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Sharp Electronics Slims the Notevision ProjectorNew Digital Notevision7 Provides Next Generation In Portability - - Only 2.3 Inches Thin And Less Than 6 Pounds
ANGELES, August 10, 1999 — Sharp Electronics Corporation displays the
ultra-portable Notevision7 (XG-NV7XU) projector, one of the thinnest and
lightest projectors on the market today with dimensions similar to those
of a notebook computer. The Notevision7 -- just 2.3 inches thin and
under 6 pounds -- offers a stunning 800 ANSI lumen brightness output.
the Notevision7 is one of the first projectors to offer a PANELLiNK
standard digital input, signals remain digital from the source device to
the projector, thus avoiding analog conversions that create increased
image noise. The result is sharper, clearer image output. In the XGA-resolution
Notevision7, Sharp has combined Digital Light Processing™ (DLP™)
technology by Texas Instruments with unmatched compatibility and a
unique set of presentation tools to create a lightweight presentation
projector that can go anywhere.
Notevision7 offers revolutionary portability and a complete feature set
designed with the mobile presenter in mind," says Jerry Ganguzza,
senior marketing manager, Sharp LCD Products Division. "This projector
can fit in the same bag with a Sharp Actius notebook computer and give
users a complete presentation solution that weighs under 9 pounds."
Notevision7, compatible with a wide range of video and data signals, is
equipped with Sharp's PresenterPAK™ that gives mobile presenters a
versatile projector with an easy and quick setup, simple image
adjustment and enhanced presentation options.
and Quick Setup
easy operation for even the first-time user, Sharp's exclusive
PresenterPAK features a friendly graphical user interface (GUI) menu
screen that is icon-based, color coded and uses common terminology
rather than technical jargon. Computer connectors are color-coded blue,
making setup a snap for users who choose to use cables to connect to a
PC. Users can completely bypass cables by using Sharp's IrCOM to
transfer images directly to the projector from a laptop or a compatible
number of image-adjustment features, both automatic and manual, allow a
presenter to tune the image to ensure the best-looking presentations.
Sharp's autoSYNC automatically adjusts computer images without having
to access the projector's menu system, and Advanced ImageACE Resizing
automatically adjusts different source resolutions (up to UXGA) to match
the projector's native resolution. One-touch gamma correction can
adjust the color shifts that arise from using different image sources
during a presentation with the press of a button. Digital keystone
correction removes an optical effect that may cause projected images to
appear trapezoidal by squaring the edges of an image while maintaining
brightness and image quality.
the PresenterPAK has built many presentation tools into the projector, a
presenter has a variety of options to enhance presentations; it also
allows presenters to customize the projector to display their
company's logo during startup and allows users to manipulate images
during presentations with enlargement and freeze capabilities.
Notevision7 (XG-NV7XU) will be available in September through Sharp's
authorized dealer network at a suggested list price of $8,995. The
projector is backed by a two-year parts and limited labor warranty,
including Sharp's "ER" Service, a 24-hour turnaround express
offers a full line of projectors, monitors and professional video
equipment for purchase, lease or rental through its national network of
more information please contact Sharp Electronics Corporation,
Professional LCD Products Division, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, NJ 07430-2135,
or dial 1-888-LCD-SHARP (1-888-523-7427); Fax: 201- 529-9636; or Faxback
for product information: 201-512-2380. For on-line product information,
visit Sharp's LCD Products Group Web page at http://www.SharpLCD.com.