Canon adds to installation projector lineup Canon adds to installation projector lineup

Major projector company Canon Europe has announced the launch of a new projector as part of its industry leading 4K installation projector line up.

An upgraded version of the company's well-received XEED 4K500ST model, the new XEED 4K501ST is a compact and lightweight device designed for use in large-scale simulation and exhibition environments.

According to Canon Europe, the new 4K projector offers users the benefit of improved functionality and ease of operation thanks to a range of new features, including the addition of HDMI 2.0 to enable seamless 4K video playback of 60 frames per second using just a single cable.

Specifically well-suited to lecture theatres and conferences, as well as increasingly prevalent creative installations and medical events, the 4K501ST comes with a brightness of 5,000 lumens across its entire zoom range and produces high-quality content that even exceeds the images created by 4K digital cinema devices.

Canon's own Aspectual Illumination System (AISYS) is also included in the new device, and the company claims it works alongside the projector's increased contrast ratio to deliver true black reproduction for enhanced playback.

Commenting on the release of the new XEED projector, Andreas Herrnböck, the European business development manager projector for visual communications at Canon Europe, stated that the launch marks an important progression in the company's goal to deliver modern projectors that cater to consumers' changing requirements.

“The launch of the XEED 4K500ST last year marked a significant step in our journey to becoming the leading company in the 5,000-10,000 lumen 4K installation market," he said. "With today’s launch of the XEED 4K501ST, we are opening up further installation opportunities to cater for a wider range of applications to help us achieve this aim."

The Canon XEED 4K501ST is expected to be released for sale in the UK in October 2016.