Panasonic renews portable projection lineup
Panasonic has announced two new portable projector series, including a new short throw range, offering longer lifespans, higher brightness and wireless capability to enable switch on and go operation within schools and meeting rooms.
The interactive1 3LCD PT-TW351R series2 offers 10,000 hours maintenance-free operation in ECO Mode and comprises four short throw models, each capable of producing an 80-inch image from as little as 75 cm away, eliminating presenter shadowing.
The series consists of two WXGA models (PT-TW351R and PT-TW350) each with 3,300 lm of brightness and two XGA models available in 3,800 lm (PT-TX410) and 3,200 lm (PT-TX320). The projectors feature an increased contrast ratio of 16,000:1 for clear and crisp image and text reproduction.
The series allows presenters to notate a projected image using either the optional interactive pen or Panasonic whiteboard software.
In addition, Panasonic is also launching the light weight PT-LB423 series. Weighing just 2.9 kg, the six-model series delivers an impressive 3,600 lm of brightness at WXGA resolution (PT-LW373) or up to 4,100 lm at XGA (PT-LB423) for superb image quality. A manual 1.2x zoom lens enables a wide range of projection distances for convenience.
Both new projector series feature a wired LAN terminal3 and a USB input for the optional wireless module (ET-WML100). They support the playback of images via a built-in USB media player, while a second USB terminal offers plug-and-play audio4. Media playout is possible from Presenter Light software for Windows® PCs, or from the VueMagic™ Pro app for iOS and Android™.
“At just 28db, these are two silent workhorse projectors for the education and corporate market,” said Hartmut Kulessa, European Projector Marketing Manager. “We know that these markets demand a plug and play projector, so we have included Daylight View Lite, which optimises images according to ambient light, meaning the image quality is always great.”
The PT-TW351R series and PT-LB423 series ship in January 2017.
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1) Requires optional ET-WML100 Wireless Module.
2) Interactive features supported on PT-TW351R only.
3) PT-LB303 does not feature a LAN terminal.
4) Audio transmission is not supported on Mac OS.
VueMagic™ Pro is a product of Pixelworks, Inc. For detailed information, refer to http://vuemagic.pixelworks.com.