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Articles Nov-Dec 2021

Jamdub SoundLabs Installs Dolby 7.1.4 Speaker Setup

ProMusicals deploys an immersive solution to the Chennai-based Jamdub SoundLabs with a comprehensive Dolby 7.1.4 setup.

Located in the quiet suburbs of Thoraipakkam, Chennai, Jamdub SoundLabs provides end-to-end post-production solutions to artists from the music and film industry with a unique experience. Established in..... read more

Seamless Solutions for Evolving Workplace

NEC WD551 Windows Collaboration Display Product Review by Abdul Waheed, Managing Director, EYTE

NEC WD551 Windows Collaboration Display Post pandemic, workspace designs are evolving very fast. Various manufactures are trying to come up with one or other innovative ideas, meeting the current requirements for collaborative..... read more

L&T’s Corporate office gets a Digitally Savvy Tech Makeover

Eyte Technologies Crafts a Versatile AV and Acoustic Setup at L&T’s AM Naik Tower, Powai, Mumbai

L&T group envisioned a Tech-savvy Corporate office for their Powai Office that would enhance the synergy and boost the corporate functions. This feature explores..... read more


Nikhil Mehta, Founder, Sudeep Studio 1935-2021

Much-Respected and self-taught sound engineer, the founder of Sudeep Studio and SudeepAudio.com games, Nikhil Mehta, passed away..... read more

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Large Venue Projectors

AV Integrated Systems Magazine’s Product Focus for the month of Jan-Feb is “Large Venue Projectors”. Large Venue Projectors are pivotal for delivering high brightness at live events, places of worships museums, auditoriums, and other large venues. Here we feature a selection of large venue projectors ranging between 5,000 – 10,000 lumens delivering immersive, high-impact 4k images.

Barco G60

Barco G60 laser projectors are essentially useful for the professional AV market encompasses three single-chip, WUXGA (1920 x 1200) DLP models at 7,000, 8,000, and 10,000 lumens, all available in either black or white to best fit their environment. With a chassis measuring approximately 19 x 8 x 21 inches (WHD), they’re well suited to mid-size venues that require high brightness such as corporate boardrooms and small auditoriums, classrooms and lecture halls, houses of worship, museums, retail applications, and others. The G60s are supported by a half-dozen lens options supporting short-to-long throw installations, and they come with helpful long-range lens shift—up to 100% vertical and 30% horizontal—as well as keystone correction and the ability to support full 360 degree orientation with no restrictions. Long distance cable runs to the projectors are supported with and integrated HDBaseT connection. The laser phospher light source used in the G60 Series is rated for 20,000 hours, and contributes to a rated 100,000:1 contrast ratio (with Extreme Black processing engaged). Other features of note include support for 3D, as well as embedded warp and edge-blending via Barco’s Ptoolset software.

Canon WUX7000Z

Canon WUX7000Z offers WUXGA (1920 x 1200) high resolution, high brightness of 7000 lumens. It provides a versatile connectivity which includes HDMI and DisplayPort terminals – all in an enhanced, durable compact body. The newly designed model is also complemented by a centered lens mount that fits six interchangeable genuine Canon lenses, including a unique Ultra Short Fixed Lens RS-SL06UW with an impressive short throw ratio (0.54:1) and large vertical lens shift (-15 percent ~ +75 percent) for outstanding installation flexibility. It features good image quality and WUXGA (1920 x 1200). Canon’s renowned LCOS technology with AISYS-enhancement, which incorporates three WUXGA high-resolution panels, combined with an advanced color management system allow the reproduction of bright, highly detailed and color-accurate images. The model includes multiple industry-standard interfaces including HDMI, DisplayPort and DVI-I, as well as HDBaseT for enhanced installation flexibility and Wi-Fi connectivity – which can be used to operate the projector’s Network Multi Projection (NMPJ) function. The WUX7000Z includes a DICOM Simulation Mode1 which can be ideal for those in the medical education and training field who require displaying monochrome digital X-rays, CAT scans and MRIs with superb grayscale gradation. This mode, which offers both clear and blue-base color temperature presets, simulates the results of devices compliant with the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM). WUX7000Z (7000 lumens) is powered by a laser phosphor light source which provides long-life lasting operation of up to 20,0002 hours, and is equipped with a “Longer Duration Mode3” which is capable of achieving up to 40,0002 hours of operation. Additional features include 360-degree installation on any axis, fast boot up time of approximately two seconds, wide color gamut and HDR compatibility for reproducing content with outstanding high contrast.


