AV Peripherals and Systems Guide
Sony Debuts Eco-friendly and High Performing Series of Projectors
Asia-Pacific, September 15, 2010 – Sony debuts a new series of high-brightness 3LCD business projectors that are environmentally friendly and cost-effective. The VPL-EX series includes four versatile models - VPL-EX100 (2300 lumens), VPL-EX120 (2600 lumens), VPL-EX145 (3100 lumens) and the VPL-EX175 (3600 lumens). Not only is the VPL-EX series eco-friendly, it is designed to offer lower total cost of ownership, reduce maintenance while delivering superior images.
With the VPL-EX series, being eco-friendly is made simple with the press of a button. With features such as the ‘ECO’ mode, users can switch to ‘ECO’ setting easily to save precious energy and reduce ecological footprint. In standby mode, the projectors consume less than 1W of power. In addition, if there is no signal input for 10 minutes, the projector lamp will automatically turn off – saving ample power and energy expenses.
Incorporating newly developed high-performance lamp and Sony’s advanced lamp-control technology, the VPL-EX series projectors deliver extremely long lamp replacement time of 6,000 hours in low mode. The lamp and filter synchronization maintenance is an intelligent feature which prompts users when the air filter needs to be changed - within approximately 6000 hours - users can replace both the lamp and the filter at the same time, cutting down significantly on maintenance efforts and costs over the lifetime of the projector.
“The VPL-EX series is a new generation of projectors which incorporates an abundant of breakthrough technology from Sony designed to optimize power consumption, reduce cost yet have minimal impact on the environment. With ample features such as ‘ECO’ mode and top of the class long-lasting lamp design, the VPL-EX series provides an excellent balance between quality and cost ratio,” said Mr. Tsuyoshi Nagata, General Manager for Presentation Display, Business & Professional Products, Sony Electronics Asia Pacific.
All the projectors incorporate Sony’s advanced BrightEra technology (except VPL-EX100) which delivers substantially brighter pictures, higher efficiency and contrast, and improved color rendition. Each projector also features exceptional image quality with native XGA resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels, allowing users to translate their presentation ideas in utmost clarity.
Unlike conventional projectors, these projectors run very cool due to the design and engineering ingenuity of the exhausts. With the exhausts built at the front of the projector, users can run an optimum presentation even in a quiet environment and not be bothered by hot air and noise. Constantly maintaining an optimum temperature, a VPL-EX series projector can be immediately moved to the next location without delay, by simply turning it off and unplugging the AC power cord – without the need to wait for the fan to stop.
Equipped with 1.3x standard zoom lens for flexible installation, there is no need to change ceiling mount positions. The VPL-EX series projectors are ideal for use in mid- to small-sized classrooms or meeting rooms.
The VPL-EX Series is now available in Asia Pacific.