JVC today unveiled the DLA-VS2100U D-ILA Visualization Series projector, specifically developed for simulation environments and other visualization applications.
The DLA-VS2100U has a new optical engine that uses three D-ILA imagers to deliver 1920×1080 native resolution and 20,000:1 native contrast ratio, which is double the contrast of JVC's current model, the DLA-VS2000U. The new projector also features a new 220W UHP lamp that delivers 1000 ANSI lumens, an increase in brightness that will provide greater brightness headroom in larger or low-efficiency systems as well as a lower cost of ownership.
A key new feature is an anti-smear reduction mode, which reduces image smearing during fast-motion scenes through frame insertion or black frame insertion without sacrificing light output. In addition, a new color management system enables users to match color primaries to other projectors. The DLA-VS2100U is also more compatible with software genlock synchronization used in some simulation environments, and it offers Ethernet connectivity, in addition to RS-232, for network-based monitoring and projector control.
With two HDMI and a VGA input, the DLA-VS2100U supports 1080p/60 and 1080p/50 video formats. Horizontal and vertical lens shift provide installation flexibility, and a rugged chassis and optional fixed offset lens mount makes the unit ideal for motion-based applications.
The DLA-VS2100U ships with a 1.4-2.8:1 zoom lens The projector is also available without a lens (DLA-VS2100NL), allowing the use of our optional 1:1 and 1.2:1 fixed lenses. The new projector will be available in February, 2011.
“In the simulation world, the brightness of a projector is regularly measured to meet FAA regulations. If brightness drops beyond a certain point, the lamp has to be replaced. With almost twice the brightness of our previous projector, the DLA-VS2100U will deliver more lumens longer, which will reduce lamp replacements and save operational costs.”
— Gary Klasmeier, Product Engineering Manager, D-ILA Systems, JVC Professional Products