New Canon Projector Requires a Single Ethernet Cable for HD Video, Audio, Serial Control
For the first time ever, Canon
has introduced a new projector
to the market that allows HD video, audio and serial control signals to
transmitted over a single Ethernet cable. The addition of this feature
is designed to reduce
the sometimes complicated wiring schemes that are typical with the setup
many projectors and the inevitable image quality degradation.
The new REALiS WUX500 Pro AV Compact Installation
projector has two other significant new features as well.
With its network multi-projection function, the
project video data from computers via a network, equipped as it is
capability. It thus offers a variety of applications that range from
point-to-point direct connection to connecting multiple projectors to
or multiple computers.
The new model also offers PC-free projection, meaning
possible to project large JPEG images via a USB port
without the use
of a computer. Animated effects can be added when switching through
again without the need for a computer. The model also allows for the
use of up
to nine WUX500 projectors to be networked together to project a single
Other key features include:
- The ability with the projector's built-in edge-blending
function to combine displays from multiple projectors, as mentioned
independently adjust the corners of an image when faced with
- A picture-by-picture function that enables the
two high-quality images from two different inputs simultaneously by a
- Multiple industry standard interfaces such as HDMI,
USB, RJ-45 AND RS232C.
A second model, the REALiS WUX500 D, has a special
mode for displaying monochrome digital X-rays, CAT scans and MRIs.
Both will be available by mid-June with suggested
of $4,899 for the REALiS WUX500 and $5,499 for the REALiS WUX500 D.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.