Panasonic Adds Short-Throw Projector to "SOLID SHINE™" Series Lamp-Free Lineup

PT-RZ475U delivers excellent image quality and low maintenance in a variety of deployment environments

InfoComm 2013

SECAUCUS, N.J.--Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a provider of professional projector solutions, today announced the addition of a short-throw model to its SOLID SHINE™ Series line of lamp-free (LED/Laser) projectors. Depending on light source settings, the new PT-RZ475U can deliver up to 10 years (87,600 hours) of 24/7 operation without the need for lamp or filter maintenance, resulting in low total cost of ownership. The PT-RZ475U delivers excellent HD picture quality with a high contrast ratio of 20,000:1, can be used in portrait mode and has the ability to display 3D images. Ideal for rear projection applications this new projector provides a solution to command and control, simulation and digital signage applications.

The PT-RZ475U is DIGITAL LINK compatible which assures end users of a much simplified AV infrastructure with high definition video, audio, and control signals all carried over a single CAT5e or higher specification Ethernet cable for up to 100 meters (328ft.). This solution reduces cabling costs and complexity and simplifies installation and maintenance. Panasonic's proprietary Digital Interface Box, the ET-YFB100G ($1,999.00 MSRP) is currently available and can be paired with the PT-RZ475U projector for DIGITAL LINK connection, or the projectors can be used with major AV control manufacturers' protocols such as Crestron's Digital Media 8G+, Extron's XTP Systems, and AMX's Enova DVX and other manufacturers' HDBaseT™ variants without the need for an external receiver.

PT-RZ475U Specifications:
Resolution 1080P (HD)
Brightness 3,000lm/1,600lm/1,000lm
Lens 0.8:1 fixed
Contrast Ratio 20,000:1
Light source LD+LED hybrid
Life 26,280h - 87,600h (Depends on brightness)
Availability June
MSRP $12,799.00

Features and specifications are subject to change.

InfoComm 2013

The PT-RZ475U will be on display at InfoComm 2013 in Panasonic's booth (#1501). Other recently announced projectors from Panasonic will be on display at InfoComm, including the PT-DZ13KU, which enables projection mapping for signage, large image projectors (PT-DZ870U), short throw projectors (PT-CW331RU) and other DIGITAL LINK enhanced projectors, such as the PT-VW431DU.

The PT-RZ475U is available through authorized Panasonic resellers and comes with a 3-year limited warranty. For more information on Panasonic's professional projector solutions please visit or email Sales inquiries for all Panasonic professional projector solutions should be directed to or 877-803-8492.

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