Panasonic has announced two new portable projector series, including a new short throw range, offering longer lifespans, higher brightness and wireless capability. The interactive 3LCD, PT-TW351R series is spec’d at 10,000 hours maintenance-free operation in ECO Mode and comprises four short throw models, each capable of producing an 80-inch image from as little as 75 cm away. The series consists of two WXGA models (PT-TW351R and PT-TW350) each with 3,300 lumens of brightness and two XGA models available in 3,800 lm (PT-TX410) and 3,200 lumens (PT-TX320). The projectors feature an increased contrast ratio of 16,000:1 for clear and crisp image and text reproduction.
The series allows presenters to notate a projected image using either the optional interactive pen or Panasonic whiteboard software.
In addition, Panasonic is also launching the light weight PT-LB423 series. Weighing just 2.9 kg, the six-model series delivers an impressive 3,600 lumens of brightness at WXGA resolution (PT-LW373) or up to 4,100 lm at XGA (PT-LB423) for superb image quality. A manual 1.2x zoom lens enables a wide range of projection distances for convenience.
Both new projector series feature a wired LAN terminal and a USB input for the optional wireless module (ET-WML100). They support the playback of images via a built-in USB media player, while a second USB terminal offers plug-and-play audio. Media playout is possible from Presenter Light software for Windows PCs, or from the VueMagic Pro app for iOS and Android.
The PT-TW351R series and PT-LB423 series ship in January 2017. Here are the details.