IT AV Convergence – Available In The Mitsubishi Projector
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics
America’s Presentation Products Division, maker of award-winning, high-quality
presentation and display products, has announced its latest family of desktop LCD
projectors, led by its new flagship, the X500. Offering the richest color reproduction and
control, the sRGB-compliant X500 features 3,700 ANSI lumens along with Mitsubishi’s
patented and award-winning ColorView Natural Color Matrix, a sophisticated IRIS
(Intelligent Room Illumination Sensor) control, and Smart Hub network connectivity, making
it the most versatile projector available in the market today.
The X500 offers features and functionality that appeals to both information technology
and audio-visual customers. Its ability to be readily connected to a network or
even host a mini-network on its own offers state-of-the-art IT functionality, while its
award-winning color and picture performance provides the user with a better projector for
today’s IT-AV convergence.
"With the established history of Mitsubishi Electric in video and data displays,
we always bring something innovative and new to raise the standard in presentation
technology," said Aki Ninomiya, director of sales and marketing for Mitsubishi
Digital Electronics. "Last year we introduced our award-winning ColorView Natural
Color Matrix. This year, we are the first to introduce sRGB color compliance and IRIS
control. Ultimately, our projectors deliver a better value to our customers."
The X500 has a unique combination of features that make it the most versatile presentation
tool in today’s projector industry. Known for its color excellence, Mitsubishi
Digital Electronics offers its customers ultimate color control and consistency. When
colors are reproduced more accurately, presenters are confident in expressing their ideas,
creating more dynamic, vibrant, and influential presentations.
Along with the X500, all of Mitsubishi’s LCD projectors include its unique ColorView
Natural Color Matrix, an award-winning, patented color algorithm that enables truer,
more accurate, and more realistic colors for computer graphics and video displays.
Offering presenters the easiest way to manipulate and adjust colors, ColorView’s most
important feature is its six-axis color control function. Unlike any other projector, both
display (RGB) and print (CMY) color palettes can be independently adjusted like a graphic
equalizer, offering presenters ultimate flexibility in creating more accurate colors and
Mitsubishi Digital Electronics is the first projector manufacturer to offer sRGB
Color Profile in its projectors, including the X500. The sRGB color standard allows
presenters to match their displays without a complicated calibration process—as long
as the sRGB profile is selected on the computer and the projector when creating colorful
presentations, what one sees on his or her monitor will be the same as the image projected
through the X500. A Microsoft-endorsed color standard, the sRBG Color Profile is based
upon IEC Color Profile 61966-2-1 that reproduces the same natural color tones as most CRT
phosphor-based color displays, as well as display devices such as LCD monitors, digital
cameras, laptops, printers, and other sRGB-compliant products. Flesh tones and natural
colors are realistic and vibrant on both computer and video displays, as a result of sRGB
Mitsubishi Electric has always been known for its video and television technology
expertise. Now, along with excellent video quality, Mitsubishi Digital also offers its
sophisticated IRIS control on the X500, and all its new LCD projectors. IRIS
automatically senses room brightness and automatically adjusts the projector’s
contrast and image controls to create the best image under the detected lighting
conditions. If a window shade opens, a light is turned on (or off), or unforeseen changes
occur in a rooms’ brightness, IRIS allows the user to be confident that his or her
presentation will maintain its clarity and picture image integrity, automatically.
The X500 Smart Hub networking capability exemplifies the convergence of information
technology with audio-visual prowess. It allows users the flexibility to share files from
within a network by allowing itself to be connected actively to a network, or host its own
network all by itself. Unlike other projectors, up to five users can simultaneously
connect to the X500 through Mitsubishi’s unique hub feature and Microsoft Windows
NetBEUI protocol or Apple Computer’s AppleTalk. By sharing files, users
can leave their laptops at home or at their desks and access their presentation files on
site. And like an electronic white board, they can enjoy print-on-demand convenience,
directly from the projector site, before, during, or at the close of the presentation.
Presenters can offer their audience hard copies, even if they are modified during the
meeting, right from the network.
CineView is another advanced technology based on Mitsubishi television expertise
that is incorporated in the X500 and all its newer projectors. CineView is a line-doubler
with a 3-2 pull down conversion system for efficient video processing that cancels video
field overlap to maintain sharp images. When transforming film to electronic display, the
resulting video is often choppy; with CineView, the image is as sharp and smooth as its
native film format, with no flickering or distracting blank frames inserted.
The X500 is a 3-panel poly-silicon, Micro-Lens Array LCD projector that supports native
XGA resolution with compressed SXGA, and over 16.7 million colors; provides 3,700 ANSI
lumens in brightness, has a contrast ratio of 400:1, a powered zoom lens, keystone
correction, and remote control. At less than 16 pounds, the X500 is perfect for desktop or
installed applications in corporate board rooms, schools, auditoriums, churches and
hotels. Optional long and short throw lenses for more demanding conditions will also be
X490 AND S490
Along with the flagship X500, Mitsubishi Digital Electronics also announces its X490
projector, which offers those features mentioned above with 2,500 ANSI lumens and native
XGA resolution. The S490 provides 2,500 ANSI lumens and native SVGA (800 x 600)
The X500 will be competitively priced and available in third quarter, 2001; pricing
will be announced at shipping. The X490 and the S490 will follow shortly in Q4. These
projectors come with a three-year warranty on parts and labor plus a 90-day warranty on
the lamp. The X500 and X490, like all Mitsubishi XGA models, comes with the Emergency
Roadside Assistance Program, a comprehensive service provided for units under
warranty that offers next business-day replacement for down units when or where available.
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