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Projectors & Visualizers

LCOS Projector
Item Code: 3289B002


AISYS with LCOS Technology

At the heart of the REALiS SX800 projector is Canon's exclusive AISYS Optical Engine, a patented optical light engine that achieves optimum brightness and contrast, in addition to reducing the projector's size. AISYS also features Liquid Crystal On Silicon panels, known as LCOS.

LCOS - or Liquid Crystal On Silicon - has taken projectors to a whole new level. This new technology produces higher resolution images with exceptional color, smooth rendition on fine lines, and sharp display of small text. Video is displayed seamlessly, with rich color, and crisp blacks with depth and dimension. Canon's LCOS technology allows for images to be displayed with no flickering or "screen door" effect.

Circuitry around each pixel
causes screen door effect.
Space between micro-mirrors
creates screen door effect.
Circuitry behind panels virtually
eliminates screen door effect.

But only Canon realizes the full potential of LCOS technology by combining it with our proprietary and improved 3rd generation AISYS Engine, our patented optical light engine for achieving brightness and high contrast using LCOS panels. AISYS has three components: the illumination system; the color separation and combination system; and the LCOS panels. Only Canon's innovative, breakthrough AISYS technology achieves the right balance of contrast, brightness and compact size to maximize the performance of LCOS. Plus, our new advanced AISYS optical engine features new optical elements, redesigned polarizing beam splitters, and a reconfigured optical layout. The result is improved light efficiency, uniformity and expanded color space.

Grid-like pixel pattern known as
the "Screen Door Effect".
Lattice-free, seamless image when
LCOS is combined with AISYS.

Color appears blurred and broken. Color appears crisp and sharp.

With the AC lamp system of the REALiS SX800 and the AISYS optical system the images you project are brighter, with truer color. The purity of red and green is enhanced over that possible with conventional DC lamps giving a more life like depth to the colors on the screen. In addition, the new lamp system boasts an extended operating life, up to 2000 hours in normal mode and up to 2500 hours in quiet mode.

LCOS technology combined with an improved 3rd generation AISYS optical engine, the AC lamp system, and 3000 lumens make the REALiS SX800 a superb high-performance projector like no other.