Panasonic Adds Short-Throw Projector to “SOLID SHINE™” Series Lamp-Free Lineup

  Panasonic Adds Short-Throw Projector to “SOLID SHINE™” Series Lamp-Free

PT-RZ475U delivers excellent image quality and low maintenance in a variety of
                           deployment environments

InfoComm 2013

Business Wire

SECAUCUS, N.J. -- June 12, 2013

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a provider of
professional projector solutions, today announced the addition of a
short-throw model to its SOLID SHINE™ Series line of lamp-free (LED/Laser)
projectors. Depending on light source settings, the new PT-RZ475U can deliver
up to 10 years (87,600 hours) of 24/7 operation without the need for lamp or
filter maintenance, resulting in low total cost of ownership. The PT-RZ475U
delivers excellent HD picture quality with a high contrast ratio of 20,000:1,
can be used in portrait mode and has the ability to display 3D images. Ideal
for rear projection applications this new projector provides a solution to
command and control, simulation and digital signage applications.

The PT-RZ475U is DIGITAL LINK compatible which assures end users of a much
simplified AV infrastructure with high definition video, audio, and control
signals all carried over a single CAT5e or higher specification Ethernet cable
for up to 100 meters (328ft.). This solution reduces cabling costs and
complexity and simplifies installation and maintenance. Panasonic’s
proprietary Digital Interface Box, the ET-YFB100G ($1,999.00 MSRP) is
currently available and can be paired with the PT-RZ475U projector for DIGITAL
LINK connection, or the projectors can be used with major AV control
manufacturers’ protocols such as Crestron’s Digital Media 8G+, Extron’s XTP
Systems, and AMX’s Enova DVX and other manufacturers’ HDBaseT^™ variants
without the need for an external receiver.

PT-RZ475U Specifications:

Resolution      1080P (HD)
Brightness       3,000lm/1,600lm/1,000lm
Lens             0.8:1 fixed
Contrast Ratio   20,000:1
Light source     LD+LED hybrid
Life             26,280h – 87,600h (Depends on brightness)
Availability     June
MSRP             $12,799.00

Features and specifications are subject to change.

InfoComm 2013

The PT-RZ475U will be on display at InfoComm 2013 in Panasonic’s booth
(#1501). Other recently announced projectors from Panasonic will be on display
at InfoComm, including the PT-DZ13KU, which enables projection mapping for
signage, large image projectors (PT-DZ870U), short throw projectors
(PT-CW331RU) and other DIGITAL LINK enhanced projectors, such as the

The PT-RZ475U is available through authorized Panasonic resellers and comes
with a 3-year limited warranty. For more information on Panasonic's
professional projector solutions please visit or email Sales inquiries for all Panasonic professional
projector solutions should be directed to or

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