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Cyber Sound Equips Experience Center with Digital Projection Projectors

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Cyber Sound is proud to announce today the launch of their new Experience Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. The center was designed to demonstrate to the public the best in 2D and 3D home entertainment. The center will have some of the most respectable brands available for customers to look at and they will have several screening rooms for customers to look at. One of the main products they will be showing is the Digital Projection TITAN Reference 1080p 3D projector, which features 5000 ANSI lumens, a 5000:1 contrast ratio, and full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution. Jon Summer, President of Cyber Sound, commented, “Response to the Experience Center has been beyond overwhelming. We entertained over 400 attendees at the last open house alone, and have had too many one-on-one demonstrations to count.”

[via Digital Projection]

Christie Will Display New Projectors at InfoComm China 2011

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Christie is a global leader in visual display solutions for business, entertainment and industry. Today, the company announced that they will be one of the many companies that will be participating in this year’s InfoComm China. The tradeshow will run from April 13-15. Christie is teasing about new products that they will display, including two new LCD projectors. The company did not release any information about these models, but they did state that they are high-performance projectors that are designed for business product and visual environment portfolios. Also on display will be Christie’s Microtiles, Nitro Solutions digital luminaires, and several DLP, LED, LCD and 3D virtual reality technologies. “We wanted to ensure that the products we show at InfoComm China 2011 are among the most fitting, within certain technical specifications, we have for Chinese customers,” explained Frank Xiao, General Manager, Christie China. “We are very excited about the opportunity to demonstrate the capabilities of our high-powered projection and visual technology at InfoComm China.”

[via Christie]

Optoma Releases EW536 Projector

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Optoma is proud to announce the latest of their classroom and meeting room projectors, the EW536. This projector features 2800 ANSI lumens, a WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution, and 3000:1 contrast ratio. The projector’s resolution is compatible with most laptops’ resolution and allows them to display content with out having to adjust the format. The EW536 is also 3D compatible, but requires an external system in order to work. Optoma included a diverse connection panel, which includes VGA, HDMI, s-video, and a composite connection. The EW536 is available now, however the retail price has not been released.

[via Projector Point]

Fly Through Cyberspace with Ghost in the Shell Simulator

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Here is a fun new simulator that was recently installed into the Shibuya department store in Japan. In order to celebrate the re-release of the Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. Solid State Society in 3D, the department store has created a simulator that will allow users to explore cyberspace. The setup includes two projection screens and it uses a Microsoft Kinect in order to track the person’s movements. Depending on how the person stands will determine how they will move in the cyberspace realm. The goal of the simulator is to catch the Tachikoma tank before time runs out.

[via Engadget]

Barco Will Install Projectors for East Coast Theaters

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Barco is proud to announce today a new agreement with Bud Mayo to install 19 screens in Mayo’s east Coast theaters. The installation is only expected to last until April and it will be the first part of a widespread deployment planned for 2011. The theaters will be installed into a brand new theater chain, called “Digiplex Destinations.” The two projectors that will be installed come from Barco’s DP2K series and include the DP2K-23B and the DP2K-32B. Both projectors feature a native 2K HD (2048 x 1080) resolution and a 2000:1 contrast ratio. They also have 18000 and 33000 ANSI lumens, respectively. “We are pleased and honored that Bud has selected Barco, building upon our long-term partnership in the digital cinema industry,” commented Patrick Lee, VP Digital Cinema for Barco North America. “We look forward to supporting the success of Bud’s new cinema venture in every facet of his business, beginning with the immediate deployment of our industry-leading 2K projectors.”

[via Barco]

Rave Receives Christie Managed Services

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Rave Motion Pictures s the fifth largest chain of movie theaters in the US. Today, the company announced that they will be using the Christie Managed Services (CMS) for its entire Lobby Entertainment Network (LEN). The CMS is one of Christie’s services that helps add their technology to a company in order to help organize and provide services. Rave not only provides Christie projectors to their customers, but the LEN provides big screen displays to a number of locations includes concession areas, digital signs, and more. “Christie and Rave collaborated to identify sites, create inventories of assets and to develop a more planned, life-cycle approach to managing these assets, versus a reactive approach to emergencies,” said Sean James, vice president, Christie Managed Services. “The CMS approach is to provide a support strategy which minimizes the amount of down time and expense associated with deploying the technology cinema owners want to use. By leveraging our technology and national networks of people and parts, we are able to significantly improve the availability of displays and projection systems.”

[via Christie]

Casio Releases Pro Series Projectors

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Casio is proud to announce today the release of their brand new Pro series. This series includes two new projectors, the XJ-H1650 and the XJ-H1600. Both models feature the latest in DLP display technology, a native XGA (1024 x 768) resolution, and 3500 ANSI lumens. The only major difference between the two is that the H1650 comes with a RJ-45 LAN connection and the H1600 does not. Both projectors have been equipped with a diverse connection panel that includes dual RGB ports, an HDMI, composite, and an s-video connection. The projectors are also 3D Ready and can even be used as interactive projectors for educational and business applications. Both projectors are available now through certified retailers. The H1600 will retail for just under $1800, while the H1650 will retail for $2000.

[via UberGizmo]

GE Announces Pricing for PJ1 Projector Camera

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

GE has recently released their list of this year’s new digital cameras and on the list is their first camera projector hybrid, the PJ1. This device was announced in September last year, but retail prices and release dates were not available. The projector portion is capable of 15 ANSI lumens and a WVGA (848 x 480) resolution. The camera comes with a 14.1 megapixel sensor, 720p video, and a 7x optical zoom. GE has also included a 3” 230k-dot LCD screen. The release date is still a mystery, but it has been priced at $439.

[via CNET]

Optoma EW536 Projector Review

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

One of the many projectors to come from Optoma is the EW536. This projector features 2800 ANSI lumens, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, and WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution. Today, the writers from Tech Radar released their review of this particular device. The first thing they mentioned was the connection panel, which came with a wide array of connection options. The panel includes HDMI, VGA, s-video, composite, and several audio ports as well. The writers were also happy with the brightness level and the overall picture quality. But one concern that they did express was that the color looked warmer than normal, especially while watching video content. The writers were overall impressed with the performance and commented, “The Optoma EW536 is a powerful and highly practical DLP projector. Its image quality was more than acceptable, and with a quiet fan and reasonable array of ports, it’s ideal for classroom, meeting room or home use.”

[via Tech Radar]

Microvision SHOW WX+ Projector Review

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

The Microvision SHOW WX+ is the company’s latest pico projector. This tiny device features 15 ANSI lumens, a 5000:1 contrast ratio, and WVGA (848 x 480) resolution. Today, the writers from Skatter Tech released their review of this particular device. One of the first things the writers note is the size. The projector weighs about 0.3 lbs and is about the size of a cell phone. The writers complimented the quick easy setup and were even happy that Apple products could be connected to the projector as well. They did notice that the projector wasn’t very bright and said that if users want to get the biggest display possible then they will need a fairly dark room. One of he last comments that the writers made was, “For the most part, if you understand the limitations with the current state of pico projection technology, the SHOWWX+ will not disappoint. It makes an excellent addition to any briefcase and will definitely impress others. It is still a premium gadget and I would suggest holding off a bit longer if you are not in a rush for one. I am confident that next year’s models will be brighter and more affordable.”

[via Skatter Tech]

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