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Panasonic Making ‘SOLID SHINE’ Projectors Available

The PT-RZ370 projector available in February and the PT-RZ470 in March

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a provider of professional projector solutions, says its new SOLID SHINE Series of lamp-free projectors with DIGITAL LINK technology is available.

The SOLID SHINE Series includes the PT-RZ370 projector, which begins shipping during February 2013 and the PT-RZ470 projector that will be available in March 2013.

The light-emitting diode, laser light source in the SOLID SHINE Series of 1-Chip digital light processing projectors delivers up to 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free operation, Panasonic says. All models in the Series deliver 3,500 lumens of brightness and provide features that make these projectors ideal for educational institutions, museums and command and control centers. It also has digital signage applications, the company says.

In addition, all SOLID SHINE Series projectors are equipped with a DIGITAL LINK, an original function based on the transmission standards used in Crestron’s DigitalMedia 8G+ and Extron’s XTP Systems, 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 328 feet through a single CAT5e cable or higher is made possible, Panasonic says. That simplifies cabling and system upgrades, making the projectors ideal for ceiling-mounted and other permanent installations, the company says.