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Panasonic previews world’s lightest 4K laser projector at ISE2015

Panasonic has unveiled production versions of its pixel quadrupling 10,000 lumen 4K laser projector series at ISE 2015 in Amsterdam.

First introduced at ISE 2014, the PT-RQ13K is the most compact and lightweight projector of its kind in the world. It employs quad pixel drive technology to deliver extremely detailed, film-like, 4K image quality.

To achieve this, the optical axis of the projector is shifted both horizontally and vertically at a high frame rate of 240 Hz, to create four different pixels from a single pixel - effectively quadrupling the pixel density of the image. A new generation of detail clarity processor analyses the required pixel information for extra pixels, and optimises for fluid, detailed, high-contrast images.

Alongside this, Panasonic also launched the 12,000 lumens PT-RZ12K and PT-RS11K, both 3-Chip DLP™ laser projectors.

The PT-RZ12K and PT-RS11K projectors boast 120 Hz frame replacement technology and 12,000 lumens of brightness at WUXGA and SXGA+ respectively.

Hartmut Kulessa, Marketing Manager Projector Products, Panasonic Visual System Solutions, said, “The RQ13K and RZ12K series eclipse the competition with a contrast ratio of 20,000:1 that, together with high-resolution performance, makes them ideal for large exhibition venues, virtual reality theatres and corporate applications.

“The cabinet for the PT-RQ13K is about half the size of some competitor 4K resolution products which, alongside 360⁰ orientation, is sure to appeal to rental and staging professionals.”

The projectors include a fail-safe dual-drive laser optical engine which ensures 20,000 hours maintenance free laser lighting. A new liquid-cooling system reduces operating noise and maximises the laser light source performance.

The PT-RQ13K is set for release in autumn 2015, while the PT-RZ12K and PT- RS11K will be available from summer 2015.

Visit the Panasonic stand at 1-P20 at ISE2015, Amsterdam RAI from 10th–12th February to see a demonstration or to obtain more information on these and other Panasonic visual system products.