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Panasonic introduces world's first*1 lamp free professional projector with HDBase™ technology

PT-RZ470 and PT-RZ370 series use LED/Laser-combined light source to deliver next generation reliability and flexibility

Panasonic Systems Communications Company Europe, today announced the world's first lamp free projector with Digital Link connection. With 20,000 hours of life for the light source, wide installation flexibility and professional features, the PT-RZ470/RZ370 is a new era of reliable projectors.

The conventional lamp has been replaced by LED and laser diodes which are boosted by Panasonic's proprietary technology to offer long lasting high brightness of more than 3,000 lm. The first installment of Panasonic's lamp free projectors will be offered in two separate series: PT-RZ470 and PT-RZ370 Series. Each series will be offered in two different resolutions, 1080p (1920 x 1080) and WXGA (1,280 x 800).

Designed for educuational institutions and professional application such as museums and digital signage, the PT-RZ470 and RZ370 has replaced older projectors which are seen to still be using filter cleaning. The new models offer approximately 20,000hours of light source operation and provide unsurpassed maintenance reliability from Panasonic. The durability is further supported by the 1-chip DLP™ imaging device. The projector has a long lasting high brightness and high picture quality thanks to Panasonic's optical engineering accuracy and cooling efficiency. The RZ470 Series goes beyond with picture quality by providing over 20,000:1 contrast ratio for superb black and detail expressions.

The PT-RZ470 and RZ370 are all equipped with Panasonic's proprietary Daylight View technology, where a built in ambient light sensor matches the image quality according to the surrounding condition. Together with the wide color space and vivid colors of the projector, they help viewing of the projector in rooms with much lighting. DICOM Simulation mode is also equipped for uses in medical training applications*2.

Total cost of ownership is important, especially in educational applications. From the time of installation these projectors offer an exceptional total cost of ownership, from its long lasting light source, 2x zoom and exceptionally wide lens shift range allowing user to easily replace installations without having to reposition the existing universal ceiling mounts.

The PT-RZ470 series supports 360 degrees installation and portrait mode projection. No intricate mirror is necessary to realize these special projections, changing and expanding the way projectors can be used in different applications.

This and other new products are currently showcased for the first time at Infocomm exhibition in Las Vegas, USA and will be presented on 27th and 28th of June at a Panasonic event at the London Visual Experience Centre in London, UK.

The two series will be available through authorized Panasonic resellers starting from 2012 Q4 and 2013 Q1.

Specifications are tentative and subject to change without notice.

For more information on Panasonic professional projectors, please visit http://panasonic.net/avc/projector/

*1: As of June 1st, 2012.
*2: This product is not a medical instrument. Do not use it for actual medical diagnosis.
*3: For complete list of compatible models, please visit the website (http://panasonic.net/avc/projector/). The site will be updated prior to the actual shipment of the units.
*4: Excluding light source.