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Over the past few years the market for large displays has opened dramatically, and the demand has been seen in every applicable display technology. 1/18/2011 11:29 AM Eastern

Large-format Projectors and Screens Technology Showcase

Jan 18, 2011 4:29 PM, by Bennett Liles




Over the past few years the market for large displays has opened dramatically, and the demand has been seen in every applicable display technology. Big displays make a powerful impression, and it appears that when it comes to making that statement, few are content to run in second place. In our survey of large-format projectors and screens, we have chosen to include makes and models appropriate for large boardrooms on up to major performance venues. This wide field is in recognition of the fact that through modern stacking and edge-blending techniques it is possible to use projection units of moderate size and power for more dramatic scale onscreen.

Barco CLM R10+

At 10,000 center lumens of DLP imaging, the Barco CLM R10+is a projector aimed at the rental and staging market. With native SXGA resolution, the unit has an all-metal chassis and can be fitted with an optional external frame for easy road handling and sturdy show mounting. Among its other features are soft edge blending, RS-232/422 in and out, and Ethernet remote control. Through plug-in video modules, a wide variety of input video formats can be used, and DMX512 remote control includes true optical dimming for easy integration with show and lighting control systems.

The single-chip DLP PRO7501DP from Boxlight uses dual 280W lamps to produce 7500 lumens at a native resolution of 1024x768 and features +/- 40-degree vertical and +/- 35-degree horizontal keystone correction. Service and network control ports include serial, RJ-45, and a 12V trigger switch. The unit’s inputs include component, RGBHV, HDCP-compatible DVI-D, VGA, composite, and S-Video formats as well as audio on RCA and stereo mini jacks. Imaging uses a four-segment or optional six-segment 65mm color wheel, and the projector is capable of fitting an assortment of lenses.

Canon LV-7590

Canon LV-7590

Capable of being fitted with five optional lenses, the new Canon LV-7590 is an LCD projector with 1024x768 native resolution, automatic gamma adjustment, storable color alterations, and a powered lens-shift mechanism that can adjust the image by 40 percent vertically and 20 percent horizontally. Installation and maintenance features include a center-lens body design, easy-access maintenance cover, side-loading lamp replacement, and an auto-winding filtering system that automatically advances the filter so that it can be used up to 10,000 hours before replacement is needed. The projector accommodates a range of analog and digital video input formats and is HDCP-compliant.

Christie Roadster HD 10K-M

Christie Roadster HD 10K-M

The Christie Roadster HD 10K-M produces 10,000 ANSI lumens in 1920x1080 HD using dual 350W lamps and 3-chip DLP imaging. Designed for maximum performance in a minimum package, the HD 10K-M features standard analog BNC and dual-link DVI video input connections and optional SD/HD SDI and twin HDMI. The unit includes Comprehensive Color Adjustment, embedded Christie Twist Image Warping, and edge blending. It features a motorized yellow notch filter, dynamic iris, multiwindowing, and screen processing along with the Intelligent Lens System for zoom, focus, horizontal, and vertical offset. The unit is a dust-sealed filter-free design.

Da-Lite Arena Electrol

Da-Lite Arena Electrol

The Arena Electrol screen from Da-Lite is a retractable model available in sizes up to 19ft. 8in. high by 39ft. 4in. wide. Concealed in a black steel casing is an internal steel structure that supports the roller and fabric assembly and operates the screen by using two steel cables in a built-in balancing system. This assures smooth and even retraction and a flat viewing surface. The steel housing case at the top may be fitted with mounting brackets on the rear or top surface. The screen assembly includes an RF remote control link with a three-position wall switch. The screen is available in matte white and perforated matte white fabric with no borders.

