This new light source requires no maintenance for up to 10 years.* In many cases, this means no maintenance until your next refresh cycle. Naturally, there are no lamp burnout problems during use, so reliability is further increased. There is also no filter to clean due to carefully engineered sealed optics.
As a consequence, running cost is dramatically lowered because of the savings on lamp costs, maintenance labor and hassle of stocking lamps.
* With LIGHT POWER set to Eco2. Replacement of other parts than the light source may be required in shorter period.
The LED/Laser-Combined Light Source Enables Up to 10 Years* of Continuous Operation
The rate of brightness deterioration in the LED/Laser-combined light source is extremely slow compared to lamp-based projectors. The SOLID SHINE drive uses a built-in sensor to constantly detect the intensity of the light source and correct corresponding changes in white balance. This all helps to maintain excellent picture quality for a long period of time. Contrast is outstanding too, at 20,000:1, and images are reproduced with a wide dynamic range. There is no maintenance required because the PT-RZ475 does not use a lamp or air filter. And it has an efficient cooling system and dust-resistant structure, and uses a DLP™ chip that has a long life. Together, this makes the PT-RZ475 ideal for 24/7 operation.
Beautiful Picture Quality for a Long Period of Time with 24/7 Operation
Laser cooling is performed by releasing the heat to cooling fins, then cooling with a heat pipe cooling system. This suppresses temperature rises inside the projector and allows stable operation up to an ambient temperature of 45 °C (113 °F).*
The use of this heat-pipe cooling system also achieves quiet operation of 35 dB,** enabling viewers to concentrate on the presentation or on quiet movie scenes.
* The operating temperature range is 0 ºC to 40 ºC (32 ºF to 104 ºF) when used in locations from 1,400 m to 2,700 m (4,593 ft to 8,858 ft) above sea level. If the ambient temperature exceeds 35 °C (95 °F), the light output may be reduced to protect the projector.** With LIGHT SOURCE MODE set to NORMAL.
Heat Pipe Cooling System Maintains Stable Operation up to 45 °C (113 °F)*
Equipped with a DIGITAL LINK terminal, the PT-RZ475 allows transmission of HDMI, uncompressed HD digital video, audio and control signals (Ethernet, RS-232C) for up to 100 meters (328 feet) through a single CAT5e (STP) cable or higher. This simplifies cabling and system upgrades, making it ideal for ceiling-mounted and other permanent installations.
Optional ET-YFB100G Digital Interface Box for Easy Setup
By combining the optional ET-YFB100G Digital Interface Box, with its HDMI and other input terminals, uncompressed HD digital video, audio and control signals can be transmitted up to 100 m (328 feet) over a single CAT5e (STP) cable or higher. It allows projector connection with only one cable, making it ideal for ceiling-mounted and other permanent installations.
Also, because control signals can be simultaneously transmitted, the ET-YFB100G input signal can easily be switched with the wireless remote control that is included with the projector. The projector can be controlled by either serial or LAN communication.
DIGITAL LINK Transmits Analog/Digital and Control Signals up to 100 m (328 ft) with a Single Cable
Also Supports Other Manufacturers’ Peripheral Equipment
DIGITAL LINK is an original function added to technology based on the transmission standards used in Crestron’s DigitalMedia 8G+, Extron’s XTP Systems, etc. Signals from the ET-YFB100G can also be relayed to a non-DIGITAL LINK-ready projector by using another manufacturer’s equipment based on the same technology.*
* Input selection and other ET-YFB100G operations can be performed only when connecting to a DIGITAL LINK compatible projector.
The ET-YFB100G includes a scaling/resizing function, and can be operated by the projector's remote control.
Interfaces include HDMI and DVI-I inputs. The serial terminal (RS-232C) has an Emulate function that lets you continue using existing control systems when replacing previous Panasonic models. It is also possible to output audio during STANDBY MODE.* This is convenient when connecting an external audio system through the projector.** A closed caption decoder is built in.
* Requires menu selection. ** Audio monitoring requires external speakers and an audio amplifier.
Note: HDMI, the HDMI logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.
Abundant Connection Terminals, Including HDMI
Web browser on a computer connected through a wired LAN system lets you remotely operate projectors and check their status. An e-mail messaging function can also notify you the overall projector status.
The wired LAN terminal is compatible with PJLink™ (class1).
Easy Remote Monitoring and Control over a LAN
The short throw lens enables installation in tight spaces. For example, promotional images can be projected even in the narrow space of a retail store showcase, where image projection is not possible with a general-purpose lens.
Short-Throw Projection in a Limited Space
A lens-centered, symmetrical design provides ease of installation, eliminating the need for any special considerations when planning the installation site.
Powered Focus, Short-Throw Lens
The lens axis can be shifted ±10 % vertically and ±3.4 % horizontally. This enables to replace an existing projector and to make fine tweaks after installation. Because it is a powered focus, the focus can be adjusted by remote control when it is installed in a rear projection configuration.
Lens-Centered Design with Powered Focus and Short-Throw Lens
The projectors can be rotated vertically. This means you can install one at any up-and-down angle you want, to accommodate different installation conditions.
Flexible 360-Degree Installation
Images do not appear quickly with lamp-based projectors because the projector requires time to warm up. With the PT-RZ475, the image appears almost instantly. There's also no cooling time required when turning the power off, so you can quickly turn the projector on and off as many times as needed.
Time is required to reach maximum brightness.
Maximum brightness is reached as soon as the light source goes on.
Image Appears Immediately － No Need for Cooling After Use
This function automatically corrects the brightness fluctuations that occur over time in the individual projectors of a multi-screen system. Up to eight projectors can be controlled by connecting to each other via a hub, and this can be increased to a maximum of 2,048 projectors by using "Multi Projector Monitoring & Control Software"*
* If the temperature of the projector's surroundings is elevated, light output may be reduced in order to protect the projector unit. If this software is used for the brightness control of multiple projectors, please ensure that as far as possible the temperature of the surroundings is the same for all projectors.