DVDO UNVEILS AVLAB TPGâ¢, THE FIRST POCKET-SIZED HDMI 2.0 TEST PATTERN GENERATOR SUPPORTING FULL 4K ULTRA HD AT 50/60HZ
Â Editor’s note: Â DVDO is a well known company, we’ve reviewed their processors, and I’m currently reviewing their new wireless HDMI solution. Â Otherwise, this isn’t a typical press release that we would re-publish, but we know that a number of our readers have Â some calibration gear, and that we have fans among the pro projector calibrators. Â With that in mind, of course everyone has been waiting for HDMI 2.0, and for the tools needed. Â
Many have been waiting for HDMI 2.0 tools such as this. Â HDMI 2.0 Â is needed for most 4K, and 4K 3D source material. Now I just have to find out when Mike will be getting his. Â -art
Lab-Quality Custom Test Patterns Available in March for On-Site Display Setup and Calibration
SUNNYVALE, Calif., February 4, 2014 â DVDOÂ®, Inc., an award-winning provider of high-quality video connectivity solutions, today announced the first pocket-sized Test Pattern Generator (TPG), the AVLab TPGâ¢, which allows professional AV installers to generate 4K custom test patterns to ensure proper set-up and calibration for 4K Ultra HD displays on-site.Â The AVLab TPG supports full 4K Ultra HD resolution at 50/60Hz, as outlined in Version 2.0 of the HDMIÂ® Specification, and is designed specifically for use with Color Management System (CMS) software like Spectracalâs CalMANâ¢.Â The calibration process is streamlined by interfacing directly with CMS software to automatically display 4K test patterns.Â The AVLab TPG is available in March for an MSRP of $1,299 through authorized DVDO distributors, dealers and online partners.
âThe AVLab TPG will be an essential tool for ISF calibrators and installers when setting up new 4K displays for optimum viewing quality,â said Joel Silver, president and founder of the Imaging Science Foundation, Inc.Â âWhile 4K displays have incredible resolution, without proper setup and calibration the viewer cannot enjoy the full experience.â
â4K Ultra HD displays are becoming increasingly common; installers and calibrators clearly need to upgrade their equipment to continue to provide the same installation and setup services they have perfected at 1080p. AVLab TPG provides lab-quality 4K test patterns in a pocket-portable, PC powered package allowing installers to match test pattern quality to the full capability of 4K UHD TVs,â said C.H. Chee, general manager of DVDO, Inc.âDVDO AVLab TPG Features:
â¢Â Â Â Full 4K (50/60Hz) test pattern as outlined in Version 2.0 of the HDMI
â¢Â Â Â 85+ built-in patterns (R, G, B, C, M, Y, K, Scale, Sharp, Focus, Bars,
PLUGE, Half, etc.)
â¢Â Â Â Custom ISF black and white PLUGE patterns
Hitachi Raises the Bar with Four New Ultra Short-Throw Projectors
The CP-AX2503, CP-AX3503, CP-AW2503 and CP-AW3003 Offers Two HDMI, New High Dynamic Contrast Range, with Network Connectivity and Other Advanced Features
Chula Vista, California, February 5, 2014 â Hitachi America, Ltd., Digital MediaÂ Division, Business Solutions Group today introduced its CP-AX2503, CP-AX3503, CP-AW2503 and CP-AW3003 Ultra Short Throw projectors – four high-performance models that are ideally suited for delivering large images in limited spaces. The new 3LCD projectors offer improved image quality, flexible connectivity including powered focus, and wireless networking plus a host of useful convenience features.
The CP-AX2503 and CP-AW2503 deliver 2,700 color and white light ouput with XGA and WXGA resolution, respectively, while the CP-AX3503 and CP-AW3003 offer 3,300 and 3,600 color and white light output with XGA and WXGA resolution, respectively. All four projectors include Hitachiâs High Dynamic Contrast Range feature that provides a unique ability to alter contrast when ambient light is present and yet preserve the integrity of the image. Additionally, Hitachiâs exclusive Accentualizer technology enhances sharpness, gloss and shadow detail for more realistic image quality while providing greater depth of field.
All four models can be used in tabletop mode, or wall mounted. All provide a full complement of inputs including two HDMI inputs, two computer HD-15 inputs, three USB inputs for use with a USB memory stick, wireless adapter or mouse plus component,composite video, audio and mic A/V jacks. All the projectors have computer monitor and audio outputs. In addition, all four models have RS-232C and RJ-45 Ethernet ports. An optional wireless adapter lets users connect their computer to the projectors via a wireless network. The projectorsâ PC-less presentation feature enables users to project images directly from a USB thumb drive, eliminating the need to connect a computer.
