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Canon Unveils Ultra-Short-Throw Projector

Lake Success, N.Y. –

Canon USA

introduced Tuesday a new ultra-short-throw multimedia DLP-based video projector
with 3D capability.

Model LV-8235 (shipping now at a $1,799 suggested retail) is said
to be capable of projecting an 80-inch picture from a distance of only 1.04
feet and is both 3D and 2D capable.

Image resolution is listed at 1,280 by 800 pixels with a 16:10
wide aspect ratio that eliminates cropping or distortion when presenting HD
video or graphics created on widescreen laptops.

Brightness is listed at 2,500 lumens; the contrast ratio said to
be 2,000:1. The maximum effective display area is 110 inches.

The LV-8235 can be placed on a tabletop or mounted horizontally
or vertically on a wall or ceiling.

Offering a wide variety of applications, Canon expects the unit
to be especially useful for educational presentations, advertising/digital
signage or museum/arcade rear-projection screens.

“The LV-8235 UST multimedia projector delivers exciting new
capabilities to the diverse and dynamic presentation market,” stated Yuichi
Ishizuka, Canon imaging technologies and communications group executive VP and
general manager. “The LV-8235 UST can project high-quality images from
extremely short distances, giving users in sectors as varied as education,
advertising or digital signage the freedom to install the product in tight
locations that were previously difficult to project from.”

For 3D presentations, the LV-8235 uses the frame-sequential display
method to switch parallax images intended for the left eye and right eye at
very high speeds, and requires the use of active-shutter type glasses.

The new ultra-short-focus mirror optical system directs images it
generates through the projection lens and onto a built-in reflection mirror for
loop-back through a projection window.

The configuration makes it possible to use a table or a floor as
a projection screen.

The ultra-short-throw capability enables use in a variety of
compact situations, including classrooms, museums and arcades.

As digital signage the projector can be used in storefront
product promotions to project messages onto a sidewalk or the floor of a
shopping mall.

Other features include:

  • computer synchronization that turns on when a computer is
    connected to the projector and an input signal is detected;

  • direct power-on that
    automatically turns on the projector when the power cord is plugged into an
    outlet for difficult to reach installations;
  •  HDMI digital input for
    most video source formats, including FullHD 1080p and 3D; also added are inputs
    for analog PC, digital PC, analog component and composite video, two analog
    audio inputs, and one analog audio output (for relaying audio through external
  • built-in 10-watt speaker;
  • RJ-45 network connection
    and RS-232C serial connection; and

  • quiet operating
    noise level of 28dBA (in Eco mode).

The LV-8235 UST comes with a three-year limited warranty under
the company’s Projector Protection Program “Triple P” that provides free
service and a loaner projector of equal or greater value in the event the unit
has to be sent in for repair.