Sony Expands Laser Projector Line with Five New Models

Sony Expands Laser Projector Line with Five New Models

Sony is adding five new WUXGA resolution models to its family of laser light source projectors.

The new models include the VPL-FHZ120L (12,000lm) for larger venues, the VPL-FHZ90L (9,000lm) for mid-sized classrooms, and the compact VPL-FHZ66 (6,100lm), VPL-FHZ61 (5,100lm) and VPL-FHZ58 (4,200lm).

Each model uses Sony’s Z-Phosphor Laser with a blue laser as its light source complemented by a 3LCD optical system. The five new projectors feature auto color calibration, and instant on/off, which can be used to begin presentations at full brightness, with almost no warm-up/cool down time.

The VPL-FHZ120L and VPL-FHZ90L use a newly-developed LCD panel with enhanced light resistance, and for the VPL-FHZ120L, anoptical compensator to realize high contrast.

The VPL-FHZ120L is intended for auditoriums and conference halls requiring AV solutions to support live performances and ceremonies.

The VPL-FHZ90L is suitable for mid-sized classrooms or corporate meeting rooms, including those with challenging ambient lighting.

The three new mid-range WUXGA models -- VPL-FHZ66 (6100lm), VPL-FHZ61 (5100lm) and VPL-FHZ58 (4200lm) -- feature compact bodies designed for small to mid-sized rooms, while offering up to 20,000 hours of maintenance-free operation, fast set-up and no need to replace lamps.

Pre-orders for each of the new models will begin in April, with planned availability for the 5 new models beginning in summer 2018.