Canon launched first HD laser projector LX-MU800Z

Canon launched their first HD laser projector, the LX-MU800Z. This new projector would interest institutions, organisations and businesses that requires projectors to be part of their equipment setup.

Let me share with you more information of the Canon LX-MU800Z from the press release information below –

Canon announced the launch of the LX-MU800Z, the company’s first single-chip DLP projector with a Laser Phosphor Light Source that delivers a maximum brightness of 8,000 lumens, for up to 20,000 hours. The projector possesses native WUXGA, with a display resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 and dynamic contrast ratio of up to 10,500:1. The LX-MU800Z’s combination of a long-life laser light source, sealed filter-free system, seven interchangeable lens options, and a wide array of advanced features makes it ideal for a range of applications where excellent image quality and low maintenance are essential.

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“The introduction of Canon’s first laser projector strengthens our interchangeable lens series to meet the demands of a diverse market. The LX MU800Z laser DLP projector is able to sustain extended periods of continuous projection with its long-lasting laser source and no-filter system. Coupled with its advanced adjustment and rotation features, users can project onto a wide range of screen surfaces and also obtain a 360-degree orientation on the vertical axis, making it the ideal projector for digital signage, auditoriums and art exhibitions.” said Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore.

Flexible installation and ease of use

With the ability to rotate 360 degrees at all angles on the vertical axis, the versatile LX-MU800Z is also capable of projecting in portrait applications[1]. With seven interchangeable lens options for the LX-MU800Z, the lens can be quickly installed and removed allowing users to easily switch around the options.

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For enhanced installations, the LX-MU800Z also offers motorised lens shift that enables users to adjust the vertical and horizontal positioning of the projected image, and motorised zoom and focus, using the included remote. The projector’s lens memory function can also store up to eight different custom lens positions, which includes lens shift, zoom and focal length for added convenience. With the range of advanced geometric and professional imaging adjustments, the projector can be used to accommodate custom installations.

High image quality at low maintenance cost

The LX-MU800Z features an expanded colour gamut that covers RGB, enabling beautiful colour expression. Precise brightness settings can also be easily achieved according to specific requirements. In addition, there is no need for filter replacement with the projector’s sealed system. Coupled with its long lifetime of 20,000 hours, total cost of ownership for users is also greatly reduced.

Operating on a laser light source reduces the need for the projector to power up / shutdown, as the need to warm up or cool down the lamp is eliminated. This enables the LX-MU800Z to support continuous projection. 

Versatile connectivity and enhanced network management

The versatile LX-MU800Z projector is extremely adaptable for multiple built-in terminals including 3G-SDI, HDMI, DVI-D, and a built-in HDBaseT™ receiver[2]. This allows uncompressed HD video, audio, and control signals to be transmitted over a single LAN cable with a maximum distance up to 100 meters.

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The LX-MU800Z is compatible with Crestron, AMX, and Extron devices enabling control and the monitoring of multiple projectors on a network. It also supports PJLink™, ideal for observing lamp hours, usage and more.

Availability

The LX-MU800Z is now available at all Canon authorised dealers.

Product specifications

LX-MU800Z

Dimensions:                 Approximately 500mm (W) x 216mm (H) x 594mm (D)

Weight:                        Approximately 28kg

Brightness:                   8,000 lumens

Resolution:                  1,920 x 1,200 (WUXGA)

Contrast ratio:             1050:1 / 10500:1 (Dynamic Black Off/On)

HDMI:                          Yes

HDBaseT:                    Yes

[1] Using the projector in the following situations may reduce the lifetime of optical parts: (1) When the lens faces downward during projection, (2) When the air intake vent of the projector faces downward during portrait projection.

[2] The combination of a TX (transmitter) and RX (receiver) is required in order to create an HDBaseT system. Since the RX (receiver) is built into this model, and the TX (transmitter) is sold separately by another manufacturer – functionality cannot be guaranteed. Please check compatibility before use.

* Information and pictures courtesy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations *

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