Sony introduces new range of projectors

25 Jan 2011

Sony has extended its line of F series business projectors with two new WUXGA models based on the company’s 3LCD Bright Era Technology.

The VPL-FH30 and the VPL-FH500L deliver up to 7,000 lumens of colour light output. They offer 1,920 x 1,200 resolution displays, slightly higher than full HD (which is at 1,920 x 1,080.)

Both were designed to cope with high-ceiling environments, such as auditoriums, churches and old schools.

They are capable of horizontal and vertical shift of up to 63pc and 113pc respectively. This eliminates the need to tilt the projector.

The VPH-FH500L has a Twin Lamp System. Basically, if the primary lamp delivering 7,000 lumens fails, the secondary lamp kicks into gear, preventing downtime.

The two WUXGA projectors feature a Quad Filter System, using a single airflow to stop almost all common dust particles from entering the projector. These filters have a lifespan of 15,000 for the VPL-FH30 and 8,000 hours for the VPL-FH500L and can be replaced for free in tandem with an alternative lamp as part of Sony’s synchronised maintenance scheme.

The projectors are compatible with up to 13 of Sony’s existing projector lenses and both have a DICOM capability, which confirms to official medical standards, including Grayscale Standard Display Function, allowing the projectors to be used in hospitals and universities to show X-ray, CT and MRI scans.

The VPL-FH500L will be available in February 2011, and the VPL-FH30 in March 2011.