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Panasonic Ships 3500-Lumen PT-D3500U ProjectorOne-chip DLP XGA projector for a multitude of venues (August 23, 2005)
Panasonic Broadcast has announced the availability of the ultra-bright, one-chip PT-D3500U DLP projector, providing the outstanding visual impact and return-on-investment that users have been looking for in a cost-efficient unit.
The PT-D3500Us high-precision DLP system produces stunning, ultra-crisp 1024 x 768 XGA resolution images at a high-contrast ratio of 1600:1. With a brightness of over 3,500 lumens and a compact 17.4-pound design, this projector is perfect for a broad range of venues, from classrooms and meeting rooms to retail stores and showrooms, from exhibits to public spaces.
The DLP projector is equipped with a high-contrast, one-chip DLP engine with a 0.7-inch Digital Micromirror Device. The performance, reliability and precision of its patented, sealed optical engine are further enhanced by the use of a coreless air bearing motor for the color wheel, resulting in a projection system a full class above other single-chip systems. A sealed optical block protects the light engine from smoke, dust and other contaminants.
It also offers user-friendly features including a mechanical shutter, lens shift, and center lens design. Its mechanical lens shutter eliminates light leakage when engaged, a feature that distinguishes the projector from others in its class. A wide adjustment of the motorized horizontal/vertical lens shift assures distortion-free images and adds convenience and versatility. And its lens-centered design provides flexibility in system design, because it eliminates the need for any special considerations when planning the units installation.
Setup of the PT-D3500U is easy with one-touch auto-setup with Digital Keystone Correction. For exceptional connection flexibility, the projector offers a full array of input terminals, including a DVI-D connector (HDCP compliant), audio input/output terminals, one computer (RGB), one 5 BNC component, composite and S-Video. In addition, the PT-D3500U has a wired LAN connector, RS-232C and external remote terminals.
New to the PT-D3500U is a PJLink function for standardized LAN control. When connected to a wired LAN, a user can operate a PT-3500U remotely, check its status using a web browser on a networked PC, and the projector can send e-mail messages to notify a user when the units operating condition changes or a lamp needs replacing. The wired LAN connection drives down support costs and minimizes downtime, and is highly beneficial in a fixed installation.
The PT-D3500U is designed for quiet operation (33dB in high, 29dB in low mode). The HDTV-ready unit automatically synchronizes to display 1080i, 720p, 480p and 480/576i video in the 16:9 wide aspect ratio. Its Direct Power Off function keeps the projectors fan running to cool down the unit even when the power is turned off. The PT-D3500U offers several security features to prevent unauthorized use, including password protection, operation key lock and Kensington lock.
The PT-D3500U uses a bayonet-type lens system, so lenses attach and detach with one-touch ease. Five optional lenses with no gaps from 1.3 to 8.0:1 throw ratios are available in addition to the supplied lens, enabling the projector to perform superbly in an array of projection environments and to exchange lenses with Panasonic;s PT-D5500 one-chip DLP projectors.
Other key benefits include: projection on screens from 50 to 600; six colors-matching function (red, green, blue, cyan, magenta, yellow); ID assignment for up to 65 units; coordinated group control for up to 26 groups (A-Z); 3X digital zoom; built-in test patterns; and selectable nine-language on-screen menu. The unit measures 6 5/8 H x 13-1/16 W x 16-23/32 D and weighs a modest 17.4 pounds
The PT-D3500U is available now at a suggested list price of $7,500.
Optional lenses available for the PT-D3500U include the ET-DLE100 1.3 1.8:1 zoom lens, ET-DLE200 2.5 4.0:1 zoom lens, ET-DLE300 3.7 5.7:1 zoom lens, the ET-DLE400 5.7 8.0:1 zoom lens, and ET-DLE050 0.8:1 fixed-focus lens.
Other options include the ET-PKD35 ceiling mount bracket for permanent installation and ET-PKD35S for low ceilings, and the ET-RMRC2 full-function wireless mouse remote control.
For more information on the PT-D3500U and Panasonics complete line of projectors, visit www.panasonic.com/projectors.
About Panasonic Broadcast
Panasonic Broadcast & Television Systems Co. is a leading supplier of broadcast, professional video and presentation products and systems. Panasonic Broadcast is a unit company of Panasonic Corporation of North America. The company is the North American headquarters of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd. (NYSE: MC) of Japan, and the hub of its U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations.
For more information on Panasonic Broadcast products, access the companys web site at www.panasonic.com/broadcast.
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