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PANASONIC REDEFINES EXPERIENTIAL PROJECTION IN ENTERTAINMENT WITH NEW 3-CHIP DLP™ LASER PROJECTOR RANGE

The SOLID SHINE laser projectors create exhilarating 30,000 lm projections at up to 4K resolution from a super light and compact design, bringing higher brightness and on-site efficiency for the events industry

Panasonic has unveiled its new 3-Chip DLP™ laser projector line-up at ISE 2020. The SOLID SHINE laser projectors create exhilarating 30,000 lm[1] projections at up to 4K resolution from a super light and compact design, bringing higher brightness and on-site efficiency for the events industry. The PT-RQ35K (4K) and PT-RZ34K (WUXGA) pack high brightness and improved colour into a surprisingly compact and light body design and transform existing workflow procedures with faster and easier projector installation for live events in stadiums, theatres, and for projection mapping onto various surfaces.

“Audiences are increasingly demanding more immersive environments beyond the capabilities of traditional projection and as output, resolution, and the number of units required rises, so too has set-up complexity,” said Hartmut Kulessa, European Marketing Manager at Panasonic Business. “The RQ35K Series overcomes these difficulties with powerful projection and versatile functionality alongside easier transportation and set-up – all backed by our market-leading reliability.”

Versatile Functions Streamline set-up

The RQ35K Series delivers 30,000 lm brightness and superb image quality from a body size just 60% of the current PT-RQ32K projector, significantly reducing logistical hassle. To further speed set-up, the RQ35K Series includes all of the streamlining features developed for Panasonic’s RQ50K flagship projector. Near Field Communication (NFC*6) function enables easy network setup, such as IP address configuration, just by holding a mobile device with an application installed against the projector’s touchpoint. Information Monitor displays errors in real-time for faster response, while Remote Preview lets the operator check playback content on a PC via a network in situations where actual image projection is difficult, such as during the set-up preparation phase.

Immersive, Colour-Rich Images

The RQ35K produces brilliant 30,000 lm images at 4K (3840 x 2400) resolution with Quad Pixel Drive, a Panasonic-original 2-Axis Pixel-Shifting technology that creates clear and detailed images without visible pixels. An all-new laser engine expands colour-gamut to 114 %[2] of Panasonic’s current RQ32K projector, pulling audiences into the artist’s world. With one red and two blue lasers emitting light at different wavelengths, vivid reds and truer blues come together for more immersive colour expression, creating a heightened sense of realism.

Alongside Quad Pixel Drive, the RQ35K supports high-speed tracking with original technology that accepts and outputs 240 Hz frame-rate signals with limited latency. Combined with its compact body, both projectors redefine experiential projection in entertainment.

Newly Refined Cooling System

To maintain stable operation in a projector of this size and brightness, original cooling technologies have been further improved. Dynamic Digital Control counters red-laser sensitivity to temperature by digitally regulating light output and operating parameters of a dedicated cooling system, resulting in highly consistent image quality. The exclusive finless radiator enhances cooling efficiency over previous implementations, assuring superb reliability even within the confines of a compact body. To make brightness loss imperceptible in the event of laser-diode failure, Failover Circuitry bypasses one diode series rather than the whole module. Backup input-switching function[3] continues projection via backup signal without screen-blanking if the primary video signal fails.

Equipped with premium optical parts such as hermetically sealed DMD block and shielded laser drive, the RQ35K Series secures 20,000-hour[4] maintenance-free operation thanks to its filterless design. With these groundbreaking innovations building on a proven foundation of SOLID SHINE Laser technologies, consistent reliability is secured for uninterrupted projection.

The PT-RQ35K and PT-RZ34K (WUXGA) Series are available from November 2020. For more information, please visit Booth 1-H20, Hall 1, ISE2020, Amsterdam RAI, February 11–14, or visit https://business.panasonic.eu/ISE2020  or https://business.panasonic.co.uk/visual-system/
 

[1] Measurement, measuring conditions and method of notation all comply with ISO/IEC 21118: 2012 international standards. Value is average of all products when shipped.

[2] Panasonic research

[3] Combination of primary/backup input terminals is fixed. Backup Input Function enabled when input signal to primary/backup terminals is the same.

[4] Around this time, light output will have decreased by approximately 50%. IEC62087: 2008 Broadcast Contents, NORMAL Mode, Dynamic Contrast [ON], temperature 35 °C (95 °F), elevation 700 m (2,297 ft) with 0.15 mg/m3 of airborne particulate matter. Estimated time until brightness decreases to 50% will vary depending on environment and usage conditions. Parts other than the light source may require replacement before 20,000 hours, and check-up is recommended around this time.