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Panasonic Debuts New Fixed-Installation DLP ProjectorsNew PT-D5700U and PT-DW5100U Deliver Advanced Technologies for Excellent Brightness, Outstanding Picture Quality, High Reliability, and Flexible System Integration
INFOCOMM, ANAHEIM, Calif., (Booth #4019), June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic Projector Systems Company, Unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, today introduced two new, single-chip DLP projectors that are optimal for cost-effective, fixed installation. Designed for business conference rooms, commercial theaters, government control rooms, game arcades, casinos, education classrooms, and other fixed installations, the new PT-D5700U projector and its widescreen sibling, the PT-DW5100U, provide long-lasting brightness, outstanding picture quality, high reliability, and flexible installation for system integrators.(1)
Higher Brightness. Better Picture Quality.
"Our new projectors build upon our proven legacy of delivering cost-effective, advanced image display technologies for multiple markets in both large and small venues," said Thomas Zitelli, president of Panasonic Projector Systems Company. "System integrators demand high reliability, flexible installation, low maintenance, and outstanding picture quality. In addition to the D5000 series, the new D10000 and F100 series are significant steps forward in technical innovation and design to meet customer demand."
The PT-D5700U and PT-DW5100U sport additional features to produce better picture quality. Both models include 10-bit video processing for smoother tonal expression. For greater color depth and vividness, a 3D Color Management feature helps optimize color saturation, hue and brightness levels for approximately 1,070,000,000 colors. Each projector comes equipped with new circuitry for better processing high-definition (HD) images, reducing video noise, and improving image sharpness. The progressive cinema scan helps project an accurate image reproduction by automatically detecting a film-based input signal and selecting the optimal progressive processing method.
Easy System Integration
The projectors' new wireless remote controls incorporate two light- emitting diodes (LEDs) for a maximum operating distance of 30 meters. The projectors can be controlled remotely using built-in browser software over a LAN connection, or by Web browser that also performs maintenance monitoring and e-mail alert messaging functions. The projectors are also compliant with the new PJLink(TM) control over Ethernet protocol. All the models also offer a host of Panasonic standard features, including direct power off, rear-access for easy lamp replacement, numerous connection terminals, and a one-touch bayonet system for easily changing lenses.
Installing the new projectors is easy thanks to their vertical and horizontal lens shift, 2x powered zoom, and 360-degree angle adjustment features, all of which make the models ideal replacement projectors. A handy mechanical shutter completely prevents light from leaking when no image is being projected. Dust filters and lamps can be quickly replaced from the side and back panels, respectively.
The PT-D5100U and PT-DW5700U projectors will be covered under warranty for failure due to defects in materials or workmanship for a period of one year, or 2,000 hours of operation. Lamps have a limited warranty for 90 days or 500 hours, which ever comes first. Additional enhancements can be added with Panasonic Premium Services Packages.
The Panasonic PT-D5700U and PT-DW5100U projectors will be available in August at authorized presentation systems dealers. The MSRPs for the PT-D5700U and the PT-DW5100U are approximately $11,500 each. The MSRPs for the PT- D5700L and the PT-DW5100L are approximately $11,000 each.
New Panasonic F100 Series
The F100 series also helps maintain maximum brightness and reduce maintenance costs due to dust build-up with an Auto Rolling Filter (ARF), an electrostatic filter technology that removes filter sections that have accumulated excessive dust. (The filter sections can be rotated about every 240 hours, which provides about 6,000 hours of life to the ARF depending on the installation environment).(4) To maintain top performance and minimize any brightness loss due to dust accumulation, the models are outfitted with a re- engineered airflow path and a hermetic, dust-free optical system.
The projectors come equipped with closed caption capability to meet the needs of the hearing-impaired, facilitate ADA compliance, and for use in applications where it is desirable to deliver program content without audio.
The Panasonic PT-F100U (MSRP: $4,599) and PT-F100NTU (MSRP: $4,999) projectors are available now. The PT-FW100NTU is expected to ship in July, and its pricing will be announced in Q2 of this year. All three projectors will be available at authorized presentation systems dealers.
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(1) PT-5700L and PT-DW5100L models do not ship with lenses.