Friday, January 16, 2009

Infocus releases new IN5108 projector for large venues

Infocus IN5108 Projector

InFocus® Corporation today announced the availability of the IN5108, the latest member of its InFocus IN5100 family of projectors. Packed with powerful features and display options to suit large venue installations, the IN5108 provides the perfect projection solution for conference halls, school auditoriums and stage facilities. The IN5108 uses a 270 watt bulb that projects 4000 Lumens at SXGA+ resolution, which is 1400x1050, or can be set to Eco mode, which dims the bulb down to 220 watts.

The IN5108 supports Full NTSC, PAL, SECAM, 480i, 576i, 480p, 576p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60 video modes.

The IN5108 also provides HDMI 1.3 digital connectivity, BNC connections, RS232 control, VGA, s-video, composite, and component connections.

The IN5108 features interchangeable lenses to easily fit ultra short-throw rear projection or long-throw installation needs. Horizontal and vertical lens shift make the IN5108 an easy projector to integrate. Four "assignable” audio sources allow mix and match pairing of audio with data or video sources.

The Infocus is available this month starting at $5,499.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Travel with Audio Visual Needs Can be a Dream Come True...Seriously!

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Imagine, in a perfect business world, you get up, get dressed and head off to give a presentation in San Francisco. Fresh coffee is waiting for you in the kitchen and a taxi is waiting for you at the curb.

You breeze through the check points at the airport because you just have a carry on, and arrive at the conference center with minutes to spare and all you have to do is pick up the remote to the projector and start your presentation. Everything is working and running smoothly and when you are finished, simply zip up your carry on and jet off to Seattle and your next conference.
It’s not a dream, seriously! Audio visual rentals can provide you with audio visual services for your functions. Everything you need is sent to your destination, installed, set up and tested and torn down after you leave. No worries, no fuss over inputs, outputs, microphones, the right kind of software, dragging equipment through the airport or the time it takes for you to set up and tear down. Everything is taken care of by your travel tech so you can stay on the move and work more efficiently and even more importantly worry free.
Technology rental services can provide computers, LCD monitors, microphones, speakers, projectors and software. They also provide the full service from one destination to the next.

So go ahead! Have your assistant book your flight and find a travel tech to take care of the rest and make your working dreams come true.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Pico Projection in the Palm of Your Hand

Projector picture of Rent A Computer Website
Texas Instruments has been the big name for calculators ever since I can remember and have been into projectors for quite some time. Now Texas Instruments are making ground breaking technology with mini projectors. These projectors are about the size of a small flip phone and pack some seriously futuristic features. The Texas Instruments‘ DLP Pico Projector Development Kit includes a 7.5 lumen projector unit, combined with a Beagle Board (not included in the kit) embedded Linux developer platform.

Big things come in this little package as this tiny projector is capable of HVGA resolution (640×240 – near-Standard Definition quality movie) Two stacked on top of each other could effectively project 640×480 at true VGA, provided you have the right software and hardware to stitch the two images together. The DLP Pico Projector is perfect for field use and easy to set up and eventually you will be able to bring your presentations with you as easy as bringing your cell phone. The next step in this technology will allow the consumer to load a movie or presentation onto a SD card pop it into a Blackberry, or iPhone and the Pico Projector will be compatible.

The Beagle Board itself features an ARM-derived 600Mhz Texas Instruments OMAP 3530 processor, has an integrated graphics accelerator and digital signal processor, and runs on the Angstrom embedded Linux platform. The device also includes the MSP430 Low-Power micro controller, effectively making the Beagle Board a complete system on a chip which consumes only 2 watts of power and does not require a cooling fan.

The Beagle Board is powered entirely by the USB connection, interfaces with a PC using a DB9 serial connection, and interfaces to the Pico DLP via a miniature HDMI connector cable. The TI DLP Pico Projector Developer Kit is available from TI DLP authorized VARs at a suggested retail price of $349.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 6500UB

Epson 6500UBHere we have a projector that serves as a fantastic example of top-notch technology without the price tag to go with it. Equipped with the newest "Crystal Clear Fine" D7 3LCD chip the Espon Powerlite Home Cinema 6500UB pushes the envelope in home theater entertainment.

This projector is capable of displaying full 1920 x 1080 HD resolution and comes with a very impressive 75000:1 contrast ratio. It also comes with a 4000 hour rated lamp capable of outputting 1600 lumens of color and white light and comes with a built-in HQV processor. Another interesting aspect about this projector is that it has been fitted with a Cinema Filter and a state of the art Fujinon lens for improved color accuracy, sharp pictures, and an auto iris function for optimum speed and quality.

Whether you plan on watching movies, sports, or playing video games this 1080p projector is sure to deliver on performance and bring a truly unique cinematic experience to your home. One of the most appealing aspects about this projector is the $3000 price tag. For comparison purposes, just last year Epson released a 1080p PowerLite Home Cinema projector which featured only 1200 lumens and a 12000:1 contrast ratio and came with the exact same price tag as the 6500UB.