Few disciplines require greater attention to detail than the writing and review of computer software. Every number, letter and symbol has to be painstakingly proofread by a team of programmers, who are tasked with checking each code's accuracy. To eliminate any room for error, Elsevier's Engineering Information Group has called upon a Canon REALiS SX7 multimedia projector, which offers HD-quality SXGA+ resolution display of type as small as 7-point. Projected on a wall and viewed as a group, Elsevier software code has to be seen in hyper-precise, high-resolution detail by each member of its programming team.
"The REALiS SX7 was perfect for our needs," says Joel Bernstein, Director of Information Technology for Elsevier's Engineering Information Group. "We're going to use it on every project. It's a great way for our programmers to review the code together."
Before Elsevier acquired the Canon REALiS SX7 Multimedia Projector, its software programmers used plasma screens. Image clarity at a small-font size was blurry and hard to read. Since turning to the REALiS SX7, eyestrain and guessing games have been eliminated. The projector's precise imagery enables Bernstein to display the code at 10-point font size, maximizing the amount of text projected at any given time. Now, Elsevier programmers view and discuss the code as a group, accelerating the peer-review process and making workflow significantly more efficient. "The crisp display from the REALiS SX7 made this job possible," Bernstein adds.
“The crisp display from the REALiS SX7 made this job possible.” —Joel Bernstein, Director of Information Technology, Elsevier Engineer Information Group
At the end of the day, it's all about viewing this code in exceptional detail, with color accuracy, in a compact form. With SXGA+ resolution, the REALiS SX7 Multimedia Projector provides HD-quality display of type, images and motion video, even in brightly lit environments. Its patented illumination system maximizes the display power of its LCOS reflective panels, built into every Canon REALiS Multimedia Projector. Meanwhile, 4000-lumen brightness lets Elsevier's programmers take notes and make revisions during the review process, even with the lights on.
When Elsevier's programmers project software code directly onto a wall, the REALiS SX7's Auto Screen Color feature instantly compensates for the wall color. All the while, an Auto Keystone calculates the angle of the projector and corrects for image distortion. Auto Focus employs a sensor to measure the distance to the screen and adjusts focus in as little as one second. Auto Input detects the image signal from the input terminal, recognizes it, and selects it for display. At just 10.6 lbs., the REALiS SX7 is powerful and easily transportable for Bernstein and team.
The REALiS SX7 has given Elsevier an edge worthy of its reputation.