SONY ADDS A PAIR OF LASER PROJECTORS
Sony expands its range of laser light source (Z-Phosphor) projectors with two new installation-targeted models, the VPL-PHZ10 (WUXGA) and VPL-PWZ10 (WXGA). The new projectors bring the benefits of laser technology to customers who previously may have only been able to experience lamp-based projection.
Group Manager, Business & Institutional Sony Professional Solutions Brad Hanrahan said, “Projector users need options, since every room is different with varying installation and environmental challenges. With these two new models, users now have the option of converting to laser throughout a facility, where in the past, a mix of laser and lamp models made more sense due to budget constraints.”
The new projectors inherit many popular and convenient features from Sony’s existing laser models such as BrightEra 3LCD panel technology, which reproduces red, green and blue components of an image separately to ensure natural-looking and vivid colours.
The new models are designed to deliver enhanced picture quality with features such as ‘Reality Creation’ a technology already in use by Sony’s home theatre projection systems for high-end consumer entertainment. Sony’s laser light source means there’s no lamp that needs to slowly warm up or cool down, no lamp to limit tilt angle and no trade-off between high brightness and high resolution. The laser projectors are designed for up to 20,000 hours of maintenance-free operation, depending on the usage environment, which contributes to reducing users’ total cost of ownership. The fixed wide zoom lens models provide users with a lower cost option for installing laser projectors in rooms traditionally geared toward lamp-based technology. Both projectors come equipped with HDBaseT interfaces for easier connectivity and signal runs up to 100m.
In addition to the long-life laser light source design, the projectors are designed for energy efficiency due to their 3LCD engine. The new models’ low power consumption also reduces heat dissipation, in turn lowering fan noise.