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Sony Intros 13,000 Lumen Laser Projector

Sony to Roll Out 13,000 Lumen Laser Projector

Sony unveiled a range of new AV gear for schools at this week's ISE 2020 conference in Amsterdam. That includes five new laser projectors, with one offering a brightness of 13,000 lumens.

The five new projectors are in the VPL family of laser projectors and will come in the following configurations:

  • 13,000 lumens ($14,999, coming June 2020);
  • 10,000 lumens ($12,499, coming May 2020);
  • 9,000 lumens ($12,499, coming May 2020); and
  • Two models offering 5,000 lumens (one for $2,499, coming in May 2020, and one for $1,599, coming in April 2020).

Four of the five new models have a resolution of WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200 pixels). The smallest has a resolution of WXGA (1,280 x 800 pixels).

In addition to the new projectors, Sony introduced a few other technologies for education, including the MAS-A100, a beamforming microphone designed to enhance sound in classrooms, lecture halls and other areas.

Features include:

  • Feedback reduction;
  • Noise reduction;
  • Automatic gain control;
  • Automatic calibration;
  • Microphone array management software.

The Edge Analytics Appliance (REA-C1000) is a new AI-powered device designed to create video assets. It can extract text from whiteboards and other writing surfaces and can also apply effects, including CG overlays without the need for a greenscreen. It also includes the ability to track the presenter.

Finally, Sony also showcased UbiCast, an automated system for creating and sharing video.

About the Author

David Nagel is the former editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal, STEAM Universe, and Spaces4Learning. A 30-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art, marketing, media, and business publications.

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