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Sharp Brightens XG-E3500U Conference Series LCD ProjectorThe XG-E3500U High Brightness, Full-Feature Front Projection System is Designed for Large Venues and Custom Installations
ORLANDO, FL.. - June 10, 1999 - Sharp Electronics Corporation today announced a brightness increase on its XG-E3500U XGA LCD projector. This unit, now with 1500 ANSI lumens, is specifically designed for large conference rooms, lecture halls and custom professional installations.
The XG-E3500U provides unmatched flexibility with a wide range of features designed specifically for the high-end professional/installation market. For example, an RS-232C interface allows for control directly from a PC or popular control systems such as AMX and Crestron, and users can directly connect a central RGB switcher using the 5-BNC data input. In addition, Sharp's power zoom/focus lens with unique motorized lens shift mimizes 'keystoning' in critical installations, making this ceiling mountable projector adaptable to most any sophisticated conference room or auditorium setting.
"Sharp's convergence-free LCD solutions such as the XG-E3500U, not only reduce both the cost of installation and maintenance, but also provide superior brightness, image quality and reliability for large conference rooms and custom professional settings," said Jerry Ganguzza, senior marketing manager, Sharp LCD Products Division.
The XG-E3500U offers a full 1500 ANSI lumens of brightness with exceptionally high contrast and image uniformity. For users looking for the same image quality, features and flexibility in a lower-cost solution, Sharp also offers the XG-E3000U, a 600 ANSI lumen Conference Series projector. Both XGA models incorporate Sharp's Intelligent ImageACE Resizing, for compatibility with SXGA PCs and workstations, and for use in high-end CAD/CAM digital imaging.
Sharp Conference Series projectors offer multiple RGB computer inputs (both 15-pin and 5-BNC), as well as S-Video and Line-Doubled Composite Video inputs (BNC connector). A stereo amplifier and speakers are built-in, and line-out is provided for use with external sound systems.
To ensure optimum image quality, brightness and reliability, both the XG-E3500U and XG-E3000U use energy-efficient long-life metal halide lamps. These units, which can be ceiling or table mounted as well as used for either front or rear projection, can project images ranging in size from 40 inches to 40 feet (500 inches) measured diagonally.
The ergonomically designed infrared remote that comes with each unit combines projector functions with wireless mouse control and laser pointer into one easy-to-use device. Users can control important projector functions like zoom and focus, or computer mouse pointer, from up to 40 feet away. These remotes offer not only IR "wireless," but also "wired" operation for use in sophisticated boardroom, auditorium and house of worship installations, as well as multiple projector displays such as video walls and control centers.
The XG-E3500U is available now at a suggested list price of $11,995. The XG-E3000U also is available now at a suggested list price of $8,995. Both of these projectors are backed by a three-year limited warranty for parts and labor and are available through Sharp's authorized network of Professional LCD Products dealers.
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Sharp offers a full line of LCD projectors, monitors and professional video equipment for purchase, lease or rental through its national network of authorized dealers.
For more information please contact:
Sharp Electronics Corporation
Professional LCD Products Division
Mahwah, NJ 07430-2135
Tel: 1-888-LCD-SHARP (1-888-523-7427)
Fax: 201- 529-9636
Faxback for product information: 201-512-2380
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