The PT-EZ580 LCD projector
UK - Panasonic has announced the PT-EZ580 Series of 5,000 to 6,200 lumens, exchangeable lens LCD projectors.

Sharing many common features with its brighter big brother the EZ770 Series, including DIGITAL LINK single cable solution, a common lens platform and a low maintenance ECO filter, the PT-EZ580 series delivers bright, flexible, and economical projection to mid-sized classrooms and corporate boardrooms.

Consisting of five models, the PT-EZ580 (WUXGA, 5,400lm), PT-EW640 (WXGA, 5800lm), PT-EX610 (XGA, 6,200lm), PT-EW540 (WXGA, 5,000lm) and PT-EX510 (XGA, 5,300lm), the projectors have been designed with quiet operation in mind, to avoid any disturbing noise in lectures and meetings. WUXGA resolution and 5,000:1 high contrast ratio give the PT-EZ580 high picture quality.

Tom Gibson, marketing manager at Panasonic, said, "Easy maintenance and low total cost of ownership are two features that cannot be dismissed when making smart projector purchasing decisions for schools.

"With the long lamp replacement cycle of up to 4,500 hours in eco-mode and an Eco-filter with a cleaning interval of up to 17,000 hours, the EZ580 series provides stable operation over an extended period. Additionally, the intelligent lamp control system controls the amount of power drawn to the lamp depending on the projected image, ultimately decreasing the power consumption of the projector."

The PT-EZ580, EW640, EX610 are equipped with DIGITAL LINK, which allows transmission of video, audio and control commands via a single LAN cable. Fine adjustment of the image, such as lens shift, zoom, focus, Horizontal/Vertical and corner keystone correction, can all be done remotely using the projector remote control.

(Jim Evans)

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