Panasonic has announced the PT-RZ21KU projector which combines their SOLID SHINE Laser with 3-Chip DLP processing technology. It utilizes dual solid-state laser light-sources and dual heat-resistant phosphor wheels work with three DLP modules (R/G/B) for 21,000 lumens brightness, true color accuracy, and high contrast on large screens. Designed for large entertainment venues and the rental an Staging market, the PT-RZ21K weighs 108lbs and requires only 2 people to move it. The PT-RZ21K offers a variety of optional accessories including frames and ultra-short-throw and zoom lenses.
Panasonic says that the PT-RZ21K is the world’s first 3-Chip DLP laser projector to eliminate need for a consumable air filter, enabling maintenance-free operational life of 20,000 hours for the whole projector. This is achieved with a fully sealed optical engine and heat-sink-based internal cooling system with a one-way air-flow. Hermetically sealed laser modules, durable filtering, and refined air-intake allows the projector to operate continuously without regular maintenance for long periods in hot, dusty, and smoky environments common to large-scale events. Product testing against severe guidelines assures stable operation in environments containing 0.150 mg of dust per cubic meter.
In addition, SOLID SHINE Laser enables free 360-degree installation through any axis. Together with powered lens shift and wide range of optional lenses, the PT-RZ21K can project images from any orientation without picture distortion, making it very flexible and easy to install.
Display analyst firm PMA Research follows the projector market. Their most recent Census and Forecast report for projectors shows that sales of Laser projectors in the US has doubled in the last year.