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FUJIFILM launches new high-brightness FP-Z8000 Projector
New high-brightness model capable of throwing bright 8000 lumen images to join the Z Series of ultra-short throw projectors featuring the world’s first folded two-axial rotatable lens
SYDNEY, 4 March 2021 – FUJIFILM has launched its new FP-Z8000 Projector, joining the line-up of the Z Series of ultra-short throw projectors equipped with the world’s first folded two-axial rotatable lens. The Z8000 is a high-brightness projector capable of projecting images in 8000 lumens (lm) of brightness. Its class-leading*1 compact and lightweight design accommodates installation in a wide variety of conditions. Images can be projected at various directions without having to move the main unit. Its ability to throw large images from a close-up distance enables spatial presentation that makes effective use of limited space.
Projectors are used in a wide variety of situations including offices and educational institutions. In recent years, opportunities have expanded to include projectors in digital signage at commercial facilities, product presentation at corporate showrooms and artwork presentation at art galleries and museums. These have increased the needs for incorporating projectors to make effective use of limited space for effective advertising and utilise ceilings and floors for spatial presentation.
Fujifilm entered into the projector market in 2019 with the launch of the ultra-short throw FUJIFILM PROJECTOR Z5000 (FP-Z5000), equipped with a “folded two-axial rotatable lens” to project images to various directions without having to move the main unit. In last July, the company developed the FP-Z8000, which inherits main features of the FP-Z5000 but delivers images in 8000lm of brightness.
Since the announcement on the development of the FP-Z8000, it has won strong praise for its capability to broaden the scope of spatial presentation due to its minimal constraint for installation and throw clearly visible images even in bright locations.
FUJIFILM is tapping into its advanced optical technology to develop and supply projectors with minimal installation limitations, thereby contributing to the creation of versatile spatial presentations at commercial facilities, art galleries and museums.
Key highlights and features of the FP-Z8000
The FP-Z8000 adopts a high-transmittance lens and a laser light source to deliver bright 8000lm images. It can project vivid high-contrast images even when used for digital signage in brightly-lit commercial facilities.
The optimum layout of components inside the main body enables a class-leading compact (W460mm x D510mm x H162.5mm*2) and lightweight (weighing approximately 18.4kg) design. It can be positioned vertically or horizontally to enable spatial presentation that makes effective use of otherwise wasted space.
The use of the “folded two-axial rotatable lens” means the projector can throw images in various directions without having to move the main unit.
The projector’s ultra-short throw lens projects dynamic 100-inch images from a close-up distance of 72cm.
The projector supports zero-offset projection, eliminating the offset that occurs in conventional mirror-system ultra-short throw projectors to allow maximum use of projection surfaces in spatial presentation.
The use of a large-diameter aspherical lens element delivers the class-leading*1 Lens Shift function of up to 70% vertically and 35% horizontally*3. The function makes it easy to shift the position of projected images across a wide range without having to change the location of the main unit or direction of the lens. Furthermore, its 1.1x optical zoom capability means the size of projected images can be adjusted easily. This optical zoom capability can be combined with the Lens Shift function to enable efficient image adjustments.
It utilises a warping function*4 which corrects distortion caused when projecting images on a curved surface, enabling spatial presentation on curved walls.
When up to four FP‑Z8000 projectors are used in combination to project a single larger image, Edge Blending function*4 helps adjusts the joins. Images thrown by the projectors can be naturally stitched together to produce dynamic images on a massive screen.
The projector offers interfaces including HDMI that supports 4K signal input*5 as well as DisplayPortTM and 3G-SDI to accommodate the development of versatile systems.
The FP-Z8000 is available now for an RRP of AUD$32,950 by contacting Simon Murphy at FUJIFILM Australia at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0419 770 167.
*1 Among ultra-short throw projectors equipped with a laser light source capable of projecting images in brightness of 8000lm or above (TR value of 0.4 or below) as of March 4, 2021 according to Fujifilm. The TR (Throw Ratio) value represents the ratio between the screen’s width and projection distance. The smaller the TR value is, the closer the projector can throw large images onto a screen.
*2 Dimensions of the main body, excluding protruded sections and adjustment leg, with the lens folded in.
