Canon bolsters XEED range with SX6000 and WX6000

Canon Europe has extended its XEED range of installation projectors with the SX6000 and the WX6000, offering 6000 and 5700 lumens respectively.

Both models come with a range of lens options, including a new Ultra Long Zoom lens, and features to make installation and maintenance as straightforward as possible.

The new models are designed to suit a range of corporate, exhibition and education environments, where a permanently installed high brightness projector is required. The SX6000 has native SXGA+ resolution (1400 x 1050 pixels) with a 4:3 aspect ratio, while the WX6000 offers WXGA+ resolution (1440 x 900 pixels) and has a 16:10 aspect ratio.

Canon’s XEED SX6000 and WX6000 utilise an updated version of Canon’s proprietary AISYS technology and a new LCOS display panel.

Both projectors will be compatible with a new Ultra Long Zoom lens (available from the fourth quarter of 2012), in addition to Canon’s existing lens line-up. The new lens has a 1.95x zoom, offering system integrators a range of throw distances between 7.6 and 15 metres for a standard 100" image. In addition, projection distances of up to 88 metres are possible, for a maximum diagonal image size of 600". The lens has been designed to ensure minimal reduction in brightness, even over long throw distances. Canon’s lenses also ensure that blurring, distortion, and chromatic aberration are virtually eliminated, maximising image quality.

The SX6000 and WX6000 have remote-controlled motorised zoom, focus and lens shift (with 0.5 pixel accuracy).

Three-hundred-and-sixty degree projection means that images can be projected from the floor, ceiling and walls.

Test patterns are accessible via a one-touch button on the SX6000 and WX6000 device remotes to enable accurate setup, particularly where multiple units are involved.

Both devices are compatible with a new wired remote control for use in environments where the device is out of infrared range, or where infrared technology needs to be switched off to protect the projectors from potential interference.

The XEED SX6000 and the XEED WX6000 will be available in the fourth quarter of 2012. ‘Medical’ versions of both models (complete with DICOM Preset image mode) will become available shortly afterwards.