Canon Europe has added to its 4K installation projector range with the launch of the XEED 4K501ST, an upgrade to the XEED 4K500ST model, that will be available from October 2016.
The 4K501ST is a compact and lightweight solution for simulation, design and exhibition environments. The new model also offers improved functionality with the addition of HDMI 2.0, which enables 4K video playback via a single cable.
It is suited to environments such as medical conferences, lecture theatres and creative installations.
HDMI 2.0 connectivity provides a framerate of 60fps to ensure the smooth delivery of 4K video content. Furthermore, support for HDCP 2.2 ensures compatibility so that 4K media can be projected.
With a brightness of 5,000 lumens across the entire zoom range, the HD 4,096 x 2,400 LCOS panel in the XEED 4K501ST also enables content to be projected at a resolution that exceeds 4K digital cinema. Canon’s AISYS (Aspectual Illumination System) optical system is claimed to deliver true reproduction of black areas, with an increased contrast ratio for an enhanced viewing experience.
Andreas Herrnböck, European business development manager projector, visual communications, Canon Europe, stated: “The launch of the XEED 4K500ST last year marked a significant step in our journey to becoming the leading company in the 5,000-10,000 lumen 4K installation market. With today’s launch of the XEED 4K501ST, we are opening up further installation opportunities to cater for a wider range of applications to help us achieve this aim.
“By using advanced technologies such as HDMI 2.0, and HDCP 2.2, we are providing installers and integrators with a solution that not only delivers exceptional brightness and resolution, but also a variety of connectivity options to support end-users with their varied installation requirements.”