Chatsworth, CA. – May 30, 2008 — SANYO, one of the world’s largest
manufacturers of LCD and DLP projectors announces the addition of two new
LCD portable projectors, the PLC-XC55 (3,100 lumens) and the PLC-XC50
(2,600 lumens), to their line of high brightness projectors for the
education and business markets. Both are equipped with SANYO’s Active
Maintenance Filter (AMF) system, allowing easy filter changes, and several
security features to prevent theft.

This is the first time SANYO’s exclusive AMF system has been integrated
into a portable projector. This unique filtration system consists of a
filter cartridge with ten lengths of filter material and an airflow sensor
that detects when the airflow is obstructed by dust and advances a clean
section of filter as needed. When the last section of filter material
becomes obstructed an on-screen graphic appears telling the user to change
the cartridge. Each filter lasts approximately 3000 hours.

“Thanks to SANYO’s AMF these new high brightness projectors significantly
lower a school system’s cost of ownership by reducing filter maintenance
costs by a factor of ten, “says Mark Holt, Vice President and General
Manager for SANYO’s Presentation Technologies Division.

General maintenance is kept at a minimum with other features such as the
transparent lens cap that prevents the accumulation of dust on the lens and
the ability to replace the lamp from the top cabinet, which doesn’t require
removal from permanent installations.

To prevent theft of the small projector, SANYO has integrated several
higher security features. A security bar in the corner of the device
accepts security wires up to 11mm in diameter. Additionally, the on-board
pin number locks the projector when not in use, plus only the designated
administrator is allowed to operate on-board buttons and logo-controlled
settings. These theft-deterrent features allow the small projector to be
left in a classroom with peace of mind.

Portable projectors are commonly used for media-rich presentations,
including audio. To be a truly multi-media device that is loud enough for
the average classroom, the PLC-XC55 and PLC-XC50 were outfitted with an
internal 7-watt speaker, eliminating the need for an external audio system.

Ease of installation is facilitated with Auto Keystone Correction (vertical
up to +/- 20 degrees), in addition to an Auto Setup function that
automatically seeks signal sources for PC and video use. There is an
abundance of video input terminals including a DVI-I (digital and analog
video), component video and D-Sub15. The input signal compatibility
includes UXGA, SXGA+, SXGA, WXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA, and MAC. It is also
compatible with HD resolutions including 1080i 50/60, 1035i, 720p as well
as standard definition (480p, 480i, 575p, 575i).

The ultra-small footprint of the PLC-XC55 and PLC-XC50 is a major asset to
educational facilities along with features such as closed captions and
Black Board Mode, which allows projection on any surface, when a screen is
not available.

The PLC-XC55 and PLC-XC50 will be available in July 2008 and sell for
$1,995.00 and $1,495.00 respectively.

Other Specifications

Lamp: 220W UHP

Noise Rating: 27.5dBA (Eco mode), 34.0dBA (Normal mode)

Audio: Built-in mono speaker with 7-watts of power

Video Terminals: DVI-I, D-sub15, Component (w/ Optional Cable), Composite,
S-Video (Mini Din 4), D-sub15 monitor out

Audio: Stereo mini-jack input x2 (for computer input) and output
(Variable), Analog stereo input for video input (RCAx2)

Additional Inputs: RS232C control (D-sub9)

Warranty: 3 years parts/labor, 90 days original lamp; Quick Repair Program

Dimensions (WxHxD): 16.1″ x 3.3″x 10.3” (excluding protrusions)

Net Weight: 8.82 lbs.


SANYO Electric Co., Ltd. is a multi-billion-dollar global leader in
providing solutions for the environment, energy and for lifestyle
applications based on its brand vision ‘Think GAIA’. SANYO Fisher Company
(a division of SANYO North America Corporation, a subsidiary of SANYO
Electric Co., Ltd.), based in Chatsworth, California, markets digital
projectors, digital still cameras, digital media camcorders, home
appliances, security video equipment, audio systems, portable and mobile
electronics and HD televisions. For more information on SANYO’s complete
line of projectors please call 888-495-3452 or visit