Panasonic's new ultra-short throw lens

Panasonic next month release a new short throw detachable lens for 3-chip DLP projectors.
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Panasonic will next month release a new short throw detachable lens for 3-chip DLP projectors.

The new ET-D75LE90 ultra-short throw lens allows projection distance to be shortened by approximately 60% compared to traditional short throw lenses. When the lens is installed on a 3-chip DLP projector, a 200in image can be created from just 1.5m compared to a distance of 4m with a traditional lens.

The new lens complements Panasonic’s existing ultra-short throw lens designed for 1-chip DLP projectors (ET-DLE030). Both lenses offer installers maximum flexibility and are backwards compatible with older projector models.

EON Reality, a 3D visualisation solutions specialist, has used Panasonic ultra-short throw lenses to create an immersive multi-wall environment in which participants become completely surrounded by virtual projected images and sound. Called the icube, it is used in applications such as professional training exercises and amusements.

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Mats Johansson, CEO of EON Reality said, “Thanks to the ultra-short throw lenses, we have been able to design a new generation of compact icube which requires 40% less space, while maintaining all other key parameters like resolution, brightness and screen size.

“This new design is of great value to our customers who are freed from previous space constraints and benefit from lower operational costs. 3-chip DLP technology will further improve the quality of the 3D experience in the EON icube”.

Hartmut Kulessa, marketing manager for Panasonic said “Our ultra-short throw lenses are offering installers the ability to utilise dead space, reduce costs through less rigging and create new projected images which engage and excite customers.”