These include the Sony VPL-FX52, Sony VPL-ES3 and Sony VPL-EX3; the Sony VPL-CX61 and Sony VPL-CX63 and the Sony VPL-CX21 and Sony VPL-CS21 projectors.
"The Sony LCD projector family starts with entry-level ‘step-up' models and portable units for road warriors and goes up to higher-end installed models with full networking capabilities," said Dave Schultz, Product Manager, Projectors, Broadcast Communication Solutions Group, Sony of Canada Ltd. "Basically, we have a range of projectors to fit every need, and within that range, we also have a diverse combination of features."
Sony VPL-FX52 projector
The Sony VPL-FX52 is a 6000 ANSI lumen, native XGA (extended graphics array) network projector designed for installation in auditoriums, conference centers and lecture halls.
Advanced SNMP (system network management protocol) networking capabilities enable centralized monitoring of projector status over a network using a built-in web server, so users can proactively monitor and trouble-shoot projector status, saving on operating costs while minimizing service calls and reducing projector downtime.
The Sony VPL-FX52 projector is supplied with a power zoom, focus and picture shift lens to suit a variety of fixed installation requirements.
Other professional features include "direct power on," 4X digital zoom, Freeze-Frame and Auto Pixel Alignment. The VPL-FX52 projector accepts a wide range of computer and video analog and digital input signals.
For applications where more than a standard lens is needed, the Sony VPL-FX52L projector is an alternative option (not equipped with a lens). Three optional lenses allow the VPL-FX52L projector to meet a wide range of needs, from long-throw projection in large auditoriums to short-throw rear projection in museums.
The VPL-FX52 projector has a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $10,999 and will be generally available in July.
Sony VPL-ES3 and Sony VPL-EX3 projector
The Sony VPL-ES3 projector (2000 ANSI Lumens, native SVGA (super video graphics array) resolution) is designed for small to medium size businesses and home office professionals, as well as classroom applications. Its wide range of input connectors, selectable picture modes and low fan noise make it versatile for many applications. A version with XGA resolution, the VPL-EX3 projector, is available; also with 2,000 lumen brightness. A "monitor output" feature allows projected images to be displayed on a separate monitor or the image to be "looped" to another projector.
The VPL-ES3 projector can display a 60-inch image, from both computer data and video sources, from only six feet away. The VPL-ES3 projector features front-mounted exhaust, providing low noise factors.
The VPL-ES3 projectors also has front and rear Infra Red receivers, so the supplied remote control can be effective anywhere in the room, and the unit offers six selectable picture modes and 3 black level adjustment modes.
The VPL-ES3 and VPL-EX3 projectors have MSRPs of $1,199 and $1,399, respectively, and will be generally available in July.
Sony VPL-CX63 and Sony VPL-CX61 projectors
The Sony VPL-CX63 and Sony VPL-CX61 projectors offer a brightness of 3000 ANSI and 2500 ANSI lumens, respectively. Both the VPL-CX63 and CX61 projector achieve high picture quality with Digital Processing and 10-bit 3D Gamma correction circuit and they provide low fan noise (28 dB (decibels)).
Both models can be ceiling-mounted. The VPL-CX63 and CX61 projectors feature a motorized lens with power zoom and focus, so that users can control both from the projector control panel and the supplied remote commander.
With "Direct Power On/Off," standby mode can be skipped over to activate the VPL-CX63 and CX61 projectors immediately. The VPL-CX63 and CX61 projectors automatically checks the projector's input connectors and selects the one to which an input signal is supplied, and images are projected from the moment the power is turned on.
The VPL-CX63 and VPL-CX61 projectors offer Sony's "off-and-go" feature, a built-in circuit that allows users to unplug the projector and carry it away without waiting.
The VPL-CX63 and VPL-CX61 projectors have MSRPs of $2,999 and $2,199, respectively, and will be generally available in July.
Sony VPL-CX21 and Sony VPL-CS21 projectors
These enhanced models increase the brightness of Sony's "road warrior" units -- the Sony VPL-CX20a and Sony CS20A projectors -- to 2,100 ANSI lumens. At the same time, these new models also retain their predecessors' key benefits such as low weight, advanced intelligent auto setup with auto-focus functionality, and a short focal length lens that allows full-size images even in cramped meeting rooms.
The VPL-CX21 and VPL-CS21 projectors have MSRPs of $1,699 and $1,499, respectively, and will be generally available in July.
About The Broadcast Communication Solutions Group
The Broadcast Communication Solutions (BCS) Group is a division of Sony of Canada Ltd., headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. BCS Group markets and supports Sony's full range of broadcast, professional video and audio equipment, including high definition video, interactive and security applications for the broadcast, production, business, industry, government, medical and education sectors through a network of authorized systems integrators.
About Sony of Canada Ltd.
Established in 1955, Sony of Canada Ltd. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, a world leader in the manufacture and marketing of electronic and computer products for consumer, business, electronics publishing and multimedia applications on a global scale. With headquarters in Toronto, sales offices in Vancouver and Montreal and distribution centres in Coquitlam, British Columbia, and Whitby, Ontario, approximately 1,000 employees support 75 Sony stores and a network of more than 500 authorized dealers across Canada.
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