Canon U.S.A. recently introduced a new flagship interchangeable lens LCOS projector, the REALiS WUX6500 Pro AV LCOS Projector. Built to include all of the same features as its predecessors, the Canon REALiS WUX6000 and REALiS WUX6010 Pro AV LCOS Projectors, the new Canon REALiS WUX6500 offers a higher level of brightness (6500 Lumens), combined with outstanding native WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200) and Canon’s LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) technology with AISYS-enhancement to help reproduce images with great detail and color accuracy. The REALiS WUX6500 can be outfitted with a choice of five optional high-resolution Canon projection lenses ranging from Ultra Wide Angle to Ultra Long Focus Zoom.
The REALiS WUX6500 projector offers a wide range of connectivity options with HDMI, DVI-I and other communication interfaces, and includes a built-in HDBaseT receiver2 to help reduce complex wiring by allowing uncompressed HD video, audio and control signals to be transmitted over one single Ethernet cable.
To help optimize image reproduction based on the environment/application and type of content, the REALiS WUX6500 Projector also features a suite of advanced image adjustments including 6-Axis Color Adjustment, Dynamic Gamma, Memory Color Correction and Motion Blur Reduction. Furthermore, a Picture-by-Picture feature enables two high-quality images from two digital inputs (via DVI and HDMI) to be projected simultaneously side-by-side in one letterboxed image.
Canon also announced the REALiS WUX6500 D Pro AV LCOS Projector. The REALiS WUX6500 D model has all the same features as the REALiS WUX6500, but also includes a special DICOM® Simulation Mode for displaying monochrome digital X-rays, CAT scans, and MRIs. This mode, which simulates the results of devices compliant with the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Part 14 standard, offers both clear and blue base color temperature presets. The WUX6500 D Projector can employ the Picture-by-Picture feature and choose between viewing DICOM SIM monochrome images and sRGB color images side-by-side.
The REALiS WUX6500 Pro AV LCOS Projector and the REALiS WUX6500 D Pro AV LCOS Projector have an MSRP of $6,249 and $6,879, respectively, and are scheduled to ship in March 2017.
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