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Sony's Newest HD Business Projectors Deliver Cost-effective Installation Flexibility

Press Release  |  Jun 11, 2014
PARK RIDGE, N.J., June 11, 2014 — Sony is expanding its line of high-definition business projectors with a series of new cost-effective models delivering high image quality and enhanced flexibility.

The new data projectors include the VPL-CH375, VPL-CH355 and VPL-CH350 models. Each has WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution and uses a new 0.64” size 3LCD BrightEra panel to produce high brightness of 5,000 lumems color light output (4,000 lm for the VPL-CH355, CH350) and sharp image reproduction. The WUXGA resolution makes the projector ideal for displaying full HD videos and high resolution computer signal formats.

The new projectors are Sony’s first light-weight WUXGA projectors weighing less than 13 pounds. This weight, ombined with convenient installation support features, make the new models ideal for spaces where conventional high end installation projectors are not the right choice. Installation support features include: fine lens shift, HDBaseT input (for VPL-CH375 and CH355), corner keystone adjustment, H/V keystone adjustment and 2 HDMI inputs to enable a wide range of installation options.

“These projectors offer style and innovation, while delivering high brightness and high performance for classrooms, lecture halls, conference rooms and meeting spaces,” said Wally Mohri, marketing manager for LCD projectors at Sony Electronics. “Users looking for high resolution image, installation flexibility, longer life and easier maintenance will find these to be ideal and affordable solutions.”

Two of the new models — VPL-CH375 and VPL-CH355 – have a built-in HDBaseT 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 100m Cat5e/6 cable. Using fewer cables means fewer signal extenders and receiver boxes, resulting in a decreased risk of failure points.

The new models are designed to reduce total cost of operations, delivering optimum energy efficiency, with low power consumption.

The following is availability and estimated street pricing for the new models:
• VPL-CH350: $1999, October 2014
• VPL-CH375: $2999, November 2014
• VPL-CH355: $2399, November 2014