projectiondesign® Releases World’s First ‘Panoramic’ DLP® Projector
NewsF35 panorama designed for collaborative workspaces, reduces need for edge-blendingLast Updated: November 12, 2012 7:41 am GMT
(Fredrikstad, Norway--November 12, 2012) A unique projector designed for advanced meeting rooms and collaborative spaces in which users are sharing a variety of graphical image content both locally and remotely, the F35 panorama boasts an exceptionally wide image aspect ratio of 21:9 or 2.37:1. In an office environment with an average ceiling height, this enables images as wide as 4m (13’) to be created without the need for edge-blending the output of two separate projectors.
Furthermore, the F35 panorama’s flexible input configuration means that it can project simultaneous side-by-side images from two separate high-resolution sources, fill an entire screen from a single source, or simply set up a video conference call next to a computer presentation.
Anders Løkke, Marketing Director, projectiondesign, comments: “We have introduced the F35 panorama to address a specific trend in modern business workflows – namely the increasing importance of cross-platform collaboration and discussion.
“For many employees, the sharing of large data sets through various cloud technologies is now an everyday occurrence, meaning that the advanced meeting room has become an even more important asset in the modern workplace.
“From banking and finance through oil and gas, automotive, aviation, general manufacturing and engineering to architecture and design – professional people in many sectors now have the need to visualise their work accurately with colleagues, either in the same room or through video conferencing, or both at the same time.”
Scott Walker, president and founding principal, Waveguide Consulting, adds: ”The future of AV will not be customers having a few speciality rooms here and there; it will be measured in thousands and tens of thousands of high-end collaboration spaces where business decisions, research and development, and multi-site collaboration can happen quickly and efficiently. The prospect of edge-blended systems for hundreds of spaces for a client can be risky proposition that could increase a client’s long-term cost of ownership. Additionally, buildings aren’t going to magically get taller just to accommodate larger pixel palettes in these collaboration spaces. A panoramic projector provides a new tool for consultants and integrators to solve our clients’ business needs.”
Based on projectiondesign’s proven F35 single-chip DLP platform, the F35 panorama boasts a resolution of 2.7 megapixels, 35% more than Full HD, and brightness of up to 7,000 ANSI lumens. And, like all the company’s projectors, it is backed up by a 24/7 and intensive-use warranty for up to five years.
“The F35 panorama is, quite simply, a revolutionary product,” Løkke concludes. “We have extensive experience of blending, colour-matching and managing two or more projectors working together, but nevertheless we also now see a need for a super-wide projector that can do the job of two edge-blended devices. Thousands of meeting rooms use two channels of SXGA+ or other 4:3 projectors blended together. This essentially replaces all that with a single projector.
“Compared with a two-projector solution, the F35 panorama promises shorter setup time, lower maintenance requirements, less down-time and a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
“Why bother setting up two projectors, when you can now meet all your visual collaboration needs with the F35 panorama?”
The F35 panorama is available now.
See the F35 panorama at I/ITSEC, Orlando, FL 3 - 6 December 2012 and ISE, Amsterdam 29 – 31 January 2013.
projectiondesign is a Norwegian company that designs, manufactures and markets a range of high performance projectors for professional, business and consumer applications. Amongst its core markets are high resolution scientific visualization, visual training and simulation, medical imaging, broadcast and post production, public media and entertainment. Numerous industry milestones that distinguish projectiondesign's award winning, innovative technology include the introduction of the world's first single-chip SXGA DLP projector in 2002, the first commercially available 1080p DLP projector in 2006, the first WUXGA resolution DLP projector, and the first portable and high-resolution active 3D stereoscopic projector in 2008. In 2009, projectiondesign introduced its first 3-chip projector and debuted LED illumination. 2010 signified the company's first image warp and blend product with the Multi Image Processors, as well as the world premiere of the WQXGA resolution (2,560 x 1,600) projector, and revolutionary patented Remote Light Source technology. The entire professional product range is warranted for 24/7 usage. projectiondesign is located in Fredrikstad, Norway, with representatives in more than 20 offices throughout the world, and regional headquarters in New York and Beijing.
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