Canon Middle East, world-leader in imaging solutions, today announces the launch of five projectors to its LV range including its brightest ever model – LX MU700. The new models are designed to meet the varying requirements of customers and integrators, particularly within the business and education environments, thanks to improved connectivity, high brightness and flexible installation capabilities.
Canon also launches two new professional presenters – the PR100 and PR1000, which provide class leading design and functionality to suit any presentation need.
Canon’s brightest dual lamp projector
The LX-MU700 is Canon’s brightest WUXGA installation projector to date, offering 7,500 lumens when both lamps are in use, ideal for environments such as large auditoriums where there are high levels of ambient light. In addition, dual lamp functionality offers higher levels of reliability as if one lamp fails, the projector can continue to operate in single lamp mode.
The LX-MU700 also supports seven interchangeable lenses – ranging from short fixed to ultra-long –enabling integrators to choose the lens best suited to the projection distance and environment, allowing for outstanding accuracy and installation flexibility. The device is supported by two, six-colour wheels optimised for brightness or colour, making it ideal for installations where the use of video content or computer graphics is required. For ease-of-use, the LX-MU700 also allows ten sets of focus, zoom and lens position settings to be stored.
The latest LX models support HDBaseT, a new standard for connectivity, allowing for the transmission of HD media, audio and control signals over long distances via a single LAN cable. The LAN cable can span up to 100 metres, greatly improving convenience in system configuration and supporting information sharing.
Two of the new models, the LV-WX310ST and LV-X310ST, also have MHL capabilities allowing users to project images from compatible tablets or smartphones via the HDMI port. This is ideal for enhancing engagement in presentation scenarios – whether in the classroom or in the boardroom.
Hendrik Verbrugghe, Marketing Director, Canon Middle East, says, “The projectors we’re launching today demonstrate our commitment to serving the varying needs of our end-users and integrators. These latest models address a growing demand in the market for installations with high brightness and improved connectivity, as customers look to use projectors in more innovative ways, for example, for medical training purposes in hospitals or to view 3D content. These latest innovations also allow system integrators more flexibility in system configuration.
Class leading professional presenters
The PR100-RC is Canon’s premium professional presenter designed to suit any presentation need thanks to a bright LCD display and strong laser strength. A large operating range means the presenter can be 15 metres away from the PC to allow for effortless mobility.
The ‘Smart Timer’ function also allows the presenter to track time and set a countdown, which alerts the presenter with a series of vibrations. The presenter has the option of several timer settings, including half way, five minutes and one minute remaining. One, two and three vibrations respectively signal this.
The PR 100-RC also supports a wide variety of presentation software including PowerPoint, Adobe Reader, Keynote and Preview. Set up is also quick and easy, simply insert the USB into the PC and it connects seamlessly with iOS and Windows1devices. With the ‘Smart Presentation’ function, with a touch of a button you can switch to a black screen to divert audience attention onto the speaker.
The PR 100-RC also boasts an ergonomic design thanks to its curved shape that fits easily in the hand, easy to reach control buttons and an easy to store USB socket.
The PR1000-RC is Canon’s entry-level presenter but offers some of the same great features including a function to plug and connect instantly without any setup.
Additional information about the new additions to the LV and XEED ranges
· LX-MU500 – offers WUXGA resolution and bright widescreen projections with a 2500:1 contrast ratio. This model is also a semi-installation model suitable for both corporate and education environments.
· LX-MW500 – projects bright, clear WXGA images with a 3750:1 contrast ratio. This semi installation model is portable and flexible for meeting room and classroom use
· LV-WX310ST – provides bright, clear and widescreen WXGA images from a short throw distance, suitable for both corporate and education environments
· LV-X310ST – offers XGA resolution, bright projections from a short throw distance, also suitable for corporate and education environments
3 year warranty
All of the new models are supported by Canon’s 3 Year Lamp Warranty, which eliminates the cost of replacement lamps for a three year period from new. In addition, the new LX models also qualify for a 3 Year Enhanced Warranty Loan Service offering customers next day loans while their projector is being serviced. This substantially lowers the running costs of the projectors.
All of these new projector models will be available from January 2016.
The new Professional Presenters models will be available from April 2016.