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Sanyo Announces Powerful, New SVGA Projector

Press Release  |  Mar 17, 1999

Latest LCD unit offers 1250 ANSI Lumens while being smallest in its Class

CHATSWORTH, Calif. -- March 17, 1999 -- Sanyo, a leader in digital technologies for the PC and presentation markets, Wednesday announced the introduction of the full-featured PLC-SP10N, one of the smallest and most powerful multimedia LCD projectors in its class.

The new unit boasts an impressive 1250 ANSI lumens (typical), among the few SVGA-supported projectors currently available with this high level of actual screen brightness (in this class).

Advanced Lamp, Lens Technology

At the heart of the PLC-SP10N is a newly developed 160-watt Superior Intensity Discharge (SID) lamp that produces exceptional brightness, while consuming considerably less power.

In addition, the high-quality, non-reflective projection lens used in the PLC-SP10N truly allows users to maximize the effectiveness of their presentations, while maintaining an exceptionally high level of brightness, contrast and clarity -- a critical capability that might otherwise be sacrificed with traditional projectors.

Target Markets

The PLC-SP10N is ideally suited for a wide variety of applications, including corporate boardrooms, classrooms and training center environments. It is also in high demand with the rental market.

"There has been a dramatic shift in demand to favor high-brightness models during recent months," said Bill Coggshall, president of Pacific Media Associates, an industry research firm that tracks the trends and companies shaping the presentation hardware market.

"In the past, high brightness has been associated with a high price and a heavy weight. But the new Sanyo model offers an affordable price and a modest weight, and should prove to be very popular with today's and tomorrow's customers."

"Our goal is to constantly push the envelope in order to provide users with reliable and meaningful presentation solutions," said Jeff Spittel, national sales manager for Sanyo's Presentation Technologies Division. "This latest introduction represents our commitment to do just that."

Broad Compatibility

Another important benefit users will immediately derive from the PLC-SP10N is its wide-ranging compatibility, both domestically and internationally.

With its plug-and-play convenience, the projector automatically recognizes the computer's signal and selects the proper settings accordingly. By eliminating the headaches commonly associated with conventional projector setup, users will now achieve perfect results flawlessly and consistently.

Operating the PLC-SP10N is as simple as making the connections, turning on the unit and beginning the presentation. The auto-lock frequency synchronization makes the unit compatible with both Macs and PCs. The auto set feature automatically sets the fine synchronization, total dot adjustment and positioning.

The three panel, 1.3-inch polysilicon TFT LCD panels offer additional compatibility with the increasingly popular SVGA-equipped notebook computers. Plus, through Sanyo's proprietary Digital Realized Interpolation Technology (DRIT), the PLC-SP10N is also compatible with a 1024 x 768-dot XGA system.

International compatibility includes:

--   100-120 and 200-240 AC 50/60 Hz capabilities, with a special
     auto-select function that automatically adjusts to the correct
     voltage as soon as the unit is turned on.

--   Menus can be displayed in any of six languages, making the unit
     operational by virtually anyone, anywhere.

--   Full compatibility with the world's five most common video color
     standards: PAL, PAL-M, SECAM, NTSC and NTSC-4.43.

--   Images can be projected from a variety of AV sources, including
     VCRs, laser disc and DVD players, satellite TV tuners, camcorders
     and digital still cameras.

Other Key Features:

--   Digital Zoom: Magnifies specific sections of an image up to 16
     times in 0.4x steps. Sanyo's unique technology eliminates jagged
     edges on small letters and lines, so that even highly magnified
     images appear crisp and clear.

--   Wireless Remote Control with Mouse Function: The wireless remote
     control also conveniently functions as a mouse, complete with
     moving cursor and clicks. This feature helps facilitate smooth,
     professional presentations. Volume, contrast, brightness and
     screen size can all be effortlessly controlled, giving the
     presenter complete flexibility to move freely about the room.

--   Freeze Frame Function: The unit is fully capable of capturing and
     freezing images from all AV and computer sources.


The PLC-SP10N comes in a sleek, compact design. It weighs only 14.3 pounds, with dimensions of just 10.7 inches (W) x 5.7 inches (H) x 16.2 inches (D) -- small and light enough to be easily transported and used virtually anywhere.

Pricing, Availability & Warranty

The unit is currently shipping through Sanyo's national network of professional audio visual dealers with an MSRP of $8,995.00. A three-year warranty on parts and labor is included, with a 90-day warranty on the lamp.

About Sanyo

Based in Chatsworth, Sanyo Fisher Co. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of high-quality multimedia, audio and video, communication, security video, office automation, air conditioning and home appliance products. Its Presentation Technologies Division is the world's largest maker of LCD projectors and digital cameras. The company is a division of SANYO North America Corp., a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan), one of the world's largest electronics manufacturers. For more information, visit Sanyo at

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