*3 A function that allows the user to adjust the position of projected images vertically and horizontally without having to move the main unit or change the lens’s direction. The percentage figures indicate the range of vertical and horizontal repositioning of projected images in relation to the height and width of an image projected on the screen when Lens Shift function is turned off.
*4 The warping function can be used from the dedicated application of FP-Z8000.
*5 The port accepts 4K signal input and outputs images with a resolution of up to 1920 x 1080 (full HD).
New FUJIFILM Z8000 projector
FOXTEL announces biggest-ever local LifeStyle offering
GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIA and LOVE IT OR LIST IT AUSTRALIA coming soon
Highly anticipated SCOTT PAPE’S MONEY MOVEMENT to premiere
New Foxtel Originals commissioned: SELLING IN THE CITY / THE REPAIR SHOP
Top rating SELLING HOUSES AUSTRALIA going back into production
FOXTEL has announced its biggest slate of local LifeStyle content ever, with an impressive schedule of upcoming programs and a huge line-up of new and returning locally commissioned series going into production.
The coming months will see the return to air of many of LifeStyle’s most popular, locally produced series, including Grand Designs Australia, Love It or List It Australia and another season of Gogglebox Australia, as well as the premiere of the eagerly awaited documentary series from the Barefoot Investor, Scott Pape’s Money Movement.
LifeStyle’s local content offering will be further expanded with a number of additional local commissions commencing production this year, including new formats Selling In The City and The Repair Shop; the next chapter in Foxtel’s Find Me… series, Find My Dream Home; and the return of Foxtel’s highest rating local production, Selling Houses Australia.
Wendy Moore, Group General Manager, LifeStyle, said: “We know just how important our returning shows are to our audience, and understand they want more of what they already love, not less. So, over the next year, we will see the return of so many LifeStyle favourites.
“However, the time is right to increase our investment in the lifestyle space and I am excited to announce we are currently in pre-production on a number of new Foxtel Originals, including a brand new addition to the Selling Houses franchise, Selling In The City, as well as The Repair Shop, a heart-warming format that has been a runaway success in the UK,” she said.
LifeStyle’s upcoming programming slate will kick off on March 31 with a ninth season of Grand Designs Australia, hosted by multi award-winning architect Peter Maddison. Featuring a record breaking seven-year renovation, and a heartbreaking build which went up in smoke weeks before the homeowners were due to move in, this is one of the most emotionally charged series to date.
On April 28, the three-part special Scott Pape’s Money Movement premieres. He’s already set millions of people on the road to success and stability with his The Barefoot Investor book – which has just been announced as the highest-selling book ever in Australia’s history – and now Scott Pape is on a new mission: to teach kids financial literacy.
This timely series follows Scott as he launches his Money Movement program, pleads his case to the government and uncovers the unnerving business behind the current financial education our kids are getting.
Other LifeStyle favourites returning to screens in 2021 include a fourth season of Love It or List It Australia with Andrew Winter and Neale Whitaker, and a 14th season of the multiple TV Week Logie Award-winning Gogglebox Australia.
Heading into production this month is Find My Dream Home hosted by Deborah Hutton. Each episode takes viewers on a tour across Australia in search of three properties within a specific theme, each at a different price point. Ranging from Queenslanders to Off-Grid, Tiny Houses to Country Heritage, Deborah gets a personal viewing inside some of the most unique homes around Australia, and talks to the people creating, and living, their dreams.
Production will also commence shortly on a refreshed 14th season of the top rating Selling Houses Australia, with new production partner Warner Bros International Television Production (WBITVP) at the helm. Also from WBITVP, two new formats – Selling In The City and The Repair Shop.
A spin off from Selling Houses, Selling In The City is a younger, more millennial skewed brand, with a focus on getting into, and moving up, the property ladder. The series will feature amazing design, clever solutions for small spaces and the most fabulous ways to get the absolute most out of a small, urban property.
The Repair Shop is an antidote to throwaway culture, shining a light on the family treasures found in real Aussie homes across the country. Each episode follows a team of passionate and skilled craftspeople who rescue damaged objects – from heirlooms to prized antiques to a loved one’s treasured possession – and restore them to their former glory.
Further announcements regarding production on these series will be made in the coming months.
