Panasonic to launch new efficient, collaborative laser projection line for the higher education and corporate markets

PT-MZ670 Series meets market demand for high brightness visual technology – combining the affordability of 3LCD with the long-term cost savings of SOLID SHINE laser

Panasonic is set to unveil the innovative PT-MZ670 Series of installation projectors. The new range is designed to meet the needs of modern classroom and meeting room environments – fostering collaborative working and learning for corporations and educators, while supporting lower total cost of ownership through streamlined installation and operation, and reduced maintenance tasks.

The new projectors are ideal for ceiling-mount single-screen applications in small- to mid-sized meeting rooms, classrooms, and lecture theatres. The PT-MZ670 Series delivers brilliant high-contrast images in bright environments; offers single-cable DIGITAL LINK video/control for simpler installation; and strong wireless support for fast connection and collaboration.

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The Series is Panasonic’s first 3LCD range to feature its acclaimed SOLID SHINE Laser technology, and comprises four compact 3LCD lens-interchangeable models: the PT-MZ670 (6,500 lumens ANSI) and PT-MZ570 (5,500 lumens ANSI), both with WUXGA resolution, and the PT-MW630 (6,500 lumens ANSI) and PT-MW530 (5,500 lumens ANSI) with WXGA resolution.

Chris Maw, Product Marketing Manager, Media and Entertainment, Panasonic, said:

“When Panasonic developed the new range for educators we placed emphasis on excellent imaging, easy operation and low maintenance as well as offering a choice of wired and optional wireless interfaces. With the PT-MZ570 Series, organisations can rely on their projector to work seamlessly while they focus on collaboration.”

Key capabilities

Laser vs Lamp technology

Conventional lamp projectors have tended to be ‘maintenance heavy’, requiring regular attention by technicians to keep them operating at full efficiency. For high usage and critical applications, lamp-free laser projectors like the PT-MZ670 Series are ideal, delivering 20,000i hours maintenance-free operation with brilliant, high-quality images.

Bright, high-quality images from classroom to boardroom

The new 3LCD laser projector Series ensures crisp and vivid picture quality, combined with 3,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast to display text, graphics, and video images with amazing clarity. Picture-enhancing technologies deliver brilliant images in environments ranging from bright classrooms to corporate meeting rooms with dim lighting.

Designed for collaboration

Support for wireless projection is becoming the standard for BYOD meeting rooms. An optional wireless module (ET-WM300) adds a wide range of collaboration technologies which allow users to project wirelessly from multiple devices, present without a PC, and network and stream content securely with PIN protection. These functions make the PT-MZ670 suitable for student presentations, interactive lectures, training, brainstorming and other collaborative meetings.

5 GHz/2.4 GHz mirroring ensures smooth peer to peer media transmission via Miracastii compatible devices. A new ‘plug and share’ wireless feature is also included. This means that using a USB memory device, users can copy configuration data and a lightweight app from the projector to a PC. This enables the sharing of content from the PC, with no additional software or network set-up. In addition, the Panasonic wireless projector apps and manager software have been refreshed, enabling collaborative working among teams from any device that supports the wireless projection. Moderator Mode and Cut-in Function facilitate exclusive, curated or open collaboration from up to 10 wirelessly connected devices.

Long-lasting and low maintenance

The PT-MZ670 Series is an ideal choice for trouble-free ceiling-mounted projection as it features a dust-resistant cabinet with an improved optical block and filter to reduce dust intrusion and extend life; and a one-way airflow duct incorporating a washable ECO Filter that requires no maintenance for up to 20,000iii hours.

Flexible installation

DIGITAL LINK-ready capability enables the PT-MZ670 Series to be connected to a DIGITAL LINK switcher using a single cable that reaches up to 150m, making installation simple and flexible. Using the previous range of lenses for EZ projectors further reduces the upgrade cost, and with the powered lens shift function, there’s no need for a ladder when adjusting the lens or zoom/focus. Geometric adjustment provides projection onto curved or specially shaped screens.

Quiet Operation

Ultra-low noise operation of 28dB in Eco mode allows the audience to focus on the presenter with no distractions.

PT-MZ670 Series pricing and availability

The new Series will be available from specialist Panasonic projector distributors and resellers. For further information, please visit www.panasonic.com.au.

PT-MZ670PT-MZ570PT-MW630PT-MW530
RRP$8299.00$7399.00$7699.00$6999.00
Available(Nov 2017)(Nov 2017)(Nov 2017)(Nov 2017)
Brightness6,500 lm5,500 lm6,500 lm5,500 lm
ResolutionWUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels)WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels)WXGA (1280 x 800 pixels)WXGA (1280 x 800 pixels)
Contrast
3,000,000:1 (Dynamic Contrast)
Lens
PT-MZ670, PT-MZ570, PT-MW630, PT-MW530: Powered zoom
(Throw ratio 1.7–2.8:1), powered focus:
Optional powered zoom/focus lenses and fixed-focus lensiv
Operating Noise
33 dB (Normal/ECO Mode), 28 dB (Quiet Mode)
HDMI
x 2
DIGITAL LINK
Long Reach Mode-compatible
Dimensions
(W x H x D)

560 x 185 x 425 mm (22.04 x 7.3 x 16.7")v
Weight
16 kg (35 lbs.) or less

Specifications are subject to change.

i For anticipated usage in offices and schools. Estimated maintenance time varies depending on environment.
ii Miracast is a trademark of Wi-Fi Alliance.
iii For anticipated usage in offices and schools. Estimated maintenance time varies depending on environment.
iv Compatible with Panasonic PT-EZ770 Series lenses
v Not including protruding parts.