50,000 lumen 4K+ Solid Shine Laser Projector and 3-Chip DLP Technology.

PT-RQ50K

World’s most compact 50,000 lumen Laser Projector with Native 4K Resolution

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Key features

Laser 3-chip DLP, 50,000 lumens, Native 4K
Lamp-free laser projection with hermetically sealed optics and filter-less design, for 20,000 hours maintenance free operation
Compact body allows for simplified transport, install and adjustment
Dualised design provides the ultimate in backup and reliability
20,000:1 contrast ratio...

The world’s smallest 50klm native 4K projector

The PT-RQ50K is an all-in-one projector built to create breath-taking experiences with ease and reassurance. It combines Panasonic’s finest image quality and long-proven reliability.

 

 PT-RQ50
Brightness51 000 center lumen / 50 000 lumen
ResolutionNative 4K
Contrast20 000:1

Awe-Inspiring Color, Brightness, and Resolution

The PT-RQ50K represents a milestone in projection technology. Serving flawless Native 4K (4096 x 2160) images with a laser engine that combines one red laser and two blue lasers operating at different wavelengths, light output is doubled from the same footprint as our 26,000 lm PT-RQ32K 4K projector. Deployed at sporting events, arena concerts, outdoor mapping attractions, or museum exhibitions, the PT-RQ50K’s refined power will exceed the highest expectations.

Newly Developed Laser Engine Expands the Color Gamu

An all-new laser engine expands color-gamut to 114 % of our current PT-RQ32K flagship, achieving lush, vibrant hues that pull audiences into the artist’s world. A new red laser enhances two blue lasers, which output light at different wavelengths for high color accuracy. Combined with digital frame-by-frame control to manage light output according to the scene’s contrast and brightness requirements and dedicated red-laser cooling to precisely control temperature, the PT-RQ50K attains vivid reds and deep, natural blues for spectacular on-screen color expression.

Gradation Smoother Reduces Banding

Panasonic’s original Gradation Smoother function reduces banding noise in gradients of shaded color evident in content that lacks the optimal color bit-depth. Operators can select three levels* of image correction appropriate to the severity of the problem, or disable the function when it’s not needed. Gradation Smoother is your go-to solution when banding is evident in the projection, but there’s no time to re-edit the content.

Remote Preview Saves Time and Unnecessary Stress

Newly introduced within Multi Monitoring & Control Software and also accessible via web browser, Remote Preview allows projectionists to check the content being received by the projector via a Wi-Fi®- or LAN-connected laptop. It works with the projector in Standby, with the shutter on, or when direct sunlight makes inspecting on-screen images difficult. It gives a chance to fix errors between the source and projector before setup is completed.

Built-in Upgrade Kits for Geo Pro Software Now Preactivated

With the PT-RQ50K, upgrade features for Geometry Manager Pro are built into the software and do not require paid activation. Simply download and install Geo Pro to a PC to simplify advanced multi-screen geometric adjustments. Built-in capabilities include uniformity correction and Auto Screen Adjustment for automatic and simultaneous calibration of multiple screens (including curved-screen correction) using a compatible camera. These features expedite edge-blending and color-matching in mapping applications with automatic calibration for black level, brightness uniformity, and stacking.

Geometric Adjustment with Free Grid Correction via Remote Control

Free Grid is a function in Geometric Adjustment that enables convenient grid-based image adjustment using the projector’s remote controller. Grid resolutions of 2 x 2, 3 x 3, 5 x 5, 9 x 9, or 17 x 17 can be projected and areas of the image reshaped or geometrically altered to compensate for screen distortions. This correction is easily performed by adjusting control points located at grid-line intersections. Move freely between grid resolutions to achieve the desired level of granularity without losing work progress. This clever data-saving function allows technicians to smoothly create a distortion-free projection in a wide range of installation situations.

