- New and revolutionary projection technology offers versatile horizontal or vertical placement with the new PLC-XL50 LCD Projector

CHATSWORTH, CA and CES - - LAS VEGAS, NV. - - January 7, 2008 - - SANYO, one of the world's largest manufacturers of 3LCD projectors announced at CES that they are now shipping the PLC -XL50 LCD Projector. The unique short throw distance of the PLC -XL50 allows projection in virtually any environment, particularly areas that traditional projectors can not be used, such as walls, floors and desktops.

"The PLC -XL50 will be the projector of choice for many space constrained applications, particularly in the educational and public information markets," says Mark Holt, the Vice President and General Manager for SANYO's Presentation Technologies Division. "This is a powerful and revolutionary display tool for the office, digital signage (electronic advertising) and classrooms, creating a more impressive ambience in any location."

In order for SANYO to shorten the projection distance of the PLC -XL50, new large diameter aspheric lens and high -precision aspheric mirror technology was developed. A new optical engine was also developed, which enables an 80 -inch projection from the short distance of only 3 -inches (8 cm). This creates an opportunity to project extremely large images in any room or space that is available.

The proprietary optical and cooling mechanism technology used in the PLC -XL50 allows both vertical and horizontal projection. The new optical engine was created with a high -precision aspheric mirror combined with a distortion correction mechanism lens, enabling large magnification without distortion, even from an ultra -short distance. To allow projection either vertically or horizontally, a special cooling mechanism was essential. The resulting solution is a one -way flow system consisting of an air intake and exhaust mechanism on the main body of the projector, which allows the optimal positioning of the main components.

By shortening the distance for projection, the options for installation are greatly improved, which includes floor, tabletop and wall mount projection. The variety of applications is almost limitless, providing effective, quick and easy presentations or announcements. For instance:
- Projecting a large screen on the floor in a pre -school, creates a new style of teaching and classroom interaction.
- When installing the projector directly above the screen or blackboard in classroom, the light that once entered the teachers' eyes and long shadows are a thing of the past.
- Used as a tabletop projector, images can be projected on a dark surface allowing designers and architects to see their designs more visually for review or additional inspiration.
- The projector can be used in department stores to advertise sale products in hallways or on open floor spaces, optimizing the use of all available space.
- It is still possible to project large images when placing the projector directly next to a wall in a small office or meeting room.
-The projector can be used to make announcements on the ceiling, wall or floor at the entrance of a business or in a lobby.

Additional features include Top and Bottom Keystone Correction for proper alignment of the projector, a Color Board Mode, which allows adjustment of the hue when projecting an image on a colored (non -white) surface so that it appears to be projected on a white surface. The additional Black Board Mode enables educational institutions to use the projector with all standardized educational boards.

The PLC -XL50 has been outfitted with a built -in vibration sensor alert. An alarm sounds when the unit is picked up, proving to be an effective theft -deterrent. The unit turns on automatically when the power cord is plugged into an electrical outlet and with the Easy -Off function it's possible to remove the power cord without waiting for the machine to cool down, which is convenient for quickly clearing away the area after a presentation.

Other Specifications

Brightness: 2000 lumens
Resolution: 1024 x 768
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Audio: Built -in mono speaker with 2 watts of power
PC I/O: D -sub 15 -pin Input, Mini D -sub Output
Video Input: Component Input (RCAx3), Composite (RCA), S -Video
Audio: Stereo mini -jack input and output, Analog stereo input (RCAx2)
Service Port: Mini DIN 8 -pin
Dimensions: 14.75 (W) x 7.75 (H) x 19.5 (D) inches (374 x 196.8 x 495 mm)
Weight: 16.8 lbs. (7.6 kg)

The PLC -XL50 is now shipping with a MSRP of $3295 and can be seen with SANYO's other fine products in booth 11017 [Central Hall] at the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES starting January 7, 2008.

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a multi -billion -dollar global leader in providing solutions for the environment, energy and for lifestyle applications based on its Brand Vision 'Think GAIA'. SANYO Fisher Company (a division of SANYO North America Corporation, a subsidiary of SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.), based in Chatsworth, California, markets mobile phones, digital projectors, digital still cameras, digital media camcorders, home appliances, security video equipment, audio systems, portable and mobile electronics and HD televisions. For more information on SANYO's complete line of projectors please call 888 -495 -3452 or visit
Source: SANYO Fisher Company

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