Canon introduces a new projector category that combines the exceptional picture quality of larger installation projectors with the plug-and-play convenience of portable models. Designed for short-throw use, the new Canon XEED WUX400ST and XEED WX450ST Compact Installation LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) Projectors are equipped with an advanced Genuine Canon lens with generous horizontal and vertical lens-shift adjustability for distortion-free image quality in environments where the projector must be located close to the display surface.
“Canon’s new compact range incorporates Canon’s proprietary AISYS optical system, which maximises the performance of LCOS panels, giving users brighter and more vibrant images,” says Ben Crosariol, Product and New Business Development Manager for Canon Specialised Imaging, Canon Australia. “This new projector category offers new levels of quality, colour accuracy and clarity for classrooms, boardrooms, conference rooms and other tight spaces.”
Security control rooms
In addition to the types of locations listed above, the new range is now being sort-after for state-of-the-art security control rooms, where they allow for a solution to be installed capable of a very large display, fast moving video and intricate detail. Featuring next generation LCOS display panels, users will be able to view in high resolution with crisp contrast, high brightness and accurate representation of day light and low light security camera footage. The XEED WUX400ST delivers WUXGA (1920 x1200) resolution with 4000 lumens of brightness while the XEED WX450ST provides WXGA+ (1440 x 900) resolution with 4500 lumens Installation flexibility
Approximately 25 percent smaller than their predecessors, the XEED WUX400ST and XEED WX450ST projectors are ideal for short-throw environments with the capability to project a class leading 100” image at a mere 1.2 meters and 1.23 meters respectively. Both come with a built-in 1.35x distortion-free zoom lens, a 0 to 75 percent vertical and ± 10 percent horizontal lens-shift adjustment feature.
Although integrating many unique features, the new Canon XEED WX450ST and XEED WUX400ST Compact Installation LCOS Projectors are simple to operate and provide quick set-up features. An innovative four-point keystone-adjustment function enables users to adjust each corner of the image independently while also keeping focus consistent, and to achieve true diagonal projection as well as moiré reduction. These features allow them to be installed even in the most unique environments and challenging angles.
An easy-to-use, built-in edge-blending function with precision luminance ramp adjustment and pixel-overlap control, enables the new XEED Projectors to be used in multi-projector configurations for the display of large, seamless images with precisely matched edges. With these intuitive stacking options incorporated in each model, an affordable 4K display solution is now in easy reach for more of the market.
Advanced management and connectivity
The XEED WX450ST and XEED WUX400ST have built-in Crestron RoomView™-compatibility allowing for a host of connectivity options.
Key networking features include a content-streaming capability, which allows one or more PCs to connect to a projector over a standard LAN to share content. This Network Multi Projection system has the ability to display content from four different PCs on a single screen. Content can be streamed from any point with a network connection to a projector, either within a room or in multiple locations, simplifying installation.
A special Picture-by-Picture Processor also allows for the simultaneous use of HDMI and DVI in split-screen mode.
Other models in this new compact installation range include the standard throw WUXGA XEED WUX450 (1920 x1200 resolution) with 4500 Lumens, $5299RRP and the WXGA+ XEED WX520 (1440×900 resolution) with 5200 Lumens, $4999RRP, which are available now. The Short Throw XEED WUX400ST, $6499RRP and XEED WX450ST, $6199RRP models will be available from May 2014, at authorised Canon dealers. Contact specialised.imaging@canon. com.au for more information.