Smart Projector Control App

Smart Projector Control is a remote app for iOS and Android™ devices*1 that can adjust and control up to 64 projectors individually or simultaneously from anywhere within range of the wireless network. Use the app to connect the projector to the wireless network*2 without manually entering SSID and password simply by scanning a QR Code displayed on the projector’s Information Monitor. Once connected, you can switch the unit on or off, select an input signal, and adjust the projector’s OSD menu settings via your device’s touchscreen with the unit in standby. Installers avoid delays when it’s not possible to project the OSD menu, and can set up a fleet of projectors while other event infrastructure is assembled. As well as OSD menu operations, the app can adjust lens settings and select test patterns and lets you focus the projection using your phone camera*3 from distances of up to 30 m*4 (98 ft) away. For more information, visit the Smart Projector Control website.

NFC Function

PT-RQ50K projectors can be paired with your smartphone via NFC* (Near Field Communication) when the projector is off and disconnected from AC power by touching the device against the projector’s NFC touchpoint. Adjust selected projector settings using Smart Projector Control app, such as Projector ID and IP address, while waiting for power to be connected and setup to begin. Fleets of projectors can be prepped for immediate network connection and setup the moment power rolls out on the installation site, saving time and resources. After the event, projectors can be reset to factory defaults while unplugged and ready for crating, an action that used to require OSD menu projection.

New Information Monitor

To further simplify setup and operation of the PT-RQ50K, an Information Monitor is located on the side panel adjacent to terminals and physical controls. The monitor provides menu-based navigation for smooth setup of Projector ID and basic network configuration. It also shows projector status including temperature, runtime, and active signal data, as well as error codes should a problem be detected.

Dedicated Lenses Cover All Throw-Ratios

An exclusive new lineup of optional lenses for the PT-RQ50K provides throw-ratio coverage from 0.55:1 to 7.76:1, adapting projections to suit the installation site. All seven models support powered zoom, lens-shift, as well as lens memory and lens ID for easier on-site adjustments. AFO (Active Focus Optimizer) feature optimizes focus based on content APL, keeping images sharp and in focus.

Reliable Red-Laser Performance for Intense Color

Red lasers demonstrably heighten color expression. However, implementation of the technology has been a challenge due to the laser’s sensitivity to temperature fluctuation. Panasonic innovates a highly stable red-laser drive that digitally controls light output within precise parameters frame-by-frame using Dynamic Digital Control and an independent cooling system. The additional red laser is key to the PT-RQ50K’s vivid red reproduction and a superior RGB balance.

Shielded Laser Drive with Finless Radiator

Hermetically sealed DMD block, shielded laser drive, and filterless cooling system is reinforced by a new finless radiator that improves cooling efficiency by as much as 30 % over previous implementations while protecting critical components from dust intrusion. The projector exceeds common international dustproofing guidelines and is manufactured in Japan to extremely rigorous quality control standards. Business operators can expect up to 20,000 hours* of reliable maintenance-free projection at full brightness.

Solid-State Laser Modules with Failover Circuitry

The SOLID SHINE Laser drive groups laser diodes into discrete modules. In the unlikely event one single diode in a module goes out, Failover Circuitry enables the diodes in the affected series to be bypassed—the remaining, functional diodes continue to operate with imperceptible loss in brightness. If a laser diode fails in other laser projectors, the whole module goes down and the brightness loss is so great that the projector must be taken offline. Panasonic laser diode failover technology adds yet another layer of insurance for events projection when image presentation must be maintained.

Backup Input Guarantees Picture Display

If the primary signal is disrupted, the projector switches to a backup input in just 0.3 seconds at the fastest, so image display is maintained when projection mustn’t be interrupted. No screen-blanking occurs during backup input-switching.

