Published on February 12th, 2020 | by Andrew Bistak
Sony launches 3 new high brightness laser projectors at ISE 2020
Sony has strengthened its line-up of laser projector with three new high brightness WUXGA models, the VPL-FHZ131L (13,000lm), VPL-FHZ101L (10,000lm), and VPL-FHZ91L (9,000lm).
Sony’s line-up of laser projectors comprises of a total of 11 models across different brightness, ranging from 4,200 to 13,000lm, providing options suited to a wide range of applications such as small classrooms, conference venues to large halls and auditoriums and exhibition facilities such as museums. This enables users to find the perfect model for their installation environment, application, and budget.
Flexible installation by combining a wide lens shift function with a short-focus lens
Its wide lens shift capability (Max. Vertical ±107%, Horizontal ±60%)[i] enhance usability in a range of settings including difficult installation environments, such as when a venue contains beams or piping, or when the screen is lower than the projector. When combined with the optional short-throw lens VPLL-Z4107, the flexibility of installation is increased in venues where the throw distance is limited.
Supporting a variety of interfaces and flexible system integration
Installing separately sold adaptor BKM-PJ20 to the optional board slot enables 3G-SDI input. This makes it possible to operate projectors in city halls, event spaces, and other locations where projectors are often used together with broadcast equipment.
In addition, the latest projectors now support the XTP Systems of Extron Electronics, enabling flexible system integration and operation.
Intelligent Setting function for a faster, simpler set up
Choose one of the pre-set “installation location” modes to automatically adjust the image quality, light source output level, and cooling system to achieve projected images optimised to their usage environment. Users can easily change the settings from a choice of pre-set modes, including Meeting/Classroom mode, a basic setting which emphasises the visibility of texts in bright environments; Museum mode, which prioritises low-noise; and for entertainment venues Facility mode, which reproduces impactful image quality with high contrast.
In addition, the VPL-FHZ131L, VPL-FHZ101L, and VPL-FHZ91L are equipped with an Advanced Intelligent Setting function with additional Multiscreen mode, which optimises colour when projecting on multiple units. The feature also automatically controls the temperature of the installation environment, frequency of usage, and several other parameters enabling the projectors to be used at suitable settings for long-term stable operation.
The benefit of laser projection and Sony’s unique technology to support superb image quality
Long-lasting brightness of Sony’s laser projectors reduces the burden of lamp replacement and other forms of maintenance, while also lowering operating costs. They also power on quickly to save on time and energy consumption. By combining Sony’s original laser light source technology system Z-Phosphor™ with the 3LCD system, the projectors are able to produce images with high brightness, high resolution, and vivid colour reproduction. Additionally, Sony’s unique super-resolution technology Reality Creation is used to delivers enhanced image clarity without increasing digital picture noise.[ii]