ORLANDO, USA: As the leading projection technology provider, Texas Instruments (TI) DLP Products is honored to highlight its latest advancements for enabling high quality, lamp-free projection and more at InfoComm 2011.
Whether seeking to light up large meeting spaces and classrooms, experience immersive 3D content at home, draw in audiences with Full HD digital signage, or carry a truly pocketable, impromptu projector, AV resellers, integrators, and consumers can have confidence in DLP's unique capabilities, usability, and proven reliability.
DLP showed the world's first high-brightness, lamp-free projector, and has fostered the proliferation of solid-state illumination across traditional front projectors as well as Pico projectors. The latest of DLP's innovations, including lamp-free, for a variety of markets and installations, can all be experienced firsthand at DLP's booth during InfoComm (#3243), via models from the industry's top and emerging brands.
"Today's AV integrators and users must consider more factors than ever before when it comes to researching and selecting a projector that best fits their specific needs," said Roger Carver, manager of Front Projection, DLP Products. "Projectors with DLP technology have always offered exceptional quality and reliability. Pairing the DLP chip and its inherent filter-free design with lamp-free illumination has practically guaranteed a reduced total cost of ownership that is simply unmatched. And with other available features like Full HD 3D, dual pen interactivity, portability and ultra short throw, investing in any DLP-based projector today makes even more sense for a bright, clear future."
LED-ing the way
Regardless of where a projector is being used – from a large meeting space to the wall of an elevator – maintenance simplicity is one feature that most anyone can agree to as being important. DLP Products has worked closely with partners and manufacturers over the years to develop projectors that are illuminated by long-lasting LED and LED/laser hybrid systems, and can return tens of thousands of hours of viewing without any necessary maintenance, nor image degradation.
The highly reflective nature and ultra-fast switching speed of DLP chips augment the increased brightness and color reproduction levels from the very latest of these lamp-free systems. Such systems can be found in more than 80 different DLP-powered projectors – including those in Casio's latest XJ lineup – covering a full spectrum of feature sets.*
"Casio's new family of DLP projectors represents the most versatile, lamp-free and eco-friendly data projectors to date," said Frank Romeo, vice president of Casio's Business Projector Division. "Our new projectors include a comprehensive set of features that will deliver tailored solutions aimed to increase efficiency and streamline costs for the education, business, pro AV and digital signage sectors."
Beyond use in more traditional DLP projectors geared toward boardrooms, classrooms, home theaters, digital signage installs, and elsewhere, lamp-free illumination continues to be the light source of choice for mobile projectors featuring DLP Pico technology. Today, more than 30 products, including iPhone/iPod/iPad and other mobile device docks, camcorders, cameras, cell phones, and more, from over 25 brands, utilize a DLP Pico chipset that is matched by the long-term stability of LED illumination.
Project in HD...from the palm of your hand
The latest iteration of DLP's versatile and award-winning Pico technology is the Pico HD chip that was first shown in January at the International Consumer Electronics Show. Able to showcase stunning HD (WXGA) quality video and images onto most any surface, with more brightness and greater energy efficiency than ever before, the chipset is featured in more than 10 new products from brands like Acer, Asus, BenQ, Dell, LG, Optoma, ViewSonic, Vivitek, and others.
Regardless of the form factor, from an ultra-compact notebook companion to a portable multimedia hub, the Pico HD chip opens up new opportunities and experiences for installers and consumers with the promise of instant HD viewing on screens greater than 100 inches in size – all from projectors that can be transported and placed with ease.