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Canon press release:
Canon U.S.A. Launches a New Family of Laser and Lamp LCOS Projectors and Interchangeable Lenses
The Six New Models Feature WUXGA High Resolution, High Brightness and Advanced Projection Technologies
MELVILLE, N.Y., January 30, 2018 – Continuing to exceed the demands of professional projection applications across a wide range of industries, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced an expansion to its award-winning REALiS LCOS projector lineup. From small conference rooms to large lecture halls, the REALiS WUX5800Z, WUX6600Z, and WUX7000Z Laser Projectors and the REALiS WUX5800, WUX6700, and WUX7500 Lamp Projectors offer users WUXGA (1920 x 1200) high resolution, high brightness ranging from 5800-7500 Lumens and versatile connectivity including HDMI and DisplayPort terminals – all in an enhanced, durable compact body.
The newly designed models are also complemented by a centered lens mount that fits six interchangeable Genuine Canon lenses, including a unique Ultra Short Fixed Lens RS-SL06UW with an impressive short throw ratio (0.54:1) and large vertical lens shift (-15 percent ~ +75 percent) for outstanding installation flexibility.
“These new projectors showcase Canon’s commitment to its customers and the greater AV industry, as many of the new enhancements are a direct result of feedback integrated with core Canon features of high image quality and compact size,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We plan to continue to nurture and grow our projector product line to include new technologies and designs to better optimize what is most important to integrators and end users alike.”
All six new projector models share these key technologies/features:
- Superb Image Quality and WUXGA (1920 x 1200) Resolution: Canon’s renowned LCOS technology with AISYS-enhancement, which incorporates three WUXGA high-resolution panels, combined with an advanced color management system allow the reproduction of bright, highly detailed and color-accurate images.
- High Brightness (5800-7500 Lumens): The three new Laser models offer brightness of 5800, 6600 and 7000 lumens, and the three new Lamp models offer brightness of 5800, 6700 and 7500 lumens, respectively.
- Compact Design with Center Lens Mount: Ideal for multi-projection and stacking, these projectors feature a compact design as well as a new one-touch robust “spigot type” center lens mount system, which helps ensure lenses can be quickly and securely installed to meet a wide range of applications including those used in demanding environments.
- Versatile Connectivity with DisplayPort and HDBaseT Terminals: These models include multiple industry-standard interfaces including HDMI®, DisplayPort and DVI-I, as well as HDBaseT for enhanced installation flexibility and Wi-Fi® connectivity – which can be used to operate the projector’s Network Multi Projection (NMPJ) function and Canon Service Tool for PJ free app.
- DICOM® Simulation Mode¹: All models include a DICOM® Simulation Mode1 which can be ideal for those in the medical education and training field who require displaying monochrome digital X-rays, CAT scans and MRIs with superb grayscale gradation. This mode, which offers both clear and blue-base color temperature presets, simulates the results of devices compliant with the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Part 14 standard.
REALiS WUX5800Z, WUX6600Z, WUX7000Z Laser LCOS Projectors
The WUX5800Z (5800 lumens), WUX6600Z (6600 lumens) and WUX7000Z (7000 lumens) are powered by a laser phosphor light source which provides long-life lasting operation of up to 20,0002 hours, and all projectors are equipped with a “Longer Duration Mode3” which is capable of achieving up to 40,0002 hours of operation. Additional features include 360-degree installation on any axis, fast boot up time of approximately two seconds, wide color gamut and HDR compatibility for reproducing content with outstanding high contrast.
REALiS WUX5800, WUX6700 and WUX7500 Lamp LCOS Projectors
The WUX5800 (5800 lumens), WUX6700 (6700 lumens) and WUX7500 (7500 lumens) utilize a traditional lamp light source and achieve superb quietness at only 27 dB4, suitable for installation environments that demand minimal noise such as schools, hospitals and art galleries.
RS-SL06UW, RS-SL03WF, RS-SL05WZ, RS-SL01ST, RS-SL02LZ and RS-SL04UL Interchangeable Lenses
Equipped with a simple, one-touch spigot mounting system, these projectors can utilize the six new Genuine Canon lenses, which all exhibit low distortion and offer flexible lens shift that helps support multi-stacking, blending and a variety of other advanced applications. These lenses have also been designed to help minimize brightness loss, thus eliminating the need to over-specify projector brightness to compensate for wide or long throw lenses, which can sometimes experience significant drops in brightness.
|LENS NAME||THROW RATIO5||SUGGESTED LIST PRICE|
|Ultra Short Fixed Lens
|Short Fixed Lens
|Short Focus Zoom Lens
|1.00 – 1.50:1||$3,999.00|
|Standard Zoom Lens RS-SL01ST||1.49 – 2.24:1||$799.00|
|Long Focus Zoom Lens
|2.19 – 3.74:1||$3,399.00|
|Ultra Long Focus Zoom Lens
|3.55 – 6.94:1||$3,999.00|
Price, Availability and Warranty/Support
The Canon REALiS Laser LCOS Projectors are currently listed at the suggested prices: WUX5800Z ($8,749.00) WUX6600Z ($9,349.00) and WUX7000Z ($10,199.00) The Canon REALiS Lamp LCOS Projectors have the suggested list prices of WUX5800 ($5299.00), WUX6700 ($5,799.00) and WUX7500 ($6,449.00)
All models are scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers by April-June 2018*.
All the Laser projectors are backed by Canon’s Five-Year Laser Projector Limited Warranty and all the lamp models are backed by Canon’s Projector and Lamp Limited Warranty, which guarantees that the projector will be free from defects in workmanship and materials for 3 years and the Lamp for 120 days (from the date of original purchase). In addition, all models are also backed by the Company’s award-winning Professional Service & Support, which includes, free of charge, both a Three-Year Advanced Warranty Exchange Service Program and a Service Loaner Program.
For more information, please visit: projectors.usa.canon.com
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $29 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2017.† Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact [email protected].
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†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.
1 These models are not cleared or approved for medical diagnosis and should not be used for these purposes.
2 Approximate time until brightness has declined to half the original level. Actual hours may vary depending on usage and environment. This is not a guarantee of the life span of individual laser diodes.
3 Longer Duration mode exhibits between 20% – 70% of luminance output.
4 When Lamp Mode set to Power Saver 25 Calculated value for 100” diagonal images.
*Availability, prices and specifications are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.
DICOM is the registered trademark of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association for its standards publications relating to digital communications of medical information. Wi-Fi is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance. All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their respective owners.