Panasonic’s brand new range of ultra short throw projectors will provide exceptional images for education and mid-level business, while also creating 3D pictures.

The PT-CW230 and PT-CX200 have resolutions of WXGA (1280×800), providing 2,500 lumens of brightness and XGA (1024×768) with 2,000 lumens of brightness respectively. Their short throw abilities mean they are ideal for use with whiteboards in classrooms, for immersive teaching activities, and for table-top projection in small meetings.

Hartmut Kulessa, the marketing manager for projectors at Panasonic System Communications Company Europe, said that the new models will take Panasonic into a sector of the projector market where they have never had a presence before.

“The use of interactive whiteboards in schools is getting more and more important in Europe, but also in corporate presentation applications the ultra short throw technology has strong advantages,” he explained. “Being able to present in front of a large screen without any shadows appearing on the projection enables the presenter to point and interact right in front of his/her presentation, plus the 3D capability adds another level of reality to any presentation.”

The compact models can project images measuring more than two metres on the diagonal from a distance of only just over 30 centimetres. This allows for presenters to stand close to the screen without their shadows falling on to the image.

The CW230 has a 10 Watt audio amplifier and mono loudspeaker and is supported by an HDMI terminal. Both models have filter replacement cycles of up to 4,000 hours.