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SHARP'S NEW HIGH BRIGHTNESS LCD PROJECTORS BRING VIBRANT PROJECTION TO CLASSROOMS AND CONFERENCE ROOMS
"Anyone can deliver an unforgettable presentation using the XG Conference/Classroom series projectors, whether they're a first-time user or a seasoned A/V pro," said Bruce Pollack, associate director of marketing, Professional Display Products, Sharp Commercial Markets Sales and Solutions Group. "This series combines the latest LCD imaging technology with simplicity, functionality and low cost of ownership for use in any customer application, from conference rooms and lecture halls to special events and other permanent installations."
Ease of Use, Flexibility and Portability
The new LCD projector series provides simple-to-use features that education and business professionals will appreciate, such as ImageACE Resizing and autoSYNC, which ensure that projected images are uniform, regardless of signal source. In addition to the included standard zoom lens, the new projectors offer four optional lenses (short throw, telephoto zoom 1.29x, telephoto zoom 1.52x and telephoto zoom 1.41x) making these models adaptable to even the most demanding application. With Sharp's rapid release lens mechanism, lens changes are quick and effortless.
The projectors also offer features for portability and control. These lightweight units have a built-in carrying handle for portable use. A wireless remote with built-in mouse control, page up/down and image freeze, allows the user to advance slides in a presentation from virtually anywhere in the room.
While easy to operate, the series also has features to discourage theft. The projectors come equipped with a sturdy "Notevision® Lockdown" bolt to mount the projector to a ceiling through its optical block, as well as "key code activation" to prevent unauthorized operation. Sharp also offers an optional ceiling mount cable lock system, along with Kensington Lock compatibility.
Superior Image Quality and Connectivity
Providing an excellent picture for detailed presentations, the XG-C330X and XG-C430X utilize three polysilicon LCDs for superior, uniform high-quality images and higher color saturation. A native XGA resolution (1024 x 768) further enhances the images for a crisp, flawless picture. For use in multiple applications, the models feature extensive connectivity, including a built-in LAN terminal, DVI-D input with HDCP compatibility for further PC/Video connectivity, two RGB or component inputs, S-video, composite video and stereo audio.
Remote Access and Control Software
The XG-C430X and XG-C330X have 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 minimizes downtime and expedites maintenance by self-diagnosing system errors, instantly alerting the control PC or e-mailing an error message to a predetermined list. The projectors also have an RS-232C port for remote control.
Low Cost of Ownership and Extended Warranty
Sharp delivers a low cost of ownership over the projector's lifespan. The new Conference/Classroom series has a Low Power Mode that extends lamp life up to 3,000 hours and minimizes operational costs and lamp changes. The Low Power Mode also significantly reduces power consumption and fan noise. Additionally, these models are among the quietest in the industry, with a low fan noise of only 30dB (in Low Power mode).
The XG-C430X and XG-C330X are backed by a two-year parts and labor limited warranty including two years of Sharp's industry-leading 24-hour turnaround "ER" Express Repair support. The warranty on the user-replaceable projection lamp is 90 days.
Availability and Pricing
The XG-C430X will be available in August at a Manufacturer's Suggested List Price of $5,495
The XG-C330X will be available in August at a Manufacturer's Suggested List Price of $3,695
For more information, please write to Sharp Electronics Corporation, Professional Display Division, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J. 07430-2135, call 866-4-VISUAL (866-484-7825) or e-mail ProLCD@SharpUSA.com. For online product information, visit Sharp's Web site at SharpLCD.com or SharpUSA.com.
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 AQUOS® Liquid Crystal Televisions, 1-Bit™ digital audio products, SharpVision® projection products, Carousel® microwaves, IMAGER™ digital multifunctional systems, and Notevision® multimedia projectors. Sharp Electronics Corporation employs approximately 2,000 people throughout the U.S. supporting more than 50 product lines.