Panasonic Develops World's First[1] 1080p Lamp-Free Professional Projectors With HDbaseT(™) Technology



Panasonic Systems Communications Company Europe (PSCEU), today announced the world's first lamp free projector with Digital Link connection. With 20,000 hours of life for the light source, wide installation flexibility and professional features, the PT-RZ470/RZ370 is a new era of reliable projectors.

The conventional lamp has been replaced by LED and laser diodes, which are boosted by Panasonic's proprietary technology to offer long lasting high brightness of more than 3,000 lm. The first installment of Panasonic's lamp free projectors will be offered in two separate series: PT-RZ470 and PT-RZ370 Series. Each series will be offered in two different resolutions, 1080p (1920 x 1080) and WXGA (1,280 x 800).

Designed for educational institutions and professional applications such as museums and digital signage, the PT-RZ470 and RZ370 replaces older projectors still using filter cleaning. The new models offer approximately 20,000 hours of light source operation and provide unsurpassed maintenance reliability from Panasonic. The durability is further supported by the 1-chip DLP™ imaging device. The projectors have a long lasting, high brightness and high picture quality thanks to Panasonic's optical engineering accuracy and cooling efficiency. The RZ470 Series goes even further delivering a more than 20,000:1 contrast ratio for superb black and detail definition.

The PT-RZ470 and RZ370 are equipped with Panasonic's proprietary Daylight View technology, where a built in ambient light sensor helps maintain the image quality in changing environmental conditions. In addition, with a vivid and wide colour range, the projector is ideally suited to use in brightly lit rooms. DICOM Simulation mode is also equipped for use in medical training applications[2].

Total cost of ownership is important, especially in educational applications. From the time of installation these projectors offer an exceptional total cost of ownership, from the long lasting light source, to the 2x zoom and exceptionally wide lens shift range, which allows the user to easily replace installations without having to reposition the existing universal ceiling mounts.

The PT-RZ470 series supports 360 degrees installation and portrait mode projection. No intricate mirror is necessary to realise these special projections, changing and expanding the way projectors can be used in different applications.

The two series will be available through authorised Panasonic resellers starting from 2012 Q4 and 2013 Q1.

Specifications are tentative and subject to change without notice.

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