Technology giant Sony has just unveiled the world's first 3LCD laser light source projector.

The VPL-FH55 laser light source projector provides the user with WUXGA 4,000 lumens colour light output and also provides up to 20,000 hours maintenance-free use, according to Sony.

Offering a resolution of 1920 x 1200, the projector features a blue laser as its light source, which creates white light by stimulating a phosphorous material. The white light is then delivered to the 3LCD optical system and generates the RGB colour through a colour splitting process.

This technology results in an impressive colour light output and sufficient brightness for both commercial and domestic applications compared to other projectors which make use of hybrid light source technology.

The laser projector is HG free and uses a number of features to save energy. One such feature is the projector's auto light dimming technology, which reduces the light output when not in use, and the auto brightness adjustment technology, which ensures that the projector does not exceed necessary brightness when in use.

Robert Meakin, Business and Education Product Manager at Sony Europe, commented on the ground-breaking projector technology: “Sony has always been about innovation, and this unique laser projection technology continues that tradition. Our experience in projection is far-reaching, and we’re applying that expertise to develop a solution for the future.”