The Panasonic booth at ISE 2018 was very varied: from Collaboration to Live Entertainment, from displays to video projectors, so many news in different sectors.
A space divided into different areas, one for each Panasonic field, and they are not few. Likewise, there have been many innovations introduced, or left to be glimpsed, by the company at the latest edition of Integrated Systems Europe, in Amsterdam. We could touch them at the press conference that brought together for a booth tour the major global press representatives.
We start from the Collaboration area which, more than new products, presented a series of applications and synergies, starting with the one with Deon, a company that developed an interesting online-based document sharing software. With a simple log, you enter into sharing and you can manage a project between different people, near and far, in an intuitive and visual way. All are able to interact with shared documents, modifying them and saving within the same desktop. In short, a platform that focuses on simplicity, given that the most successful technology is the simple one, which can be used by everyone without specific skills. A known but always current solution is instead Lecture Capture, the system for the digital publication of contents, particularly appreciated in the educational world, resulting from the collaboration with Panopto.
In the “museum part” of the booth the new models of videoprojectors with LinkRay technology have been concentrated. For example, once you have created a small application, you can control several devices in a meeting room or museum hall: you can turn on and off lights, computers, projectors. Panasonic has just introduced three new models of projectors – PT-MZ570, PT-MZ670 and PT-MZ770 – with integrated LinkRay. In particular, the most interesting novelty is the new PT-MZ770, a 7.500 ANSI lumens laser model, but also deserves mention the new fish eye lens, for museum applications, which allows you to position the projector sideways to the projection surface.
Talking about projectors takes us directly to the Live Entertainment area, with two new single-chip DLP models (RZ120 series) one with 8.500 lumens and one with 12.000 lumens, which complete the range by adding to the existing 10.000 lumen model. The new 12.000 lumen projector will have the same dimensions as the 10.000 model, and will therefore be very compact. Available from August 2018, the PT-RQ22K 3-Chip DLP™ projector with Panasonic SOLID SHINE Laser technology delivers a 20.000 lumen and supremely detailed 4K+ images in a compact, lightweight, and easy-to-handle body. Furthermore, the future is already coming with a new 50.000 lumen 4K projector, which we will probably see during the next Olympics.
Finally, regarding displays, the news is the introduction, scheduled for the summer, of a new entry level 4K line up, the EQ1 series with models from 43” to 86”, which will replace the previous full HD line up. The main difference is that the new 4K line up is composed of 16/7 and not 24/7 products, always with an integrated media player. ISE was also the occasion to showcase the SF2H Series of professionale large-screen displays for public spaces, which provides highly visible signage even in open spaces with natural lighting.
Not only products and technological innovation for the professional AV market: at the Panasonic stand we witnessed, together with the many visitors of ISE, a “live” show that involved us in an immersive experience, created by a skilful combination of visual art, laser projection technology, 3D mapping and tracking.
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