Panasonic System Solutions Company of North America today announced a series of new laser projectors, professional displays and professional video solutions “designed to provide flexible production environments while delivering eye-catching visuals for an exciting and engaging experience.”
“Audience expectations are higher than ever before for more immersive, interesting and top-notch experiences beyond the capabilities of traditional AV technology, said John Baisley, senior VP of Professional Imaging & Visual Systems for PSSNA in the company announcement.
“Our new laser projectors, professional displays and professional video solutions offer a cost-effective and streamlined video production workflow to help customers provide exceptional, memorable experiences to their audiences,” he said.
PT-RQ35K Series laser projectors
The PT-RQ35K “was designed to deliver stunning, eye-catching visuals with blue and red laser technology, 30,000lm of high brightness and 4K resolution quality,” according to the Panasonic announcement.
The PT-RQ35K Series “significantly reduces logistics and installation hassles with several new features and workflow improvements, including the ‘Smart Projector Control’ application and Near Field Communication function,” the company announcement says.
The new Remote Preview function “makes it possible for users to check the content signal remotely via multi-media control software or a web browser,” according to the Panasonic announcement.
The PT-RQ35K 4K (3840 x 2400) resolution with Quad Pixel Drive On and PT-RZ34K WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution will be available in December.
PT-RZ990 Series laser projectors
The colors and white-balance accuracy from the PT-RZ990 Series laser projectors “provide realistic, clear, crisp and high-quality color-rich image reproduction putting guests at the center of the action,” according to the Panasonic announcement.
Panasonic’s Smart Projector Control feature “allows users to leverage the on/off function and make adjustments to the lens via a smartphone,” the company announcement says.
The PT-RZ990 Series projectors are “virtually maintenance-free 24/7 operation for up to 20,000 hours with air-tight, dust-resistant optical units and a new filter-free cooling system, the Panasonic announcement says. They are compatible with other Panasonic 1Chip DLP lens options.
Customers can choose models from 6,000lm to 9,400lm. All models deliver WUXGA (1920 x 1200) resolution and are available in black or white cabinets. Availability will be October 2020.
SQ1H Professional Display Series
The SQ1H Series has an increased panel brightness of 1000cd/m2 “to ensure high-quality, clear, crisp content can be displayed even when installed in bright spaces,” the Panasonic announcement says.
Available in 86- and 75-inch models, this series is capable of 24/7 operation and allows for setup with DIGITAL LINK, based on the HDBaseT standard, connecting video, audio and control signals to external devices with a single LAN cable.
The SQ1H Series also features the Intel Smart Display Module (SDM) slot, making it possible to customize the display and its connectivity for a customer’s production and environmental needs. The SQ1H Series will be available in February 2021.
SQE1 Professional Display Series
The SQE1 Series provides 4K content and complements the current SQ1 Series with the addition of Wi-Fi connectivity. The displays are offered in sizes from the 98-inch model to the 43-inch model.
The SQE1 Series is also equipped with the Intel Smart Display Module (SDM) slot as well as a wide range of terminals (HDMI, DisplayPort [In/Out], USB type-C, etc.) and can be connected with various playback equipment and expansion boards.
Built-in speakers are featured for playing content with audio. The SQE1 Series will be available starting in October 2020.
KAIROS is a new IT/IP video processing platform that offers an open architecture system for live video switching with maximum CPU/GPU processor utilization for virtually unlimited ME scalability as well as resolution and format independence for complete input and output flexibility.
As a native IP, ST 2110 system, KAIROS supports transitions to live uncompressed IP workflows and can eliminate the constraints of dedicated hardware.
KAIROS “creates new production opportunities involving a mosaic of IT ecosystems with a variety of COTS components from vendors in multiple industries,” according to the Panasonic announcement.
KAIROS will be available this summer.
AW-UE100 PTZ Camera
The AW-UE100 is a 4K/60P PTZ camera to support a variety of IP transmission protocols, including high-bandwidth NDI, high-efficiency NDI|HX and Secure Reliable Transport (SRT), which maintains stability when transmitting high-quality video.
The camera has a direct drive motor for pan and tilt movement, a wide-angle lens with a horizontal angle of view of 74.1 degrees and 24x optical zoom.
Using the RTMP/RTMPS function, the AW-UE100 PTZ can stream directly via a single cable to live broadcasting services such as YouTube Live and Facebook Live. The camera also includes the FreeD protocol to incorporate realistic virtual studio sets and