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Sanyo launches new versatile Ultra Short-Focus projector

Sanyo introduces a new versatile ultra short-focus projector (an 80" image at a mere 32cm distance). The PDG-DWL2500J represents a further advancement of the XL50, and is about half the size of its predecessor. Along with being able to project large images from an even shorter distance, the new model is 3D ready. The projector offers the world's shortest projection distance, can be set up vertically or horizontally, and can be placed in a variety of locations including table tops, walls, ceiling, or floors. Availability is planned for July...

PRESS SUMMARY

Check-out the current line of Sanyo projectors at Shopping.comVertical or Horizontal Installation for “Large Images Projected from Right on the Wall"

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of new ultra short-focus projector with 3D Ready in July 2010. The new model also offers the world's shortest projection distance, and can be set up vertically or horizontally for enjoying “large images projected from right on the wall."

In 2006, SANYO was the first in the industry to come out with an ultra short-focus projector that can project a large image from a short distance, thereby expanding the situations where projectors can be used. In 2007, SANYO also released the LP-XL50 projector with an ultra short-focus lens, which revolutionized the conventional projector concept with the world's shortest*3 set-up distance. This model has been well received in educational settings.

The new PDG-DWL2500J model represents a further advancement of the LP-XL50, and have a compact design that is about half the size of the conventional model*4. Along with being able to project large images from an even shorter distance, the new models have 3D ready, a feature that is rapidly gaining popularity.

As a result, SANYO is aiming to expand the market for these projectors from the conventional educational market to include new uses including amusement applications.

These products will be exhibited at InfoComm 2010 in Las Vegas, USA, from June 9 to 11, 2010.

*1 As of May 18, 2010 (scheduled sales date: July 2010), for projectors up to 9 kg. Distance from projection window to the screen.
*2 The only compatible 3D image signal is the “Frame Sequential” format. The Frame Packing and Side-by-side formats are not supported. Active Shutter format 3D glasses (sold separately) are required in order to view projected images in 3D. (DLP Link and IR formats are compatible.)
*3 For front projectors, as of the sales date, June 13, 2007.
*4 SANYO conventional model: LP-XL50, comparison of occupied volume


MAIN FEATURES

1. Large 80” image can be projected from the world’s shortest projection distance of 32 cm

- Projection of a large 80” image at the world's shortest projection distance of about 32 cm - Distance between projector unit and screen surface: 2.4 cm is achieved by newly developed ultra short-focus mirror projection optical unit. The projection distance of the conventional model, the LP-XL50 is approximately 45 cm. Distance between projector unit and screen surface: 8.1 cm.
- When the distance between projector unit and screen surface is 0 cm, an approximately 74” large image can be projected from a position close to the screen, which allows a presenter to stand in front of the image without casting a shadow on the screen or being bothered by projector light in his or her eyes. This makes it perfect for giving effective lectures or presentations in educational settings.
- Available maximum projection image size: 110” (maximum image size of the conventional model: 80”).
- High installation flexibility: the projector can be set up vertically or horizontally, and it can be placed in a variety of locations including table tops, walls, ceiling, or floors.

2. Large-screen 3D projection capability

- The “Frame Sequential Display Format”*5 for 3D technology enables the viewing of 3D images when wearing 3D glasses.*6
- 3D presentations in limited spaces are available, thanks to the 3D and short-focus projection technologies.
- Customers in the digital signage market can utilize the projectors for showing 3D commercials or movie information at the entrances to movies theaters.
- Corporate customers can use the new products for more realistic and effective presentations, such as 3D product presentations for sales pitches, or design evaluations.
- In the entertainment market, the new projectors can be used in various new ways such as the projection of 3D games in an amusement arcade, or the display of a high-impact 3D dinosaur in a natural history museum.

*5 “Frame Sequential Display Format” is a technology that rapidly alternates between left-eye and right-eye images.
*6 3D glasses (sold separately) are required in order to view projected images in 3D. (DLP Link and IR formats are compatible.) The required format of the glasses is Active Shutter format, which alternately activates the left and right liquid crystal shutters, in synchronization with the 3D images.


3. Compact design that is half the size of a conventional model, for saving space of the floor or other installations

- Realized a compact projector unit measuring 321.0 mm (width) x 170.0 mm (height) x 385.0 mm (depth), which is about half the size of a conventional model, by the development of a new DLP® format compact optical engine for the PDG-DWL2500J model, and downsizing of the optical components along with the optimization of parts layout.
- Space saving: the new projectors can be installed overhead without looking bulky, or can be installed on the floor without taking up too much space.
- Environmental benefits: the more compact design contributes towards resource and energy saving through the lowering of material and transportation costs.

4. Other Features
- “Wide XGA Real” compatibility feature for high resolution images
- Loud “10W Speaker (mono)” enhances listenability in a space like a conference room or a classroom
- “HDMI terminal”*7 for digital input
- “Long-life Filter” for reducing maintenance effort.
- Standard “Wired LAN terminal” (RJ-45) enables control and management of the projector over a network
- “Presentation Timer Function” permits effective presentations by displaying the elapsed time on the screen
- “Freeze Function” allows the pausing of presentations
- “Color-board Mode” enables projection onto colored walls or school blackboards
- “Direct Power-on Function” allows the projector to be turned on just by plugging in the power cord, without having to press a button on the remote or projector unit
- The “Direct Power-off Function” allows the projector to be unplugged right away after use.

[Environmental Considerations]
- Conforms with the EuP-Directive Lot 6*8, and the EU RoHS Directive*9
- The packaging contains pulp molds, which can be recycled as used paper

*7 Compatible with HDMI 1.3a
*8 A directive of the EU that requires environmental design features for energy-using products (EuP)
*9 The Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations

Additional information: Check-out the current line of Sanyo projectors at Shopping.com
May 18, 2010
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