Road warriors who need to make a strong impression with clients and crowds may be interested in a new LCD projector
called the XG-P20XU. The new addition to Sharp’s Conference Series of projectors was developed for mobile executives, design and build companies, and anyone else with a need to display high-resolution computer graphics to groups.
Coming this June, the XG-P20XU projector sports 3300 ANSI Lumens brightness, native 1024×768 resolution and 360-degree remote control capability. It’s coming to Sharp’s authorized dealer network and carries a list price of US$12,995, equipped with a standard lens.
The P20 also sports a Gyro Mouse wireless remote. The remote uses RF technology that works anywhere within about 100 feet of the projector, making it possible for a presenter to operate the projector without having a direct line of site to the projector itself.
The P20 weighs about 21 pounds, making it suitable for portable use if the need arises. The top portion of the P20 disassembles to provide access to the lens and the optional block, if necessary. Sharp says the P20 is quiet, too, emitting only about 33dB when in operation. Optional lenses are available for the P20, including a new 0.9:1 wide angle lens and a 4.8-6.0:1 long throw power zoom/focus lens.
The P20 sports compatibility with NTSC, PAL, SECAM, and DTV/HDTV video signals. In addition to native XGA support, the unit automatically adjusts to handle various Mac and workstation data signals. It features separate composite and S-video inputs, HDTV and component video inputs as well.
The P20 sports a three year parts and labor limited warranty, including Sharp’s “ER” service, which provides 24-hour turnaround repair if necessary.