One of the biggest developments to happen in the projection category could be viewed as a slow build. A few years ago many companies introduced LED-based light engines, and at the time these products were at the forefront of color gamut reproduction.
Perhaps the economic uncertainty of a few years ago throttled the growth of these limited light output but overall great performing products. Since then however, another light-engine technology has quickly developed: lasers. The latest company to introduce a laser-based, high-brightness projector is the Carson, California manufacturer Proxima Displays Corporation through the announcement of its new LP7000U laser-phosphor projector.
The single-chip DLP projector is said to produce up to 7,000 lumens, and it delivers a WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) resolution. Proxima states the product offers 3D content compatibility, a choice of three lens options in addition to its standard lens, and because of its laser phosphor technologies, it employs the company's Accurate Color System (ACS) technology.
Another benefit of the LP7000U's laser-phosphor light engine is the maintenance support the technology provides. Proxima says the projector is rated for 20,000 hours of operational life, which means it can be used for 24/7 applications or if it is set up to run for eight hours per day, every day it would run for eight years.
In addition to its light engine, resolution, brightness and color capabilities, the LP7000U incorporates VGA, HDMI, DVI/DisplayPort and RJ45 inputs to provide dealers with enough flexibility to install the projector into an array of commercial installations.
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