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NEWS MARCH 8, 2001
Sharp Unveils 3,300 Lumen Projector
New model comes with 'Gyro Mouse' remote

by David Nagel
Executive Producer
[email protected]

Sharp today unveiled the latest in its line of XGA and SXGA digital projectors, the XG-P20XU LCD projector. The new model offers brightness of 3,300 ANSI lumens, native XGA resolution (1,024 x 768) and 360 degree remote control capabilities. The P20 is compatible with NTSC, PAL, SECAM and DTV/HDTV video signals. It can automatically adjust to handle images up to UXGA resolutions, as well as various Macintosh and electronic workstation data signals, according to Sharp.

The P20 is equipped with Gyro Mouse wireless remote control, incorporating Gyration's GyroPoint RF Technology. The Gyro Mouse eliminates the need for line of sight remote control, letting users operate the P20 from any angle within a 100-foot radius.

Although the P20 is relatively heavy (21 pounds), Sharp is positioning this model as both an installation projector and a portable unit. It's also designed for easy user access to the guts of the projector for changing out lenses.

Sharp's proprietary presentation software lets users daisychain the projector to up to 250 other P20s. Using an RS-232C connection, one computer can control an entire group of projectors by connecting to a single projector in the daisy-chain.

The P20 features numerous inputs, two computer inputs and one digital video interface (DVI-D) input. The unit features separate composite and S-video inputs, as well as HDTV and Component Video via one RGB input.

Sharp unveiled the P20 at the NSCA Systems Integration Expo in Orlando, alongside other Conference Series projectors such as the XG-P10XU, XG-V10XU and XG- V10WU. Sharp also showcased its line of LCD monitors, including the new 28" LC-28HM2, the 20" LC-20VM2, the 15" LC-150M2U, the 12.1" LC-121M2U and the 10" LC-10A2UBP.

The P20 will be available in June for $12,995 with a standard lens. Optional lenses are also available, including the AN-W6EZ and AN-T6EZ, a new 0.9:1 Manual Wide Angle lens and a Long Throw Power Zoom/Focus (4.8-6.0:1) lens. The P20 offers 1.3x Power Zoom capability and manual lens shift. For more information, visit http://www.sharplcd.com.

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