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Canon Introduces Three New LCD Multimedia ProjectorsModels LV-7245, LV-7240, and LV-X5 joined by new RE-455X Visualizer (August 10, 2005)
Canon has set new industry standards for price-performance and value with the introduction of three new feature-packed LCD Multimedia Projectors ? the models LV-7245, LV-7240, and LV-X5 ? and the new RE-455X Visualizer. All four products combine advanced new capabilities with increased affordability to meet the needs of a wide range of professionals in education, business, government, law, medicine and many other sectors.
Ideal for conference rooms, classrooms and other locations requiring bright, high-quality XGA (1024 x 768) image display, Canons new LV-7245, LV-7240 and LV-X5 Multimedia Projectors incorporate a smooth, modern design and a generous array of new features that make operation quick and easy. Providing the perfect match for this new trio of Multimedia Projectors is the new RE-455X Visualizer, which offers affordable XGA-resolution image capture for everything from print documents to 3-D objects.
?Canon is constantly working to address practical user needs and budgets by engineering better products with features that provide even greater value, said Yukiaki Hashimoto, senior vice president and general manager of the Consumer Imaging Group at Canon U.S.A., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon Inc. ?The LV-7245, LV-7240 and LV-X5 Multimedia Projectors, and RE-455X Visualizer are the newest examples of how Canon meets the requirements and budgets of our customers without sacrificing quality performance.
A Range of Uses for a Range of Budgets
The new model LV-7245, LV-7240 and LV-X5 Canon Multimedia Projectors are designed for a range of users and budgets, and provide 2500 ANSI lumens, 2100 ANSI lumens, and 1500 ANSI lumens, respectively. All deliver maximum impact in minimum spaces, making them well-suited for presenting data from laptop computers, video from VCRs and DVD players, or live images from the Canon RE-455X Visualizer. The new projectors can also connect to Canon digital camcorders and digital cameras. All three models have a short throw distance capable of projecting a 100-inch image from only 9.8 feet away?an essential feature for use in classrooms, conference rooms, courtrooms, meeting rooms and other everyday venues that require projection portability, brightness and image fidelity.
The LV-7245, LV-7240 and LV-X5 Multimedia Projectors output high-quality XGA (1024 x 768) resolution imagery and also support UXGA (1600 x 1200) and SXGA (1280 x 1024) resolution display through high-quality compression. All the new models have a 400:1 contrast ratio. Each projector comes with a high-quality 1.2X zoom lens that is adjustable using a convenient slider control atop the projector housing. Additional control convenience is provided by an array of top-mounted Input Buttons with Light-Up Indicators that allow users to quickly switch between laptops or video sources (each model can be connected to two laptops simultaneously). An LED light clearly shows which input is being used even when operating the projector in total darkness. Whats more, the model LV-7245, LV-7240 and LV-X5 Multimedia Projectors feature an Easy Menu Display with on-screen adjustments that are clearly labeled, allowing users to change settings quickly and easily. Information can even be displayed in one of 21 different languages.
Versatile Options for Greater Ease of Use
The feature set of Canons new LV-7245, LV-7240 and LV-X5 Multimedia Projectors provides versatile display options. Wall Color Correction ensures colors are displayed accurately even when a projection screen is not available. Seven different adjustments (blackboard, light yellow, light green, light blue, sky blue, light rose, and pink) help match the surface, whether its a classroom blackboard, the wall of a conference room, or an office partition. Furthermore, Automatic Keystone Adjustment instantly corrects the image up to +/-30 degrees vertically for those instances when the projector is not centered.
For faster set-up and breakdown of presentations, Canons new LV-7245, LV-7240 and LV-X5 offer Quick Start (which allows the projector to be used in about nine seconds) and Quick Cooling (which cools down the projector in approximately 30 seconds).
Ideal for small conference rooms, Quiet Mode reduces the projectors fan noise to only 30dB for the models LV-7245 and LV-7240, and 28dB for the LV-X5, thus enabling the audience to better focus on presentation content. The Long-Life Lamp feature can provide up to 3,000 hours of operation for the models LV-7245 and LV-7240 and 4,000 hours for the LV-X5.
Connections for Canons new LV-7245, LV-7240 and LV-X5 projectors include S-Video, Composite, Component (through the VGA terminal via an optional cable), two VGA input terminals, one VGA output terminal (for connection to a computer monitor); and audio input and output. All three models weigh approximately 7 pounds and include a three-year parts and labor/120-day lamp-life limited warranty. These projectors come complete with Canons new ?Triple P Projector Protection Program for added value. It is Canons pledge to customers to provide a loaner in the case their projector requires servicing.
New Canon Visualizer
Designed as a companion product to Canons new LV-7245, LV-7240, and LV-X5 Multimedia Projectors but also intended as a stand-alone unit, Canons new RE-455X Visualizer is an XGA resolution document camera built to meet the needs of schools, universities, courtrooms, or any other environment requiring image capture of paper-based documents or 3-D objects. Key features of the RE-455X Visualizer include One-Shot Autofocus, which focuses the lens with one touch of a button?a very useful feature when frequently changing items beneath the Visualizers camera.
Included in the RE-455X is a 12x Power Zoom Lens with Superior Canon Optics for crisp, detailed image capture, adjustable twin fluorescent lamps for uniform lighting, convenient front-panel controls, auto and manual exposure and white balance, and a White Paper mode to optimize the quality of text documents. Additional features include a VGA input and output for connecting to a computer monitor or a projector and S-Video and composite video outputs for easy connection to a Canon Multimedia Projector or to a VCR, DVD player, or a TV. The RE-455X Visualizer offers an RS-232C terminal for connecting to control systems, and a foldable design making it easy to carry. Approximate weight of the RE-455X is 20.7 lbs.
The Canon LV-7245, LV-7240, and LV-X5 Canon Multimedia Projectors have a suggested list price of $2499*, $1999* and $1399* respectively. All will be available in early September. The Canon RE-455X Visualizer has a suggested list price of $2299* and will be available in early September. All models may be purchased at authorized Canon dealers.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. delivers consumer, business-to-business, and industrial imaging solutions. The Company is listed as one of Fortunes Most Admired Companies in America, and is ranked #35 on the BusinessWeek list of ?Top 100 Brands. Its parent company Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ) is a top patent-holder of technology, ranking third overall in the U.S. in 2004, with global revenues of $33.3 billion. For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.
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