The Netherlands – Panasonic has announced the launch of a new 20,000 lumens laser projector, a companion to the PT-DZ21K, Europe’s best selling high-brightness projector.
The launch of the PT-RZ21K, a 3-Chip DLP SOLID SHINE laser series aimed at the rental, events and large venue market, is one of several announcements made by the Japanese manufacturer at the show in Amsterdam.
In addition, Panasonic has revamped its projector range for education and corporate environments, with six new user-friendly, high-brightness and lightweight portable units. The 3LCD PT-VZ580 series comprises three wireless and three network capable models offering 5,000lm of brightness at WUXGA resolution, 5,300lm at WXGA, and 5,500 lm at XGA.
The Panasonic booth (Hall 1, Stand H20) is split in to audiovisual solutions for the education, corporate, public displays and live event sectors. It features a live event ‘showstopper’ that combines live show and moving, 30,000 lumen laser projection on to giant flying objects
Panasonic has partnered with four companies to bring this to life, Painting with Light created a show and content which is projected on to moving AirOrbs, helium filled spheres, provided by Airstage. d3 Technologies is providing the content playback, real-time mapping and complete integration of all the partnering technologies, while Blacktrax is providing the tracking system that allows accurate projection on to the moving objects.
The show also sees the official launch of LinkRay. Introduced as a concept at ISE 2016, the one-to-one marketing solution uses individual codes within LED light sources as a way to deliver digital data. Visitors to the stand are able to receive product information direct to their smart phones, from light plates and displays screens throughout the stand.
For digital signage, Panasonic is previewing the SF2 series, a new range of Full HD E-LED display panels, available in four sizes and featuring wide-view IPS panel technology, with 450 cd/m2 brightness. The series’ E-LED backlighting is highly energy efficient, ensuring the displays are cost-effective enough to run around the clock.
Additionally, Panasonic has introduced two new ten-point touch panel displays, which promise to make digital whiteboard communication affordable for business and education. Complementing the existing interactive display line up, the 75 inch 4K direct-LED panel (TH-75BQE1) and 65-inch Full HD direct-LED panel (TH-65BFE1) are compatible with Panasonic’s Whiteboard Software when connected to a PC via USB and HDMI or VGA.
Jan Markus Jahn, director of Panasonic Visual Systems in Europe, said: “Panasonic’s presence at ISE gets stronger year by year and this year we are particularly excited by our showcase for live events. The reduced operating and rental costs associated with laser technology means that live events incorporating projection become more practical. The launch of the RZ21K, a laser version of the industry’s most popular high brightness projector, will only help grow this part of the market faster.
“In addition, our range of associated broadcast and audiovisual products positions us perfectly to play a growing role in this space.”