Panasonic Expands SOLID SHINE Series With 5,000-Lumen Laser Phosphor Projector

panasonic-pt-rz570u-0116Panasonic today introduced a new PT-RZ570U 1-Chip DLP Laser Phosphor projector as part of its new SOLID SHINE series aimed at education.

Utilizing the latest WUXGA DLP resolution chip (1920×1200), the PT-RZ570U’s is specified at 5,000 lumens and a 20,000:1 contrast ratio. Features include Dynamic Mode (designed to increase image brightness) and Standard Mode/Graphic Mode (which adjusts color-wheel timing to produce higher saturated colors).

A filter-less projector with a sealed optical engine block, Panasonic says the PT-RZ570U requires no maintenance for up to 20,000 hours. It also uses a heat-pipe cooling system and robust heat sink work to reduce fan speed, cutting operational noise to just 29 dB on Silent Mode.

The PT-RZ570U features include free 360-degree (vertical and horizontal) installation with auto image rotation for ceiling mounting, 2x zoom lens, extra-wide-range manual lens shift, curved screen and corner keystone correction, Geometric Control, Wave Form Monitor and a HDBaseT-compliant DIGITAL LINK single-cable connection. DIGITAL LINK allows video and control signal transmission for up to 492 ft in Long Reach Mode when used together with Panasonic’s optional ET-YFB200G DIGITAL LINK network switcher.

Edge blending and color matching functions are built in for multi-screen installations and other features such as instant ON/OFF capability, Fade In/Fade Out, Picture-in-Picture modes and Eco Management.

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