Keynote Photonics, a DLP engine, projector and Machine Vision developer formed by former TI executives and staff, has introduced what they call an “industrial” projector, the LC3000-PRO. Based on TI’s 0.30″ WVGA (854×480) imager, the new projector produces 100 lumens and can take advantage of the chipset’s entire 608×684 mirror array. Designed for use in industrial, commercial, structured lighting and medical applications, the projector measures 5.2″ x 2.8″ x 1.8″ and features a rugged thermally managed enclosure, high reliability, locking focus, mechanical mounting points and full compatibility with TI’s LightCrafter DLP development platform. The LC3000-PRO incorporates a TI DM365 embedded processor with integrated image signal processing, 128MB of flash memory, embedded Linux and USB, mini HDMI and UART interfaces. In addition to LED’s, Keynote’s 3 channel, 5A driver can support Laser illumination. The LC3000-PRO is expected to become available in the second quarter of 2013. Pricing was not disclosed.
PMA Research’s projector market research has followed a small number of pico projectors that target professional markets, all of which follow traditional portable projector form factors. The LC3000-PRO is the first model we’ve seen that offers the rugged features needed for fixed installations.