Canon Inc. began marketing their top-ofthe- line high definition LCOS projector, the WUX6000, in the Japanese market on December 5, 2014. The new projector offers an LCOS (Liquid Crystal on Silicon) panel to project clear images with minimum grid lines on the screen. This makes it suitable for use in large conference rooms, digital signage or projection mapping.
The WUX6000 has a brightness of 6000 lumens, a resolution of WUXGA (1920×1200 dots) and its original optical AISYS system. The lens position programming allows the user to register up to three patterns of zooming and focussing positions, keystone, lens shift and aspect ratio, and the user can retrieve a necessary setting by a remote control unit. The company has also readied five new projection lenses, which are available as an option. The worldwide business projector market in 2013 was some 7.3 million units and the Japanese market accounted for about 190,000 units. Canon projects the market growth to be flat at 7.4 million units worldwide, and 200,000 units in Japan. The demand for high resolution projectors of WUXGA class are expected to grow.