When designing our projectors we took on board the critical requirements of the Visualization market. This is a market where the accuracy of the image is vitally important. This “accuracy” can be broken down into separate attributes all of which the P1, P1+ and P2 excel in.
- Color accuracy
- Optical Performance
Resolution – The P1, P1+ and P2 use a single DMD’s with respective resolutions of 4K (UHD), WQXGA (2560 x 1600) and WUXGA (1920 x 1200. The DMD (Digital Micromirror Display) is an inorganic, solid state, fully digital imaging device that is hermetically sealed, thereby being resistant to environmental impact. Being inorganic, there is no wear of the device when exposed to visible light. And although heat and UV-light can be harmful to the DMD Norxe projectors have been carefully designed to give a DMD lifetime that exceeds 100,000 hours. Unlike a three chip DMD, LCOS or LCD optical design the DMD single chip configuration is intrinsically convergent, ensuring a razor-sharp, precise image.
Color Accuracy – Historically single chip DLP devices, either UHP lamp based or laser phosphor based, have given small color gamut’s, the biggest just large enough to exceed REC.709. This is not true with the P1, P1+ or P2. The Solid-State light sources which drive these projectors deliver an incredibly large color gamut which to the naked eye is interpreted as exceptionally saturated vivid color. Having such a large color gamut to play with ensures that it is a relatively simple task to setup either a single channel display or alternatively color match multiple projectors to produce 1 large seamless image.
Stability – Using Solid-State illumination technology provides benefits in addition to the large color gamut. The solid-state optical engine delivers unrivalled colour and brightness stability over time. Once the projector or projectors have been calibrated on site color shift is negligible. This means that the projectors are virtually fit and forget, especially when combined with their respective service interval of 50,000 hours (fan cassette replacement).
Optical Performance – Our custom projection lenses offer the highest image quality in a compact format with precision adjustments. The projection lenses are custom designed by norxe to our strictest specifications and manufactured by a premium Japanese lens manufacturer to achieve an extremely high optical resolution and ANSI contrast for clear and sharp pixels and virtually no distortion. Indexed step-motor control is used for zoom, focus, iris and horizontal/vertical shift giving incredibly fine adjustment. A near constant light output is achieved from min to max zoom position.
The optical engine and light sources are sealed, eliminating the need for periodical cleaning. The hermetically sealed DLP DMD has a typical lifetime of more than 100,000 hours. The first service interval is due at 50,000 hours.
Built to be shaken and stirred, to withstand many times the force of gravity. Mounted to motion platforms in any orientation. ‘Lens Lock’ technology allows the lens to be locked to the projector body. Lock the lens adjustment rings and lock the Lens body to 3rd party supports for extreme rigidity. 3G motion compatible.
3 resolutions, each with 2 modes (IR and non-IR) provide 6 possible configurations.
New generation LED illumination technology.
Brighter than any other LED projector on the market.
RGB LASER illumination technology.
The P1, P1+ and P2 are designed to be continuously run 24/7 in demanding conditions and are warranted for five years as standard.
Norxe projectors use High Resolution single chip DLP technology. Single chip DLP is a sequential colour technology. Solid-State illumination refresh rates are high, typically greater than 16x. Lamp based single chip colour wheel rotation / refresh rates by comparison are 2.5x to 3.0x, this can cause the colour breakup phenomenon commonly known as ‘rainbow’ effect. Laser phosphor based single chip colour wheel rotation / refresh rates are typically even lower (2.0x).
Because Solid-State illumination sources produce richer more saturated color the perception of brightness to the human eye is even greater than it’s physically measured brightness. It’s known as the Helmholtz-Kohlrausch effect. When the colors are more saturated, our eyes interpret it as the color’s luminance and chroma. This makes our eyes see the colors as brighter than they are physically measured.
Lens options comprise all glass, aspherical, no doublet optical elements & include ‘lens lock’ technology. Scheimpflug adjustment is a standard feature. Lens options are future proofed. Each has been designed to resolve 4K, 5.4 micron pixel pitch.
- N1 – 0.80 – 1.25:1 @ 4K UHD / WQXGA (0.74-1.16:1 @ WUXGA)
- N2 – 1.20 – 1.60:1 @ 4K UHD / WQXGA (1.12-1.50:1 @ WUXGA)
- N3 – 0.63:1 @ 4K UHD / WQXGA (0.59:1 @ WUXGA)
Lens focus, zoom (where applicable) & Iris on all lens options is motorised. Stepper motors are used throughout to ensure high degree positional accuracy.
Horizontal & Vertical Lens Shift is motorised. Stepper motors are used throughout to ensure high degree positional accuracy.
1,600:1 to 8,000:1 sequential contrast (full on / full off), greater than 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast.
High Dynamic Range
Brightness 0.6kl to 5 kl.
- Dimming technology provides deep black levels whilst ensuring that image highlights are maintained.
Many factors are taken into consideration when designing Norxe projectors, not least the inclusion of IR to support Night Vision Goggle training scenarios. The default IR wavelength is 740 nm, other options are available upon request. 740 nm is the default wavelength because it provides good ANSI Contrast, reduces visible versus IR lens focus variation and removes the need for specialist IR optimised lens options.
Form and Function
- Small form factor and lightweight. P1 and P1+ dimensions (L x W x H) are 485 x 405 x 216.75 mm, weight is 17 kg excl. lens. P2 dimensions (L x W x H) are 488 x 505 x 241 mm, weight is 22.5 kg excl. lens.
- Central lens position and limitless orientation options make the process of designing a system with Norxe projectors much easier.
- Multiple fixing points (4 x M10 + 4 x M6) on the underside of the projector ensure installation versatility, these are especially useful when performing system upgrades.
- Accessory interface points (2 x M4 per corner) are available on each corner of the P1, P1+ and P2 chassis.
The P1 and P2 support 2 ms, 4 ms, 6 ms & 8 ms smear suppression + 8 ms Dark Frame Insertion.