Network Ready LCD Projector
Network Ready LCD Projector Built-In Web Browser

Network Ready LCD Projector Built-In Web Browser

Sony today announced the introduction of its second high-end large venue network-ready LCD projector, VPL-FX50, specifically for the corporate A/V conferencing and fixed installation.

"This network-ready LCD data projector inherits all the advantages of the VPL-FE110 with an additional advanced feature of the network capability. With a built-in web browser, the VPL-FX50 provides a seamless "bridge" between corporate intranets and mid-size meeting rooms, boardrooms, auditoriums and lecture theatres," said Akio Fujii, Department Manager, Display Division of Broadcast and Professional Products Asia Company, Sony Corporation of Hong Kong Ltd.

Moreover, speakers can take their presentations straight through network to screen without needing to bring a PC along. Thus, pre?prepared PowerPoint presentations, graphics, pictures files such as jpeg, gif, bmp can be downloaded directly into the VPL-FX50, and web sites can be viewed on the built-in web browser when connected to a data network via the projector's integral LAN port

In the art of imaging, Sony offers XGA resolution images with an unprecedented 3500 ANSI lumens brightness - an extremely high light output from a stylish and sleekly-designed unit weighing just 10.5kg and experiencing whisper quite during operation. In addition to the projector's advanced networking functions, presentation features like digital zoom and freeze frame that can enhance audience impact is achieved.

The VPL-FX50 is capable of accepting and automatically adapting to a wide variety of input video signal sources, as well as the very high-end multi-media application: 2?3 Pull Down conversion for frame-accurate reproduction of film sources. Moreover, it is equipped with a newly enhancement function for ultra-sharp reproduction of RGB video images and new interface, DVI interface for digital RGB equipped in the future PC.

In order to get this product to the fixed installation markets, VPL-FX50 includes flexible mounting options, 3 optional lenses, twin stack operation and digital keystone adjustment to compensate for tilted projection angle.

With its ability to check lamp hours, predicted failures and other indicators via the network without requiring physical access to the projector itself, "network ready" design philosophy allows presenters not to waste any time manually to adjust the projector. Administrators and A/V consultants can thus maintain an accurate overview of system status at all times, even from a remote location.

With the VPL-FX50, presentations have at last become a seamless extension of existing corporate networks. Coupled with the superb brightness, picture quality and flexibility of the VPL-FX50, it adds up to one of the most comprehensively equipped Sony LCD projector line-up.

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Wes Sims contributes and publishes news editorial to  An online look at projectors, home theatre and accessories; such as digital, video, screens and slides.

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