A new series of compact Panasonic projectors launched
Panasonic has unveiled a four-model series of lightweight projectors which pack high-brightness and new design features into a compact body.

The PT-DZ13K series was launched at the NAB show held this April in Las Vegas and has been designed for use in staging and signage as well as museum and auditorium venues.

Three of the projectors offer 3D projection and all of the models use between 10,600 and 12,000 lumens of brightness with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio.

The Dual Lamp System has been designed for rental and staging uses, enabling continuous projection if a lamp fails during a performance. The Lamp Relay mode supports 24/7 signage use, with two lamps alternating operation.

Innovative lens memory functions save zoom, focus and lens shift settings, saving time in preparation if the projector is used for a variety of productions. A built-in Geometric Adjustment feature allows projections onto spherical, cylindrical and other shape s of screen for more versatile projection.

Despite the new functions the Panasonic projectors can enjoy a lamp life of up to 4,000 in Eco Mode and an Eco Filter with a replacement cycle of 12,000 hours can save users time and money on maintenance.

Scott Wellington, senior product marketing manager for projectors, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, said: "Our customers are constantly asking for projectors that are smaller and brighter than previous models, but with more advanced features, so we've challenged our engineers to meet these needs

"With the PT-DZ13K Series, our engineers have exceeded expectations by delivering the world's smallest and lightest 12,000 lumen 3-chip DLP projectors to date with new highly-efficient lamps and by incorporating features normally found in more advanced models."