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Mitsubishi Electric marks a decade of ISE

James McGrath 10 December 2012
Mitsubishi Electric marks a decade of ISE

As one of its first corporate exhibitors, Mitsubishi Electric was a key supporter of the ISE Show at its launch back in 2004. Now in its tenth edition, with the event now the focus of the systems integration business across the whole of the EMEA region, the ISE show has become equally important to Mitsubishi as arguably the top international showcase for its professional display solutions.

As the only manufacturer able to offer the entire range of display technologies, from LCD monitors and projectors to LED and OLED, Mitsubishi Electric’s offering to systems integrators is unique. From stadium screens to ultra-short throw projection for classrooms, the company’s expertise and product range is unmatched. Whatever your particular sector of professional AV, you are sure to find something of interest on the Mitsubishi stand.

PlayOut Composer centre of attention
The centrepiece of the company’s stand at ISE 2013 is a nine-projector ultra-short throw edge-blended display demonstrating the power and versatility of Mitsubishi Electric’s PlayOut Composer content management platform. PlayOut Composer enables virtually any media source, including content streamed via IP, to be combined and deployed in real time in a single workspace. Content can then be scheduled and managed effortlessly to create versatile signage systems. PlayOut Composer is an equally powerful platform for real-time content management, such as for exhibitions or live events. Norway Rail now uses a PlayOut-based system supplied by Mitsubishi Electric to manage content on its passenger information screens. Representatives from Mitsubishi Electric will be on hand at ISE 2013 to give an insight into what this powerful system can offer.

70” and 55” professional LCD monitors
Another new example, shown for the first time in Europe at ISE, is the latest addition to Mitsubishi Electric’s comprehensive range of professional LCD monitors. The 70” diagonal, LED Edge-lit MDT701S and the 55” MDT55 LCD monitors offer long life and low power consumption, along with slim form factor and elegant narrow bezel. Like an increasing number of Mitsubishi products, both monitors are equipped with an Open Pluggable Specification (OPS) slot to facilitate easy deployment in signage applications by, for example, running an Advantech media player to create a standalone display terminal. They are also compatible with AMX Device Discovery and Crestron Roomview, allowing it to be monitored, managed and controlled from any web-enabled laptop computer or mobile device, such as an Apple iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone or tablet.

Alongside the new 70” and 55”, the stand will also feature examples from Mitsubishi’s entire LCD display range, from 32” to 65” diagonal, together with examples of high-brightness and ultra-short-throw projectors with signage applications. A tiled LCD super narrow bezel solution will be represented by dual 2 x 3 tiled L55HM Seventy Series displays, driven by PlayOut Composer.

The Seventy Series range is also the cornerstone of Mitsubishi Electric’s offering to the Command & Control sector; a range of modular display solutions which covers everything from LED-lit rear projection cubes to tiled LCD displays for compact control room applications. A key feature of the Seventy Series range is its modularity. All displays share a common family of user-selectable input cards, which allow the integrator to assemble reliable, bespoke display solutions in a very quick, cost-effective way. Control room solutions demonstrating the power of its Seventy Series family are also a key feature of Mitsubishi Electric’s presence at ISE 2013.

A typical control room application is demonstrated by a LED-lit display wall, comprised of eight WUXGA 72” diagonal, LED-lit rear projection cubes in a 4 x 2 configuration. By switching between Mitsubishi Electric’s VC-MK4000 controller, and a Xomnium image network processor from Mauell, Mitsubishi will demonstrate how sources such as IP cameras, LAN traffic and high-bandwidth video can be effortlessly managed and displayed in full resolution with no dropped frames. Also featured will be a compact Seventy Series system, consisting of four 50” SXGA+ LED lit rear projection cubes in a 2 x 2 configuration, used in a typical SCADA application.

New projectors also launched at ISE 2013
Visitors interested in projection will also find much to interest them at the Mitsubishi stand this year. Mitsubishi will launch two new additions to its conventionally-lit projector range. The new WUXGA UD740U joins the 1080p FD730U model as a versatile, portable, network-capable projector ideally suited to business or education applications. Delivering 4100 lumens, the 1920 x 1200 pixel UD740U offers the same 3000:1 contrast ratio of the FD730U, but with a considerable number of extra new features such as tablet and smartphone capability that make it especially well-adapted to corporate meeting rooms or higher education applications. The UD740U is fully compatible with AMX Device Discovery and Crestron Roomview. PC-less presentations can be made over LAN or USB, and the projector offers the capability to operate as a remote desktop device for thin client applications.

Mitsubishi Electric will also announce an upgrade to its entire 8000 Series range of professional installation projectors at ISE 2013. The first of these upgraded models will be unveiled at the show; the new WXGA WD8700U replaces the existing WD8200 model, offering the same high specification, but with a 14% increase in light output taking it to 7,500 lumens. The 8000 Series is Mitsubishi’s flagship projector range, packed with innovative features such as its patented image processing algorithm that can extrapolate high-definition data missing from source material to produce clear, bright, pin-sharp images with every detail faithfully reproduced. Mitsubishi’s Natural Colour Matrix (NCM) allows intermediate colours – yellow, cyan and magenta – to be controlled independently of red, green and blue, allowing accurate and vivid colour reproduction across the spectrum. Built-in edge blending technology and advanced colour-matching ensures flawless multi-projector performance with easy set-up.

These are just some of the highlights of Mitsubishi Electric’s presence at the tenth Integrated Systems Europe show. Located at the entrance to Hall 2, stand A24, the Mitsubishi Electric stand is un-missable.

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