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New Projectors To Light Up I/ITSEC Floor

Dec. 3, 2012 - 10:26AM   |  
By ALAN DRON   |   Comments
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Norway’s projectiondesign says it anticipates making a major defense sale during this year’s I/ITSEC, plus several announcements as the event opens. The company returns to the annual show with its lineup of high-resolution projectors, designed for advanced simulation and training roles.

Among the products that will be front and center on its booth will be the new F85 3-chip DLP projector, which it began shipping in late September. The F85 is the latest 2-D- and 3-D-capable projector to join the company’s lineup, and projectiondesign described it as the smallest, brightest and most powerful 3-D projector in its range for small to large-screen applications.

It has a brightness of up to 11,000 lumens, and a contrast ratio of 14,000:1. The projector is available in WUXGA or 1080p resolution versions as well as a special version that can optically switch between REC709 and DCI P7 color spaces.

“Performance, versatility, connectivity, brightness and low cost of ownership were our objectives when creating the new F85 series,” said Anders Lokke, projectiondesign’s marketing director. “The F85 is compatible with a range of input and outputs, including X-PORT module connectivity and bandwidth, opening up the markets in which it can be used, including … simulation and training.”

As well as 2-D imaging, the projector can be used in active or passive 3-D stereoscopic mode, removing the requirement for multiple projectors in stereoscopic set up.

The dual lamp optical engine has a hot swap capability that allows fail-safe operation for critical applications.

Also on display for the first time will be the FS33 IR, an infrared LED projector designed for use with night-vision goggles in addition to daylight operations. The company, which claims the projector lasts up to 100,000 hours, recently started deliveries to customers.

Projectiondesign says that the FS33 IR’s second-generation solid-state ReaLED illumination engine gives 50 percent more light than LED projectors from competitors.

“Optics plays an important part for this projector, as they are purpose-designed for IR transmission,” said optics designer Oyvind Svensen. Proprietary software is claimed to virtually eliminate smearing and jittering.

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