Projectors and Microphones Stand Out at InfoComm 2016

Whether looking for WUXGA or laser phosphor projector models, InfoComm in Las Vegas offered numerous options for the interested consumer.

Projectors and Microphones Stand Out at InfoComm 2016
Among the many interesting displays at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas was a comparison wall by Epson, showing the brightness capabilities of the EB-G7900U, compared to three competing models.
Projectors and Microphones Stand Out at InfoComm 2016
Among the many interesting displays at InfoComm 2016 in Las Vegas was a comparison wall by Epson, showing the brightness capabilities of the EB-G7900U, compared to three competing models.

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Projectors and Microphones Stand Out at InfoComm 2016

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For me, InfoComm 2016 began with my arrival Tuesday afternoon to begin scouting a record 1,000 exhibitors at the Las Vegas Convention Center as they were in the midst of setting up.

Once three plus days had passed, there had been numerous offerings at the conference worthy of note seen by the more than 38,000 visitors.

Among the varied products at InfoComm, though, projectors seemed particularly prevalent.

While the most eye catching product rollout in my view was shortly before the exhibit floor opened Wednesday morning with Sony’s 32 foot-by-9 foot Crystal LED Integrated Structure, or CLEDIS, video wall, which continued to catch the eyes of hordes of attendees during the conference (here are two YouTube video clips from that conference to get an idea Clip #1 or Clip #2), there were a number of other worthwhile products seen as an ideal fit within the worship market.

That included for instance, a display of Renkus-Heinz Iconyx Gen5s, digitally steerable loudspeaker arrays to Mega-Lite LED wall displays. Having seen my share of interlocking LED wall tile setups, to me there was an inherent risk of a tile falling if it was not fully locked in. Thereby resulting in a couple thousand dollars needing to be reinvested in that video wall. On one of their displays at their booth, Mega-Lite pointed to an additional layer of security, with detachable metal cabling behind each tile to prevent unintended LED tile falls.

Among the varied products at InfoComm, though, projectors seemed particularly prevalent.

For those attendees seeking a wide array of projector choices, Optoma delivered from lamp to laser models, displaying various install options in their booth setup. That included four projectors mounted imaging into a dome, a feasible option for many houses of worship, along with another that included a double projector alignment, projecting onto an archway, definitely applicable for many church entranceways. Among the models showcased at their booth was the 0.18UST, cited as the world’s first 4K ultra-short-throw projector, where Optoma specified that positioning it just two inches from a wall, could project an image of up to more than eight feet wide.

To put 4K into context, the number of pixels for a WUXGA projector (1920x1200) is slightly more than 2.3 million. How many for a 4K projector (4096x2400)? More than 9.8 million, amounting to more than four times that of WUXGA.

Aside from Optoma, other notable projectors on the convention floor were displayed by Canon, Eiki, Hitachi, Ricoh and Epson, each of which included at least one laser projector, with lifespans rated at around 20,000 hours, a dramatic improvement over the typical lifespan for bulbs for lamp models, often ranging around 2,000 to 4,000 hours.


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Andres Caamano is the site editor for Worship Tech Director, which aims to inform tech directors, audio, video or lighting directors, creative directors, music directors and worship leaders about the latest technology, while also bringing to the forefront some of the most notable examples of leadership and completed projects that can be of benefit to houses of worship of all sizes. Andres joined WTD in 2015, and is focused on taking an engaged approach to the market; one that is encouraging, creative and set toward ministry purpose.
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