NEW PANASONIC LCD PORTABLE PROJECTORS PROMISE ULTRA-LONG LIFE, LOW TCO, AND HIGH-CONTRAST IMAGE QUALITY
For the office and classroom: PT-LB426 Series Portable and PT-TW381R Series Short-Throw LCD Projectors improve contrast, connectivity, and flexibility
Bracknell, UK. 26th May 2020 – Panasonic has announced availability of two cost-efficient LCD projector series offering ultra-long life, low total cost of ownership and high contrast image quality. Ideal for the office and classroom, the new series comprise of six PT-LB426 Series portable and four PT-TW381R Series short-throw LCD projector models with WXGA and XGA resolution and brightness ranging from 3100-4100lm. The series update existing lines with higher contrast images and wider connectivity options.
Both series deliver brilliantly clear images in well-lit classrooms and meeting spaces with virtually no maintenance required during their lifetime. Easy to carry, with intuitive operation and set-up flexibility, these new projectors ensure that all staff can easily benefit from convenient, high-quality visuals.
“These latest series are ideal for cost-sensitive organisations that want professional images in an intuitive to use, reliable and flexible projector,” said Hartmut Kulessa, European Marketing Manager at Panasonic Business. “Presenters will have confidence in the quality and ease of use and administrators will appreciate the light touch, near zero maintenance requirements.”
Natural Image Quality in Artificial Light
With the update all models have a 25% higher contrast than their predecessors to ensure image quality in well-lit environments. High 20,000:1 contrast is reinforced by up to 4,100 lm (XGA) brightness and detailed HD image reproduction (WXGA models). Panasonic’s Daylight View Lite automatically senses ambient light and optimises projection for comfortable viewing where images would otherwise wash out.
Low Maintenance and Long Life
Both series push Total Cost of Ownership to negligible levels. An original low-degradation lamp lasts 20,000 hours in ECO Mode (10,000 hours at full brightness), while filter replacement is recommended at 10,000 hours. Replacement takes moments via a side-panel door that’s accessible when the projectors are ceiling-mounted. Using these units reduces consumable part inventories, saving money, while Multi Monitoring & Control Software with Early Warning Functions (available on network models) can send alerts before a problem arises, resulting in fewer emergency callouts and less unscheduled downtime.
Flexible Installation, Easy Operation
These flexible projectors are easy to set up on a table or from the ceiling. All models (excluding the PT-LB306) have dual HDMI® inputs and dual D-sub computer inputs, while network models gain a 5 V/2 A USB outlet to support media streaming sticks or optional AJ-WM50/ET-WML100 modules for wireless screen-mirroring from PC or mobile. The optional wireless modules allow presenters to share media from a PC or mobile wirelessly to the big screen using Presenter Light software for Windows or Wireless Projector app for iOS and Android devices.
The TW381R’s interactive capabilities expand with Whiteboard Software for PC, which supports on-screen notation and the ability to save work as an image file for later distribution. The TW381R Series can project an 80-inch image from a distance of 75cm without screen shadowing. PJLink™ and PC browser control are also available on network models.
The LB426 Series includes a 1.2x zoom lens for freedom of installation; a throw ratio of 1.48-1.78 expanded V/H Keystone Correction (H: ±35 °, V: ±35 °); and Curved Screen Correction for distortion-free projection (excluding the LB306). A built-in 10 W speaker, mic input, and audio pin-out are designed in a self-contained media presentation package (335 x 96 x 252 mm) that’s easy to carry from room to room (Approx. 2.9 kg).
The PT-LB426 Series and PT-TW381R Series are available now across Europe. For more information, please visit: https://eu.connect.panasonic.com/gb/en/products/projectors/pt-tw381r
 For the LB426 only.
 Lamp life is approximately 20,000 hours in Eco Mode and approximately 10,000 hours in Normal/Quiet Mode. Lamp replacement timing varies depending on operating environment and usage conditions.
In Quiet Mode only. Replacement timing varies depending on operating environment and usage conditions.
 Early Warning Functions (ET-SWA100) are included free with Multi Monitoring & Control Software Ver. 2.0 and later (free download) but require a paid license key and activation at the PASS website to use after a 90-day trial period has expired. Visit panasonic.net/cns/projector/products/mmcs/ for more information.
 For all projectors excluding the LB306, which has 1 x HDMI IN, 1 x D-sub IN, and 1 x D-sub OUT. A D-sub IN is shared with OUT on all other models.
 Excluding the LB306, which has a USB terminal for service only.
 Subject to regional availability.
 75 cm for the TX440 and TX350 when projecting an 80-inch image.
 1.47–1.77:1 for PT-LB306 and PT-LW336
 Excluding the LB306, which has vertical keystone correction (±30 °) only.
 Included on all models excluding the LB306, which has a 2 W speaker.
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