Panasonic Announces Immediate Availability of New SOLID SHINE™ Series LED/Laser Light Source Projectors

  Panasonic Announces Immediate Availability of New SOLID SHINE™ Series
  LED/Laser Light Source Projectors

 The World’s First 1080p Lamp-Free Professional Projectors with Digital Link
  Technology Delivers up to 20,000 Hours of Virtually Maintenance-Free 24/7
                                  Operation

Business Wire

SECAUCUS, N.J. -- February 25, 2013

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a provider of
professional projector solutions, today announced the immediate availability
of its new SOLID SHINE^™ Series of lamp-free projectors with DIGITAL LINK
technology. This new product line includes the PT-RZ370 Series, which will
begin shipping this month and the PT-RZ470 Series projectors that will be
available in March.

The LED/laser light source in the SOLID SHINE^™ Series of 1-Chip DLP^™
projectors delivers up to 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free
operation, representing a new and important milestone in the evolution of
projection. All models in the Series deliver 3,500 lumens of brightness and
provide features that make these projectors ideal for educational
institutions, as well as museums, command and control centers, and digital
signage applications.

All SOLID SHINE^™ Series projectors are equipped with a DIGITAL LINK terminal,
and by combining the optional ET-YFB100G Digital Interface Box with its HDMI
and other input terminals, transmission of uncompressed HD digital video,
audio and control signals (Ethernet, RS-232C) for up to 100 meters (328 feet)
through a single CAT5e (STP) cable or higher is made possible. This simplifies
cabling and system upgrades, making the projectors ideal for ceiling-mounted
and other permanent installations. The combination of DIGITAL LINK with this
lamp-free lighting technology significantly reduces end user installation and
maintenance costs.

DIGITAL LINK is an original function added to technology based on the
transmission standards used in Crestron’s DigitalMedia 8G+ and Extron’s XTP
Systems, as well as others. Signals from the ET-YFB100G Digital Interface Box
can also be relayed to a non-DIGITAL LINK-ready projector by using another
manufacturer’s equipment based on the same technology.^1

The PT-RZ470/RZ370 Series projectors offer installation flexibility, with a 2x
zoom, wide lens shift capability, HDMI/DVI digital inputs and Crestron
RoomView compatibility. The PT-RZ470 Series offers additional flexibility with
Portrait Mode projection capability, as well as Edge Blending, Color Matching
and 3D projection.

SOLIDSHINE^™ Series Specifications:
Model            PT-RZ370U    PT-RW330U    PT-RZ470UK/UW*    PT-RW430UK/UW*
Brightness       3,500          3,500          3,500 lumens        3,500 lumens
                     lumens          lumens
                     1080p           WXGA            1080p (1,920 x       WXGA (1,280 x
Resolution       (1,920 x     (1,280 x     1,080)            800)
                     1,080)          800)
Contrast         10,000:1       10,000:1     20,000:1            20,000:1
Ratio
MSRP             $5,899       $4,599       $6,799            $5,499
Availability     January        January      March 2013          March 2013
                     2013            2013
* Projector cabinet colors: (UK) = Black / (U/UW) = White
                                                                  

Availability and Limited Warranty

The PT-RZ370 Series, which includes the PT-RZ370U and PT-RW330U, are available
immediately through authorized Panasonic resellers at an MSRP of $5,899 and
$4,599, respectively. The PT-RZ470 Series, which includes the PT-RZ470UK/UW
and PT-RW430UK/UW will be available in March at an MSRP of $6,799 and $5,499,
respectively. The projectors come with a standard 3 year limited warranty and
illumination parts are warranted for 10,000 hours.

For more information on Panasonic’s professional projector solutions please
visit http://panasonic.com/business/projectors/ or email
pjsolutions@us.panasonic.com.

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Company of North America,which is a division of Panasonic Corporation of
North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic
Corporation (NYSE: PC).

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notice. Information on Panasonic solutions for business can be obtained by
calling 877-803-8492 or at www.panasonic.com.

About Panasonic Corporation of North America

Based in Secaucus, NJ, Panasonic Corporation of North America provides a broad
line of digital and other electronics products and services for consumer,
business and industrial use. The company is the principal North American
subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC), and the hub
of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D
operations.Panasonic was the only Consumer Electronics company to be listed
in the top ten brands on the Interbrand Best Global Green Brands 2011 ranking
(http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2011-Report/BestGlobalGreenBrandsTable-2011.aspx).As
part of its continuing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, Panasonic
Corporation of North America will relocate its operations to a new
eco-efficient office tower adjacent to a mass transit hub in Newark, NJ in
2013.Information about Panasonic Eco Ideas initiatives is available at
http://panasonic.net/eco/ecoideas/.Information about Panasonic and its
products is available at www.panasonic.com. Additional company information for
journalists is also available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

^1 Input selection and other ET-YFB100G operations can be performed only when
connecting to a DIGITAL LINK compatible projector.

Contact:

Cohn & Wolfe for Panasonic
Holly Luka, 415-365-8537 (Direct)
Holly.Luka@cohnwolfe.com
PanasonicB2B.PR@cohnwolfe.com
 
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