Panasonic recently announced several collaboration-focused solutions, along with technology configurations to address the need for flexible remote work and learning environments.
The company is offering “a solutions-based architecture that simplifies the process and encourages remote collaboration between educators and students while replicating the in-class experience,” the announcement says.
These ‘Virtual Experience’ configurations “provide the AV tools needed to effectively stream lectures, lessons and other activities which previously occurred in the classroom,” the Panasonic announcement says.
The ‘Virtual Experience’ is offered in ‘Entry, Standard and Advanced’ configurations. All configurations include Panasonic displays, a pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera, wireless microphones and mounting accessories.
PT-LRZ35 Series 1-Chip DLP RGB LED projector
The PT-LRZ35 Series projectors are ideal for smaller classrooms and meeting spaces, offering operation as low as 24dB without sacrificing image quality.
The PT-LRZ35 Series are Panasonic’s first portable projectors to use RGB LED light source. This provides “superior color reproduction and enhanced picture quality,” ideal for art or science classrooms, corporate presentations or artistic renderings.
The series also come 3D-ready with DLP Link technology (requires compatible glasses).
The filter-less design in a sealed optical unit and dust-resistant cabinet ensures up to 20,000 hours of virtually maintenance-free operation.
The PT-LRZ35U WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200) and PT-LRW35U WXGA resolution (1280 x 800) LED projectors will be available August 2020.
PT-FRZ60 Series 1-Chip DLP SOLID SHINE Laser Projector
The PT-FRZ60 Series DLP SOLID SHINE laser projectors are engineered for classrooms and corporate applications. The projectors feature a 2.0x optical zoom to increase throw-distance range.
The PT-FRZ60 projectors support a 4K signal input via DIGITIAL LINK and HDMI terminals with CEC compatibility. They provide a filter-less cooling system, sealed optics along with a dust-resistant laser drive for almost 20,000 hours of 24/7 maintenance-free operation.
Offered in black or white cabinets, customers can choose models from 5,000lm to 6,000lm. All models provide WUXGA resolution (1920 x 1200) and will be available November 2020.
CQE1W Professional Displays
The new CQE1 Series professional displays offer numerous connection points for multi-device ecosystems with four HDMI connections for CEC-compatible devices, as well as a standard USB-C terminal for mobile connectivity.
Available in seven models, from 98-inch to 43-inch sizes, the displays offer 4K picture quality. Its continuous operational capability of up to 16 hours a day makes it reliable for everyday use in corporate facilities and higher education institutions.
Built to VESA standards, suspension from the ceiling or mounting on a wall is simple using a standard mounting bracket. The CQE1W Series will be available beginning October 2020.
BQ1W Professional Displays
The BQ1W Series displays can be leveraged as a screen and whiteboard in classrooms and office spaces. Offered in 75-inch and 65-inch sizes, the BQ1W Series 4K displays can switch between display and whiteboard mode.
All touch and writing capabilities are built directly into the display, so there is no need to load software or have additional components.
Integrated with the Intel Smart Display Module, the displays can be enhanced with third-party applications for additional interactive capabilities.
The BQ1W displays are available now.
EQ1 Professional Displays Expand Functionality
The EQ1 Series displays are suited for huddle rooms and small meeting rooms, offering a variety of sizes with the flexibility to integrate with many videoconferencing systems.
The EQ1 Series displays are now compatible with Cisco Webex Room Kits to help customers create even more integrated, collaborative environments.
‘PressIT’ Wireless Presentation System
The new ‘PressIT’ wireless presentation system is a plug-and-play wireless presentation system designed to eliminate the need for cables and facilitates sharing content between different PCs.
Attendees connect the transmitter button to their PC’s USB and HDMI ports and press the button to share their content on the room’s display. Up to four presenters at a time can display visual and audio content.
The PressIT Wireless Presentation System offers two versions: basic with the set-top-box or cable-less with the SDM receiver. The SDM receiver was designed to fit inside the Intel SDM expansion slot of the displays, so no cable connection is needed between the PC and display.
For displays and projectors without an SDM slot for the receiver, a set-top-box version can be connected to the device.
The PressIT Wireless Presentation System will be available October 2020.