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Sony Launches Five New Laser Projectors Ranging from 13,000lm to 5,000lm to Cater to Wide Range of Users and Applications

All Models Equipped with Intelligent Setting Function Simplifying Installation, with Pre-Set Modes that Apply the Optimum Image Quality for a Particular Environment

Sony is expanding its laser projector line up with the introduction of six new models, ranging from a 13,000lm high brightness model to 5,000lm mid-range compact models.

The high brightness offerings had been strengthened with three newly released WUXGA models: VPL-FHZ131L (13,000lm), VPL-FHZ101L (10,000lm), and VPL-FHZ91L (9,000lm). In addition, the 5,000lm medium brightness models will now include the VPL-PHZ12 (WUXGA), which has a 0.76-inch LCD panel with an incorporated optical compensator to deliver bright images with high contrast of 8:1 and true-to-life color reproduction. The new VPL-CWZ10 (WXGA) is a portable and compact entry model with the most compact[1] size in the industry.

Sony’s laser projector lineup comprises 11 models across different brightness levels from 4,200 to 13,000lm, providing options for a wide range of applications from small classrooms, conference venues to large halls and auditoriums and exhibition facilities, such as museums. This enables users to find the perfect model for their installation environment, application, and budget.

Features common to all models:

Intelligent Setting function for a faster, simpler set up
Choose one of the preset “installation location” modes to automatically adjust the image quality, light source output level, and cooling system to achieve the optimal quality for the usage environment. Users can easily change the settings from a choice of pre-set mode, including: Meeting/Classroom Mode, which emphasizes the visibility of text in bright environments; Museum Mode, which prioritizes low-noise; and Facility Mode for entertainment venues, which reproduces impactful image quality with high contrast.

In addition, VPL-FHZ131L, VPL-FHZ101L, and VPL-FHZ91L are equipped with an Advanced Intelligent Setting function with additional Multi-screen Mode, which optimizes color when projecting on multiple units. The feature also automatically controls the temperature of the installation environment, frequency of usage, and several other parameters that enable the projectors to be used at suitable settings for long-term, stable operation.

The benefit of laser projection and Sony’s unique technology to support superb image quality
Long-lasting brightness of Sony's laser projectors reduces the burden of lamp replacement and other forms of maintenance, while also lowering operating costs. They also power on quickly to save time and energy consumption. By combining Sony’s original laser light source technology, system Z-Phosphor™, with the 3LCD system, the projectors produce images with high brightness, high resolution, and vivid color. Additionally, Sony’s unique super-resolution technology Reality Creation delivers enhanced image clarity without increasing digital picture noise.[2]

Major features of VPL-FHZ131L/FHZ101L/FHZ91L

Flexible installation by combining a wide lens shift function with a short-focus lens
Its wide lens shift capability (Max. Vertical ±107%, Horizontal ±60%) enhances usability in a range of settings including difficult installation conditions, such as when a venue contains beams or piping, or when the screen is lower than the projector. When combined with the optional short-throw lens, the VPLL-Z4107, installation flexibility is enhanced in venues where throw distance is limited.

Supporting a variety of interfaces and flexible system integration
3G-SDI input is enabled with a separately sold adaptor. This makes it possible to operate projectors in city halls, event spaces, and other locations where projectors are often used together with broadcast equipment. In addition, the latest projectors now support the XTP Systems of Extron Electronics, in addition to Crestron Connected, for simple integration and operation.

Major features of VPL-PHZ12

0.76-inch panel with an incorporated optical compensator delivers excellent color reproduction
The 0.76-inch LCD panel with its incorporated optical compensator delivers vibrant images with high contrast of 8:1 and true-to-life color reproduction. Images and text can be seen clearly, even in bright environments.

Enhanced capability in system control
Equipped with dedicated terminal for HDBaseT™ and a LAN terminal for network control, users can monitor the status of units remotely using the LAN, while simultaneously transmitting video/audio/control signals long distance with the HDBaseT. The latest projectors also support Extron Electronics’ XTP Systems.

Major features of VPL-CWZ10

The most compact(1) size in the industry
By adopting a small 0.64-inch panel, the VPL-CWZ10 are approximately 40% smaller (WxHxD = 371 x 100 x 319.3 mm) and 35% lighter (approx. 5.7 kg) than conventional models (VPL-PWZ10). This increases the flexibility when installing these projectors in small-to-medium sized class/meeting rooms with limited space and enables portability.

High resolution Full HD signals projected in high definition(2)
By using the latest scaler chip and optimizing parameter settings to Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080), it’s possible to project high quality and detailed images even with a WXGA LCD panel.

1.Among 3LCD laser light source projectors with a brightness of 5,000 lm. As of February 11, 2020, based on Sony survey results. 2. VPL-CWZ10 only.