Panasonic To Launch 4K Laser Projector In Oz
Panasonic states the PT-RQ13K is the “most compact and lightweight projector of its kind in the world”, employing quad-pixel drive technology in delivering “extremely detailed, film-like extra 4K image quality”.
The optical axis of the PT-RQ13K is shifted both horizontally and vertically in sync with a high 240 Hz frame rate, creating four different pixels from a single pixel, effectively quadrupling the pixel density of the image, Panasonic states, with a next-generation Detail Clarity Processor analysing required pixel information for extra pixels, optimising “for fluid, detailed, high-contrast images”.
“This is our smallest laser projector yet, and delivers stunning images and long-lasting laser performance for applications such as exhibitions,” Chris Maw, Panasonic product marketing manager, panels and projectors, commented.
“We are currently previewing it to a range of customers in sectors such as universities and museums, as well as to systems integrators.”
Panasonic is also set to bring its PT-RZ12K and PT-RS11K 3-chip DLP laser projectors to the Australian market, featuring 120 Hz frame-replacement technologies and 12,000 lumens of brightness at WUXGA and SXGA+, respectively.
The three new projectors feature a contrast ratio of 20,000:1, with Panasonic stating a fail-safe dual-drive laser optical engine “ensures a bright, long-lasting 20,000 hours of laser performance”, while a new liquid-cooling system has also reduced operating noise, maximising laser light source performance.
The PT-RQ13K and PT-RZ12K/PT-RS11K projectors carry four and two 3G-SDI inputs, respectively, along with a Digital Link HDBaseT-derived connection carrying 1080/60p video and control commands for distances of up to 150 metres in Long Reach Mode.
HDMI and DVI terminals are offered as standard on the PT-RZ12K/PT-RS11K, and are optional on the PT-RQ13K.
The PT-RQ13K, which will be previewed at the upcoming Integrate Expo in Melbourne from August 25-27, will be available in Australia in November, with Panasonic stating pricing will be announced closer to the release date. The PT-RZ12K and PT-RS11K will be available in Australia in September, with pricing to also be announced.