Hitachi directly addressed the ProAV market at InfoComm with a variety of new products, including 3LCD projectors and VisionCube displays.
The projectors, targeting classrooms, lecture halls, boardrooms and training centers are the CP-X200 projector with a focus on security functions and customization, and the CP-X200, with a brighter 2200 ANSI lumens. Then the CP-X300 3LCD projector, specified at 2600 ANSI lumens, has security features, including a security bar and transition detector (a sensor located inside the projector that recognizes when the projector has been moved). It also includes a 7-watt audio output enables a complete audio/video presentation.
The new EX50-118CMW VisionCube is a 50-inch XGA display using three-chip LCOS rear-projection technology and specified at a 1500:1 contrast ratio, and 4:3 aspect ratio. The EX50-118CMW is front-accessible, the first model from Hitachi that offers this feature.
Hitachi is touting its edge-to-edge technology, and the company says lets users build a nearly seamless wall of displays, with each unit blending precisely with the next. It also has a black stripe screen designed to eliminate the effects of ambient light for less reflection and glare.