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Sony's New E200 Series is a Textbook Example of Classroom Projection

New models deliver a full range of brightness options from 2,600 lumens up to 3,700 lumens - both in XGA and WXGA format - to meet virtually any type of education projection environment.

LAS VEGAS, (InfoComm Booth #C7008) June 12, 2012 - (Virtual Press Office) -- Sony’s newest projector family for classroom use is the VPL-E200 series. These new models deliver a full range of brightness options from 2,600 lumens up to 3,700 lumens - both in XGA and WXGA format - to meet virtually any type of education projection environment.

At InfoComm, Sony will feature a 3,700 lumen WXGA model in the new series: the VPL-EW275.

“Like all Sony projectors, the new E200 series is designed to offer lower total costs of ownership, reduced maintenance time, and increased energy efficiency,” said Robin Richards, senior marketing manager, professional display, Sony Electronics. “These new models refine those characteristic further for classroom use, resulting in highly flexible and high performance solutions for the education market.”

With the E200 series, Sony has taken a significant step toward further extending lamp life. By applying a new fine-tuned cooling system to reduce clouding of the bulb, lamp life can be extended to up to approximately 7,000 hours, depending on the lamp mode selected. Additionally, the new models adopt 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 as low as 30 percent of original brightness after certain time intervals set by the user.

The new projectors have an Auto Mode (Auto Brightness Adjustment Function), where the brightness of the lamp’s output is automatically adjusted depending on the brightness of the projected image, to avoid unnecessary power consumption. For example, when showing darker images that don’t require high brightness, the lamp output will decrease.

Synchronized lamp and filter maintenance timing also contributes to reduced cost of ownership. The filter will last as long as the lamp which means lamp replacement and filter cleaning can be performed quickly, easily and at the same time. Not only are the projectors designed to be energy-efficient, they are packed with diverse features and input terminals to meet demanding A/V needs.

The projectors’ 1.6x flexible standard zoom lens and variety of inputs allows the projector to fit a broad range of applications (the VPL-EX225 and VPL-EW225 are 1.3x zoom). Other key features include 16W high-wattage speaker and a variety of interfaces (2xRGB, HDMI, S-Video, RS-232C, RJ-45, Microphone inputs).

Remote control of multiple projectors can be performed via a LAN (wired) network. Users can also project images wirelessly over a wired LAN or a wireless network, without the need for signal cables. For either application, an optional IFU-WLM3 wireless USB dongle for wireless connection is required. Wireless image transmission works with Windows computers using proprietary software.

A USB Media Viewer allows users to directly project image files stored on a USB memory device.

The VPL-E200 series offers a choice of six picture modes (dynamic, standard, game, blackboard, cinema and presentation). Also, 12-bit 3D Gamma Correction results in smoother picture gradation.

The models’ security pack includes security locks (password and mechanical), a security bar and panel key lock. The Off and Go feature allows the E series projectors to be removed immediately after use.

The new models in the VPL-E200 series are all planned to be available in late summer 2012, with suggested list pricing to be determined. The VPL-E200 series will include:

• VPL-EW275 (WXGA / 3,700 lm)

• VPL-EW245 (WXGA / 3,100 lm)

• VPL-EW225 (WXGA / 2,600 lm)

• VPL-EX275 (XGA / 3,700 lm)

• VPL-EX245 (XGA / 3,200 lm)

• VPL-EX225 (XGA / 2,700 lm)

At InfoComm, Sony is highlighting its full line of projectors, from compact entry-level models to units for fixed installation and larger venue applications. At InfoComm, attendees can see a dozen new models: ranging from new ultra short throw units to advanced installation models to units that are ideal for classroom use and for mobile applications. Sony is also showing its 4K SXRD projection technology, designed for applications where ultra high resolution is critical. For more information, please visit http://www.sony.com/infocomm.