Panasonic has launched the world’s first range of lamp-free projectors, using HDBaseT technology instead.

The one-chip DLP PT-RZ470 and PT-RZ370 Series projectors will see the conventional lamps replaced with new LED/laser diodes, thanks to Panasonic’s proprietary technology. The new technology means that the projectors will be able to provide high brightness of more than 3,000 lumens, with capabilities that were not possible with conventional lamps.

By not using a lamp, the projectors can deliver up to 20,000 hours of maintenance-free operation. The continuous high brightness and professional-grade features make the new projectors ideal for educational institutions and professional applications such as museums and digital signage.

The projectors will be available in two different resolutions – 1080p (1,920 x 1,080) and WXGA (1,280 x 800) – and are equipped with Panasonic’s proprietary Daylight View technology. This means that built-in ambient light sensors match the quality of the images created to the surrounding environment.

The two new models will also have a Digital Link connection, which will allow a single cable to transmit uncompressed HD videos, audio and control commands up to 100 metres (328 feet).

The both have impressive installation flexibility, with 2x zoom and exceptionally wide lens shift range, eliminating the need to reposition an existing universal ceiling mount if they are used as replacement installations.