BenQ Ships LK970 4K DLP Projector With BlueCore Laser Engine
BenQ America said Tuesday that its LK970 4K UHD BlueCore laser projector with 5,000 lumens of peak brightness is now shipping at a $12,999 suggested retail price.
Positioned for both home theater and large venue business applications, the BenQ LK970 4K Ultra HD projector is based on Texas Instruments’ latest DLP digital micro mirror chip technology and BenQ’s BlueCore laser light engine with a 20,000-hour average use life expectancy/60,000 hours in Eco mode.
The high peak brightness output is said to be ample enough for presentations in settings with some degree of ambient light without washing out color or contrast performance.
Read more on the BenQ LK970 4K UHD DLP laser projector after the jump:
In addition to having 5000 ANSI lumens of peak brightness, the projector has a contrast ratio of 100,000:1. It measures 8.9 x 18.5 x 22.2 inches and weighs 41.9 pounds.
The lens is a 1.47:1 standard zoom and the throw distance is listed as 13.9-20.1 feet.
BenQ said the BlueCore Laser technology is optimized to present realistic live video as well as high-quality graphics presentations. The single 4K DLP chip offers rich accurate colors using a dual color wheel engineered to meet the demands of large venue applications.
This is said to give the projector good placement flexibility, with high-quality images from multiple angles.
The BenQ LK970 features specialized modes that optimize the light source for improved energy use and prolonged projector life, BenQ said. The projector features three different light source modes to optimize energy use and extend product life.
Air-tight-sealed laser modules are used to eliminate dust that can damage the DMD chip and internal components and a liquid cooling system is added to protect the engine from overheating.
The LK970 also allows for dynamic installation options such as 360-degree rotation and portrait applications as well as projection mapping onto ceilings, walls, floors or angled signage, BenQ said.
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For integrators and IT managers, the LK970 is compatible with Creston, AMX, and Extron control systems and is said to be easily integrated into a range of systems. Combined with BenQ’s Multiple Display Administrator (MDA) software, administrators can perform day-to-day scheduling, operations, and maintenance from a centralized location and across an entire public display network, reducing the cost of managing multiple projectors.
Additionally, the LK970 offers HDBaseT connectivity for uncompressed transmissions up to 100 meters. HDBaseT connectivity combines video, audio and device control signals from multiple sources including PCs, laptops, document cameras, Blu-rays, and DVDs onto a single CAT cable for seamless long-distance transmissions.
By Greg Tarr
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