Panasonic has announced a beyond 4K laser-phosphor addition to its projector line-up aimed at live event staging, exhibitions, rental, and permanent installations.
The PT-RQ22K 3-Chip DLP Solid Shine laser projector shares the same compact chassis and 21,000 centre lumens brightness as the PT-RZ21K series, a WUXGA/SXGA+ projector, but is equipped with 4K+ resolution (5,120 x 3,200).
Hartmut Kulessa, European marketing manager at Panasonic, commented: "The PT-RQ22K completes the Panasonic 4K projection line-up, meeting the demand for lightweight, high-brightness 4K+ projectors with film-like image quality, suitable for staging and fixed installations."
"We have combined class-leading picture quality and a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by shielding the optical engine with heat-pipe based cooling, eliminating the need for an air filter. The whole projector can operate with no maintenance for very long periods of time, even in dusty environments," added Kulessa.
Designed for roles where absolute reliability is critical, the PT-RQ22K has a dual light engine with redundancy circuits should a laser diode fail, making brightness loss imperceptible, while switching to a backup video signal happens almost instantaneously if the primary source goes down.