Unit Shipments of Personal Projectors Expected to Nearly Double by 2017 – Press Release
January 30, 2014 - Art Feierman
New Report by PMA Research and Insight Media Provides Forecasts for the Pico, Personal and Embedded Mobile Projector Markets
San Juan Capistrano, California â January 28, 2014.Â PMA Research, the worldwide market information experts on front projectors, and Insight Media, a leader in display technology research, have jointly released a report called the 2014 Mobile Solid State Projector Report. The report includes forecasts for unit sales and revenue through 2017 and historical shipment data since 2009. This reportalsocovers technical and marketing aspects of mobile solid state projectors, including pico projectors, personal (micro) projectors and mobile devices containing embedded pico projectors.
The report provides forecasts from two of the most respected market research firms in the display industry. A top-down forecast developed by PMA Research which is based on manufacturer supplied shipment data, a monthly projector channel trend analysis, and PMAâs long history of forecasting for the projector market. The forecasts developed by Insight Media use a multi-variable penetration model to understand the factors that drive adoption and penetration into the market.
âMobile projectors with solid state light sources, especially LEDs, are becoming increasingly common as both consumer and professional products,â noted analyst Jack A. Segal with PMA Research.Â âThe market for these products is expected to continue to grow as more projector manufacturers move into this space, and as the product specs and features evolve,â says Segal.
The Personal projector segment, which PMA defines as projectors under 1,000 lumens which utilize primarily SSI, weigh <1.75kg/<3.86 lb, and are powered by wall or laptop power supply brick, shows the biggest potential. When PMA began tracking the Pico and Personal projector market in 2009, annual shipments for the year were a little over 130,000 units shipped worldwide. By 2013 the personal projector segment had more than doubled to nearly 395,000 units shipped. By 2017, PMA expects that number to grow to more than 930,000 units shipped globally.
The report covers all important factors in the buying decision for these mobile solid state projectors, including key human factors associated with pico and personal projectors.Â The report also discusses the technical factors that allow these projectors to be manufactured and lists key manufacturers of the projectors, the projector modules and components used in the projectors.
Epson’s New Ultra-Short Throw Projectors Deliver Powerful Connectivity for the BYOD and One-to-One Classroom – Press Release
January 30, 2014 - Art Feierman
Comments by Projector Reviews staff:
More new educational models introduced at FETC this week.Â Read on for more information!
Epson PowerLite 570, 575W, 580, 585W Offer Bright Images with Advanced Features for the Connected Classroom
January 29, 2014
ORLANDO, Fla. (FETC, Booth #631) â Jan. 29, 2014 â Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide1, today introduced the EpsonÂ® PowerLiteÂ® 570, 575W, 580, and 585W â four bright, affordable and reliable ultra-short throw projectors designed for the connected K-12 classroom. Offering a Moderator functionality that allows a network of up to 50 personal devices to connect to the projectors, teachers can wirelessly control which personal devices are displayed, with up to four student screens shown simultaneously. In addition, the new projectors feature two HDMI ports, one with MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) support for connecting multiple digital devices, including mobile phones, tablets and other portable devices, for enriched high definition viewing capabilities.
âCollaborative learning is essential to today’s modern K-12 classroom, so Epson has engineered these new projectors to support the latest BYOD and one-to-one computing initiatives,â said Sara Kim, associate product manager, K-12 Education Marketing, Epson America, Inc. âThe new Moderator feature makes it easier than ever to encourage students to share engaging content, while also providing teachers control of the content being displayed.â
The new ultra-short throw PowerLite projectors minimize glare and shadow interference and deliver brightness and resolution options to accommodate a diverse range of classroom needs:
Epson Announces New BrightLink Series with World’s First Touch-Enabled 3LCD Interactive Projector – Press Release
January 30, 2014 - Art Feierman
Comments by Projector Reviews staff:
Our editor, Art Feierman, has arrived at the FETC show tonight.Â We expect he will be checking out these new Epson projector models tomorrow.Â Stay tuned for his preliminary thoughts!
Industry Leader Expands Interactive Learning Possibilities in the Classroom
ORLANDO, Fla. (FETC, Booth #631) â Jan. 29, 2014 â Epson, the number-one selling projector brand worldwide, today introduced its new line of ultra-short throw interactive projectors â the BrightLinkÂ® 575Wi, 585Wi and 595Wi. Designed for K-12 and higher education markets, the series delivers advanced connectivity options, PC-free interactivity capabilities, interactivity over the network, Moderator software for ultimate collaboration, and up to 3,300 lumens of color brightness and 3,300 lumens of white light brightness. The line also takes interactive capabilities one step further with the BrightLink 595Wi, the worldâs first touch-enabled 3LCD interactive projector.
âEpson understands the need for a fresh approach to classroom collaboration, and with the introduction of the BrightLink 595Wi â the very first finger-touch interactive 3LCD projector â students are able to experience a kinesthetic and intuitive approach to learning,â said Tom Piche, product manager, K-12 interactive projectors, Epson America, Inc. âAs the classroom landscape continues to evolve, teachers require tools to engage students in the learning process. With functionality to support BYOD initiatives, including Moderator software to control collaboration, the BrightLink series is ideal for creating an immersive learning environment.â
The new BrightLink series delivers WXGA resolution for widescreen performance, as well as brightness and functionality options to accommodate nearly any classroom: