The FR12 Remote Light Source (RLS) DLP projector was on display at last week's InfoComm trade show in Las Vegas. The new launch relocates the lamp from the projector to a rack-mount enclosure that can be positioned up to 30 meters (100ft) from the projector head, with light passing from source to head via a Liquid Light Guide (LLG) cable.
According to projectiondesign, the cumulative result is a compact and virtually maintenance-free projector that "combines superb image quality with great installation flexibility and almost silent operation". The removal of ventilation and "orientation challenges" is also said to bring benefits for installers.
Anders Løkke, international marketing & communications manager at projectiondesign, commented: "The FR12 Remote Light Source projector is an ideal choice for 24/7 operation, or indeed any application where operating noise and heat management are likely to be issues, or where projector access is limited. We feel certain that the great reception already afforded to this concept at trade shows earlier this year will be replicated at InfoComm."
Development of the FR12 was undertaken in close collaboration with Texas Instruments (TI) DLP products. Senior v-p and general manager Kent Novak remarked: "To us, projectiondesign has always displayed innovation, and this new Remote Light Source technology is only the latest example of how well the company can think - quite literally - outside of the box. It is a pleasure to work with projectiondesign and we look forward to seeing just how far the FR12 can take DLP projectors into unique installation environments."