Well, to be honest, chasm might be overstating it just a bit. The now arriving laser engine projectors have moved into one of the wheelhouses of the Pro A/V marketplace, installed or large venue. Crossing the 6000-lumen output mark has done the trick. Everyone is talking, so I will also, about the 20,000 hours of “Lamp Life” with its major reduction in cost of expendables…lamps. If you run one of the new laser engine projectors eight hours a day, seven days a week it would produce a picture for almost seven years! Very few actually do that, so what we’re really close to is a projector, whose source of light will last its functional lifetime. Not bad! But there is another advantage of the lasers that also worth a word or two. The more typical two (2) lamp, 7000-lumen install projector uses over 1000 watts of electricity to produce its brightest picture, while the laser engine projector less than 600. I live in the Pacific Northwest where a little over 7 cents will buy a commercial user a kilowatt-hour. If your customer is doing business in a Middle Atlantic State, a kilowatt-hour can run as high as 16 cents. That’s something to talk about with your customers.
So to recap… laser projectors have, to say the least, almost eliminated expendables cost and are cheaper to run, two things your customers will want to hear. So tell them! But wait there is more, given the advancements in projection technology four (4) of NEC’s new NP-PX602UL’s using its integrated TileMatrix capabilities can produce an incredibly large 4k by 2k seamless image using no additional hardware, its just not something that direct view devices are capable of. The new laser projectors from NEC are available in UXGA resolution NP-PX602UL and the WXGA resolution NP-PX602WL. They are complemented with complete line of lenses to fit your customers’ needs. The NEC PX602 series of projectors has HDBase T onboard to make video, audio and control signals a single cable solution. If you want to know more click the links or better yet give Almo Pro/AV a call.