Panasonic has launched four brand-new projectors aimed squarely at the educational market.

The four new projectors comprise the brand’s Solid Shine series of lamp-free projectors, all of which are equipped with Digital Link technology.

The Solid Shine technology means the projectors have an LED/laser light source, operating on 1-Chip DLP technology and capable of delivering up to 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free operation.

The light source delivers up to 3,500 lumens of brightness, making the projectors ideal for use in lecture theatres, museums and command and control centres.

The Digital Link terminal can combine with the optional ET-YFB100G Digital Interface Box – which comes with HDMI and other input terminals – to allow for the displaying of uncompressed HD digital video, audio and control signals for up to 100 meters (328 feet) through a single CAT5e (STP) cable.

The PT-RZ370U and PT-RW330U projectors offer native resolutions of 1,920 x 1,080 (1080p) and 1,280 x 800 (WXGA) respectively, with a contrast ratio of 10,000:1. The PT-RZ470UK/UW features 1,920 x 1,080 (1080p) resolution while the PT-RW430UK/UW comes with 1,280 x 800 (WXGA) resolution. Both units have a contrast ratio of 20,000:1.