Compact, Cost-effective Projectors Ideal for Education and Corporate Applications
PARK RIDGE, N.J., June 2, 2015 — Sony is adding three new models to its line of professional projectors, with each designed to deliver high image quality, high brightness and enhanced flexibility in a range of commercial applications including corporate and education.
The new compact projectors include the VPL-EW348, VPL-EW345 and VPL-EX345 models.
Each 3LCD model has a brightness of 4,200 lumens and uses a new BrightEra ®panel (WXGA 0.75”, XGA 0.63” size), to reproduce natural and vivid color in rooms with bright lighting.
The new projectors continue Sony’s approach of offering customers installation flexibility, with rear side lamp access for easier maintenance. The projectors’ lightweight (approximately 9lbs) and compact design also makes them a convenient choice for portable use.
The VPL-EW348 model has a built-in HDBaseTTM interface for easier connectivity and reduced total system costs. HDBaseT capabilities allow installers and integrators to reduce their number of cable runs by transmitting video, audio, control and IP over a single Cat5e/6 cable for up to 328 feet (100m). Using fewer cables means fewer signal extenders and receiver boxes, resulting in a decreased risk of failure points.
Each model also has two HDMI ports for expanded connectivity with digital devices in the professional A/V market space.
The new models are designed to extend lamp life and reduce total cost of operations, delivering optimum energy efficiency and low power consumption. Lamp life can be extended to up to approximately 10,000 hours, depending on the lamp mode selected. Other energy efficient functions include Sony’s auto lamp dimming function, where the projector intelligently detects if it is left powered on with a static signal being fed. When a static signal is detected, the lamp can be dimmed to a specified percent of original brightness after certain time intervals set by the user.
Through the network presentation and remote control functions, a tablet or smartphone can control the projectors. Each model has a 16W speaker and is designed for silent operation, with a low of 29dB and high of 35dB. An input label function helps users clearly organize connected equipment.
The following is planned availability for the new models:
- VPL-EW348 (WXGA with HDBaseT), January 2016
- VPL-EW345 (WXGA), October 2015
- VPL-EX345 (XGA), September 2015