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Panasonic Introduces Industry’s Brightest WUXGA Single Chip DLP™ Projector

  Panasonic Introduces Industry’s Brightest WUXGA Single Chip DLP™ Projector

 PT-DZ870 Series offers excellent image quality, simplified installation with
       DIGITAL LINK technology, low maintenance and varied use options

InfoComm 2013

Business Wire

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

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a provider of
professional projector solutions, today expanded its line of DLP™ projectors
with the announcement of its new, high brightness PT-DZ870 Series. The line
includes the 8,500 lumens PT-DZ870U – the industry’s brightest WUXGA 1-Chip
DLP projector^1. Also included are the 8,500 lumens, WXGA resolution PT-DW830U
and the 10,000 lumens rated, XGA resolution PT-DX100U. The PT-DZ870 Series
uses a new 420W dual-lamp system that enables a vivid image to be delivered
from a compact body.

All models offer a contrast ratio of 10,000:1 and include Panasonic’s
proprietary and re-engineered Dynamic RGB Booster, which improves image color
and brightness by optimizing lamp intensity of individual red, green and blue
colors according to each scene. The PT-DZ870 Series is also 3D compatible and
supports various 3D formats including frame packing, side by side, top and
bottom, line by line and simultaneous.

The PT-DZ870 Series 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-DZ870 Series projectors 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.

Paired with a new ultra short-throw lens - the ET-DLE030 - the PT-DZ870 Series
makes an ideal projection solution in situations where space is limited,
including museums, auditoriums, exhibitions and digital signage installations.
With a short throw ratio of 0.38:1 (WUXGA), the device will be able to project
a 100” to 350” diagonal image from a mere 2.7ft (0.82m) and 9.4ft (2.85m) from
the screen respectively. The ET-DLE030 lens, part of a wide range of optional
lenses offered by Panasonic, is compatible with all current lens replaceable
1-chip DLP Panasonic projectors and will be available in August for a MSRP of
$5,999.00.

Low Maintenance Operation

With an up to 4,000 hour lamp life in eco mode, an improvement from previous
Panasonic 1-chip DLP projectors, a shielded optical system that blocks dust,
highly efficient cooling, and a dual lamp system, PT-DZ870 Series delivers a
low maintenance, interruption-free, high quality image experience. The models
also include a Lamp Relay mode that alternates operation of each lamp to
enable 24/7 use of the projector.

Creative Projection Solutions

The built-in Geometric Adjustment function expands creative projection
possibilities by facilitating projection onto spherical, cylindrical and other
specially shaped ‘screens’. Optional software, Geometry Manager Pro Version
1.1, is available for wider ranging adjustments and masking functions.
Additionally, the PT-DZ870 Series will be portrait mode compatible with an
optional lamp that enables the projector to be rotated vertically for upright
images.

PT-DZ870 Series Specifications^2:

                     PT-DZ870UK           PT-DW830UK       PT-DX100UK
                       WUXGA                 WXGA              XGA
Resolution
                       (1,920 x 1,200)       (1,280 x 800)     (1,024 x 768)
Brightness             8,500 lm              8,500 lm          10,000 lm
Contrast Ratio         10,000:1 (Dynamic Iris: ON)
Geometric Adjustment   Yes                   No
Portrait Projection    Yes (with required optional portrait projection lamps)
3D Projection          Yes
DIGITAL LINK           Yes
Availability           June 2013
MSRP                   $26,999.00            $14,399.00        $14,999.00
                                                               

InfoComm 2013

The PT-DZ870 Series will be on display at InfoComm 2013 in Panasonic’s booth
(#1501) where demonstration of the projectors with the new ET-DLE030 ultra
short-throw lens for Panasonic 1-chip DLP projectors will take place. Other
recently announced projectors from Panasonic will also be on display during
InfoComm, including the PT-DZ13KU, which enables projection mapping for
signage, the PT-RZ475U lamp-free projector, PT-CW331RU short-throw projector
and other DIGITAL LINK equipped projectors such as the PT-VW431DU.

The PT-DZ870 Series projectors are available through authorized Panasonic
resellers. All PT-DZ870 Series projectors come with a 3-year limited warranty.
For more information on Panasonic's professional projector solutions please
visit http://panasonic.com/business/projectors/ or email
pjsolutions@us.panasonic.com. Sales inquiries for all Panasonic professional
projector solutions should be directed to sales.psc@us.panasonic.com or
877-803-8492.

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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.

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

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, 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.

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1: As of January 2013

2: Specifications are subject to change

Contact:

Cohn & Wolfe for Panasonic
Gwennie Poor, 212-798-9842
gwennie.poor@cohnwolfe.com
PanasonicB2B.PR@cohnwolfe.com
 
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