDI outputs, says the company. As a three-slot module in the 2RU 6800+ frame, the QVM6800+ requires little rack space, which permits up to six quads to populate a single frame. The module also offers resolutions up to 1920x1200p and includes embedded audio and video alarm capabilities. Consuming as little as 15 watts of power, the QVM6800+ also provides a greener option for AV studio and production applications, according to Harris officials. Harris Corp. 330-865-7552. www.harris.com.