‘The show will go on’ with Panasonic PT-RZ21K laser projector

New 3-Chip DLP™ SOLID SHINE laser projector provides built-in redundancy and extended maintenance-free operation.

Panasonic is set to launch a new 20,000 lumens projector perfectly positioned for the rental and staging industry – the PT-RZ21K. Chris Maw, Product Marketing Manager, Media and Entertainment, Panasonic, said:

“The PT-RZ21K features a dual-laser 3-chip light source. This provides built-in redundancy and uninterrupted projection to ensure the show goes on should a laser diode fail. This removes the need for and cost of freighting a backup projector, making it perfect for high-profile, mission-critical applications.”

Set to be released in Australia in December, the PT-RZ21K is designed for rental, live entertainment, staging and any permanent fixed large venue and offers 20,000 hours maintenance-free operation. The projector is engineered to withstand continuous 24/7 operation, and because it is laser technology, without the need for lamp replacement, there is less picture degradation over time. These capabilities add up to a lower total cost of ownership for rental operators and other organisations.

Chris Maw added:

“This filter-free high brightness projector has the smallest footprint of any 20,000 lumen model on the market, at up to a third less volume than other competitors in its class. With a weight of under 50 kilos, this enables easier handling, reducing the use of heavy lifting equipment. Where angled multi-screen projection is required, 360-degree mounting flexibility puts laser ahead of lamp-based alternatives, and provides fresh visual effects in museums, public spaces, shopping centers, company showrooms, and similar locations.”

The new projector presents a laser alternative to the current PT-DZ21K, which is the current industry workhorse in the rental and staging market with over 50% market share worldwide in this space. All of Panasonic’s existing PT-DZ21K 3-Chip DLP™ lenses and frames will work with the PT-RZ21K, helping maximise the investment that rental companies have made in Panasonic.


Panel Type0.96˝ DLP™ Chip x 3
(1920 x 1200)
0.95˝ DLP™ Chip x 3
(1400 x 1050)
Resolution1920 x 12001400 x 1050
Brightness Up to 20,000 lm Up to 20,000 lm
Light SourceLaser DiodeLaser Diode
AvailabilityDecember 2017December 2017

The PT-RZ21K Series will be available in December 2017 from specialist Panasonic projector distributors and resellers.

For further information, please visit www.panasonic.com.au.