Digital Projection Titan WUXGA 3D

Digital Projection Titan WUXGA 3D

The 3-chip DLP Titan WUXGA 3D projector from Digital Projection includes DP’s FastFrame technology to reduce image blur in rapidly moving content. Designed for simulation, scientific visualization, medical research, commercial cinema, and theme parks, the unit can be ordered with DP’s RapidRig flying and stacking frame for precise 3D alignment. Other features include eight user-selectable inputs with HDPC-compliant DVI and SD/HD-SDI along with ColorMax calibration using seven-point color correction. The Intelligent Lens Mount enables the user to program 10 separate presets for zoom, focus and lens shift. These presets can be assigned and automatically recalled by source and input.


Large-format Projectors and Screens Technology Showcase

Jan 18, 2011 4:29 PM, by Bennett Liles




dnp denmark Supernova 23-23

dnp denmark Supernova 23-23

At InfoComm, dnp denmark introduced the Supernova 23-23, its new high-gain screen material for better performance in higher ambient light environments and improved picture quality with ultrahigh contrast. First applied to dnp’s Supernova One and Supernova Core products, the material has an on-axis peak gain of 2.3 and offers a 35 percent improvement in horizontal viewing angles from the company’s 20-20 screen material and 20 percent better center to corner uniformity for much higher gain at wide viewing angles. The material is currently being phased into other products including the Supernova Infinity.

Draper Access XL/Series V

Draper Access XL/Series V

Draper has expanded its Access line of projection screens to include the larger Access XL featuring the non-tensioned Access XL/Series E and the tab-tensioned Access XL/Series V. Each line is available in a wide variety of screen size and aspect ratio. As an upgrade to an existing Access model, the new line uses the same switches, remotes, and controls as the original types and comes with sliding adjustable mounting brackets, a ceiling-recessed case, a motor inside the roller for quiet operation, and it’s available in 110V and 220V variants. Screen selection includes matte white, glass-beaded, high-contrast gray, M1300, M2500, and HiDef gray.

Dukane ImagePro 8950P

Dukane ImagePro 8950P

A wide range of input formats and six bayonet-style lens options highlight the versatility of the ImagePro 8950P projector from Dukane. The unit can input two component video sources on triple RCA or BNC connectors, S-Video, two composite sources on RCA or BNC, two RGB 15-pin D-sub, one HDMI, and one DVI-D. Image controls include freeze, electronic magnification, and pan. Remote control is connected on 9-pin RS-232 in and out as well as 100 Base-T Ethernet. The LCD projector uses three polysilicon inorganic TFT imaging elements, and security provisions include a Kensington slot, security bar, and transition detector.

The dual-lamp LC-HDT1000 from Eiki offers 3LCD Plus One imaging, 10,000 ANSI lumens, and native 2048x1080 resolution compatible with normal and widescreen video inputs up to 1080p/2K. Projecting images up to 600in. diagonal, the unit accepts analog and digital computer and video input signals, it fits a variety of optional lenses, and offers powered zoom and focus. The LC-HDT1000 also features digital keystone correction, lens shift of 50 percent, and horizontal shift of up to 10 percent. The unit has a mechanical shutter for true black no show (AV mute) and 10-bit color processing, edge blending, closed caption decoding, and a built-in test pattern. Remote control via RS-232 is standard while IP network control is optional.

Elite Screens Osprey Tension Dual 16:9 and 2.35:1

Elite Screens Osprey Tension Dual 16:9 and 2.35:1

Elite Screens designed its Osprey Tension Dual motorized home cinema projection screen to be push button selectable between 2.35:1 and 16:9 aspect ratio formats while maintaining a centered image. It features side tension cords to maintain a flat viewing area on its CineWhite matte white front projection surface. As with all of Elite’s electronic projection screens, the Osprey Tension Dual Mode screen comes with a full control package including internal IR and RF receivers, IR and RF remotes, and an RJ-45 Ethernet port.

