Sony has added five new models to its line of 3LCD professional projectors, including the VPL-EX315, VPL-EX345, VPL-EW315, VPL-EW345, and the VPL-EW348.
Each projector is designed to deliver high image quality, high white and colour brightness and enhanced flexibility in a range of corporate and education applications.
The VPL-EX315 and VPL-EW315 have a brightness of 3,800 lumens and the VPL-EX345, VPL-EW345 and VPL-EW348 have a brightness of 4,200 lumens. All models use BrightEra panel (WXGA 0.75in, XGA 0.63in size), to reproduce natural and vivid colour in rooms with bright lighting.
The new projectors offer installation flexibility with rear side lamp access for easier maintenance, and the compact design also suits portable applications.
The VPL-EW348 model has a built-in HDBaseT interface for easier connectivity and reduced total system costs. HDBaseT capabilities allow installers and integrators to reduce their number of cable runs by transmitting video, audio, control and IP over a single Cat5e/6 cable for up to 100m. Using fewer cables means fewer signal extenders and receiver boxes, resulting in a decreased risk of failure points.
Each model also has two HDMI ports for expanded connectivity with emerging digital devices in the professional AV market space. The new models are designed to extend lamp life up to approximately 10,000 hours, depending on the lamp mode selected. In addition, Sony’s auto lamp dimming function detects if it is left on, with a static signal detected and dimming the lamp after certain user-set time intervals.
Using the network presentation and remote control functions, a tablet or smartphone can control the projectors. Each model has a 16W speaker and is designed for silent operation, with a low of 29dB and high of 35dB. An input label function helps users clearly organise connected equipment.