Italian projector specialist, SIM2 has launched a host of new designs, including the Nero 3D range and a new LED-based model with an ultra-longlife lamp

SIM2 is celebrating its 15th anniversary by showcasing 15 projector models here at CEDIA EXPO, including its new Nero 3D range and an LED model with an ultra-long lamp life.

You can't properly tell from the picture above, but SIM2's new Nero range has an appealing matt-black finish  - not just for style purposes, but to make the projector light-absorbent, so that it's only its beam that shines out in your cinema room.

There are four models in the Nero range - all single-chip DLP projector designs, using active-shutter glasses for their 3D delivery. They share some technology from SIM2's flagship, £30,000 Lumis 3D projector, which we will review in the Temptations section of our next issue, out later this month.

"The Nero is a big step up in performance for single-chip DLP projectors," says Alan Roser, managing director of SIM2 UK.

The four new SIM2 Nero projectors are priced from £13,000-£19,000 in ascending order of their brightness capabiltiies and lens options. They'll be available this month, and we hope to have one in our test rooms shortly.

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SIM2 is also launching a new Mico150 3D model - an LED-based projector that claims to offers a 30,000+ hour lamp life, yet deliver the exceptional brightness needed for effective 3D projection. The SIM2 Mico 150 will be available in October, priced from £18,000.

For a whistlestop tour of the new SIM2 models here at CEDIA EXPO 2011, check out this YouTube video.

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