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Canon U.S.A. Introduces New Flagship Interchangeable Lens LCOS Projector And Expands DLP Projector And Lens Line-Up

MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Dedicated to helping professionals bring their content to life with Canon color and clarity, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, introduced today their flagship interchangeable lens LCOS projector, the REALiS WUX6500 Pro AV LCOS Projector. In addition, Canon has launched two new DLP Projectors, the LV-HD420 Full HD DLP Projector and LV-X420 DLP Projector, and a new optional projector lens, the Wide Zoom Lens LX-IL08WZ, which is compatible with Canon's existing LX-MU800Z and LX-MU700 interchangeable lens DLP Projector models. These products are designed for a wide array of markets and applications ranging from fixed installations in higher education, museums, galleries and others that require high brightness and the outstanding image quality of a REALiS LCOS Projector, to those in a corporate or K-12 educational environment that are more focused on the convenience of a compact and portable DLP Projector.

"Thanks to Canon's expansion of its diverse lineup of Projectors, we are able to offer customers a range of products engineered to meet high standards from XGA and Full HD lamp DLP models all the way up to our flagship 4K laser LCOS model," said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "This investment in our REALiS LCOS Projector series, and the DLP Projector and Lens series showcases the company's continued commitment to providing professionals from a wide range of industries with high-quality projection products they can trust to help bring their content to life."

REALiS WUX6500 Pro AV LCOS Projector

Built to include all of the same features as its award-winning predecessors, the Canon REALiS WUX6000 and REALiS WUX6010 Pro AV LCOS Projectors, the new Canon REALiS WUX6500 offers a higher level of brightness (6500 Lumens), combined with outstanding native WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200) and Canon's renowned LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) technology with AISYS-enhancement to help reproduce images with incredible detail and color accuracy. The REALiS WUX6500 can be outfitted to match a variety of installation environments and applications as it is compatible with a choice of five optional high-resolution Genuine Canon projection lenses ranging from Ultra Wide Angle to Ultra Long Focus Zoom.

The REALiS WUX6500 projector offers versatile connectivity with HDMI, DVI-I and other communication interfaces, and includes a built-in HDBaseT receiver(2) to help reduce complex wiring by allowing uncompressed HD video, audio and control signals to be transmitted over one single Ethernet cable.

To help optimize image reproduction based on the environment/application and type of content, the REALiS WUX6500 Projector also features a suite of advanced image adjustments including 6-Axis Color Adjustment, Dynamic Gamma, Memory Color Correction and Motion Blur Reduction. Furthermore, a Picture-by-Picture feature enables two high-quality images from two digital inputs (via DVI and HDMI) to be projected simultaneously side-by-side in one letterboxed image.

REALiS WUX6500 D Pro AV LCOS Projector

For those in the medical education and training fields, the REALiS WUX6500 D Pro AV LCOS Projector is also available with all the same features as the REALiS WUX6500, but also includes a special DICOM® Simulation Mode(3) for displaying monochrome digital X-rays, CAT scans, and MRIs with superb grayscale gradation.

This mode, which simulates the results of devices compliant with the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Part 14 standard, offers both clear and blue base color temperature presets. To further enhance the learning experience, users of the WUX6500 D Projector can employ the Picture-by-Picture feature and choose between viewing DICOM SIM monochrome images and sRGB color images side-by-side.

LV-HD420 and LV-X420 DLP Projectors

Balancing image quality and versatility, the compact LV-HD420 and LV-X420 Projectors offer native Full HD (1920 x 1080) and XGA (1024 x 768) resolutions respectively, as well as 4200 Lumens and a high-contrast ratio (8,000:1 for the LV-HD420 and 10,000:1 for the LV-X420), all in an approximate 7 lb. compact body. Both models include the BrilliantColor™ system and a range of image quality adjustments, the capability to display 3D content via a DLP-Link System and include a built-in high-powered 10W speaker. For simplified installation and maintenance both models include dual HDMI inputs with MHL support(4) and are filter-free.

Wide Zoom Lens LX-IL08WZ

Compatible with the existing LX-MU800Z Laser and LX-MU700 DLP Projectors, the Wide Zoom Lens LX-IL08WZ provides a throw ratio of 1.07 - 1.61:1 and a 0-50 percent vertical and ±10 percent horizontal lens shift. The LX-IL08WZ joins seven other lenses in the line-up, providing enhanced flexibility to support various installations and applications ranging from large auditoriums, to boardrooms and classrooms, to museums and galleries where projector placement may be limited due to space restrictions.

Pricing, Availability and Warranty

The REALiS WUX6500 Pro AV LCOS Projector and the REALiS WUX6500 D Pro AV LCOS Projector have a suggested list price of $6,249* and $6,879*, respectively, and both are currently scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers in March 2017. The LV-HD420 and LV-X420 DLP Projectors have suggested list prices of $1,699* and $1,099*, respectively, and both are currently scheduled to be available in May 2017. The Wide Zoom Lens LX-IL08WZ has a suggested list price of $4,499* and is currently scheduled to be available in March 2017.

All products are backed by a Three-Year Warranty (120 day lamp coverage for projectors), and the Company's award-winning Professional Service & Support, which includes both a Three-Year Advanced Warranty Exchange Service Program and a Service Loaner Program.

For more information please visit projectors.usa.canon.com

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2016† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

*Availability, prices, and specifications of all products are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

DICOM is the registered trademark of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association for its standards publications relating to digital communications of medical information. All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.

(1) Calculated value for 100" diagonal images.
(2)The combination of a TX (transmitter) and RX (receiver) is required in order to create an HDBaseT system. Since the RX (receiver) is built into these models, and the TX (transmitter) is sold separately by another manufacturer – functionality cannot be guaranteed. Please check compatibility before use.
(3)This model is not cleared or approved for medical diagnosis and should not be used for these purposes.
(4) Remote commands do not work when MHL in use.