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Canon Brings 4600 ANSI Lumens Brightness to Large Venues and Conference Rooms with New LCD Projector
ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 2, 2003--Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), debuts its brightest projector ever at this year's annual Infocomm exhibit in Orlando, Fla.
The new LV-7555 LCD multimedia projector illuminates corporate boardrooms, meeting rooms and large venues with 4600 ANSI lumens brightness, a 900:1 contrast ratio, the precision of Canon optics and high resolution imagery in a quiet package.
"Canon designed this projector for use in large, demanding venues like meeting centers, sizeable conference rooms and university theatres," said Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager of the Consumer Imaging Group at Canon U.S.A., Inc. "The Canon LV-7555 LCD projector offers presenters exceptional brightness and the exacting quality of Canon optics to meet the challenges of these difficult environments."
In addition, viewer will see a crisp display of video and text images with the projector's native XGA resolution. This new unit will also support SXGA resolution through high-quality compression.
This brilliant new projector features a new advanced Integrated Circuit (IC) that improves picture quality through a number of features, including:
-- Color Management function allows users to identify a specific color for manual adjustment;
-- The 2-3 Pull-Down option minimizes motion artifacts on DVDs that were transferred from film;
-- Auto Picture Control will automatically optimize image quality;
-- Intelligent Image Sharpness function will analyze an incoming signal and sharpen only the areas that need attention; and
-- the new IC chip will also convert all interlaced signals - including 1080i HDTV - to progressive scan for optimal image quality.
Exceptionally quiet, the Canon LV-7555 projector's silent mode reduces fan noise to 35dB. Presenters can achieve maximum connectivity via a DVI terminal for high quality digital projection when linked with a computer, as well as inputs for a wide range of devices including DVD, HDTV, VCR, digital camcorder and digital cameras.
Available with four optional Canon quality lenses, including Ultra Wide Angle, Wide Angle Zoom, Long Focus Zoom, and Ultra Long Focus Zoom, the LV-7555 projector allows presenters to match their lens to the room size and environment.
Available as an option, Canon's newest accessory - the Network Imager - allows the LV-7555 LCD projector to be connected to an Ethernet network. The Network Imager allows presenters to control a variety of projector functions via networked computer, including Power On/Off, Input switching, and picture adjustments.
Users can receive system status messages - like the projector lamp replacement alert - via email. Additionally, the Network Imager remotely transfers images from a computer to the projector and it centralizes the control of multiple LV-7555 projectors.
The Canon LV-7555 LCD multimedia projector will be available in mid-July at authorized Canon dealers, for a suggested list price of $7,999. The projector comes with a three-year warranty on parts and labor plus a 120-day warranty on the lamp.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The Company is listed as one of Fortune's Most Admired Companies in America, and is ranked # 41 on the Business Week list of "Top 100 Brands." Its parent company Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ) is a top patent-holder of technology, ranking second overall in the U.S. in 2002, with global revenues of $24.5 billion. Canon U.S.A. employs approximately 11,000 people at over 30 locations. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.
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