Panasonic Debuts 16,000-Lumen Projector
Panasonic has unveiled a range of new audiovisual gear for education, such as a 16,000-lumen LCD projector along with a new widescreen classroom projector.
Among the slate of new projectors Panasonic debuted this month is the flagship PT-EX16KU LCD projector, which is created for big venues such as auditoriums and lecture halls. It provides a brightness of 16,000 lumens, a resolution of 1,024 x 768 (XGA), along with a contrast ratio of two, 500:1.
Though particulars are still scant on the PT-EX16KU, Panasonic reported that the high-end unit utilizes a quad-lamp design and light filtering technology, created to create more vivid imagery, and is housed inside a ruggedized chassis. The networkable projector is compatible with Panasonic’s free projector management utility, Multi Projector Monitoring and Control Software program.
The PT-EX16KU is expected to ship in September for $29,999.
The business has also unveiled a new line of classroom and small-venue projectors, the PT-VW330 series, consisting of 3 models.
The PT-VX400U offers a brightness of four,000 lumens, a resolution of 1,024 x 768 (XGA), along with a contrast ratio of two,000:1. The PT-VX400NTU provides a brightness of 4,000 lumens, a resolution of 1,024 x 768 (XGA), along with a contrast ratio of two,000:1. The PT-VW330U provides a brightness of 3,000 lumens, a resolution of 1,280 x 800 (WXGA), and a contrast ratio of two,000:1.
The PT-VX400U is anticipated to ship in September for $2,399, and also the PT-VW330U ought to also be available in September for $1,679. The PT-VX400NTU will probably be rolled out later this year for $2,499.
The PT-VW330 series includes wireless presentation technologies and an optional device called the Easy Wireless Stick (ET-UW100) for iOS devices like the iPad. A free application, the Panasonic Wireless Projector, is available for iPhone and iPad as well.
Other features of the PT-VW330 series include:
1.6x optical zoom;
Simple Setting feature to help with automatic correction courtesy of a built-in camera sensor;
Automatic reduction of energy consumption based on the projected image.
Other new offerings from Panasonic include the PT-DW730 and the PT-DX800. The PT-DW730 offers a brightness of 7,000 lumens, a resolution of 1,280 x 800 (WXGA), along with a contrast ratio of two,000:1. The PT-DW730 should be available in August for $10,999 to $11,399.
The PT-DX800 provides a brightness of eight,000 lumens, a resolution of 1,024 x 768 (XGA), and a contrast ratio of 2,000:1. The PT-DX800 ought to be available in August as well for $10,949 to $11,349.
Also of note, Panasonic’s LFT30 and LFP30 Series Expert LCD Displays had been unveiled for use both indoor and outside applications. The units are created to be lightweight, portable, and energy-efficient. The LF30 series is envisioned for big, open locations. The LF30 and LFP 30 are anticipated to become available in October. The LFT30 is anticipated to ship in January. Pricing was not accessible at press time.