D-Link’s new Full HD Wi-Fi Camera integrates Intelligent Technology into daily life
DCS-8300LHV2 with AI-based person detection is smarter, yet simpler than ever
SYDNEY, 4 March 2021 – D-Link A/NZ has launched its DCS-8300LHV2 Full HD Wi-Fi Camera with AI-based person detection. This intelligent camera can identify human motion, minimising false alarms and ensuring that users get the alerts that matter. Not only does the DCS-8300LHV2 capture video in Full HD 1080p with a 120-degree field of view, it also features 360-degree adjustable positioning and 5 metres of night vision so that users see everything, even in the dark
The DCS-8300LHV2 provides enhanced sound and motion detection as well as two-way audio with its built-in microphone and speaker so that users can make their presence felt even when they’re not at home. These advanced features make life more convenient for users who want to monitor their home and loved ones and keep them safe.
Additional features include support for WPA3™, the very latest in W-Fi security technology, Google Assistant and Alexa compatibility, plus support for ONVIF Profile S. Quick and easy setup is ensured with its built-in BLE technology, and support for IPv6 means that the DCS-8300LHV2 is compatible with the next generation of Internet standards.
The DCS-8300LHV2 works seamlessly with the free mydlink app that has enriched features and increased usability. The mydlink app includes Smart Bluetooth Setup and the ability to turn on or off multiple devices and automation rules at once with “Scenes”. The app also features a simplified setup wizard, clear device controls, scheduling and intuitive automation and a simple, easy-to-view timeline for videos and events.
D-Link considers user privacy to be their top priority and as such mydlink Cloud is TRUSTe privacy certified in six languages, demonstrating compliance with global regulatory standards and privacy policies. The mydlink app privacy mode is also simple and easy to use.
D-Link’s new DCS-8300LHV2 Full HD Wi-Fi Camera with AI-based person detection
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2 March 2021
Australia’s DAB+ digital radio-only stations attracted a weekly audience of 2.35 million people in 2020, an increase of 15% from 2.04 million in 2019, according to GfK data released by industry body Commercial Radio Australia.
The weekly audience for all DAB+ stations, including AM and FM stations simulcasting on DAB+, reached 4 million*.
CRA chief executive officer Joan Warner said 11 commercial DAB+ stations each ended the year with a national weekly audience above 100,000 listeners^.
“DAB+ audiences have grown as a result of broadcasters enhancing their digital radio formats and car manufacturers continuing to add DAB+ radios to their vehicle ranges.
“Car sales recovered strongly in the last two months of last year as a result of consumers buying new vehicles for domestic road trips. This contributed to a total of 700,000 new vehicles with DAB+ on the road during 2020,” Ms Warner said.
The figures compiled by automotive business intelligence group Glass’s Information Services show that 77% of new vehicles sold during the year were equipped with DAB+.
GfK’s point of sales report estimates that consumers purchased 129,000 DAB+ receivers in 2020, bringing total DAB+ receiver sales to 2.8 million since the broadcasting technology was launched in Australia.
DAB+, which stands for Digital Audio Broadcasting, is on air in the five major metro markets as well as Hobart, Darwin, Canberra and Mandurah. Commercial broadcasters on the Gold Coast are in the process of working with the Australian Communications and Media Authority to roll out DAB+ in that market.
As DAB+ is a more spectrum efficient technology than AM and FM, it enables radio networks to broadcast more stations.
Top-rating commercial DAB+ stations nationally include Coles Radio, ARN’s The 80s and The 90s, OldSkool Hits, Triple M Classic Rock, Smooth Relax, Edge Digital, Urban Hits, Triple M Country, 2CH and Buddha Hits^.
For more information on DAB+ visit www.digitalradioplus.com.au.
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Sources: GfK Radio Ratings, SMBAP S1-2 & 6-8 2020 Cume (000), Mon-Sun I2mn-I2mn, All People I0+, unless otherwise stated, comparisons made with SMBAP, S1-2 & 6-8 2019. *GfK Radio Ratings, SMBAP S1-2 & 6-8 2020 & Canberra S1 2020. ^GfK Radio Ratings, SMBAP S8 2020.
Glass’s Information Services Report, December 2020
GfK Point of Sales DAB+ Fusion report, inclusive of market coverage extrapolation to represent 100% sales coverage, includes product categories such as audio home systems, clock radios, portable radios and boombboxes.