JVC Introduces Simulation Projectors, Shows HMD

JVCKenwood introduced three new projectors designed for the visualization and simulation markets at ISE. I almost missed them because they were in Hall 14, far off the beaten path of projector makers who were mostly in halls 2 and 5. The new projectors were the DLA-VS4700, the DLA-VS4010 and the DLA-VS4810. All three systems are based on D-ILA LCoS imagers and have laser-phosphor illumination good for 20,000 hours or more.

JVC DLA-VS4010 visualization and simulation projector at ISE. (Credit: M. Brennesholtz)

The DLA-VS4700 projector is based on three 0.69” Digital D-ILA devices with a native 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution. In the e-shift mode, the projector will display up to 8K (8192 x 4320) resolution. The native contrast ratio is at least 12,000:1. Output is 3000 lumens. It has 12 bit input via DisplayPort 1.2a inputs, plus 12 bit gamma correction. It also has a number of additional features needed for visualization and simulation. The rugged chassis allows it to be used on a motion base.

The DLA-VS4010 is JVC’s brightest simulation projector with 6,000 lumens. Native resolution of each of the three 1.27” is more than 4K, 4096 x 2400, providing 11% more vertical picture area than other full 4K projectors. Native contrast is 10,000:1. Color bit depth is 8-bit via single link DVI and 12-bit maximum via dual link DVI.

Finally, the DLA-VS4810 is an e-shift version of the DLA-VS4010, displaying greater than 8K resolution (8192 x 4800) and reproducing incredible images with deep blacks. All three models are said to be ideal for simulation, immersive displays, museums and medical institutions.

Of the three newly announced projectors, the DLA-VS4010 was the only one actually at ISE. There were two other existing JVC projectors there, the DLA-VS4500 and the DLA-VS2300/2500

JVC HMD Exploded 2 resizeIdealens K2 exploded view. (Credit: VR Japan)The Idealens K2+ HMD from VR Japan Company was being demonstrated in the JVC booth by JVC personnel. This HMD is based on one AMOLED display, with 2560 x 1440 resolution. I was told this HMD is commercially available in Japan and other areas of Asia. Unfortunately all the promotional information, including the handout at ISE and the website, were in Japanese. JVC was showing this unit at ISE because they are interested in producing a JVC-branded HMD and were trying to get reactions to this unit from ISE attendees to feed back to their design team. I felt this HMD was as good as any I had seen and better than most. It wouldn’t make a bad starting point for a JVC headset design. – Matthew Brennesholtz