Panasonic Connect Europe Announces New Laser Projectors With up to 12,000 Lumens Brightness
Panasonic Connect Europe announced the PT-REQ12 Series (4K) and PT-REZ12 Series (WUXGA) 1-Chip DLP laser projectors with up to 12,000 lumens brightness, 4K resolution and 240Hz projection capability. With minimal latency, the two new Series are ideal for museums, immersive experiences and temporary installations in rental and staging.
As the first 1-Chip DLP projector to feature Quad Pixel Drive, Panasonic’s 2-axis pixel-shifting technology, the REQ12 Series reproduces authentic 4K images that are deep, smooth, and detailed. It supports 240Hz projection for smooth, grid-less images with a minimal latency of 6ms or less. It’s also designed to work with the optional ET-SWR10 Real-Time Tracking Projection Mapping System for projection onto fast-moving objects, enriching interactive applications and stage performances.
To simplify set-up, both the PT-REQ12 Series and PT-REZ12 Series have additional functionality, interfaces, and options for a smoother workflow. A new lens line-up with a minimum throw-ratio of 0.308:1 and a maximum throw-ratio of 3.38:1 now features powered peripheral focus adjustment via remote control. Lens-shift adjustment range has been increased, making it easier to adjust in different spaces.
To adapt, scale and expand projector connectivity, an Intel SDM-specified slot integrates optional proprietary or third-party function boards. This includes the opportunity to add a DIGITAL LINK terminal board, 12G-SDI terminal board, and Wireless Presentation System PressIT receiver board.
These Series are the first 1-Chip DLP projectors to feature hermetically sealed optical engines with all liquid-cooling, enabling 20,000 hours of maintenance-free projection. The new cabinet design is both compact and light – the projectors weigh just 26kg without lens for easy installation. To prevent interruptions during the show, Backup Input switches to a secondary signal without screen-blanking if the primary is disrupted, while Multi Laser Drive Engine prevents brightness loss in the unlikely event of diode failure.
The PT-REQ12 Series with 8000lm, 10000lm and 12000lm models will be available in Q2 2023. The PT-REZ12 Series with 8000lm, 10000lm, and 12000lm models will be available in Q3 2023. All of them are here and here.