MAIDENHEAD, U.K 3rd February 2014 – With the launch today of the CP-WU13K projector, Hitachi Digital Media Group continues to expand its range of installation models that address the demanding needs of the professional AV market. As the company’s brightest ever model the new DLP projector delivers the power and flexibility for a wide range of venues and applications together with the innovation and image quality for which Hitachi is renowned.
“In line with the company’s reputation for image quality, reliability and low TCO, the new CP-WU13K projector also demonstrates that Hitachi can deliver the power and versatility needed to serve the demanding needs of large venues and professional AV applications,” said Axel Kutschke, Senior Manager, Presentation Products for Hitachi Digital Media Group. “As the most powerful model we have ever produced, with extensive digital connectivity, advanced features and a large range of high quality lens options, this new 3D-ready, WUXGA projector is packed full of the innovative technologies that ensure straightforward, rapid installations with superb images in any environment.”
With full-HD, WUXGA resolution and 13,000 Lumens, the 3D-ready CP-WU13K packs a powerful punch, delivering wide screen images with bright, vivid but lifelike images. When even bigger images are needed, an easy to use edge blending function for multiple systems provides larger displays. Also included in each model is a powerful geometric correction facility that enables projection on all sorts of curved or irregular surfaces. The Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture modes are powerful options particularly for conference users, while the DICOM simulation mode is also beneficial for the medical community.
The dual lamp system that produces up to 13,000 Lumens can also be used in single lamp and/or ECO mode with as few as 5000 Lumens to significantly extend lamp life when high brightness is not needed. Reliability and maintenance intervals are also extended by the use of dual pleated, hybrid filters in the front and rear of the projector.
The standard 3G SDI connection allows the input of broadcast quality 1080P signals via coaxial cable of up to 100m. This together with two HDMI® connectors and a stereo DVI™ provide four digital inputs to cover every option. The stereo DVI input also facilitates 3D projection of suitable content via a 3D emitter, 3D graphics card on the PC and 3D shutter glasses.
The 3-chip DLP projector produces bright and vivid images in 1.07 billion colours which coupled with high quality lenses ensure accurate and colourful reproduction of large images in any environment including conference venues.
Six interchangeable lenses are available to match required screen sizing with various installation environments. A 200 inch screen size in 16:10 format is achievable with a throw distance of between 2.9m and 30m, providing diverse installation options from small conference rooms through to auditoriums, convention halls and other large spaces.
The CP-WU13K will be available in Europe in April 2014:
- Brightest ever model: Up to 13,000 Lumens using dual lamp meets the demanding requirements of large venues and professional AV
- High-quality images: 3-chip DLP and 1920 x 1200 WUXGA native resolution with four digital inputs and high quality lens ensure accurate reproduction of colourful, bright and pin-sharp images
- Flexible installation: Edge blending, powerful geometric correction (warping), PinP and PbyP modes, DICOM simulation mode and extensive lens options
- Reliable, low maintenance: Dual lamp and dual filters provide built-in redundancy
Notes to Editor
About Hitachi Digital Media Group
The Digital Media Group, which is part of Hitachi Europe Ltd, is responsible for pan-European sales and distribution of Hitachi's leading digital display and projection products.
With two key product areas, Hitachi Digital Media Group provides leading-edge digital solutions for the home and business environments. Key product groups are display solutions, which include High Definition Ready LCD TVs, and a range of business and education 3LCD projectors.
For further information please visit Hitachi Digital Media's website at http://www.hitachidigitalmedia.com
About Hitachi Europe Ltd.
Hitachi Europe Ltd., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., Japan. Headquartered in Maidenhead, UK, it has operations in 11 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa and employs approximately 460 people.
Hitachi Europe comprises of nine business areas: air conditioning and refrigeration systems; digital media and consumer products; display products; industrial components and equipment; manufacturing systems; information systems; power and industrial systems; power devices and procurement and sourcing. Hitachi Europe also has three Research and Development laboratories and a Design Centre.
For more information about the company, please visit http://www.hitachi.eu.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totalled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems and others.
For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com