Epson PowerLite Pro Z8000WUNL

Epson PowerLite Pro Z8000WUNL

The Epson PowerLite Pro Z8000WUNL is a 3-chip LCD projector controllable on 9-pin RS-232 and Ethernet on an RJ-45 connection including the motorized zoom, focus, and lens shift. Designed with center lens mounting for easy screen alignment, the unit can also be directly powered on and off with a wall switch and can accept six optional lenses for a customized throw. Features include Quick Corner for independent image corner control, a built-in closed captioning decoder, cable interface cover, side access filter, and rear access to the dual lamps. It produces a native resolution of 1920x1200 and accepts inputs on D-sub HD 15, BNC component, HDMI, and DVI.


Large-format Projectors and Screens Technology Showcase

Jan 18, 2011 4:29 PM, by Bennett Liles




Harkness Screens Stagelite Matt White 100

Harkness Screens Stagelite Matt White 100

Harkness Screens has a number of variants in its Stagelite brand. The Matt White 100 uses flexible white PVC material in 0.3mm thickness for cinema projection environments. The material can be laced into frames, used with manual or motorized roller screens, stapled onto wooden frames, or fastened with snaps spaced 6in. apart onto fixed or folding frames. A black reverse surface limits ambient light coming from behind the screen and prevents bleed through from the projection lighting.

Hitachi designed the 3-LCD CP-X10000 for staging, simulation, and large-room videoconferencing among other applications. With 10-bit full digital video processing, RS-232 remote control pass-through, a 350W UHB lamp, and a 100 Base-T Ethernet port, the projector operates in a versatile range of applications. It can input analog RGB, HDMI, DVI-D, composite, component, and S-Video. Additional features include a Kensington slot, digital gamma correction, whiteboard/black­board mode, input source naming, and a hybrid 10,000-hour air filter.

Featuring screen resolution up to WUXGA, DLP DarkChip technology, and a choice of several attractive cover skin styles, the InFocus IN5500 series includes embedded networking and a filter-free design. The IN5532 uses dual 330W lamps to produce a brightness of 7000 lumens and includes HD15, BNC, and component analog inputs along with HDMI 1.3 connectivity. Dynamic messages can be displayed instantly by using the InFocus Dynamic Messaging System (DMS). The model features a standard lens image offset ratio of 110 percent to 50 percent vertical and +/- 10 percent horizontal, built-in cable management system, and a number of splitscreen patterns from two simultaneous sources.

Introduced last year, the DLA-SH7NLG 10-megapixel 4K D-ILA projector from JVC uses dual ultrahigh-pressure lamps and is designed for museums, simulators, and similarly demanding environments. The projector can simultaneously display two or four screens in WUXGA resolution using four dual-link DVI input terminals, and it features a low-latency mode for simulation. In single-lamp mode, the system can choose the lamp with the least accumulated time for more efficient operation, and the model lends itself well to stacked configurations and edge blending.

Mitsubishi XD8100U

Mitsubishi XD8100U

The Mitsubishi XD8100U is a single-chip DMD projector producing 1024x768 resolution using dual lamps to reach 7000 lumens brightness. Fitting a variety of optional lenses, the unit has a heat pipe cooling system. In lamp-relay mode, the backup lamp can be automatically switched on to continue operation if the other lamp goes out. The XD8100U can accept video in composite, S-Video, HD15, HDMI, and DVI-D with HDCP. Remote control is connected through 9-pin RS-232 in and out, RJ-45 for LAN control, and a wired remote on a 3.5mm stereo mini jack.

Panasonic PT-D12000U

Panasonic PT-D12000U

Capable of using a range of optional powered zoom/focus lenses and employing a liquid cooling system, the 12,000 lumen PT-D12000U 3-chip DLP projector from Panasonic delivers 1400x1040 resolution, 10-bit color processing, a 3D color management system, and a four-lamp optical system that can operate in lamp-relay mode for long uptimes. The projector also features Panasonic’s Auto Cleaning Robot, which uses a brush to clean the air filter when the unit is turned on. For show environments where smoke and fog are used, the optional ET-SFD 100 smoke filter can be fitted in place of the Auto Cleaning Robot tray. Input connections include HDCP-compatible DVI-D, RGB on five BNCs, 15-pin D-sub, and composite on BNC. Remote control is connected on 9-pin RS-232 in and out along with LAN control on RJ-45.


