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PT-RZ470 AND PT-RZ370 SERIES USE LED/LASER-COMBINED LIGHT SOURCE TO DELIVER NEXT GENERATION RELIABILITY AND FLEXIBILITY

BRACKNELL, UK. 20 AUGUST 2012

Panasonic Systems Communications Company Europe (PSCEU), today announced the world’s first lamp free projector with Digital Link connection. With 20,000 hours of life for the light source, wide installation flexibility and professional features, the PT-RZ470/RZ370 is a new era of reliable projectors.

The conventional lamp has been replaced by LED and laser diodes, which are boosted by Panasonic’s proprietary technology to offer long lasting high brightness of more than 3,000 lm. The first installment of Panasonic’s lamp free projectors will be offered in two separate series: PT-RZ470 and PT-RZ370 Series. Each series will be offered in two different resolutions, 1080p (1920 x 1080) and WXGA (1,280 x 800).

Designed for educational institutions and professional applications such as museums and digital signage, the PT-RZ470 and RZ370 replaces older projectors still using filter cleaning. The new models offer approximately 20,000 hours of light source operation and provide unsurpassed maintenance reliability from Panasonic. The durability is further supported by the 1-chip DLP™ imaging device. The projectors have a long lasting, high brightness and high picture quality thanks to Panasonic’s optical engineering accuracy and cooling efficiency. The RZ470 Series goes even further delivering a more than 20,000:1 contrast ratio for superb black and detail definition.

The PT-RZ470 and RZ370 are equipped with Panasonic’s proprietary Daylight View technology, where a built in ambient light sensor helps maintain the image quality in changing environmental conditions. In addition, with a vivid and wide colour range, the projector is ideally suited to use in brightly lit rooms. DICOM Simulation mode is also equipped for use in medical training applications2.

Total cost of ownership is important, especially in educational applications. From the time of installation these projectors offer an exceptional total cost of ownership, from the long lasting light source, to the 2x zoom and exceptionally wide lens shift range, which allows the user to easily replace installations without having to reposition the existing universal ceiling mounts.

The PT-RZ470 series supports 360 degrees installation and portrait mode projection. No intricate mirror is necessary to realise these special projections, changing and expanding the way projectors can be used in different applications.

The two series will be available through authorised Panasonic resellers starting from 2012 Q4 and 2013 Q1.
Specifications are tentative and subject to change without notice.

For more information on Panasonic professional projectors, please visit http://panasonic.net/avc/projector/

*1: As of June 1st, 2012.
*2: This product is not a medical instrument. Do not use it for actual medical diagnosis.
*3: For complete list of compatible models, please visit the website (http://panasonic.net/avc/projector/). The site will be updated prior to the actual shipment of the units.
*4: Excluding light source.

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About Panasonic System Communications Company Europe (PSCEU)


PSCEU is the European branch of Panasonic Systems Communications Company, the global B2B division of Panasonic. PSCEU’s goal is to improve the working lives of business professionals and help their organizations efficiency and performance. We help organizations capture, compute and communicate all sorts of information: image, voice, and textual data. Products include PBX telephone switches, document printers, professional cameras, projectors, large visual displays and rugged mobile PCs. With around 500 staff, engineering design expertise, global project management capability and a large European partner network, PSCEU offers unrivalled capability in its markets.

The new PSCEU is made up of four business divisions:

• Communication Solutions including professional scanners, multifunctional printers, telephony systems and HD video conferencing systems.

• Visual System Solutions including projectors, interactive whiteboards, presentation aids and displays. Panasonic is the European market leader in projectors with 28% revenue share.

• Professional Camera Solutions including professional audio visual, security and industrial medical vision (IMV) technology. Panasonic is one of the top two professional camera vendors in Europe.

• Computer Product Solutions including the Toughbook range of rugged notebooks, Toughpad business tablets and electronic point of sales (EPOS) systems. Panasonic Toughbook is European rugged and durable notebook market leader with 65.8% market share in 2011 (VDC, March 2012).

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products for a wide range of consumer, business, and industrial needs. Based in Osaka, Japan, the company recorded consolidated net sales of 7.85 trillion yen (€71.4 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2012. The company's shares are listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYSE:PC) stock exchanges. For more information on the company and the Panasonic brand, visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/

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Adam.logan@eu.panasonic.com
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