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ProjectorCentral News - Feb 25 2005 - Sharp Announces XG-PH50X Large Venue Projector

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SHARP ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY OF PROFESSIONAL PROJECTOR FOR LARGE VENUES AND OTHER HIGH-END INSTALLATIONS

XG-PH50X networkable projector offers flexible brightness, redundant reliability and multiple lens options to meet any installation need
MAHWAH, N.J., February 25, 2005 - Sharp today announced the availability of the XG-PH50X installation and integration projector designed for facilities that need a powerful, permanently-installed display device. With eye-popping brightness, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, six lens options and redundant reliability through a dual-lamp lighting system, the XGA-resolution XG-PH50X delivers uncompromising picture quality in larger spaces such as a conference room or lecture hall. The projector provides reliable operation even during extended use and decreases the overall cost of ownership by efficiently managing lamp life through adjustable brightness settings ranging from 4000 to 1600 ANSI lumens.

"The XG-PH50X is a reliable projector that produces crisp pictures in challenging large-venue lighting environments, such as auditoriums, hotels or museums," said Joe Gillio, associate director of display product planning, Sharp Information Systems Group. "Sharp's intelligent dual-lamp design helps the device project a brilliant image in dimly- or fully-lit areas, so users can be confident that presentations will always be crystal clear."

Dual Lamp Design for Redundant Reliability and Extended Lamp Life
The XG-PH50X offers redundant reliability for uninterrupted presentations through Sharp's dual-lamp optical system. For applications where a reduced output can be used, such as in shaded rooms, users can run a single lamp, or operate the unit in its "eco" low brightness mode, effectively doubling the lamp life.

Multiple Lenses for Limitless Placement Options
The projector has six lens options providing users with a multitude of placement choices, including up to 70 feet from the screen* or out-of-reach on a high ceiling. Five of the lenses are powered, so adjustments can be made remotely. The sixth lens is a wide-angle fixed focus. Power "H & V" optical lens shift allows the user to adjust the lens horizontally and vertically, minimizing keystone distortion.

Exceptional Video Processing
The XG-PH50X's built-in video-processing chip, the Sharp CV-IC (Computer Video Integrated Composer) System, ensures high image quality. The CV-IC circuitry smoothes jagged edges, minimizes image noise and creates a perfectly rectangular image with keystone corrections, resulting in impressively sharp presentations.

Advanced DDR DLP(tm) Technology
With the latest in DDR DLP Technology from Texas Instruments, including four-segment 3x speed color wheel and sealed optics, customers have superior image quality in the XG-PH50X. When combined with Sharp's enhanced reliability, the XG-PH50X is an excellent choice for most any application, including boardrooms, lecture halls, staging/rental as well as NOC command and control.

Remote Access and Control Software
The XG-PH50X has a built-in RJ-45 LAN connection and Web server that allows direct control from the desktop to the projector without special software. Sharp's Display Manager Software connects one or more LAN-enabled projectors to a network for remote control, asset management and diagnostics. The software helps minimize downtime and expedites maintenance by self-diagnosing system errors, instantly alerting the control PC or e-mailing an error message to a predetermined list.

Price and Availability
The XG-PH50X is now available, with standard 1.4x zoom lens, for a suggested list price of $6,995. The XG-PH50X-NL (projector without lens) is now available for $6,495 (suggested list). The optional lenses range in price from $995 to $3,795 (suggested list).

For more information, please contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, LCD Products Division, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07430-2135, call 866-4-VISUAL (866-484-7825). For online product information, visit Sharp's Web site at SharpLCD.com. Product specifications are subject to change without notice. All trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Sharp Electronics Corporation is the Mahwah, N.J.-based marketing and sales subsidiary of Japan's Sharp Corporation, a worldwide developer of the core technologies that are integral to shaping the next generation of home entertainment products, appliances, networked, multifunctional office solutions, solar energy and mobile communication and information tools. Leading brands include AQUOSR Liquid Crystal Televisions, 1-Bit(tm) digital audio products, SharpVisionR projection products, CarouselR microwaves, IMAGER(tm) digital multifunctional systems, and NotevisionR multimedia projectors. Sharp Electronics Corporation employs approximately 2,000 people throughout the U.S. supporting more than 50 product lines.

*The projector can be placed 70 feet away from a 10-foot screen when using the AN-PH60EX.

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