Canon Middle East today announced the expansion of its range of portable projectors, including three new high-brightness, low-maintenance lamp-based models – the LV-WU360, LV-WX370, and LV-X350. Equipped with an innovative lamp unit, these models have an exceptionally long lifespan for a portable projector and are designed to reduce the total cost of ownership for businesses and schools. Delivering faithful image reproduction at high brightness with enhanced connectivity options, these new projectors achieve powerful optical performance to bring a broad range of content to life.
Weighing 3.3kg and under, Canon’s expanded line-up of projectors are highly portable to support the needs of education and sales professionals who regularly need to relocate devices. These lightweight, yet powerful, models produce between 3500 and 3700-lumen brightness for vivid images in any lighting. Employing three LCD panels, the LV-WU360, LV-WX370, and LV-X350 produce rich, true-to-life 10-bit colours and deep blacks to create detailed images and eliminate colour break up. Typically, LCD projectors are susceptible to gridlines, however, both the LV-WU360 and LV-WX370 utilise a micro-lens to boost the brightness of the light and make the appearance of gridlines almost invisible.
Additionally, they have a projection range of 30” to 300”, capable of meeting the requirements for small-to-large meeting rooms. Despite the compact size of these devices, they have a range of image adjustment features that simplify set-up and ensure perfect geometry of projected images. With automatic keystone adjustment, users can quickly resolve the keystone effect; while the manual setting delivers four-corner keystone correction, offering even more refined adjustment especially when installed at an angle, or off axis, such as in confined spaces. Both the LV-WX370 and LV-X350 also make use of geometry correction to ensure the image retains its desired shape when projecting onto a concave or convex screen or surface.
The LV-WU360, LV-WX370 and LV-X350 all produce a range of resolutions from WUXGA at 1920 x 1200, WXGA at 1280 x 800 and XGA at 1024 x 768, respectively, providing a solution for all budgets and IT infrastructures. The LV-WU360 is Canon’s first portable model delivering WUXGA resolution for sharp images, with crisp text and smooth graphics for an unbeatable visual experience. Offering a broad range of connectivity options from the control terminal, including LAN, two different types of USB, and two HDMI ports, users can show a greater variety of content including presentations, images and video on these models.
With the USB ports and helpful user interface, content can be easily projected if the laptop has no video output terminal or from a memory stick without the need for a laptop, for simplified setup. Audio output is now possible directly from the projector, thanks to the 10w speaker which means sound can be played without the need for additional equipment. For even greater portability, all three projectors have a standard, fast and instant cooling function – allowing the device to be instantly powered down and transported to the next location.
These models are incredibly low maintenance thanks to the robust filter composition and long lamp life of 20,000 hours, affording users the same longevity as laser models at a fraction of the cost. Should replacements or repairs be required, the intuitive design allows for easy access to these elements even when the projector is ceiling mounted. Likewise, the LCD panels are now manufactured from inorganic materials to reduce maintenance requirements. The expanded range also uses a newly designed lamp unit, with an improved driving system to increase the power supply efficiency and reduce energy consumption. All models, the LV-WU360, LV-WX370, and LV-X350 will come with a two-year return-to-base warranty.