Sharp Unveils 3,300 Lumen Projector
New model comes with 'Gyro Mouse' remote
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
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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