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 and P2 excel in.
- Color accuracy
- Optical Performance
Resolution – Both the P1 and P2 use a single DMD’s with respective resolutions of 2560 x 1600 (WQXGA) and 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA). 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 REC709. This is not true with the P1 or P2. The Solid-State light sources which drive both projectors delivers an incredibly large color gamut which to the naked eye is interpreted as exceptionally saturated vivid colors. With this large color gamut to play with it is a very simple procedure to accurately setup a single channel display or alternatively color match multiple projectors making up a single image.
Stability – Using an LED light source benefits the projector in more ways than simply delivering a huge colour gamut. This approach to a fully solid state optical engine delivers unrivalled colour and brightness stability over time. Once the projector or projectors have been calibrated on site the drift from their original colour co-ordinates is negligible. Our choice to combine this with a service interval of 50,000 hours when the fan cassette needs replacing and this is not far from a fit and forget system.
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.
Norxe projectors offers many advantages for the visualisation market.
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.
Brighter than any other LED projector on the market. The P1 uses next generation LED technology.
The P2 uses Patent Pending illumination technology.
Both the 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.
The P1 and P2 are available in 4K UHD (enabled by n-Shift technology), WQXGA (2560 x 1600) and WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution.
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: @ WQXGA (0.74-1.16:1 @ WUXGA)
- N2 – 1.20 – 1.60:1 @ WQXGA (1.12-1.50:1 @ 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.
Form and Function
- Small form factor and lightweight. Dimensions (L x W x H) are 482 x 405 x 213 mm, weight is 17 kg excl. lens. P2 dimensions (L x W x H) are 500 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 and P2 chassis.
The P1 and P2 support 2 ms, 4 ms, 6 ms & 8 ms smear suppression + 8 ms Dark Frame Insertion.