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Sanyo introduces the LP-XL50 ultra-short focus projector

Sanyo announces the LP-XL50 ultra-short focus projector, a new projection technology that allows projection in various positions and untraditional surfaces. Sanyo has developed a new large diameter aspheric lens, a high-precision aspheric mirror, and a new optical engine, enabling an 80 inch projection from a distance of only 8 cm. Large projections from a short distance are now possible in even the tightest meeting rooms The projector will be on display at INFOCOMM in Anaheim, California, and will be on sale in Japan from December 2007...

PRESS SUMMARY

All about the current Sanyo LCD projectorOptimal projection technology for classroom, advertising, and meeting room
 
SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (SANYO) announces the launch of a new and revolutionary projection technology that allows projection in a number of positions and on a number of untraditional surfaces - the LP-XL50 ultra-short focus projector. The new projector will be on sale in Japan from December 2007.

SANYO is committed to providing various new solutions by openly employing its propriety technologies in creative ways, based on its Brand Vision 'Think GAIA'.  Last year SANYO launched the LP-XL40 projector fitted with an ultra-short focus lens capable of projecting images of 80 inches from a distance of 103 cm.

In order to attain large-screen image projection from an even shorter distance, SANYO developed a new propriety optical engine, shattering the traditional concept of a projector by shortening the distance required to project 80 inch images to a mere 8 cm.  Through this creativity and new projector technology, the world's first projector capable of projecting images easily onto meeting room tabletops or on the floor, increases and expands the usability of projection technology.

SANYO, through expanding its line-up of ultra-short focus projectors, will provide new solutions to the educational, digital signage (electronic advertising), and office markets.

Main features

• World's shortest projection distance*1 of 8 cm*2 allows 80 inch projection
• Optical engine for vertical or horizontal projection
• World's first projector allowing versatile use, including among others, floor space projection, tabletop projection, and wall-mounted projection

Detailed Explanation

World's shortest projection distance*1 of 8 cm*2 allows 80 inch projection

In order for SANYO to shorten the projection distance of its projectors, new large diameter aspheric lens and high-precision aspheric mirror technology was developed.  SANYO also developed a new optical engine, enabling an 80 inch projection from the short distance of only 8 cm*2. Through this, large projections from a short distance are possible, and projection is possible even in tight or small meeting rooms, creating a meeting opportunity in any room or space that is available.

Optical engine for vertical or horizontal projection

Through the LP-XL50's proprietary optical and cooling (mechanism) technology, the projector can project vertically or horizontally.
The new optical engine developed for this projector was created with a high-precision aspheric mirror enabling large magnification from the lens's optical projection which has been wide-angle reflected and combined with a distortion correction mechanism lens. Through this engineering, even from an ultra-short distance, the image is large and not distorted, and because of the mirror the projection light direction has been changed and advanced, improving options for installation.

Additionally, in order to allow projection either vertically or horizontally, a special cooling mechanism became essential, and therefore, the projector adopts a one-way flow system consisting of an air intake and exhaust mechanism on the main body of the projector, allowing the optimal positioning of the main components.

Additional information: All about the current Sanyo LCD projector
June 14, 2007
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