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JVC Reveals ‘2K4K’ D-ILA Chip

Anaheim, Calif. – JVC’s professional products division is using InfoComm 2007 to preview what it is calling “the world’s highest pixel density projection chip” that will enable future “4K2K” D-ILA projectors to be smaller, lighter and more affordable.

JVC said the 4K2K device chip produces images that are more than four times the resolution of current high-definition sources.

The chip measures 1.27 inches, which is approximately 43 percent smaller than previous 4K2K D-ILA device chip designs. The component expands on technologies used in the DLA-HD10/RS1 D-ILA Reference Series home cinema projectors that deliver a 15,000:1 native contrast ratio.

The 4K2K D-ILA device produces a full pixel count of 4,096 by 2,400, which is roughly the equivalent of 10 megapixels, and a 20,000:1 contrast ratio.

“Introduction of a 4K2K device this small is truly a breakthrough in the industry and a much needed technology,” stated Jack Faiman, JVC display division VP. “An extremely high contrast ratio provides the stability and resolution needed in crucial applications such as flight simulators and robotic surgery.”

JVC expects initial applications that will benefit most from 4K2K projectors including simulation, computer modeling and computer assisted design (CAD), and medical viewing systems.

“Smaller 4K projectors will allow development of more realistic motion based flight simulators – especially training systems for the new jumbo airliners that have large pilot windows. A combination of the extremely high contrast ratio, and 4K2K resolution provides pilots with the most realistic simulation experience possible,” said Faiman.

With respect to computer modeling, computer design systems can now present designers with four times the detail of present HD-based systems, particularly important in automotive and airframe design.

In the medical device industry, the high native contrast, accurate gray scale gradations, and unmatched resolution of JVC’s 4K2K D-ILA technology, will allow systems that have been traditionally film-based to migrate to digital technology. This is especially important in medical education, and robotic surgery.