The Epson EB-G7905U is ideal for professional-looking presentations in a variety of large venues. The EB-G7905U creates images with rich, vivid colors owing to the Epson’s 3LCD technology and equally high White and Color Light Output. With flexible installation and low maintenance, this 4K enhanced projector offers a fit-and-forget solution for scenarios in which only superior projections will do. Featuring Epson’s own 3LCD technology and equally high White and Color Light Output, WUXGA resolution images are vivid and bright, even in daylight with its 7,000 lumens brightness. The projector features 4K enhancement, giving images sharpness, clarity and detail. It gets started quickly by virtue of its lens memory function, which stores projector settings such as image position, focus and zoom, for prompt access when projecting images in different aspect ratios, or using different lenses. Split-screen allows dual feeds to be projected, while a portrait projection mode is possible without changing the lamp. For integration with a wide range of systems, inputs include HDMI, HDBaseT, DVI-D and component video. Thanks to a new range of motorized lenses, including optional ultra-short throw (UST) lens, and both vertical and horizontal lens shift, the projector benefits from 360⁰ installation flexibility allowing it to be placed almost anywhere without distortion or loss of brightness. Its lens memory function stores projector settings such as image position, focus and zoom.

Optoma ZU850

Optoma’s 8,200-lumen ProScene laser projector - the ZU850 is the first to feature MultiColor Laser (MCL technology). The WUXGA resolution projector achieves superior color rendition through an additional red laser. Together with the blue laser, this red laser enhances the color performance to deliver striking and rich lifelike images with exceptional detail. Designed to deliver consistent brightness and advanced color fidelity, it is engineered to last. The ZU850 forms part of Optoma’s DuraCore laser range which champions an industry-leading lifetime laser light source delivering a minimum of 20,000 hours in full brightness mode. Featuring an airtight optical engine that has been independently certified as IP6X, this latest ProScene ‘fit and forget’ model offers spectacular versatility and reliability. Designed for continuous 24/7 operation, it supports 360° flexible installation and, with 100 variable power and luminance settings, it is perfect for simulation, live events and almost any challenging environment. The ZU850 joins the range of DuraCore laser projectors with multiple lens options making it is suitable for all types of venues. Aside from the reliability and performance, it will soon pay for itself in savings over traditional lamp-based projectors with virtually zero maintenance required.

Panasonic PT-RZ970BU

With immersive picture quality and practical features, the PT-RZ970 Series’ potential application extends from permanent installation in museums, theaters, and control rooms through roles in signage, exhibition/rental and staging. Powered by the acclaimed Solid Shine Laser drive, which maintains picture quality for longer, and the latest 1-Chip DLP technology, the PT-RZ970 series exceeds expectations with low-maintenance stability and vivid color performance maintained for longer than competitive products over years of 24/7 operation. The Panasonic PT RZ970BU features WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) resolution, with 10,000:1 contrast ratio. With 10,000 lumens of brightness it has an approx. of 20,000 hrs. of long lasting high brightness & picture quality. The projector based on HDBaseT digital link has single-cable full HD video, audio, and control command long distance transmission up to 328ft via one LAN cable. Its ultra-durable laser optical engine has reliable and continuous 24/7 operation with light-source failover protection. Having up to 10,400 lm brightness the PT RZ970BU has a superior white balance and color reproduction.

Sony VPL-FHZ700L

With 7,000 lumens of color brightness, the FHZ700L is designed for large venue commercial spaces in education, corporate, theme park, and museum applications. It delivers WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200), instant on/off, tilt-angle-free design, edge blending, wide range vertical/horizontal lens shift, advanced geometric correction, and up to 20,000 hours of maintenance-free operation. The FHZ700L also offers integration flexibility, with multiple interfaces, and seven optional lenses. Using Sony’s new laser light source technology, the VPL-FHZ700L packs all of the benefits of vivid color 3LCD technology with a long-life laser light source, for easier operations than conventional lamp-based projection. The 7,000 lumens with 3LCD color brightness delivers images with vivid, natural color and the projector provides near instantaneous power on/off and a constant brightness mode for long time constant projection – ideal for busy meeting rooms, classrooms, auditoriums, and large venues. It offers unique capabilities such as tilt angle free installation. Integrators that want to get creative and change the way they present video images can have unlimited possibilities with a laser-based projector. For example, they can roll the projector 360° clockwise or counterclockwise, including portrait or landscape orientation, and still get a stable, clear projected image. An optional slot-in HDBaseT board will be available for the VPL-FHZ700L, enabling easier connectivity and reducing total system costs by using fewer cables, signal extenders, thereby, receiver boxes and decreasing the risk of failure points.