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InfoComm14: World firsts for Panasonic

The manufacturer has announced the world’s shortest throw interchangeable lens for 3-chip DLP.

Panasonic has announced the world’s shortest throw interchangeable lens for 3-chip DLP projectors at infoComm 2014.

The ultra-short-throw lens enables large image projection without casting shadows onto the screen or dazzling the presenter, and is expected to be used in leisure and rental and staging applications.

Hartmut Kulessa, European marketing manager at Panasonic, said: “The ET-D75LE90 saves backstage space and helps system integration in larger venues. The new lens is compatible with all Panasonic 3-chip DLP projectors, including the flag-ship 20,000 lumens PT-DZ21K.”

The lens means a 200in diagonal image can be now reproduced from around 5ft away from the screen. Its throw ratio is 0.36:1 in WUXGA / 1080p, 0.39:1 in SXGA+ and 0.40:1 in WXGA.

“We brought the world’s first short throw lens for 1-chip DLP projectors to the market and the new 3-chip projector lens will allow customers to solve layout issues and create new solutions which would previously have been impossible,” added Kulessa.

Panasonic also unveiled the world’s first (in the sub 5kg category) WUXGA high-brightness portable LCD projector,the PT-VZ570.

During the show, Panasonic gave a demonstration of a surveillance control room on its booth which showcased its latest videowall direct-LED backlight display, the TH-55LFV70. The Full HD 50in TH-50LFE7 and 42in TH-42LFE7 professional displays were also introduced, both are aimed at digital signage applications and mid-sized conference rooms, complementing the previously introduced TH-65LFE7, 65in display.