Technology is evolving every day. It can get a little annoying—and expensive. Norway company projectiondesign is hoping to ease some of the pain with its new X-PORT modules.
These modular-based front- and back-end connectivity extensions promise to make future upgrades and custom configuration of projection and visual display systems much easier and a lot less time-consuming. That’s because each one can plug into the back of the projector very easily.
The new X-PORT modules are designed for use with the new F35, FL35 and F85 series projectors using projectiondesign’s Magnesium electronics platform.
X-PORT is currently available as the DCC120 Dual Channel Combiner and a 3G-SDI interface. The DCC120 works as an image processor and frame rate converter. It also promises to transform discrete passive 3D stereo to active, as well as frame convert any input signal or combination of signals to sequential 120Hz. The 3G-SDI interface, on the other hand, is compatible with both high-bandwidth 3G SDI, as well as standard SDI for cable lengths up to 300 meters. The two devices can also be combined to enable active stereo 3G-SDI for many high-end applications.
“X-PORT enables the user to upgrade an existing projector with new inputs, outputs and image processing technologies keeping it in line with the very latest technological developments, retaining the ultimate in picture quality and optimizing the ROI of projection systems,” explains Anders Løkke, projectiondesign’s marketing director. “X-PORT enables users’ requirements for connectivity and processing as a complement to standard connectivity and are designed to suit individual installation needs.”
The F35 and FL35 series X-PORT modules are available right now, with the F85 series X-PORT module to follow sometime in December 2012.