Lake Success, N.Y. –
it has expanded its LCD multimedia projector line with two new WXGA resolution
(1,280 by 800) widescreen and four new XGA resolution (1,024 by 768) models.
Models LV-8310 ($1,199 suggested retail), LV-8215 ($1,099),
LV-7385 ($1,699), LV-7380 ($999), LV-7285 ($899) and LV-7280 ($799) are billed
as compact and lightweight models with more convenient user features. All are
targeted primarily at educational and business applications.
All six models will incorporate the following energy-saving
- an improved lamp-lighting system to
enable running the lamp at lower wattage to help reduce power consumption
(without reducing lamp intensity); lamp life is also said to be extended
to 4,000 hours in Normal mode and 5,000 hours in Quiet mode;
meter to calculate and display the amount of CO2 emissions reduced
from operating in Quiet mode;
- auto energy saver that automatically switches
the projector to Quiet mode when no input signal is received for one
- power-saving Stand-by mode that aids
in reducing overall power consumption to less than 1 watt by setting the
Stand-by mode to “Power Saving.”
Models LV-8310 and LV-8215 have native
WXGA widescreen resolution (1,280 by 800) and a 16:10 widescreen aspect ratio.
This enables the two new projectors to support WXGA resolution computers without the need for compression and/or unsightly
Another common feature in the new models is high brightness performance
for use in such areas as classrooms or meeting rooms, where ambient light
exists and cannot be controlled, and turning the lights off is not preferred.
Brightness levels for each model are as follows:
- LV-8310 and LV-7380: 3,000 lumens
- LV-8215 and LV-7285: 2,600 lumens
All models have multiple inputs for use with computers,
video, and control sources and functions. A DVI-I
interface is HDCP enabled for use with copy protected HD source material. Also
included is an RS-232 port and a built-in RJ-45 network port, which is often required
by colleges/universities and those managing larger A/V systems to
connect projectors to an existing network for control and maintenance from a
All of the new models are scheduled to ship in early April
and will be backed by Canon USA’s three-year limited warranty and exclusive projector
protection program (“Triple P”), which is a free service program that provides
a loaner projector of equal or greater value in the event that a qualifying
unit is in need of repair.