ISE 2016: A new laser sharp start for projectors?

ISE 2016: A new laser sharp start for projectors?
ISE 2016: A new laser sharp start for projectors?

The Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) tradeshow is almost ready to open its doors between ninth and 12 of February at the Amsterdam RAI, showcasing the latest in professional AV and electronic systems.

For the first time, ISE will be extended from three to four days, but it’s not just the show’s duration that’s set to expand this year. Dedicated to providing access to the future of electronics, the show is also due to host some of the world’s greatest projector manufacturers, many of which are getting ready to wow visitors with a revolution in projector technology.

No longer content with clear images and high-end sound, consumers are now demanding more from their projector, and many of the top brands are working hard to meet their expectations. Among the latest technology on display within this year’s ISE will be the best 4K devices and the innovative alternatives to lamp-based systems, laser phosphor projectors, all of which are helping to pave the way for a new dawn in projector technology.

The World’s First 4K HLD Projector

Leading the competition at this year’s event is award-winning projector and audio brand Optoma, which has promised to showcase its brand new 4K high lumen density (HLD) projectors. Developed in partnership with Texas Instruments and Phillips, the brand’s industry leading device is the first of its kind, based on the 1080p LED alternative introduced by the company at InfoComm in 2015.

Commenting on the launch, Optoma’s Head of Visual System Solutions & Technical Services, Justin Halls, said: “HLD technology will enable a new generation of far brighter LED DLP projectors with industry leading colour performance and accuracy. Optoma is proud to be leading the way and introducing it to the home cinema market in 2016.”

Panasonic’s Lamp-Free Revolution

Electronics giant Panasonic has announced it will be heading the laser revolution with the introduction of its complete range of lamp-free projectors, from 5,000 lumens to ultra-high brightness. One of the devices set to feature at ISE 2016 is the 1-Chip DLP Solid Shine PT-RZ570, the brand’s latest education offering.

Combining 5,200 lumen brightness and an impressive 20,000-hour maintenance-free operation, the PT-RZ570 harnesses the benefits of innovative technology to enhance the classroom environment. The added bonus of 20,000:1 contrast results in a picture quality that “exceeds that of competitive lamp-based projectors”, according to Panasonic projector marketing manager Hartmut Kulessa.

Transforming Home Cinema

All of this technology is ideal for the education and corporate environments, but one of the fastest growing projector markets in the industry is the home cinema sector, and this is the target of BenQ’s anticipated ISE unveiling.

Featuring the latest laser light technology and impressive zoom capabilities, the flagship W11000 4K UHD home theatre projector transforms home entertainment and almost eradicates the need for TV-based home cinema systems. Focused on providing a flexible and versatile home theatre experience, the W11000 is equipped with extreme H/V shift capabilities and produces reference-grade home projection to make the latest films and television programmes come to life.

We’ll be bringing you all the latest updates from the event itself in Amsterdam next week!

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