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The innovation of sustainability

Sanyo Middle East area sales manager Sudhirr Nagaraj talks to Hotelier Middle East about three products suited to the hotel industry and the firm's commitment to the environment.

Sanyo Middle East area sales manager Sudhirr Nagaraj talks to Hotelier Middle East about three products suited to the hotel industry and the firm's commitment to the environment.

What's your role at Sanyo?

I am responsible for sales of projectors to the GCC and Middle East markets; for collecting customers' and AV consultants' feedback and for further enhancing the sales and features of Sanyo projectors.

What unique requirements do hotels have when it comes to projectors?

Hotels need projectors which are bright, require less maintenance and which are highly reliable and I would say that all Sanyo models are compliant with these requirements.

Are there any particular challenges within the hotel industry that your projectors help to overcome?

Sanyo has models which are brighter, have less power consumption, are capable of 24/7 operation, require less maintenance and can provide 360° projections. No other models in competition with Sanyo have such features. All Sanyo models are suited to use in the hospitality industry and are user friendly.

How are you looking to expand your work with hotels in the Middle East?

With the above mentioned features I'm sure that hotels could opt for any of the Sanyo models and they would be able to fit their requirements. Last but not least; Sanyo is a very competitive brand in terms of costing.

Please can you explain your ‘Think GAIA' concept?

GAIA is the Greek Goddess for the Earth, so Think GAIA essentially means Think Earth. Sanyo pledges to treat the Earth as a single living organism, and create the products we truly need to continue living in harmony with this precious planet. The new brand vision illustrates the kind of society and world that the Sanyo Group aims to create from its position as a leading provider of environment and energy related products and services.

Is this a reaction to the current interest in environmental issues?

This vision may appear as a reaction to the current global interest in sustainable development and environmental awareness; however the reality is that Sanyo has a history of pioneering technology and expertise suitable to this vision and spanning several decades. With more than 30 years experience developing solar energy systems, development of devises that kill airborne viruses and commercialisation of a washer/dryer that uses the ozone in the air to clean clothes and thus conserve water, the vast lineup of sustainable products at Sanyo provides more than ample evidence to back up our claim as a leading provider of environmental and energy related products.


How do you think this will appeal to hotels in the Middle East?

I am sure that with the ‘Think GAIA' concept, along with a range of products with remarkable features, most of the hotels in the Middle East will go for Sanyo as their prime choice for projectors.

What are the unique features of the PLC-XL50 projector?

The PLC-XL50 is the world's first super short throw projector, which can project a diagonal image of 80 inches with a throw distance of just eight centimeters. It is 2000 Lumens with Native XGA (1024x768) Resolution.This projector can be used for any application where space is a constraint and very short throw distance is available.

How is this product useful for the hotel industry?

It is useful for hotels in three ways: Firstly it's portable; then it can also be kept very close to the screen to achieve a higher image size, and finally it's extremely reliable, which is useful for hotels as they change the location of projector very frequently.

How does it stand up against competitor's products?

This is the world's first super short throw projector, so none of the other models are comparable as far as throw distance is concerned, apart from this it's a portable model with 2000 Lumens & Native XGA (1024x768) resolution.

What hotels currently use these projectors in the Middle East?

This model is still not out in the market, but there is a lot of excitement and enquiries from the education, corporate and hotel industries.

What are the unique functions of the PLC-XF47 projector?

This is the world's brightest LCD projector currently in the market. It is 15000 Lumens, Native XGA, 2000:1 contrast ratio, 24/7 operation & highly reliable product with double optical life compared to previous Sanyo models.

How is this product useful for the hotel industry?

It can be used in bigger ballrooms without compromising on the ambient lighting conditions. The image will be crisp and clear with a powerful 15000 Lumens and amazing video clarity with real life colours. This product is suitable for applications like wedding show and new product launches.


How does it stand up against competitor's products?

No other LCD projector is comparable to this model as it is the first of its kind to offer 15000 Lumens and is capable of projecting real-time wireless high definition video along with sound.

What hotels currently use this projector in the Middle East?

As it's a new model which has just been launched, a number of hotels have made lots of enquiries about this model. Also many audio visual rental companies have booked their orders and are waiting for shipments.

What feedback have you been given about the projector?

Our customers have been eagerly waiting for this model, which is the brightest LCD projector in the industry.

What are the unique functions of the PLC-XP100L projector?

This is the world's first projector with 6500 Lumens in its category. It's a single lamp model, with Native XGA (1024x768). It also has an Active maintenance filter with 10000 hours of life and is ideal for 360° projections.

How is this product useful for the hotel industry?

This model has distinct features such as 6500 Lumens with just a single lamp, and is a model which doesn't require periodic maintenance, offers 360° projections, which are ideal for the hotel industry. Apart from hotel industry, it can be used for digital signage applications and large conference rooms.

How does it stand up against competitor's products?

No other projector offers 6500 Lumens with a single lamp and it doesn't require periodic maintenance - unlike other projectors. While XP-100L has an active maintenance filter with 10000 Hrs of life, it is best suited for 360° projections.

What feedback have received?

This is the best model in its class and a lot of good feedback has come from customers about its unique features.