Panasonic has launched a 31,000-lumen laser phosphor projector for large venue applications.
Available from October 2016 in both WUXGA and SXGA+, the PT-RZ31K series will be the brightest in the Panasonic range.
Its dual light source offers redundancy in the event of a technical fault, allowing for uninterrupted projection – making the projector suitable for high-profile entertainment, exhibition and rental and staging applications. In normal use, the RZ31K is designed for 20,000 hours of maintenance-free operation. In common with all projectors using Panasonic’s proprietary SOLID SHINE laser technology, it is engineered for 24/7 continuous operation without colour degradation. The series is compatible with the manufacturer’s existing 3-Chip DLP projector lenses.
An airtight optical block and hermetically sealed dustproof image devices prevent image degradation from dust ingress, and make the PT-RZ31K a reliable foundation for impressive large-scale light shows and 3D mapping. Its Real Motion Processor uses frame-creation technology to reproduce extremely smooth video images with minimal motion blur.
Housed in a with a compact and lightweight body, the laser light source also allows for flexible installation, with vertical, horizontal and tilting 360º projection.
Hartmut Kulessa, European projector marketing manager at Panasonic, said: “Thanks to its dual light-source technology, this new range has the potential to virtually eliminate the concept of hot back-up. This is sure to go down well with event production teams, as projector stacks can become smaller and less complicated than in the past, saving time and money and allowing venues to sell more seats.”