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Airflex5D AF5D-5S

MSRP: $4999

Airflex5d LLC.‘s AF5D-5S is a 2D/3D projector stacking system made for the dedicated custom install or commercial integrator sales channels. It precisely aligns the images of multiple projectors vertically and horizontally into one single picture with amplified brightness. The AF5D-5S can accommodate up to a 1080P (1920 x 1200 resolution) projector with dual-channel geometric image correction while maintaining the support of de-interlacing, scaling and image enhancement. A passive 3D kit with glasses and filters are likewise included.

High-end 1080P projectors that produce 10000+ lumens are upwards of $50K to $80K or more! When breaking down the cost-to-performance, this is about $5-8 per lumen in picture brightness. However, with an Airflex5D system, you can use a combination of 4x standard 3000 lumen projectors with a pair of AF5D-5S stacking processers and get similar results while paying on average below $1-2 per lumen.

The Airflex5D system also ensures that there is no down time if one lamp goes out because the other 3 will remain operational. As an environmentally conscious and power-saving advantage, the Airflex5D Multi-Projector Stacking System can achieve vivid picture brightness using one projector at night or 4 projectors against the ambient lighting of daytime presentations.

Another great feature is that the AF5D-5S can provide a theater-grade Passive 3D performance when combined with Elite’s AirBright3D2 screen material. For greater picture versatility, its geometric image correction is essential for commercial presentations that utilize an uneven projection surface. This feature of the AF5D-5S is crucial in projecting on extreme curved or dome screen projection arrays.

The Airflex5D’s AF5D-5S is a ground breaking design that pairs cost effectiveness with simplicity as a single-box solution to double (or 4X, 8X…etc) the Brightness in 2D, or passive 3D projected images.

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Features

The Airflex was developed to fulfill a mostly unfulfilled role in the projector industry. There is a tremendous price gap between the standard projectors with less than 4000 lumens and high-output projectors that exceed 10000 lumens in brightness. From a price perspective, the Airflex5D-5S bridges the gap by allowing multiple lower-cost projectors to combine with perfect pixel alignment into one image with comparable brightness levels to that of higher-end products at a significantly lower price.

If we are going to break it down to cost-per-lumen, it looks like this. High -end 1080P projectors that produce 10000+ lumens are upwards of $50K to $80K or more! When breaking down the cost-to-performance, this is about $5-8 per lumen in picture brightness. However, with an AF5D-5S system, you can get similar results by using a combination of 4x standard 3000 lumen projectors with a pair of AF5D-5S stacking processers and get similar results while paying on average below $1 per lumen.

In addition to a stacked, brighter image for less, the Airflex5D-5S supports 1080P side-to-side & top-bottom Passive 3D frame packing signals. This is of game-changing significance because it brings the passive 3D video experience out of the big motion picture cinemas and into the affordable home theater environment. Forget about expensive active shutter glasses, the passive 3D kit included with the AF5D-5S includes 10 pairs of glasses along with the polarized lens filters. Passive 3D is advantageous over active shutters because the image is brighter and the glasses have a significantly lower cost in addition to being easier to maintain. Essentially, the AF5D-5S takes the passive 3D imaging system which was formerly an expensive commercial 3D array for large audiences, and converts it into an affordable large-group home theater system.

Benefits

The AF5D-5S takes the many advantages that used to require a high-dollar imaging system and puts it into an affordable home theater or commercial business solution. It supports 1080P (1920 x 1080) side-to-side & top-bottom 2D/3D frame packing signals.

It utilizes its 10 bit scalers & 3D motion adaptive de-interlacing for enhanced video performance which is comparable to commercial/professional grade high end 3D 1080P systems. It doubles the brightness when used in standard 2D or commercial-grade Passive3D stacked dual projector configurations.

The AF5D-5S is capable of creating an affordable yet commercial-grade passive 3D image primarily for the business, education or home theater environment. It comes with a pair of polarized 3D filters and 10-pairs of passive 3D glasses. The AF5D-5S single image stacking processor has geometric correction that will morph the image into various aspect ratios or a format that will fit curved, irregular or even dome projection screens. This enables the installer to blend the image onto a virtually limitless array of shaped projection surfaces.

Lastly, the unit is fairly simple to operate. It allows setup & alignment to be easily performed in just minutes through its full-function remote or front panel interface.


Company Info

The Airflex5D is a 2D/3D projector stacking system that precisely aligns the images of multiple projectors vertically and horizontally into one single picture with amplified brightness. It can accommodate up to a 1920 x 1200 resolution projector with dual-channel geometric image correction and support de-interlacing, scaling and image enhancement. The AF5D-5S allows Custom Integrators to create a high-performance image similar to the high-dollar 12000 Lumen 1080P projectors at a small fraction of the cost.


Airflex5D
16410 Manning Way
Cerritos, California
90703
United States of America
Tel: 562-483-8198
Fax: 562-483-8498
www.airflex5d.com

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Airflex5D-5S

Airflex5d LLC.‘s AF5D-5S is a 2D/3D projector stacking system made for the dedicated custom install or commercial integrator sales channels. It precisely aligns the images of multiple HD 1920x1080 projectors vertically and horizontally into one single picture with amplified brightness. The AF5D-5S bridges the gap by allowing multiple lower-cost projectors to combine with perfect pixel alignment into one image with comparable brightness levels to that of higher-end products at a significantly lower price.

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