Barcelona, Spain. 31st January 2023 – Strengthening its position as the leader in 4K Visual and Pro-AV, Panasonic Connect Europe today announced four new solutions designed for Business Collaboration, Education and the Location Based Entertainment industry at ISE 2023. These latest products underline Panasonic’s position as the manufacturer with the most comprehensive range of 4K Projectors up to 50,000lm and Displays up to 98 inches, alongside a complete 4K Glass-to-Glass solution for creating, producing and delivering content.
1. New immersive production possibilities with next-gen 1-Chip DLP Projectors - Available calendar Q2/Q3 2023
Two next generation PT-REQ12 Series (4K) and PT-REZ12 Series (WUXGA) 1-Chip DLP™ laser projectors are designed to deliver new production possibilities and simplify workflow for the Location Based Entertainment industry. With up to 12,000lm brightness, 4K resolution and 240Hz projection capability with minimal latency of 6ms or less, the two new Series are ideal for museums, immersive experiences and the Rental and Staging industry.
As the first 1-Chip DLP™ projector to feature Quad Pixel Drive, Panasonic’s 2-axis pixel-shifting technology, the REQ12 Series reproduces authentic 4K images that are deep, smooth, and detailed. Designed for high frame rate content, it can also be combined with the optional Real-Time Tracking Projection Mapping System for projection onto fast-moving objects, enriching interactive applications and stage performances.
2. Premium Displays excel in brightness, reliability and system scalability – Available from December 2023
The SQ2H Series, the latest range of 4K UHD LCD Displays, is designed to meet the growing demand for premium-level professional business displays that can cut through bright lighting conditions. Ranging in seven screen sizes, from 43-98 inches, these reliable 24hr displays with high brightness and an anti-glare haze treatment to reduce reflection are ideal for boardrooms, meeting and learning spaces, as well as for digital signage in retail and public information areas.
For ultimate flexibility and scalability, the SQ2H Series is equipped with the Intel® Smart Display Module (Intel® SDM) specification slot as standard for a wide range of use cases such as digital signage and broadcasts, using a built-in PC, terminal board or wireless presentation system.
3. New best-in-class touch screen Displays - Available Q1 of CY 2023.
Addressing the need for intuitive instant collaboration technologies, Panasonic has expanded its range of 4K touch displays with the introduction of the best-in-class EQ2-PCAP Series. With six screen options, ranging from 43-86 inches, these premium interactive multi-touch professional displays with Capacitive Touch Technology make collaboration in meetings, brainstorm sessions and classrooms effortless and productive. The incredible touch accuracy with up to 10-point multi-touch using bare or gloved hands, combined with the 500cd/m2 brightness display and anti-glare treatment for high visibility 4K viewing makes the range perfectly designed for inspirational group working.
4. Next Generation of KAIROS, the state-of-the-art live production platform – Available in 2023.
Panasonic is growing the Kairos ecosystem by adding two new powerful and quiet Core mainframes, the AT-KC200 and AT-KC2000 - expanding the platform's already innovative GPU processing to support larger and more complex productions and enabling it to deliver rich content to a higher quantity of larger screens than ever before.
The new KC200 expands connectivity options and processing power beyond the existing KC100, and the KC2000 offers the most capacity yet, doubling the current KC1000 for number of sources and outputs, increasing processing performance by minimum 30% and clip player capacity by 500% totaling 900GB. The new 4RU chassis for both models features high airflow at lower fan speeds, significantly reducing noise and allowing the platform to be placed directly next to the action.
First chance to see
Also on show at ISE 2023 are a range of other recently announced Panasonic products:
The Ultra Short Throw CMZ50 LCD Projector Series is ideally suited for applications that require a cost-effective solution with an ultra-short throw ratio lens. The CMZ50 features a fixed UST lens and offers an entry into minimal shadow, and close-distance projection for immersive experiences and museums, as well as for meeting rooms and classrooms.
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