Panasonic Introduces Lightweight Portable LCD Laser Projectors
Panasonic is launching its new PT-VMZ50 Series of lightweight portable LCD laser projectors designed for use in classrooms, conference rooms as well as executive boardrooms.
The PT-VMZ50 Series consists of the PT-VMZ50U, PT-VMZ40U and the PT-VMW50U portable LCD laser projectors.
With a brightness range of 4,500 to 6,000 lumens, and a choice of WUXGA (1920x1200) or WXGA (1280x800) resolutions, the PT-VMZ50 Series features SOLID SHINE laser technology enabling 20,000 hours of consistent brightness, while eliminating conventional lamp replacement hassles for virtually maintenance-free operation.
All PT-VMZ50 LCD laser projectors feature 1.6x zoom lenses for short throw-distances (throw ratio: 1.09-1.77:1). The projectors support wide V/H lens-shift to achieve flexible installations.
Other features that have been built into the PT-VMZ50 Series include 4K signal input via HDMI (supports signals up to 4K/30p, images are converted to the projector’s resolution. /PT-VMZ50U/VMZ40U: WUXGA (1920 x 1200); /PT-VMW50U: WXGA (1280 x 800))and Panasonic’s DIGITAL LINK connection (not for PT-VMZ40U), based on HDBase-T, which transmits video, audio, and control signals through a single LAN cable for distances of up to 150 m (150 m transmission available only with ET-YFB200G DIGITAL LINK Switcher for signals up to 1080p in Long Reach Mode.) for Full HD video and 50 m (164 ft.) for 4K video.
Wireless projection is also availabe using an optional AJ-WM50P wireless module. It gives users the ability to share documents or images from their own devices regardless of seating location and without cable hassle. In addition, the PT-VMZ50 Series laser light-source cuts the time needed to quickly display images after switching on the projector. This Quick Start/Quick Off feature makes it possible to project images in just one second from Standby conditio. Other features include a USB Memory Viewer function, which displays images stored on USB memory devices without need of a PC, and a built-in 10W speaker.
The PT-VMZ50 Series of portable LCD laser projectors will be available March 2019.