Sony Unveils New 4K Professional Projector

Sony’s line of professional 4K projectors now includes a new compact model – the VPL-GT100. The new model delivers the same 4K resolution (4096 x 2160) as Sony’s larger projectors used in movie theaters and commercial applications, but in a new smaller form factor .

The VPL-GT100 is geared towards installation for a variety of situations, including simulation, industrial design, scientific visualization, 4K content viewing, entertainment venues and command and control applications.

The VPL-GT100 projector is based on Sony’s SXRD 4K platform. It’s  “compact” (44-pound, 1.5 oz) design is achieved through the combination of an small format optical engine that uses an0.74-inch SXRD panel and a highly integrated circuit. The projector can be installed in either portrait or landscape mode.

Using two DisplayPort inputs (2048 x 2160/60P x 2), the projector can show content at up to 4K/60P with 2000 lumens color light output. The VPL-GT100 can project the full color information provided
by the professional DCI color specification and the Adobe RGB color space. Additionally, the VPL-GT100 boasts new image processing technology and Sony’s Dark Frame Insertion technology.

The projector will be shown for the first time next week at the I/ITSEC show in Orlando and will begin shipping in January 2013. Pricing has not yet been disclosed.

The most recent projector market research from Pacific Media Associates shows that the High-End market continues to register healthy year/year gains and those gains are certainly fueled by the simulation, industrial design, visualization, entertainment venue and command and control applications Sony is targeting with this projector.