Asia-Pacific, May 21, 2012 – Sony announces new installation projector models VPL-CX235 and VPL-CW255 designed to improve ease of use and lower energy costs in the education and business sectors. Both models deliver installation flexibility, eco-friendly features, and a low total cost of ownership in a stylish design that blends into any décor. It is thoughtfully designed for environments ranging from middle and large-sized classrooms to conference rooms and beyond.
"Sony’s projectors have already been welcomed by the industry, garnering praise for their high picture quality, efficiency and usability. These new additions to the projector family will further reinforce the company’s commitment to the display business, and allow the company to offer a breadth of products currently unavailable elsewhere, at an affordable price and service level, to the corporate and education markets," said Mr Tsuyoshi Nagata, General Manager of Presentation Display, Professional Solutions Company (PSAP), Sony Electronics Asia Pacific.
Consistent with Sony’s latest projectors, ECO Picture Mute function reduces power consumption by up to 70 per cent, saving users money and energy. This feature can be activated with an instant off / on button, meaning that there is no need to turn the power completely off and back on. The projectors also use an ECO Lamp Dimming function, which when activated can reduce power consumption and brightness by 10–15 per cent. The dimming function happens so slowly that it cannot be detected by the naked eye. After the user pre-sets a time for it to start, the brightness and power consumption will reduce to 30 per cent power usage. When a new input or image is sent to the projector, instant full brightness power returns.
Each projector is also equipped with Sony’s unique BrightEra™ 3 LCD Inorganic Panel technology, which delivers higher picture quality, substantially brighter images, higher efficiency, better contrast, consistent colour stability, longer durability and usability to optimise the presentation of PowerPoint documents, websites and videos.
Please find below a breakdown of features for each individual projector.
The VPL-CX235 is for the budget conscious user demanding rich features. The projector offers 4,100lm brightness and 1.66 - 2.41:1 throw ratio, making it the brightest WXGA model in the category next to the VPL-CW255. It has a contrast ratio of 3,100:1, video inputs, HDMI and RJ45 or RS232C connectors for control purposes. The VPL-CX235 also features three brightness modes (4,100, 3,100, 2,200lm) to suit each individual user’s needs. The low brightness mode generates lower operating costs by reducing power consumption and extending the lamp lifetime to approximately 5,000 hours. It also has a Manual V Lens Shift of +/- 5% H: +/- 4% and can correct keystone distortion by V: +/- 30% H: +/- 20%. In addition, the projector has a Screen Fit Mode for perfect installation and adjustment, and it has an eight point image warping adjustment for concave and convex surfaces, for picture perfect images.
The VPL-CW255 offers 4,500lm brightness and 1.32–1.91:1 throw ratio for new or WXGA replacement business, making it the brightest WXGA model in the category next to the VPL-CX235. The projector also features three brightness modes (4,500, 3,400, 2,500lm) to suit each individual user’s needs. The low brightness mode generates lower operating costs by reducing power consumption and extending the lamp lifetime to approximately 5,000 hours. This projector also has a contrast ratio of 3,700:1, video inputs, HDMI and RJ45 or RS232C connectors for control purposes. It also has a Manual V Lens Shift of V: +/- 5% H: +/- 3% and can correct keystone distortion by V: +/- 30% H: +/- 20%. The projector also has a Screen Fit Mode for perfect installation adjustment and it has an eight point image warping adjustment for concave and convex surfaces.
The VPL-CX235 and VPL-CW255 are now available in Asia Pacific.