Canon introduces a new multimedia projector category that combines the exceptional picture quality of larger installation projectors with the plug-and-play convenience of portable models. Designed for short-throw use, the new Canon XEED WUX400ST and XEED WX450ST Compact Installation LCOS Projectors are equipped with an advanced Genuine Canon 1.35x zoom lens with generous horizontal and vertical lens-shift adjustability for distortion-free image quality in environments where the projector must be located close to the screen or display surface.
“LCOS panels often have contrast and brightness limitations. Canon’s new XEED WUX400ST and XEED WX450ST incorporate Canon’s proprietary AISYS optical system, which maximises the performance of LCOS panels, giving users brighter and sharper images without the effect of the grid,” says Edwin Teoh, Assistant Director for Consumer Business Marketing of Canon Singapore. “This new category of multimedia projector offers classrooms, small conference rooms and other small spaces the exceptional colour and clarity not often found in short-throw projectors.”
All of Canon’s new Compact Installation LCOS Projectors employ a new Canon AISYS 5.0 optical engine that helps improve the management of light through the projectors’ next-generation Canon LCOS display panels. The result is the projection of high-resolution images with intricate detail, crisp contrast, high brightness, deep blacks, precise colour, and reduced blur during fast-moving movie scenes. The XEED WUX400ST deliver WUXGA (1920 x1200) resolution imagery with 4000 lumens of brightness while the XEED WX450ST provide WXGA+ (1440 x 900) resolution imagery with 4500 lumens.
Approximately 25 percent smaller than their predecessors, the XEED WUX400ST and XEED WX450ST Compact Installation LCOS Projectors are ideal for short-throw environments with the capability to project 100” image at 1.2 meters and 1.23 meters respectively. Both come with a built-in 1.35x distortion-free zoom lens, a 0-75 percent vertical and ± 10 percent horizontal lens-shift adjustment feature. Imaging versatility
Although integrating many unique technologies, the new Canon XEED WX450ST, and XEED WUX400ST Compact Installation LCOS Projectors are simple to operate and provide easy set-up features. An innovative four-point keystone-adjustment function enables users to adjust each corner of the image independently while also keeping focus consistent, and to achieve true diagonal projection as well as moiré reduction.
An easy-to-use built-in edge-blend function with precision luminance ramp adjustment and pixel-overlap control enables the new Canon XEED Projectors to be used in multi-projector configurations for the display of large, seamless images with precisely matched edges.
Advanced management and connectivity
The XEED WX450ST and XEED WUX400ST are Crestron RoomView™-compatible.
Key networking features also include a content-streaming capability, which allows one or more PCs to connect to a projector over a standard LAN to share content. This NMPJ (Network Multi Projection) system has the ability to display content from four different PC’s on a single screen. Content can be streamed from any point with a network connection to a projector, either within a room or in multiple locations, simplifying installation.
Input terminals on the new XEED Projectors include a USB port for ‘PC-less’ presentations of JPEGs and other content directly from a thumb drive or other USB-equipped flash-memory data storage device (and for firmware updates). Other inputs include DVI, component video, HDMI, and two mini-jack audio inputs. A special Picture-by-Picture Processor allows for the simultaneous use of HDMI and DVI in split-screen mode. A 5-watt mono speaker is built-in for audio playback without peripheral components.
The XEED WUX400ST and WX450ST will be available in June 2014, at Canon’s authorised dealers at the recommended retail prices of SGD9,000 and SGD8,000 respectively.