InfoComm 2014 - The Future of Laser Projection to be revealed at Display Summit

Display Summit, June 16-17 just prior to InfoComm in Las Vegas

Lamp-based projectors are being challenged by all-laser and laser-phosphor projectors. This transition to solid state sources will have a big impact on manufacturers and the uses of projection in a host of professional applications. At the upcoming Display Summit, June 16-17 just prior to InfoComm in Las Vegas, an entire day will be devoted to understanding the technology, markets, threats and opportunities for this technology.


In the first session titles Laser Projection, a presentation describing the landscape for laser projection will kick off the session. This will be followed by a discussion on the status of regulatory issues needed to market a laser-based projector. Then, we will hear about a new laser projection system from China and a novel laser projection/screen system suitable for head-up displays.

Digital Cinema is a market where laser-based projectors are now entering the market. But the lead providers, Christie, Barco and NEC, have radically different technical and market entry approaches. This session provides an opportunity to hear from all three companies on their approach to the market.

Laser devices are key elements to the success of this technology, so the third session will provide updates on laser devices being offered by Modulight, Necsel and Osram. The first two offer RGB laser solutions while Osram offers a laser-phosphor device. This session will offer insight into trends and roadmaps for lasers in projection.

The final session will focus on laser-phosphor projectors. These are systems that incorporate a phosphor wheel with green or yellow phosphors in combination with laser sources (typically a blue laser). But there are multiple approaches here that produce differing results in terms of performance and price.

One of the key issues within the industry is the maturity of these products and their ability to meet the needs and requirements of real world applications. To get straight to the heart of this issue, we have organized a presentation and discussion session as well as a special demo. This demo will feature companies showing their lamp-based projector right next to their laser-phosphor projector - all running the same content for easy comparison.

This session will also include a presentation by Lang AG describing their evaluation of the lamp vs. laser-phosphor projectors, followed by presentation from Sony, Panasonic and NEC.

An evening reception and networking period will also afford plenty of time to look at the demos and develop business relationships.

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