Set to be released in Australia in December, the Panasonic PT-RZ21K is designed for rental, live entertainment, staging and any permanent fixed large venue and offers 20,000 hours maintenance-free operation. The projector is engineered to withstand continuous 24/7 operation, and because it is laser technology, without the need for lamp replacement, there is less picture degradation over time. These capabilities add up to a lower total cost of ownership for rental operators and other organisations.
Chris Maw added: “This filter-free high brightness projector has the smallest footprint of any 20,000 lumen model on the market, at up to a third less volume than other competitors in its class. With a weight of under 50kg, this enables easier handling, reducing the use of heavy lifting equipment. Where angled multi-screen projection is required, 360° mounting flexibility puts laser ahead of lamp-based alternatives, and provides fresh visual effects in museums, public spaces, shopping centres, company showrooms, and similar locations.
The new projector presents a laser alternative to the current PT-DZ21K, which is the current industry workhorse in the rental and staging market with over 50% market share worldwide in this space. All of Panasonic’s existing PT-DZ21K 3-Chip DLP lenses and frames will work with the PT-RZ21K, helping maximise the investment that rental companies have made in Panasonic.