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Panasonic to launch new laser projector for education at ISE 2016

Duncan Proctor 18 January 2016
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Panasonic will unveil its 1-Chip DLP Solid Shine laser phosphor projector at ISE 2016, aimed specifically at the education market.

Utilising the latest DLP module for WUXGA resolution and a new-generation of solid-state laser diodes, the PT-RZ570 has a four-segment Quartet Colour Harmoniser colour wheel that reduces energy loss from the light source, which is said to boost perceived brightness and improve colour accuracy.

“The PT-RZ570 is a compact projector pitched at achieving an ideal price-to-performance ratio,” said Panasonic projector marketing manager Hartmut Kulessa. “It balances 5,200 lumen brightness, brilliant picture quality, marathon 20,000-hour maintenance-free operation, and practical features which make it ideal for use in mid-size lecture rooms of about 50-student capacity.”

The projector is equipped with Digital Link, which allows video and control signal transmissions using a single-cable connection of up to 150m in Long Reach Mode, when used together with Panasonic’s optional ET-YFB200G Digital Link Switcher.

A combination of technologies, including an efficient cooling system and heat sink, mean operational noise is just 29dB in Silent Mode. The PT-RZ570 is also capable of free 360° installation.

In addition, dynamic contrast helps achieve 20,000:1 contrast, modulating light output frame-by-frame according to image requirements, for deeper blacks and improved definition.

“The combination of these technologies results in picture quality that exceeds that of competitive lamp-based projectors, making text and graphics clear and comfortable for students to view,” added Kulessa.

Set to ship in March 2016, the PT-RZ570 will be on show at ISE 2016 alongside two further 5,000 lumens projector series. The PT-EZ590 is a series of LCD projectors with exchangeable lenses designed for education or corporate settings that require flexible projector positioning. The PT-FZ570 is a series of LCD projectors with fixed lens a large zoom and shift range, making them particularly suitable for the easy replacement of existing projectors.

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