Panasonic Announces High Frame Rate Laser Projector

Panasonic PT-RZ12KUPanasonic recently announced the launch of the new PT-RZ12KU laser projector. The 12,000 lm WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200) projector boasts a 120 Hz frame-rate designed to reduce blur from motion to deliver  clearer images.

At less than 95 pounds (43 kg), Panasonic touts the PT-RZ12KU as the world’s lightest 3-Chip DLP laser projector. This projector is geared for rental and staging, sports production and digital signage solutions. The PT-RZ12KU has a contrast ratio of 20,000:1 also making it suitable for simulation, monitoring, and higher education use.

The new PT-RZ12KU projector allows for vertical, horizontal and tilting 360-degree projection enabled by a laser light source. With multi-screen projection and geometric adjustment Panasonic emphasizes its focus on system and installation flexibility for its users.

Panasonic also announced the PT-RS11KU, which is also a 12,000 lumen laser projector with SXGA+ (1400 x 1050) resolution. Both will begin shipping in summer 2015.

PMA Research has been following the solid state illumination projector market since its inception, and this projector segment has seen steady growth during the past few years.