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Canon Unveils Latest Line of Portable Projectors

Canon’s LV-Series portable LCD projectors are designed to appeal to a diverse array of markets and applications

Canon U.S.A. Inc., a producer of digital imaging solutions, unveils four LCD portable projectors that are designed with the latest technology from the firm’s LV-Series projector line and which can serve the needs of a wide range of professional users.

Common to those lightweight projectors is a cost-effective combination of high brightness, long lamp and filter life and convenient auto setup functions, Canon says. Divided into Advanced (“A”) and Mid-Range (“M”) models, Canon’s newest products include the LV-8227A high-contrast projector and the LV-7392A, LV-7297M, and LV-7292M multimedia projectors.

Combining high-contrast (3000:1) image projection with widescreen WXGA (1280 x 800) resolution display, the Canon LV-8227A multimedia projector is designed to deliver bright (2500-lumen), highly detailed video and still images even in well-lit environments, such as classrooms, the company says. The Canon LV-8227A is also capable of reproducing full 16:10 widescreen images generated by the latest laptop and desktop computers—including crisp, well-defined diagrams and spreadsheets—without cropping or compression.

Outputting a bright 3000-lumen image, the Canon LV-7392A multimedia projector features a contrast ratio of 2000:1, making it suited for classrooms, labs and other smaller educational environments, the company says. The LV-7392A delivers XGA (1024 x 768) resolution images, as do the LV-7297M and LV-7292M multimedia projectors, which output 2600 and 2200 lumens, respectively. The LV-7297M and LV-7292M are designed for general use by the small office/home office market, Canon says.

In addition, all four of the new LV-Series portable projectors include a wide array of computer, video and audio connections for compatibility with a variety of media-display devices, Canon says. Connectors include aHDMI 1.3 input that enables crystal-clear display of high-definition video signals from Blu-ray players, satellite TV or digital cable boxes, and other high-quality video and audio sources.An RS-232C serial connection provides for full local PC controls when using third-party control software. The LV-8227A and LV-7392A each include a 10-watt built-in speaker with network control capabilities while the LV-7297M and LV-7292M incorporate 1-watt built-in speakers.

“Canon’s lineup of LV-Series portable LCD projectors is designed to appeal to a diverse array of markets and applications with great performance, genuine user benefits, and excellent cost-efficiency,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, Canon’s executive vice president and general manager of its imaging technology and communications group.