ISE will Focus on Laser Projectors

By Tom Allen
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An ‘ultra-bright’ laser projector will be on show at Optoma‘s stand (1.M80). This is only one of the new products on show, which will also include a 1DLP UltraHD projector; a laser phosphor projector for retail signage; a UST laser model; and a UST home entertainment unit with 1920 x 1080 resolution. This final projector can show a 100″ image from 0.3m.

For the first time, Panasonic (1.H20) will show a laser projector exceeding 20,000 lumens. It will be a compact model for rental and staging companies – an area that Panasonic is keen to expand, we learned at an event in Germany earlier this year (Panasonic Emphasises Laser Cost-Savings).

Panasonic will also introduce a new SoC, which enables any third-party software (including content management systems) to be installed on its screens. A ‘showstopper’ piece – like the projection-mapped Tesla car at the 2015 show – will be a ‘robotic experience’, developed with event company XPION.

Sony (1.H120) will theme its stand around the concept of ‘Beyond Definition’, with multiple areas. The Corporate Solutions zone will show visitors Sony’s AV and collaborative solutions in the workspace, while the Education Solutions are will demonstrate interactive products for classrooms, lecture theatres and more.

A dome projection application will be shown on the stand, using two of Sony’s new VPL-ZTTZ270 SXRD laser projectors. Another highlight will be the VPL-GTZ1, a UST UltraHD laser model. Other products will include Sony’s HD and UltraHD distribution over IP workflow technology.

S[quadrat] is a German company producing LED displays, which will show off three installations from its new high-resolution range, ‘Sky’. These SMD LEDs will have pixel pitches of 1.5mm, 1.9mm and 3.8mm, and will be shown on a 1.8mm free-standing unit.

NEC, which is a partner of S[quadrat] (NEC Planning LED Signage with Peel-and-Replace Modules), will also show products from the company. The 1.5mm product will be shown on a 3.04 x 1.71m display, fitted into the stand, while the 1.9mm product will be mounted as an 82″ display in an open housing.