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Panasonic Announces High-Frame Rate Laser Projector at National Association of Broadcasters Show

Press Release  |  Apr 13, 2015

The PT-RZ12K Projector Joins Panasonic’s Innovative Lineup of AV Broadcast Solutions at NAB Booth C3607

Today at the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, Panasonic, a leader in delivering AV technology solutions for government, enterprise, education, hospitality and SMB markets, announced the launch of the new PT-RZ12KU laser projector. The Panasonic booth (C3607, Central Hall) will feature the latest professional AV broadcast technologies, including professional LED displays and two new DIGITAL LINK equipped DLP© projectors.

At less than 95 pounds (43 kg), the PT-RZ12KU is the world's lightest 3-Chip DLP laser projector and is able to provide the highest image quality for rental and staging, sports production and digital signage solutions. The 12,000 lm WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200) projector boasts 120 Hz frame-replacement technologies and is compatible with high frame rate contents, reducing blur from motion to deliver a clearer image. The PT-RZ12KU also eclipses the competition with a contrast ratio of 20,000:1 that, with the high-resolution performance, makes it ideal for simulation, monitoring, and specialist education roles, thanks to the high levels of detail. This projector is also an exceptional performer in large exhibition venues, virtual reality theaters, and in corporate applications.

The new PT-RZ12KU projector allows for vertical, horizontal and tilting 360-degree projection enabled by a laser light source. With multi-screen projection and geometric adjustment Panasonic emphasizes its focus on system and installation flexibility for its users. The PT-RS11KU is also a 12,000 lm laser projector with SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) resolution that, along with the PT-RZ12KU, will be available for summer 2015.

“Both viewers and broadcasters demand life-like imagery from their AV products,” said Art Rankin, Vice President of AV Technologies, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America. “These new projectors provide another outstanding option for a laser-free projector that is taking clarity to the next level.”

At the NAB Show, Panasonic will also showcase other leading edge AV technologies:

New PT-DZ780 Series Projectors: With ultra-low noise (30dB) operation and high image quality, the PT-DZ780 Series offers a wide range of features ideal for broadcast applications, including a dual-lamp system to ensure continuous uninterrupted operation. The projector offers output of 7,000 lm of brightness in WUXGA and WXGA resolution, and 8,200 lm in XGA resolution. This series of projectors deliver outstanding color reproduction and enhanced color perception in bright rooms with Panasonic’s exclusive Dynamic RGB Booster, building on the same technology as the PT-DZ870. The PT-DZ780 Series is extremely quiet, with the fan noise so hushed it can be installed in small rooms or those with lower ceilings. The PT-DZ780 Series projectors deliver easy maintenance and reliability with a lamp life extended to 4,000 hours (6,000 hours in Eco mode), lowering overall total cost of ownership.

4K Displays: Panasonic engineered its 4K (3840 x 2160 resolution) LED backlit LCD displays to produce stunningly sharp images in a streamlined form factor with the system expandability required for professional 4K applications. The 98” TH-98LQ70 and 84” TH-84LQ70 4K displays are ideal for a number of growing 4K resolution B2B applications including broadcast production, control rooms, rental and staging as well as eye-catching digital signage. These displays include the company’s next generation of image enhancement technology which up-converts non-4K sources to a higher level of picture quality – transforming ordinary Full HD resolution and a variety of PC signals into breathtakingly vivid images. The displays also feature protective front glass, a reinforced frame for flexible install including tilt (up to 10 degrees) and support 4K content over DIGITAL LINK, a technology based on HDBaseT™ technology. In addition, the LQ Series support 3G-SDI terminals (option) which is ideal for broadcasting applications.

Video Walls: With an ultra-narrow 0.14” (3.5mm) bezel and 700cd/m² brightness, the 55” TH-55LFV70 LED Video Wall Display creates nearly seamless, vivid images across multiple displays for broadcast studio applications. It features flexible installation and maintenance with DIGITAL LINK, as well as a “Failover and Failback” function which maintains continuous 24/7 operations with almost no down time even when some inputs are accidentally disrupted. Panasonic’s video wall line up consists of displays varying in brightness and front glass reflection treatment for just about any broadcast environment. Panasonic’s entire Video Wall lineup utilizes IPS panels, which provide superb color viewing angle as well.

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