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Panasonic adds to portable projector line-up

Panasonic has unveiled two new portable projector series to bring high brightness and wireless capability to schools and meeting rooms.

The interactive 3LCD PT-TW351R series offers 10,000 hours maintenance-free operation in ECO Mode and comprises four short throw models, each capable of producing a 200cm image from as little as 75cm away, eliminating presenter shadowing.

The series consists of two WXGA models (PT-TW351R and PT-TW350) each with 3,300 lumens of brightness and two XGA models available in 3,800 lumens (PT-TX410) and 3,200 lumens (PT-TX320). The projectors feature an increased contrast ratio of 16,000:1 for clear and crisp image and text reproduction.

The series allows presenters to notate a projected image using either the optional interactive pen or Panasonic whiteboard software.

In addition, Panasonic is launching the lightweight PT-LB423 series. Weighing just 2.9 kg, the six-model series delivers 3,600 lumens of brightness at WXGA resolution (PT-LW373) or up to 4,100 lumens at XGA (PT-LB423). A manual 1.2x zoom lens enables a wide range of projection distances for convenience.

Both new projector series feature a wired LAN terminal and a USB input for the optional wireless module (ET-WML100). They support the playback of images via a built-in USB media player, while a second USB terminal offers plug-and-play audio. Media playout is possible from Presenter Light software for Windows PCs, or from the VueMagic Pro app for iOS and Android.

“At just 28db, these are two silent workhorse projectors for the education and corporate market,” said Hartmut Kulessa, European projector marketing manager. “We know that these markets demand a plug and play projector, so we have included Daylight View Lite, which optimises images according to ambient light, meaning the image quality is always great.”

Panasonic Visual Systems