JVC announces the release of the latest Direct Drive Image Light Amplifier (D-ILA) projector, the DLA-SX21S. With the addition of a 1:1 fixed wide-angle lens with 0% offset, the DLA-SX21S has been developed for applications that require short throw, such as mounting into a rear-projection cabinet, or in rear-projection room installations where space behind the screen is limited. The SX21 is ideal when used in conjunction with JVC's range of CinePro optical rear-projection screen material, allowing the projected image, even under normal room lighting, to remain bright, crisp and clear, with no loss of contrast.

In contrast to other projection technologies the D-ILA projector display technology, used in the SX21, provides flicker-free images which has the advantage of reducing eye strain over long term viewing.

Stunning projection images are delivered by three high-performance SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) 0.7" D-ILA devices (1.5M pixels x 3). Combined with ultra-high 1.5M-pixel resolution, dramatic high-resolution pictures are produced with superb colour reproduction capability.

The user-friendly, ergonomic, compact design of the DLA-SX21S makes it easy to install. It weighs only 5.5 kg and is highly portable.

This versatile, D-ILA projector is ideal for motion picture presentations as well as for multi-view imaging in CCTV monitoring & control rooms, for CAD CAM and other technical and military training, for viewing medical scans and for executive boardrooms.

Advanced colour and image accuracy for today's and tomorrow's HD needs:

Several features of the DLA-SX21S allow the projector to reach extremely high accuracy levels for HD viewing. The DVI-D plug-and-play interface provides direct digital- to- digital input for the absolute highest quality image reproduction without degradation.

Optimising colour reproduction elements (i.e. colour temperature, gamma & RGB gamut), the JVC colour management system gives professionals the choice of four colour modes (sRGB, Mac, Adobe & EBU) to best match their needs. An extra-high contrast ratio of 800:1 allows the DLA-SX21S to project images with high fidelity, crisp edges and great depth.

For high-resolution reproduction of HDTV or DVD images, the digital image scaling technology (DIST) circuitry provides sophisticated de-interlacing and scaling algorithms. The DLA-SX21S accepts analogue signals in the NTSC/PAL, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080/24sF and HDTV formats ensuring total compatibility with current and future DTV/HDTV signals.

About JVC Professional Europe Limited:

JVC Professional Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of Victor Company of Japan, Limited and is one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of video and data-related products. JVC has offices throughout Europe, each one committed to providing a wide range of high quality broadcast/professional, production, display and presentation equipment, as well as computer imaging, new electronic internet communications, data storage solutions, and CCTV. The prime sales territories of the UK office include the UK, Eire, Middle East and parts of Africa. www.jvcproeurope.com