At InfoComm 2009, Chatsworth, CA-based Sanyo revealed projector technologies for the presentation marketplace said to emphasize three main market-driven requirements: “Image Quality,” “Ease of Use,” and “Networking.” According to Mark Holt, VP and General Manager for Sanyo’s Presentation Group, Sanyo demonstrated projector technologies designed to meet the needs of “education, government, worship, and corporate AV” clients, said Mark Holt, VP and General Manager for Sanyo’s Presentation Group.
A major point of emphasis involved an increase in the number of widescreen models. Sanyo’s release states that, “The shift of the market to widescreen can be attributed to a number of things, such as the fact that the widescreen aspect ratio is thought to allow a more natural view, allowing more to be seen at once, and the shift to digital television where many shows will be broadcast in widescreen.”
Sanyo’s drive toward greater image quality is best illustrated by the firm’s enhanced “QuaDrive” technology, which is said to allow projectors to produce extremely bright images (via a whopping 12,000 lumens of light output), while retaining “both rich and realistic colors.”
Ease of Use
Shifting the focus to greater ease of use, new Sanyo presentation models will incorporate an “Easy Set-Up Function” that according to the release, will include “three main functions: Auto Input Signal Search, Auto Vertical Keystone Correction, and Input Guidance Function.” What is more, Sanyo has also simplified maintenance functions by offering models that provide an “Active Maintenance Filter” and “Lamp Selection System.” The Active Maintenance Filter “contains ten filters on a scrolling cartridge, reducing the amount of time needed for maintenance to check and replace filters, as it automatically detects clogs to the airflow and will advance the cartridge to a new filter—advantageous for projectors mounted on hard-to-reach ceilings.”
Finally, Sanyo expands networking options (in particular for wireless networked projectors) by introducing a network-based projector management system, called “PJ Network Manager” software that “allows a single administrator to monitor the operating conditions of up to 200 projectors on a single network.”
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