Panasonic has released the new PT-RZ570 1-Chip DLP Solid Shine Laser Phosphor projector for the education market. The projector is positioned towards the middle of Panasonic’s range for education, designed to be a budget-conscious yet no-compromise option. The PT-RZ570 features 5400 lumens brightness, and 20,000-hour maintenance-free operation.
Chris Maw, Product Marketing Manager, Projectors, Panasonic, said: “Laser technology improves efficiency, performance and delivers cost savings through maintenance-free operation. This is ideal for reducing the burden on technology support staff in the education industry. The projector also offers excellent performance in the classroom with picture quality that exceeds that of competitive lamp-based projectors, making text and graphics clear and comfortable for students to view.”
The PT-RZ570 ships with a free 360° (vertical and horizontal) installation, 2X zoom lens, extra-wide-range manual lens shift, curved screen and corner keystone correction, and a HDBaseT-compliant Digital Link single-cable connection.
Panasonic has also updated the popular EZ range of multi-purpose LCD projectors with the new PT-EZ590 Series. The new models are made to be suitable for a range of scenarios including classrooms, conference rooms, and lecture halls. The small and lightweight PT-EZ590 Series extends life and improves economy, with powered horizontal and vertical lens shift and optional wireless projection for easy operation. The updated projectors output up to 5400 lumens in WUXGA and have a contrast ratio of 10,000:1. Daylight View Basic technology keeps images sharp and easy to view even in brightly lit rooms with a built-in sensor that measures ambient light.
The new PT-EZ590 Series is designed for easy replacement of lamps, lenses and filters, even when the projector is installed upside down on the ceiling. Lamp replacement cycle is stated as up to 5000 hours in ECO mode. The projectors also get two HDMI inputs as standard.