Panasonic Australia Business Systems Group has launched a new projector division which comprises a variety of products built for the education, professional and mobile markets.
The highlight of the announcement launch was the PT-DZ21K three-chip DLP projector. It features WUXGA 1920x1200 resolution, operating at 20,000 lumens of brightness. It also offers a 10,000 to one contrast ratio, and Pansonic’s Detail Clarity Processor 3 engine.
The product is built with 465W UHM lamps to both reduce running costs and maintain operation if one lamp fails.
Panasonic has also announced the similar but inferior PT-DS20K, which offers SXGA+ 1400x1050 resolution at 20,000 lumens and the PT-DW17K with WXGA 1366x768 resolution and 16,500 lumens.
The PT-DZ21K will be available from June for $109,999. The PT-DS20K and PT-DW17K will be available for $71,999 and $43,999 respectively.
Panasonic’s one-chip DLP short throw projector range is designed specifically for education, suitable for teaching and meetings. The PT-CW230EA and PT-CX200EA offer a 1280x800 resolution and 2500 lumens and XGA 1024x768 resolution at 2000 lumens respectively.
The devices can project a 2.03 metre diagonal image from a range of 32 and 38.3 centimetres respectively.
The PT-CW230EA and PT-XC200EA are available from May for $1869 and $1759.
For portability, Panasonic has introduced its PT-VW330EA projector with 3000 lumens. It offers a WXGA 1280x800 resolution, and weighs in at 3.5 kilograms.
Designed for power use reduction, the product has a maximum 5,000-hour lamp replacement cycle, and 3,000-hour air filter replacement cycle.
Additionally, it offers a 2000 to one contrast ratio, and feature a lamp control system that automatically adjusts output in accordance with the brightness of the projected image and reduces it by up to 70 per cent.
PT-VW330EA is available in May for $1349.