Panasonic Launches Ultra Short Throw Projectors with 3D Capability
Panasonic booth (Hall 1 H56) at ISE 2012.
Panasonic Europe today announced its first 1-Chip DLP ultra short throw projectors with 3D functionality designed for interactive teaching and meetings. The PT-CW230 and PT-CX200 has a resolution of WXGA (1280×800) with 2.500 lumens of brightness and XGA (1024×768) with 2.000 lumens of brightness respectively. The short throw capability allows the projectors to be used in conjunction with whiteboards assisting primary school teachers to conduct immersive teaching, and also for tabletop projection in small meeting rooms for convenient group discussions.
The innovative ultra short-focus mirror-projection optical unit enables the PT-CW230/PT-CX200 projectors to project 80” (2.03m) diagonal image from an amazingly short distance of just 32/38.3cm (12.6/15.1inches)*1 from the display surface or screen. This allows teachers and presenters to stand close to the display surface without having their shadow cast upon the image. Maximum projection size is 110”(2.8 m) diagonal for PT-CW230 and 90”(2.28m) for PT-CX200. In addition, the 3D capability, an active shutter system using Texas Instruments DLP® LinkTM technology, expands the learning experience for primary school users; helps initiate effective R&D meetings for corporate users, and provide unique visual solution for digital signage/entertainment users.
“With the new CW/CX series ultra short throw projectors we are expanding our line-up with a new category which we did not cover in the past. The use of interactive whiteboards in schools is getting more and more important in Europe, but also in corporate presentation applications the ultra short throw technology has strong advantages,” said Hartmut Kulessa, Marketing Manager for Projectors at Panasonic System Communications Company Europe. “Being able to present in front of a large screen without any shadows appearing on the projection enables the presenter to point and interact right in front of his/her presentation, plus the 3D capability adds another level of reality to any presentation.”
The projection flexibility is also supported by the compact body and the ability of the projector to be installed from four different positions—basic tabletop operation either onto a wall or to the table, floor projection, wall-mounted installation and under the table installation for rear projection onto the table. These capabilities open up possibilities of projector usage in different applications that were not possible before.
The CW230 series is also equipped with a 10 Watt audio amplifier and mono loudspeaker, not only providing a large screen projection from a short distance but also an audio solution all in one. Digital input is supported by a HDMI terminal and the projector requires low maintenance with filter replacement cycle of up to 4.000hours.
The CW230 Series will be available from April 2012.
*1 Distance from the projection window to the screen
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