The 2-Lamp Optical System uses high output, 380 W UHM Lamps to produce high brightness of 13,000 lm. Contrast is also high at 4,000:1 resulting in sharp and crisp images.
It is inherently difficult for LCD Projectors to attain both high brightness and superb colour reproduction. For this reason, in addition to the three conventional LCD panels that control the light intensity for the red, blue and green primary colours, the PT-EX12KE also features a Pure Colour Control function that independently controls the light intensity of yellow colouring. This provides rich overall colour expression while maintaining brightness.
The use of a full 10-bit image processing system provides smooth tonal expression. For example, skin tones appear natural and true to life.
Even if one Lamp goes out during use, the other Lamps continue, so projection is not interrupted. Lamp Relay mode also allows long time, continuous operation.
The LCD panels and polarisers inside the LCD Projector's optical block tend to degrade over time. Their degradation adversely affects image quality. Inorganic materials are used for the LCD panels, and for the polarisers that are prone to degradation, to resist time related changes in the optical block, therefore achieving a replacement cycle of up to 10,000 hours.
The PT-EX12KE features the Eco Filter, which efficiently captures dust and requires no replacement for up to 12,000 hours.*2 It consists of Micro Cut Filters*3 that use an ion effect to collect extremely small dust particles. These large surface, pleated Filters have a high dust collecting performance. In addition to its long replacement cycle, the Eco Filter can be washed with water*4 for repeated use, further increasing its ecological performance. The Eco Filter can also be removed through the top panel of the Projector, enabling Filter replacement on ceiling mounted Projectors without having to detach the Projector from its mounting bracket.
Both zooming and focusing can be done by Remote Control. The wide adjustment range of the powered horizontal / vertical lens shift function assures convenience and versatility during installation. You can also choose from a wide variety of Lenses, from Short or Long Focus Zoom Lenses to a Fixed Focus Lens for rear projection. This makes it possible to install the Projector in a variety of locations.
A lens centred, symmetrical design provides ease of installation, eliminating the need for any special considerations when planning the installation site.
The Projector can be rotated 360° vertically for flexible installation. This allows projection from directly above or below, for exciting visual possibilities in art galleries, theatres and showrooms.
All you need to do is designate four points as the corners of the projected image, and this function automatically carries out horizontal and vertical keystone correction.
The Multi-Screen Support System optimally adjusts multiple screens: Edge Blending, Colour Matching.
The edges of adjacent screens can be blended and their luminance controlled.
This function corrects for slight variations in the colour reproduction range of individual Projectors.
The wide-ranging terminals include 2 sets of RGB inputs, an HDMI input, and a DVI-D input. Mounting the optional Interface Board ET-MD16SD1 also accommodates HD/SD-SDI signal input. The terminal connection area is LED illuminated, and a backlight is provided for the control panel buttons, ensuring smooth and easy operation in the dark.
The Mechanical Shutter lets you mechanically block the light to completely blackout the screen, and prevents light leakage from the lens. When closing the shutter, the projection image gradually fades out, then gradually fades in when opening, which brings more attractive stage effects.
A 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 when a Lamp needs replacement, and indicate the overall Projector status. In addition, Multi Projector Monitoring and Control Software is available for monitoring and controlling multiple Panasonic Projectors from a single PC. The wired LAN terminal is compatible with PJLink™ (class1), an open protocol that is used by many manufacturers, to enable integrated control of systems that contain different brands of Projectors.
The Lamp can be reached through the top panel for easy replacement. This eliminates the need to detach the Projector from its mounting bracket in ceiling mounted applications and greatly simplifies maintenance.
Direct Power Off allows the power cord to be unplugged right after use.
Wireless and wired remote control that allows the allocation of up to 64 IDs.
Logo Transfer Software*5 lets you upload any start up logo you want.
*1 The values above are maximum values when they are used in cycles of being turned on for 2 hours and off for 0.25 hours.When the Lamps are turned on and off more frequently, the Lamp replacement cycle is shortened. The usage environment affects the Lamp replacement cycle.
*2 With the Lamp power set to Normal. The usage environment affects the duration of the Filter.
*3 Electrostatic Filters.
*4 When washing with water, please follow the procedures listed in the operating instructions. Also, we recommend replacing the Filter with a new one after it has been washed and reused twice. If the Filter is not sufficiently clean after washing, replace it with a new one.
*5 Still images that can be uploaded are limited to 1,024 x 768 pixel bitmap files. Also, the application reduces the number of colours to 191.
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