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Hitachi America CPX5 3LCD Projectors Demonstrate Skyview

Dec 13, 2007 12:00 PM


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Demonstrating the light weight and high performance of Hitachi America 3LCD projectors, Lawrenceburg, Indiana-based Visual Solutions Distributing has sold Hitachi CPX5 projectors to Innovative Markets, the North American distributor of Skyview promotional spheres. A brand-new media format, Skyview provides full-motion HD video and static, billboard-like advertising space at conventions, concerts, malls, sporting events, and promotional advertising campaigns.

Skyview spheres come in various shapes, colors, and sizes with single and multiple screen options that range from 6ft. to 15ft. The Skyview spheres are inflated and floated in the air to maximize visibility. Skyview is also customizable, with the ability to be displayed in a wide range of shapes. Skyview runs from high-end projector systems and can be run in HD and even wirelessly by RF technologies.

“Skyview is a huge, eye-catching piece and wherever it goes, it’s an attention grabber,” says Jason Kuisel, president, Innovative Markets. “Typically with rear projection you get a lot of ambient light, but that isn’t the case with Skyview since it’s enclosed. Visual Solutions handles a lot of our events in the professional audio/video market, and a lot of experienced professionals in that side of the industry have been amazed at the quality and effectiveness of Skyview.”

Looking for a projector that could provide high brightness and light weight in a compact chassis, Innovative Markets turned to the Hitachi CPX5 for use with Skyview. “Our main criteria for a projector included light weight, compact dimensions, a good amount of zoom, and a short throw distance since we’re dealing with limited space within the Skyviews,” Kuisel says. “We also needed high brightness, and the CPX5 fit all of these requirements.”

The CPX5 is being used in six of the Skyview models, ranging from 6ft. to 13ft. in diameter. One Skyview model includes three CPX5 projectors, creating a complete 360-degree video display throughout the sphere.

Since the initial deployment of the CPX5 projectors for use with Skyview, the results have been overwhelmingly positive. “The CPX5 projectors have worked out great, they have been a perfect fit,” says Jeff Cowens, national product specialist, Visual Solutions Distributing. “The CPX5’s 2500 ANSI lumens of brightness is more than efficient to create a clear, crisp image, and the weight and dimensions of the product are ideal for Skyview.”

The 3.7lbs. CPX5 3LCD projector provides an optimal combination of portability and power, boasting a brightness of 2500 ANSI lumens. Additionally, the CPX5 features a wide-angle lens, allowing presenters to place the projector close to the screen to avoid obstruction of the image. The CPX5 also contains a USB reader, which simplifies the connection process by eliminating the need to connect a laptop to the projector.

For more information, visit www.hitachi.us.



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