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Panasonic initiates new projector range

Paddy Baker 9 August 2010

The company has announced the introduction of three models as part of a new projector range for rental, fixed installation and public display venues. Panasonic AV Systems Europe (AVSE) says that the DZ110X series models will deliver up to 10,600 lumens of brightness and will replace the current models in this category.

As a result, claims the manufacturer, the new units will constitute "the world’s most compact and lightweight 3-chip DLP projectors". The projectors’ compact form is intended to "open up new applications and users", allowing greater deployment in the rental and signage markets.

All three new models – the PT-DZ110X (WUXGA 1920 x 1200 resolution, 10,600 lumen of brightness, 10,000:1 contrast ratio), PT-DS100X (SXGA+ 1400 x 1050 resolution, 10,600 lumen of brightness, 10,000:1 contrast ratio) and the PT-DW100X (WXGA 1366 x 768 resolution 9,600 lumen of brightness, 10,000:1 contrast ratio) – will be available from approved resellers this month.

Each of the projectors in the range offers a lamp life of 4,000 hours (eco mode) or 3,000 hours (normal mode), and provides 10,000 hours of free filter maintenance. The projectors weigh 24kg and measure 530 x 200 x 548.5mm, while advanced features offered by the range include Auto Cleaning, on-board HD-SDI, lumen organiser for multi-shots, geometric adjustment and waveform monitor (only for WUXGA model).

Christian Sokcevic, GM sales & marketing for Panasonic Projectors, commented: "The enhancements that we have made to this category of projectors mean that many of the traditional constraints associated with the use of DLP equipment have been removed. The improvements in weight and size mean that DLP technology can now be used in many more settings than before, opening up the use of these projectors more widely to the rental, fixed installation and public display sectors, where we expect new customer momentum to follow."

Daniel Rose, category manager, professional visual displays Europe at Panasonic, told IE: "The new range is designed to be flexible and works across a broad set of applications. Panasonic will be working closely with end-users to identify how the series should develop."

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