Panasonic goes ‘beyond 4K’ at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2018
Panasonic has unveiled new 4K solutions at the ISE 2018 exhibition in Amsterdam, including a ‘beyond 4K’ 20,000 lumens laser projector and a 4K professional display lineup.
“As Panasonic continues to expand its 4K AV solutions, our customers can expect to see these technologies in Australia later in 2018,” said Chris Maw, Product Marketing Manager, Media and Entertainment, Panasonic Australia.
The PT-RQ22K beyond 4K laser projector is equipped with 4K+ (5120 x 3200) resolution and is aimed at live event staging, exhibitions, rental, and permanent installations where absolute reliability is critical. It meets the demand for a light weight, high-brightness 4K+ projector with film-like image quality, suitable for single or stacked projections.
Chris Maw added: “In addition, our industry leading PT-RZ21K and PT-RZ31K projectors are currently lighting up the inaugural ‘World Masters of Projection Mapping Championship’ during ISE 2018, which sees video artwork from five artists projected onto Amsterdam’s EYE Filmmuseum.”
Panasonic is also broadening its lineup of 4K commercial displays with the announcement of the EQ1 six-model series of 4K LCD panels ranging from 43 inch to 86 inch. The new display series have a slim depth and stylish narrow bezel design which maximises the screen area, and 350 cd/m2 brightness, making them ideal for shopping centres, showrooms, meeting rooms, and classrooms. The two largest panels (86/75-inch) also feature In-Plane Switching technology, which maintains colour accuracy and clear visibility when the screen is viewed off-axis.
The latest in 4K
The PT-RQ22K 3-Chip DLP™ SOLID SHINE laser model boasts the same compact dimensions and 20,000 lumens brightness as the PT-RZ21K series, a WUXGA/SXGA+ projector. The state of the art imaging engines include a Quad Pixel Drive and 240 Hz real motion processor. Heat-resistant phosphor wheels and solid-state laser modules serve vivid 4K+ images with industry leading brightness, contrast, and accuracy. The PT-RQ22K also offers BT.2020 emulation and supports premium HDR video content playback.
Panasonic has combined class-leading picture quality and a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by shielding the optical engine with heat-pipe based cooling, eliminating the need for an air filter. The whole projector can operate with no maintenance for very long periods of time, even in dusty environments. The PT-RQ22K has a dual light engine and can switch to a backup video signal instantaneously if the primary source goes down.
The PT-RQ22K has a single-cable 4K DIGITAL LINK connection and is compatible with the newly launched Panasonic 12G-SDI interface board (ET-MDN12G10), as well as the full range of 3-Chip DLP™ Panasonic lenses.
The EQ1 Series supports the latest 4K and Full HD video content, with two HDCP 2.2-compliant HDMI terminals to play DRM-protected content. It also offers a VESA-compliant mount．Installation, setup and control of the displays is simplified with a USB media player that displays 4K and Full HD content without the need for external cables or a Set-top Box. In a local network, content can also be updated using a master USB device, synced across multiple displays via LAN.
Other technology showcased at the event that will be seen on Australian shores include a new 12,000-lumen laser projector, the PT-RZ120, which offers highly accurate colours and outstanding brightness in a compact chassis; and the PT-MZ770 Series of 7,500-lumens LCD Laser projectors, delivering low operating cost and high reliability to the education and corporate market.
Australian pricing and availability will be announced closer to the launch dates.