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Projector Highlights from InfoComm 2015

The annual InfoComm Show was held last week in Orlando, Florida, and the MyProjectorLamps team was on hand. We had a great time, taking in all the demonstrations of the latest and greatest in cutting-edge A/V technology. Throughout the show, some of the most innovative, brightest and new 4K projectors were on display.

InfoComm 2015 Floor
InfoComm 2015 Floor

It seemed that the biggest news was generated by laser-based and 4K+ projectors. A number of manufacturers unveiled new 4K+ projectors, like Panasonic and DPI, and it appears that the higher resolution systems are a priority for most. We’re bound to see the cost of 4K projectors continue to decrease, as the technology becomes more affordable. In addition, extremely bright, laser projectors also made a big splash at InfoComm this year, like NEC’s 12,000-lumen PH1202HL and the DPI’s 12,000-lumen 4K setup. Here are a few highlights:

  • NEC unveiled the PH1202HL projector, which is a laser/phosphor light source, 1080p resolution projector. The most impressive spec: The PH1202HL casts a 12,000-lumen image with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio. Plus, the lamp-less projector has a 20,000-hour life on the laser light source.
  • Christie unveiled a small, ultra-short-throw projector, the Digital Captiva DUW350S, which utilizes a 1DLP imaging system. The projector’s output is 3,500 lumens and its ultra-short-throw ratio of .25:1 helped the project nab a “Best in Show” award, from Governmental Video. This was the first time Christie demonstrated their Captiva lens.
  • DPI released a new 4K projector, the INSIGHT 4K Laser, which earned a “Best in Show” award from AVNetwork. The projector casts a 12,000-lumen image in Full 4K resolution; both of these specs were cited as reasons for the award. During a demonstration, the INSIGHT created an incredibly color-saturated, high-def image.

    Sony VPL-GTZ270
    Sony VPL-GTZ270
  • Sony used InfoComm to announce and show off a pair of new laser-based 4K projectors. Both get incredibly long lives from their light sources: 20,000 hours in standard mode and 40,000 hours in eco mode. These are powerful, professional setups. The VPL-GTZ270 is designed for “entertainment venues,” like theme parks and planetariums. And the VPL-GT280 is designed to be used for simulations. Both produced incredible images during two different demonstrations.
  • Another 4K projector released at InfoComm, the Panasonic PT-RQ13KU creates an image beyond 4K at a resolution of 5,120 X 3,200. Panasonic says the projector is “the most compact and lightweight 4K+ 3-chip DLP laser projector in the world.” Some specs: The brightness is rated at 10,000 lumens with a 20,000:1 contrast ratio. The projector also used horizontal and vertical pixel shift at a frame rate of 240 Hz, which boosts the overall image quality and quadruples pixel density.

    MyProjectorLamps Booth at Infocomm 2015
    MyProjectorLamps Booth at Infocomm 2015

These were just a few highlights from InfoComm 2015. It was an incredible show, with tons of great A/V technology. We’re already looking forward to attending next year.

 

Visit MyProjectorLamps at InfoComm 2015 in June

Each year, the InfoComm show features the latest and greatest AV technology from around the world. As one of the largest AV tradeshows in North America, it’s a must-attend for anyone in the industry, and the show features mind-blowing 4K unveilings, innovative networking technology, and the latest in display media.

This year, InfoComm 2015 will run June 13 to June 19 in Orlando, FL at the Orange County Convention Center, and there’s plenty interesting things to check out. Here’s a schedule of this year’s presentations, and there are plenty of new exhibits and presentations to check out. Plus, MyProjectorLamps will be in attendance; stop by if you have a chance!

MyProjectorLamps Booth at Integrated Systems Europe 2015
MyProjectorLamps Booth at Integrated Systems Europe 2015

Here are a few things we’re excited to check out:

  • Opening Keynote – The Internet of Things: A variety of industry thought leaders will discuss the Internet of Things, its future and the effect it will have on the AV industry. It’s bound to be an interesting and thought-provoking session, with leaders from Cisco, Samsung and more debating the finer points of one of the most important AV industry subjects of the this decade.

  • Unmanned Systems and Drone Pavilion: The latest in drone and unmanned aircraft technology will be on display at InfoComm, and they will be an enclosed airspace for testing out products. Presenters will also be showing how drones can be incorporated into AV projects, like 3D mapping and aerial photography. Throughout the week, there will be free and paid drone education sessions, covering a range of topics. This is certainly a must-see.
  • Innovations Showcase: This year, InfoComm will feature the latest innovations in the AV space – these are never-before-seen, futuristic technologies from about 10 selected exhibitors. So there’s bound to be a plenty of mind-blowing products to check out. Plus, attendees can vote for the most innovative product, which receives a $10,000 prize.

    Look for the New MyProjectorLamps Booth
    Look for the New MyProjectorLamps Booth

Stop By the MyProjectorLamps Booth at InfoComm

We look forward to InfoComm – and all the new gadgets and AV gizmos – all year long. Now, that wait is finally over. If you’ll be attending, visit the MyProjectorLamps booth whenever you’ve got a moment. Our team will be there, and we’d love for you to stop by and talk shop about AV news, which sessions you’re excited to attend, and the most interesting products you see at the show. This year, we’ve also spruced up our booth, so you can’t miss it. Hope to see you there!