Canon Brings First Laser to DSE ’16

At Digital Signage Expo 2016, Canon introduced its first-ever laser-phosphor projector: the LX-MU800Z. It is a DLP unit with seven interchangeable lenses, a sealed filter-free design and motorised lens shift.

The projector is an installation model. Thanks to the solid-state light source, it can be rotated 360° on the vertical axis, and used for portrait imagery. Lens shift is between 0% and 50% vertical with all zoom lenses (there is one fixed lens option) and up to +/-10% horizontal. Depending on the lens, optical zoom is between 1.25x and 1.65x.

Lens throw ratios range from 0.76: (fixed) to 5.31-8.26:1. Each is capable of producing a 40″ – 500″ image.

Resolution is 1920 x 1200, and the laser light source (20,000-hour lifetime) reaches up to 8,000 lumens of brightness. The projector has a 1,050:1 contrast ratio and +/-40° vertical and +/-60° horizontal digital keystone correction.

HDMI, DVI-D, VGA, 3G-SDI, RS232 and RJ45 (with HDBaseT support) interfaces are featured, as well as VGA and 3G-SDI outputs. The projector supports PJLink, and is compatible with Crestron, AMX and Extron devices. It measures 500 x 594 x 216mm and weighs 28kg.

Canon will begin to sell the LX-MU800Z in July, for $17,970.