Sony has introduced three new additions to its ultra-short throw projector family, the VPL-SW535C, VPL-SW525C and VPL-SW525. Upgrades to the range include interactive writing capabilities for the VPL-SW535C and VPL-SW525C, which enable the use of pen devices with driver and drawing software to work in conjunction with the projectors.
The pen 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 BrightEra 3LCD Inorganic Panel technology, which is clainmed to deliver higher picture quality, substantially brighter images, higher efficiency and better contrast. In addition, Sony says the projectors provide consistent colour stability and longer durability and usability.
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.
“Adding interactivity to a number of our projectors makes them even more appealing to users wishing to engage with their audiences,” said Robert Meakin, senior EMEA marketing manager at Sony.
“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 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 projectors will be available in June 2012.