Imaging solutions specialist Canon Middle East this week announced it is extending its XEED range of installation projectors with the launch of the SX6000 and the WX6000.
The new projectors offer high brightness (6000 and 5700 lumens respectively), a range of lens options - including a new Ultra Long Zoom lens - and features designed to make installation and maintenance as straightforward as possible.
The new models are aimed at a broad range of corporate, exhibition and education environments, where a permanently installed high brightness projector is required.
The SX6000 has native SXGA+ resolution (1400 x 1050 pixels) with a 4:3 aspect ratio, while the WX6000 offers WXGA+ resolution (1440 x 900 pixels) and has a 16:10 aspect ratio.
The XEED SX6000 and WX6000 carry an updated version of Canon's proprietary AISYS technology and a new LCOS display panel. In combination, the AISYS optical system and LCOS technology "deliver improved brightness, image quality and colour purity", according to Canon.
Canon claims the XEED models offer "real colour brightness", which means that colours display at almost the same intensity as white. Both projectors will be compatible with a new Ultra Long Zoom lens (available from Q4 2012), in addition to Canon's existing lens line-up. The new lens has a 1.95x zoom, designed to offer system integrators a range of throw distances between 7.6 and 15 metres for a standard 100-inch image. In addition, projection distances of up to 88 metres are possible, for a maximum diagonal image size of 600 inches. The lens has been designed to ensure minimal reduction in brightness, even over long throw distances. Canon's lenses also aimed at the "virtual elimination" of blurring, distortion, and chromatic aberration.
Hendrik Verbrugghe, marketing director, Canon Middle East said: "The addition of the SX6000 and WX6000 to Canon's XEED installation range means that there is now a Canon solution for system integrators and end users looking for extra brightness to add impact to displays, or a projector that offers outstanding performance in larger venues. These features build on the success of our earlier XEED models, which are now becoming known and trusted within the industry for their peerless image quality and intuitive installation."