Even with its light, compact body, the PT-EX500E produces brightness of 5,000 lm. In addition, the iris automatically adjusts itself to match the situation, resulting in high contrast ratio of 2,000:1.
Panasonic's Daylight View Basic technology achieves sharp, easy-to-see images by clearly reproducing the details in dark image areas, which were previously difficult to see in brightly lit rooms. A built-in sensor measures the ambient light, and the Daylight View Basic function adjusts the halftone colour and brightness level according to the surrounding illumination.
The cabinet is designed with a straight airflow path, from intake to exhaust. The shielding of the lens section, where dust is likely to enter, has been further improved to keep dust out. And the sealing performance of the air filter unit and air intake duct has been increased to prevent the entry of dust from the filter periphery, resulting in a highly dust resistant structure.
The Eco Filter unit, which efficiently captures dust in the intake airflow path, requires no replacement for up to12,000 hours.*1 This large, pleated Micro Cut Filter (electrostatic filter) uses an ion effect to trap minute dust particles, further raising the overall dust-trapping capability.
These features minimise the entry of dust into the optical block and maintain brightness over a long period of time, while reducing the hassle of maintenance. Also, in addition to achieving a long replacement cycle, the Eco Filter can be washed with water*2 and reused as an environmental consideration.
The PT-EX500E Projectors' optical block maintains a high level of performance over time, due to the use of inorganic materials in the LCD panels and polarisers, thus achieving a replacement cycle of 10,000 hours. It also makes them the logical choice for a truly dependable LCD Projector system.
The PT-EX500E Projector features a lamp replacement cycle of up to 4,000 hours *3. This helps to lower operating costs by providing longer usage between lamp replacements.
When the Standby mode is set to Eco, the standby power consumption is low at 0.4 W *4. This lowers running costs, and helps to reduce environment impact.
When the Lamp power is set to Auto, the Intelligent Lamp Control system automatically adjusts the Lamp output in accordance with the brightness of the projected image and reduces it by up to 70 % *5. It also combines with colour shift correction, which corrects the shift in the colour balance that occurs when the Lamp output drops. As a result, power consumption is effectively reduced while excellent colour reproduction is maintained.
A number of functions are provided to reduce power consumption. They adjust the brightness according to ambient light conditions, and reduce the Lamp power when there is no signal input or the Projector is in AV Mute mode. You can easily set the Eco Management functions according to operating conditions by using the ECO button on the Remote Control.
The wide adjustment range of the powered horizontal / vertical lens shift function assures convenience and versatility during installation. It lets you easily make adjustments with the Remote Control. The unit can also be rotated 360 degrees vertically. This means you can install it at any angle you want, to accommodate different installation conditions.
A lens-centred, symmetrical design provides ease of installation, eliminating the need for any special considerations when planning the installation site.
Choose from a wide line up of optional Lenses for your system, including Short Throw, Long Throw Zoom and Fixed Throw Lenses for rear projection use. The additional Lenses make it easy to adapt your Projector to the installation site. The Lenses attach and detach with one-touch ease.
Web browser on a Computer connected through a 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 LAN terminal allows a Computer connected to the network to use Crestron RoomView™ application software to manage and control system devices.
Extensive interfaces include HDMI and DVI-D input terminals, two sets of computer (RGB) input terminals,*6 and a serial (RS-232C) terminal for external control. It is also possible to output audio during Standby mode. This is convenient when connecting an external audio system through the Projector.
The PT-EX500 Projectors feature a high output 10 Watt Monaural Speaker that produces a large sound volume without requiring external Speakers.
The quiet design keeps noise levels down to 31 dB,*7 so the sound of the cooling fan is hardly noticeable. This helps the audience to keep their attention on the speech when someone is giving a presentation, or on the screen images during quiet scenes.
You can change the default Panasonic start up logo to any logo you want. A new logo can be easily uploaded by connecting a Computer to the PT-EX500E through the LAN, or serial connection by using the Logo Transfer Software*8. An abundance of other security measures are also included, such as a Security Bar, Key lock, and PIN Code Lock function. This is very effective for preventing theft.
For easy maintenance, you can replace the Filter from the side and the Lamp from the top of the Projector. The Filter and Lamp are easily replaced even after the Projector is installed on the ceiling.
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*1 The usage environment affects the duration of the Filter.
*2 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.
*3 This is the maximum value when the Lamp power is set to Eco1 or Eco2, with the Lamp turned on for 2 hours and off for 0.25 hours. Increases in the Lamp on cycle or extended use with the Lamp continuously turned on will shorten the Lamp replacement cycle. When the Lamp power is set to Normal, the Lamp replacement cycle is 3,000 hours. The usage environment affects the Lamp replacement cycle.
*4 Standby mode: Eco. When Standby mode is set to Eco, network functions such as standby on via LAN are not available. Also, only certain commands can be received for external control using the serial terminal.
*5 With the Lamp Mode set to Auto.
*6 One set supports YPBPR (YCBCR) signals.
*7 With the Lamp power set to Eco1 or Eco2. 37 dB with the Lamp power set to Normal.
*8 Still images that can be uploaded are limited to 1024 x 768 pixel bitmap files. Also, the application will reduce the number of colours to 191.
• Presentation Support/Control Tools such as Presentation Timer, Freeze Function, and Digital Zoom
• Projector Identification System for Remote Control Allocation of Up to 64 Projectors
• Direct Power Off Right After Use
• Built-in Closed Caption Decoder
• AMX D. D. Compliant