Sony has added three new additions to its ultra short-throw projector range, which now enable the use of pen devices with driver and drawing software to work in conjunction with the projectors.
The new projectors highlight Sony’s commitment to the education sector by providing a fully interactive audience experience, at the same time as saving energy. The pen, a common feature on the VPL-SW535C and VPL-SW525C, is compatible with third party software and has an ergonomic design to fit comfortably in the user’s hand. Each new projector is also equipped with Sony’s unique BrightEra 3LCD Inorganic Panel technology, which delivers higher picture quality, substantially brighter images, higher efficiency and better contrast. In addition, the projectors provide consistent colour stability and longer durability and usability.
‚”Adding interactivity to a number of our projectors makes them even more appealing to users wishing to engage with their audiences,‚” said Jess Goedhals, General Manager of Broadcast and Professional, Sony Professional, Sony South Africa. ‚”We designed the projectors with the user and environment in mind, they all include three brightness modes, Instant on/off (which reduces lamp brightness and power consumption while the projector is not in use), Auto dimming (that reduces brightness by 10% without detections and 70% brightness reduction if no input is received by a set period of time) and the Dual Pen interactivity.
Finally, the V/H Shift, Throw ratio, Keystone and Bracket Adjustment all help to make the installation fully flexible and simple for installers.‚” The projectors offer a 0.27 – 0.29:1 throw ratio. This produces a 2.03 meter (80 inch) diagonal screen size image from only 0.58 metres (1.9 feet) away from the centre of the projection window to the screen, creating a shadow-less image. Other top features include stunning contrast ratios, HDMI digital input, WXGA resolution, video inputs and RJ45 or RS232C connectors for control.
The projectors also feature three different brightness modes to suit the users’ needs, which are selectable with one button on the remote control or projector panel. Low brightness mode makes the projector especially environmentally efficient, reducing power consumption and extending the lamp lifetime. The projectors come with a simple wall mount and they can also correct keystone distortion by +/- 5%, for perfect installation adjustment to the smart board or screen. In addition, the contrast ratio for the three projectors is 2500:1.
The new range offers several differentiators to meet the needs of multiple audiences. The VPL-SW535C features high brightness of 3,000lm, standard brightness of 2,400lm and low brightness of 2,000lm while the VPL-SW525C and the VPL-SW525 provide 2500lm /2100m / 1800lm respectively. The three brightness modes also help to optimise presentations of PowerPoint documents, websites and videos.
The new line of projectors will be available from August 2012.