Panasonic's new Non-Lamp Projectors use a LED/Laser-combined light source for next-generation projection. Loaded with features for professional integration, the series expand projection capabilities in museums, digital signage and more. Panasonic's first Lamp Free Projectors deliver an exciting new standard in professional reliability.
This new light source requires no maintenance for approximately 20,000 hours.1 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, labour and hassle of stocking Lamps.
Ordinary Lamps are not well suited to continuous operation. Because the PT-RZ470EAK does not use a Lamp, has an efficient cooling system and uses DLP™ chip that has a long life, they are capable of 24/7 operation.
The PT-RZ470EAK features 3,500 lumens of brightness. The rate of brightness deterioration in the LED/Laser-combined light source is extremely slow compared to
The SOLID SHINE drive uses a built-in sensor to constantly detect the light 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. The PT-RZ470EAK also features a Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) DLP™ chip, allowing highly detailed Full HD images without resizing.
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 LED/Laser-combined light source has a higher level of colour purity than an ordinary Lamp, allowing it to achieve colour reproduction with wider colour space. Colours are more vibrant than those of conventional Projectors.
Rec. 709 Mode for HDTV Projection
Optimal colour reproduction can be achieved by selecting this mode, compliant with ITU-R Recommendation BT.709, when images from an HDTV source are projected.
In 1-chip DLP™ system Projectors with conventional Lamp, a colour wheel is used for time-division multiplexing in a method where the human eye combines the result to achieve a full colour palette. In the PT-RZ470EAK, this is done by on/off switching of the LED/Laser-combined light source. A unique Panasonic power supply circuit provides time-division multiplexing with ultra fast 30x drive.2 The resulting, high-definition images exhibit virtually no colour breaking.3
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.4 The use of this heat pipe cooling system also achieves quiet operation of 29 dB,5 enabling viewers to concentrate on the presentation or on quiet movie scenes.
Images do not appear quickly with Lamp Based Projectors because the Projector requires time to warm up. With the PT-RZ470EAK, the image appears almost instantly. There is 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.
SOLID SHINE series Projectors have swept away the weak points of conventional Lamp Based Projectors, providing superior Total Cost of Ownership and value.
The new LED/Laser-combined light source in the SOLID SHINE Series Projectors provides approximately 20,000 hours of operation with no Lamp or Filter replacement needed. This dramatically lowers maintenance costs and labour.
A highly durable system has been achieved with an originally designed, efficient cooling system for the new light source, and a dust proof structure. You get stable operation and solid reliability for a long period of time.
System capabilities such as a 2x zoom lens, an exceptionally wide lens shift range, and 360 degree installation support highly flexible installation. DIGITAL LINK also enables long distance digital transmission with a single cable.
Equipped with a DIGITAL LINK terminal, the PT-RZ470EAK allows transmission of HDMI, uncompressed HD digital video, audio and control signals (Ethernet, RS-232C) for up to 100 metres through a single CAT5e (STP) cable or higher. This simplifies cabling and system upgrades, making it ideal for ceiling mounted and other permanent installations.
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2x Zoom Lens
The 2x Optical Zoom Lens provides a wide throw range.
For a 120 inch diagonal wide screen, the projection distance extends from approximately 3.9 m to approximately 7.8 m.6
A lens-centred, symmetrical design provides ease of installation, eliminating the need for any special considerations when planning the installation site.
The wide shift range accommodates various room sizes and shapes. When lights or ventilation holes are located in the ceiling mounting site, you can simply relocate the Projector to avoid them.
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.
Portrait mode allows the Projector to be mounted with its side surface facing down,⁷ for projecting onto a long, vertical screen. This provides a fresh visual effect in museums, public spaces, shopping centres, company showrooms, and similar locations. The optional ET-PKR100P ceiling mount bracket for portrait projection is also available.
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.8
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 and Control Software".9
The PT-RX470EAK can deliver impressive 3D images when viewed with active glasses. 10
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.11 This is convenient when connecting an external audio system through the Projector. A closed caption decoder is built in.
The LAN terminal allows a Computer connected to the network to use Crestron RoomView™ application software to manage and control system devices. Besides, The AMX Device Discovery technology is built in the PT-RZ470EAK.
Web browser on a Computer connected through a wired LAN system lets you remotely operate Projectors and check their status. An email messaging function can also notify you 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.
This imaging mode is similar to DICOM Part 14, which is a medical imaging standard. It reproduces x-ray images with remarkable clarity.12
1A guideline for light source replacement. The maintenance free period may be shortened due to environmental conditions
2Picture mode: Dynamic. 10x drive in other picture modes.
The rate for each vertical sync/blanking interval, with R/G/B light source switching set to 1x.
3A condition in which incorrect colour expression causes colour flickering.
4The operating temperature range is 0 ºC to 40 ºC when used in locations from 1,400 m to 2,700 m above sea level. If the ambient temperature exceeds 35 °C, the light output may be reduced to protect the Projector.
5LIGHT POWER mode: ECO. 35 dB with LIGHT POWER mode set to NORMAL.
6The PT-RZ470EAK supports projection distance from 4.0 to 8.0 meters for a 120 inch screen (16:10 aspect ratio).
7The Projector itself cannot be set vertically by itself. Also, the side with terminals should be facing downward. Using the Projector at an angle that exceeds the available angle of 210° may result in malfunctions. If setting up the Projector at an angle that exceeds 210° is required, consult your dealer.
8Consult you dealer for information about colour matching software.
9If 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.
10To view 3D images, active-shutter 3D glasses are separately required. (In the active shutter system, the right/left liquid crystal shutter is opened and closed alternately according to projected images.)
11Requires menu selection. Audio monitoring requires External Speakers and an Audio Amplifier.
12This product is not a medical instrument. Do not use it for actual medical diagnosis.
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