Over the last 100 years, we have seen significant developments in technology. These innovations have often made predecessors obsolete with seemingly irreplaceable forms, like the floppy disk, slowly being substituted with upgrades or alternatives.
Projection technology stands out with its over 100-year-old history. Since the early cinemas introduced the moving pictures, projectors continued to develop and advance.
While there appear to be many products that outwardly do the same as projectors, many do not have the quality or produce the required result. With a range of benefits, projection has seen the adopted into a variety of sectors including education and corporate and that is why it is still relevant today.
Unlike TVs, projectors are not restricted to one image size. Depending on the required outcome, projectors allow for high-quality images to be projected onto any surface at any size. If an image of 80 inches or more is needed, projection is the answer. They can meet multiple resolutions and aspect ratios depending on the content inputted and can also throw smaller images of 60 inches or less.
With projection mapping, any image on any surface can be turned into an engaging and immersive display using everyday projectors. It allows an impact to be made, whatever the room size with the continued development of short-throw and ultra-short-throw technology. Results are breath-taking and create incredible virtual experiences that resonate with people for days.
Projectors come in a variety of sizes and are no longer restricted on placement. If required, they can even be positioned close to walls. With newer ultra-short-throw projector technology, images at less than one metre can be produced up to and exceeding 100 inches.
They are also smaller and lighter than ever before. Often featuring an inbuilt USB or HDMI connection, it allows projectors to receive content wirelessly via a dongle. This eliminates the need for additional wires to make a fully operational solution. Ultimately, not requiring the need for a PC connection, projectors offer flexibility to an agile modern world.
When thinking about projection, your first thought most probably takes you to the dark cinema room, watching the latest blockbuster. However, projectors for businesses or classrooms are required to operate in high brightness environments to ensure the audience can take notes. They also need to project a clear image on even the sunniest of days.
Advances in laser projection now mean content can be displayed clearly at a high resolution in any bright environment, at the ideal viewing height. This helps to further solidify the importance of projection technology in offices and education and retail environments.
Laser projectors are now a cost-effective and affordable presentation tool. They require no lamp replacement, have low maintenance costs and provide a better total cost of ownership (TCO). On average, a laser light source provides 20,000 hours of life. To put this in perspective, if the projector is on for eight hours a day, five days a week for 50 weeks of the year, it wouldn’t require attention for 10 years!
Projectors have greater energy efficiency too. With instant on and off, there’s no need for excessive use during a cooling-off period. They also remove the need for printed documents as the host can share slides digitally post-presentation.
Using projectors can add to an organisation’s sustainability efforts. With better TCO, energy efficient modes and minimising the reliance on paper, projection technology can help make a significantly reduce your carbon footprint.
With a variety of projectors available at different price points, there is a solution to any projection need.
Still, after 100 years, adaptability defines projectors. Sony is a leading innovator in consumer and professional imagining technologies. Their laser projectors unite cutting-edge technology with effortless style and dependable performance.
Dedicated to re-awaken student engagement, Sony’s PHZ and FHZ laser projectors are elevating education environments, helping both teachers and students.
The power of visualisation is undeniable. Sony’s laser projectors contribute to the new ways of learning, adding digital solutions to the hybrid and blended learning environments.
Thanks to continuous innovation and adaption, projection technology is still relevant and widely used in education, corporate and retail sectors. Projectors offer reliability, cost-effectiveness and high-quality that will propel projection into another century.