InfoComm 2008 – Projector Technologies

Projectors From Canon

About the only standard projector(s) that I’ll post on from InfoComm 2008 are Canon’s. At the conference Canon released the WUX10, the world’s first WUXGA (1920×1200) projector using LCOS technology along with the SXGA SX80. Both of these projectors feature LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) and the WUX10 is the highest resolution of any Canon projector incorporating a 0.71-inch WUXGA, the world’s first LCOS panel of its size to achieve such a level of resolution. The SX80 features a 0.55-inch SXGA (1,400 x 1,050 pixels) panel. The panels eliminate the “screen door effect,” which is a visual distraction common to LCD projectors.

The SX80 Multimedia Projector is being the world’s first projector to offer PictBridge connectivity. In addition, both of the new Multimedia Projectors feature Canon’s AISYS (Aspectual Illumination System) Optical Engine and also feature newly developed Genuine Canon 1.5x Powered Zoom/Focus Lenses. In addition both projectors feature Off and Go (which allows users to pack-up quickly after a presentation by simply unplugging the power cord while internal circuitry continues to run the fan and cool the projector), auto Set-Up functions for focus, keystone, signal inputs and screen color-correction; and an RJ-45 Connection with a built-in network interface for centralized monitoring of projector units.

Pocket Projectors

Atlantis Mini Video Projector

I’ve been interested for some time in what is happening in the area of pocket projectors and it turns out that InfoComm is one of the best places to see the latest developments in this area. The Atlantis Mobile Cinema Ultra-Mobile Multi-Application Mini Projector (model APSE-10A) is touted by Atlantis to be the world’s first pocket size projector. According to their website it provides high resolution projection video up to 50 inches in screen size,providing clear VGA resolution pictures. It uses a built-in battery that makes it ideal for presentations in remote areas.

Samsung SP-P400

Samsung was showing its SP-P400 that it has labeled as a pocket projector. It employs an LED lamp, employs SVGA (800 x 600) resolution, and outputs at 150 ANSI lumens. They were showing them working to projecting onto 3M’s Vikuiti display material in the SAMSUNG booth at InfoComm. Below is a video of the unit I found on YouTube;


Finally the last one that I got a look at was the TAXAN KG-PL105S. Other than the link provided there is not much that I can tell you about this unit other than to click on the pictured specification sheet to enlarge it.