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Panasonic Introduces the World's Lightest 4k Laser Projector

November 2015

Panasonic is set to release the world’s lightest and most compact 3-Chip DLPTM laser projector featuring beyond 4K resolution.

First previewed at ISE 2015, the 10,000 lumens PT-RQ13K has a Quad Pixel Drive that produces detailed, film-like, 4K+ images. The optical axis of the projector is shifted both horizontally and vertically at a high frame rate of up to 240 Hz, to create four different pixels from a single pixel, effectively quadrupling the pixel density of the image. 

A new generation of detail clarity processors analyses the requirement for extra pixels and optimise the output for fluid, detailed, high-contrast images. Hartmut Kulessa, European Projector Product Marketing Manager at Panasonic, said: “Panasonic has traditionally been very popular with the rental and staging market because of the build quality and compact nature of its projectors.” Kulessa continued: “The PT-RQ13K’s cabinet is about half the size of some competitor 4K resolution products, it is capable of 360 degree orientation and is compatible with our existing 3-Chip lenses, so it’s sure to appeal to rental and staging professionals.”

The projector also includes a fail-safe dual-drive laser optical engine which ensures a 20,000 hour light-source life and a laser light-source engine which allows 24/7 operation. A new liquid-cooling system reduces operating noise and maximises the laser light source performance. These features create a platform that opens up new possibilities for the digital signage sector, such as permanent 3D mapping shows.



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