Large-format Projectors and Screens Technology Showcase

Jan 18, 2011 4:29 PM, by Bennett Liles




Projection Design F82

Projection Design F82

The Projection Design F82 series provides 3-chip DLP technology and offers WUXGA resolution at up to 10,000 ANSI lumens for large-screen applications. ACOP optical color management enables user selectable color management, and ProNet 2.0 software automates the process while a wide range of low-dispersion lenses assures a custom installation fit. The unit is designed for high-uptime operation and changing lamps is easily performed from side access. Input connections include HDMI and HDCP-compatible DVI-D along with RGBHV on 15-pin and five-BNC terminals. The F82 also features an XPort for connection to third-party and Projection Design modules, including one for HD-SDI.

Sanyo PLC-HF15000L

Sanyo PLC-HF15000L

The new PLC-HF15000L from Sanyo uses four high-output lamps and a new optical engine to achieve a high brightness of 15,000 lumens and a high resolution of 2K providing full HD without any image compression. The cooling system uses a three-layer filter and provides automatic cleaning on the first layer, and there is an optional smoke filter available. The hot-swappable lamp feature allows a lamp to be changed while the projector is in operation. Additional features include constant brightness output control, an edge-blending function, and built-in color matching for use when operating multiple projectors.

The Sharp 3-chip DLP XG-P610X projector features powered horizontal and vertical lens shift, web browser control with diagnosis and auto email alerts, networked control with third-party control systems, and it can fit seven optional interchangeable lenses. It can also provide scaling and picture-in-picture for adding video images onto a data screen image. The video system generates XGA resolution and offers a range of video inputs including HDMI, DVI-D, component on five BNCs and RCA, computer on 15-pin Sub-D, and S-Video.

SnapAV offers the DF-125-AW-235 Dragonfly 125in. AcoustiWeave 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio Film Screen, which ships with an optional black scrim cloth to mount behind the unit to eliminate light refection back through the screen. The flexible PVC micro-weave screen material is angled 15 degrees on the beveled rigid aluminum frame to avoid hot spotting and the Moiré effect frequently seen on perforated screens. Speakers can be mounted directly behind the perforated screen without blocking sound.

For the most demanding projection environments such as simulation, planetarium, and museum exhibition, Sony introduced the SRX-T105 with three silicon crystal reflective display devices (SXRD) to produce a resolution of 4096x2160 at 11,000 lumens using twin xenon lamps. The lamps may be operated together or in single mode with one operating in standby for the other. Five optional zoom lenses are available along with a short-throw prime lens. The chassis is equipped with four slots for selectable input boards including analog, HD-SDI, dual-link HD-SDI, and HDCP-compatible DVI.

Vutec SilverStar

Vutec SilverStar

Vutec has a wide selection of commercial screen products for large venues, 2D, 3D, and simulation applications. Its product offerings include the Retrata-Vu Pro screen, which ranges up to 300in. diagonal in all the popular formats. This screen rises from the ground up allowing a solution where a traditional screen cannot be hung or wall-mounted. Another screen for large venues is the multiplexed SilverStar screen. This fixed wall-mounted or flown screen overcomes ambient light and less-than-ideal conditions that can be present in some installations. The screen has a gain of 6 and virtually unlimited off-axis viewing while maintaining true, brilliant colors. The more traditional wall- and ceiling-mounted screens are the Lectric I-C and Lectric III-C, which range in size up to 250in. diagonal. The Lectric II-C(self-supported fabric) and the LIV-C (tensioned fabric) can be flown from trusses or recessed above a finished or drop ceiling and range in size up to 320in. diagonal.


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