Canon XEED 4K600STZ To Get Outing At ISE 2017
CanonĄ¯s flagship 4K projector will get its official outing next month at ISE 2017, with the Canon XEED 4K600STZ set to take centre stage on its stand in Amsterdam.
The XEED 4K600STZ is the second laser projector Canon has ever debuted, but itĄ¯s the first to boast a native 4K resolution. It was initially unveiled back in November, although ISE 2017 will represent the first opportunity for installers to get up close and personal with the installation projector.
CanonĄ¯s last 4K projector, the XEED 4K501ST was powered by a more traditional lamp-based system; meaning it required regular maintenance and bulbs would eventually have to be replaced. The XEED 4K600STZ, however, is designed for 24/7 operation and can operate for a total of 40,000 hours completely maintenance-free.
With the added laser phosphor light source, Canon has been forced to add a little more bulk to the XEED 4K600STZ compared to its predecessor. This time around installers will have to contend with a projector that weighs 26kg, as opposed to 18kg of the XEED 4K501ST. Despite the extra bulk, the extra technology inside is worth it ¨C with an extra 1,000 lumens of brightness in the latest model, bringing it to 6,000 lumens, and a contrast ratio of 4,000:1 ¨C a bump from the previous generation which was 3,000:1.
The XEED 4K600STZ matches its predecessor in terms of ports, with both sporting four DVI-D and two HDMI 2.0 inputs. The projector also boasts Crestron compatibility, Wi-Fi, USB and Ethernet, networking and remote operation options are also available.
The projector is still not expected to be available until Spring 2017, but those wanting to see it in action will be able to visit CanonĄ¯s in hall one, stand F42.