Panasonic has used the InfoComm 2013 conference to launch several new projectors, including a brand new WUXGA single-chip DLP projector that the company claims as the industry’s brightest.

The brand has said that its PT-DZ870UK projector – part of the brand new, four-projector PT-DZ870U series – is the industry’s brightest single-chip WUXGA DLP projector, capable of generating 8,500 lumens of brightness at 1,920 x 1,200 resolution.

Art Rankin, Panasonic’s senior director of AV Technologies, said, “Panasonic is uniquely positioned in a variety of markets, including education, house of worship, government and enterprise, with scalable, reliable solutions to meet individual customer needs.

“The new AV solutions we are launching at InfoComm this year demonstrate our continued commitment to innovation and to delivering the highest possible ROI to our customers, resellers and distribution partners.”

Panasonic also launched its new PT-CW330 ultra-short throw series of portable projectors. The three models in the series can generate an 80-inch diagonal image with less than two feet from lens to screen. The PT-CW331RU and PT-CX301RU also have built-in interactive capabilities, that allow up to two users to write on the projected image with infrared pens and have their notes and points registered and interpreted by the projector.

Panasonic was not the only brand to take advantage of the platform of the Orlando-based trade show to launch new projectors, with NEC, Hitachi and Ricoh all launching new projector technology at the event.