Additional Features

  • Quick Start and Quick Off
  • Laser Safety Guaranteed
  • Multi-screen Support System
  • Multi-Unit Brightness and Color Control
  • Data-cloning Function
  • Art-Net DMX, Crestron Connected™, and PJLink™
  • DICOM Simulation Mode
  • Waveform Monitor Function
  • Power Management Reduces Downtime

Specifications table

Projector type3-Chip DLP™ projector
DLP™ Chip | Panel Size35.1 mm (1.38 in) diagonal (17:9 aspect ratio)
DLP™ Chip | Display MethodDLP™ chip x 3, DLP™ projection system
DLP™ chip | Number of Pixels8,847,360 (4096 x 2160) pixels x 3
Light SourceLaser diodes (Blue LD, Red LD)
Light output50,000 lm*1 / 51,000 lm (Center)*2
Time until light output declines to 50 %*320,000 hours (NORMAL)
ResolutionNative 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels)
LensNew optional lenses for PT-RQ50K (no lens included with this model)
Weight*4Approx. 126 kg (278 lbs) (without lens)

Accessories & Software

Lenses for 3-Chip DLP > 35.000 lumens

ET-D3QS400

1.4-2.1:1 Throw Ratio 3-Chip DLP™ Zoom Lens for PT-RQ50 projector with Lens Memory and Stepping Motor

Lenses for 3-Chip DLP > 35.000 lumens

ET-D3QT500

2.0-3.4:1 Throw Ratio 3-Chip DLP™ Zoom Lens for PT-RQ50 projector with Lens Memory and Stepping Motor

Lenses for 3-Chip DLP > 35.000 lumens

ET-D3QT600

2.69~3.88:1 throw ratio (Aspect 17:9) Zoom Lens for the PT-RQ50K

Lenses for 3-Chip DLP > 35.000 lumens

ET-D3QT700

3.9-5.5:1 Throw Ratio 3-Chip DLP™ Zoom Lens for PT-RQ50 projector with Lens Memory and Stepping Motor

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Lenses for 3-Chip DLP < 35.000 lumens

ET-D75LE6

0.9-1.1:1 throw ratio (WUXGA) Zoom Lens for 3-Chip DLP Projectors

Lenses for 3-Chip DLP < 35.000 lumens

ET-D75LE8

7.3-13.8:1 throw ratio (WUXGA) Zoom Lens for 3-Chip DLP Projectors 

Lenses for 3-Chip DLP < 35.000 lumens

ET-D75LE10

1.3-1.7:1 throw ratio (WUXGA) Zoom Lens for 3-Chip DLP Projectors  

Lenses for 3-Chip DLP < 35.000 lumens

ET-D75LE20

1.67 - 2.4:1throw ratio (WUXGA) Zoom Lens for 3-Chip DLP Projectors

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Digital Interface Box

ET-YFB100G

By combining the ET-YFB100G with a DIGITAL LINK-ready device, video, audio and control signals can be transmitted over a single cable.

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Digital Interface Box

ET-YFB100G

By combining the ET-YFB100G with a DIGITAL LINK-ready device, video, audio and control signals can be transmitted over a single cable.

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DIGITAL LINK Switcher

ET-YFB200G

2 x DIGITAL LINK (based on HDBaseT™ technology) terminals output uncompressed HD digital video, audio and command signals to two projectors/displays.

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DIGITAL LINK Switcher

ET-YFB200G

2 x DIGITAL LINK (based on HDBaseT™ technology) terminals output uncompressed HD digital video, audio and command signals to two projectors/displays.

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Interface board/conversion cable

ET-MDNDV10

DVI-D input signal board

Interface board/conversion cable

ET-MDN12G10

12G-SDI signal board

Interface board/conversion cable

ET-MDNFB10

ET-MDNFB10

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Early Warning System

ET-SWA100

Monitors projectors and displays through intranet and detects or predicts abnormality or symptoms of trouble. Minimizes downtime and saves time and costs.

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Early Warning System

ET-SWA100

Monitors projectors and displays through intranet and detects or predicts abnormality or symptoms of trouble. Minimizes downtime and saves time and costs.

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Software

Multi Monitoring and Control Software

Remote control, monitoring, and live status reporting about your projectors and displays fleet from an intranet.

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