At InfoComm 2022, Panasonic Goes Deeper Into Live Production Markets and Esports, Too!

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Panasonic Connect North America announced today new solutions to streamline production. These include:

PT-RQ25KU Series 3-Chip DLP 4K SOLID SHINE Laser Projectors: Panasonic Connect introduces the new PT-RQ25KU Series1, what it claims is “the world’s smallest and lightest 20,000lm 3-Chip DLP 4K laser projector.” The PT-RQ25KU Series is designed for venues hosting live events, concerts and festivals, along with theme park and location-based entertainment attractions. With exceptional image quality and significant workflow advantages, the PT-RQ25KU Series is 40% smaller and 35% lighter than its predecessor, simplifying everything from transport and storage to installation and set-up. It delivers up to 20,000lm of high brightness at 4K resolution (3840 x 2400) with “extremely detailed lifelike visuals.” Designed for maintenance-free reliability for over 20,000-hours, it is Panasonic Connect’s first projector to be Intel Smart Display Module (SDM) ready so customers can integrate their preferred interface(s) via compatible third-party modules and optional proprietary terminal boards, such as 12G-SDI, DIGITAL LINK. Further setup features come from the Smart Projector Control application and Near Field Communication (NFC) function. The Remote Preview Lite function checks the content signals from a remote PC via Multi-Media Control Software or a web browser, while the pre-activated upgrade kits for Geometry Manager Pro automate edge-blending via a camera to enable sophisticated masking functions. The PT-RQ25KU Series 3-Chip DLP 4K SOLID SHINE Laser Projectors will be available starting November 2022.

PT-FRQ60 1-Chip DLP 4K SOLID SHINE Laser Projector: Panasonic has added Quad Pixel Drive to its proven 1-Chip DLP SOLID SHINE laser projection technology to create the 6,000lm PT-FRQ60U projector, producing extraordinarily detailed 4K images that retain natural sharpness and clarity. The PT-FRQ60 delivers 4K images ideal for education, corporate, art and museum exhibitions, while also supporting high-speed frame rates with minimal latency — widening the scope for applications such as simulation and esports. The PT-FRQ60 includes two HDMI inputs supporting CEC commands from compatible devices; an easy-to-integrate DIGITAL LINK connection for 4K video and control-signal transmission over long distances. Pre-activated Geometry Manager Pro upgrade kits enable sophisticated masking functions and automatic, simultaneous multi-screen calibration, streamlining the most complex edge-blending and projection-mapping installations. The projector will be available in black (PT-FRQ60BU7) or white (PT-FRQ60WU7) cabinets starting in July 2022.

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EQ2U Series 4K LCD Professional Displays: Offering 500 cd/m² brightness, the new EQ2U Series ensures high visibility of graphic rich, high-resolution content delivering an exceptional visual experience. The displays offer an anti-glare panel that suppresses the reflected glare of surrounding natural and artificial lighting, producing perfect color, no matter the viewing angle. The EQ2U displays can be tilted vertically and horizontally, up to a 20-degree tilt angle, for proper installation in any setting and fit a majority of devices via three HDMI input and USB-C terminals. Functionality can be expanded through support of the Intel® SDM specification. The ability to position the display in portrait or landscape mode, along with 18 hours of continuous operation make the EQ2U Series displays perfect for digital signage applications. The EQ2U Series offers six (6) screen sizes, in choices from 86/75/65/55/50/43-inches and shipments are scheduled to begin June 2022.

EF2U Professional Display: The need for digital signage continues to expand for transportation, storefronts, large entertainment, concert halls, museums, reception areas and more. In these situations, the signage must be easy to read to capture attention quickly, as well as be flexible and compact enough for installation in a limited space. The new EF2U 32-inch professional display enables effective information sharing for up to 16 hours per day of operation. This display can be installed vertically, horizontally or even tilted up to a 20-degree angle, accommodating a variety of installation plans. For situations that need to dynamically distribute information across multiple screens in various locations throughout a venue, the EF2 Display’s USB memory stick eliminates the need to configure settings when deploying signage on multiple displays. The EF2U display will be available in June 2022.

Panasonic Connect is also showing its esports-focused KAIROS IT / IP Video Processing Platform, which gives a seamless experience in managing the complexities, workflows and scale of broadcasted, streamed and projected content by managing the overlap so no other hardware is required for edge blending. Show attendees can also see the PT-RQ50KU 3-Chip DLP SOLID SHINE 4K+ Laser Projector that provides and all-in-one design with key features such as simple, easy operation, flexible installation and 50,000lm of high-brightness.

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