The World's Lightest 3-Chip DLP Laser Projector with 4K Resolution
Add breathtaking 4K+ projection to any venue with the PT-RQ13K, the world’s most compact 3-Chip DLP™ projector. With Quad Pixel Drive rendering pixels invisible in film-like 5120 x 3200 video, and 10,000 lm of consistently bright SOLID SHINE Laser power, performance is nothing short of spectacular. Pair with any lens from Panasonic’s 3-Chip DLP™ family (including those in your current inventory) and see how the PTRQ13K’s small size, powered lens shift, and 360 ° multi-axis rotation saves you time and money in permanent or temporary installations. In fact, you can expect up to 20,000 hours of continuous maintenance-free operation at full power—just one of many reasons to choose Panasonic.
Combining 3-Chip DLP™ imaging with Panasonic’s original SOLID SHINE Laser technology, the PT RQ13K achieves lifelike 4K+ resolution with a high 10,000 lm of brightness. Two powerful solid-state laser light-source modules and three independent DLP™ chips for red, green, and blue ensure outstanding brightness, color accuracy, and contrast.
The PT-RQ13K captures a more accurate Rec. 709-compliant color space than comparable laser projectors. A blue
laser ensures greater precision while an expanded color gamut improves white balance accuracy.
- Quad Pixel Drive produces industry's first beyond 4K screen resolution (PT-RQ13K).
- Real Motion Processor combines Frame-Creation and High-Speed Processing for fluid motion reproduction
(maximum processing rate: 240 Hz for the PT-RQ13K.
- Impressive 10,000 lm of brightness.
- World's lightest 3-Chip DLP™ projector at 46 kg.
- Dynamic Contrast achieves 20,000:1 contrast ratio by controlling laser light.
- Next-generation Detail Clarity Processor gives natural texture to the finest details.
- System Daylight View 3 for enhanced color perception in bright rooms and mapping applications.
- DICOM Simulation mode for medical presentations and training.
- Rec. 709 Mode reproduces colors accurately for HDTV projection
Quad Pixel Drive Goes Beyond 4K
The PT-RQ13K achieves better-than-4K resolution by employing a high-speed 2560 x 1600-pixel (WQXGA) DMD chip that shifts each pixel vertically and horizontally, effectively quadrupling the pixel count. Working together with Real Motion Processor 240 Hz frame-creation technology, Quad Pixel Drive pixel-quadrupling technology produces stunningly detailed 5120 x 3200-pixel (4K+, 16:10) images that retain natural sharpness and clarity. As well as producing liquid-smooth and accurate video, the added detail also makes small text clearly legible on images used in presentations and lectures.
Pixel Quadrupling Technology
Shifting pixels vertically and horizontally creates ultra-high-resolution pictures that exceed standard UltraHD.
New Real Motion Processor
Panasonic’s unique high-speed 240 Hz frame-creation technology for up to 5120 x 3200 pixel (16:10) images
ensures the smoothest reproduction of fast-moving 4K+ sequences.
Real Motion Processor for Liquid-Smooth Motion Reproduction
Real Motion Processor uses sophisticated algorithms to create three additional frames for each image, boosting native 60 fps footage to 240 frames per second. The result is incredibly smooth and realistic motion rendering, particularly useful for the broadcast of sporting events and other fast-paced video. Further, images of up to 240 Hz can be displayed with SDI, DVI-D, and HDMI simultaneous inputs. A refined optical engine enhances focus performance for a lifelike sense of resolution, contrast, and fluidity.
Detail Clarity Processor 5+ Clarifies and Enhances Fine Details
Panasonic’s new generation circuit technology analyzes each individual image frame by frame to clarify areas containing fine details and textures. Powerful algorithms extract hidden information from the super high, high, medium, and low frequency video bands, sharpening outlines, correcting contours, and reducing ringing noise to improve the sense of resolution. The PTRQ13K adds an exclusive Refine Enhancer algorithm designed to clean and enhance the finest details contained in 4K+ images.
Dynamic Contrast Function for High 20,000:1* Contrast
The PT-RQ13K projector directly modulates laser power output to enable high contrast while reducing power consumption. Digitally controlled frame-by-frame scene-linking modulation ensures highly precise light output adjustment, and accurate 20,000:1* contrast is achieved even when bright and dark scenes suddenly or frequently interchange. There is also almost no drop in contrast after extended use.
System Daylight View 3 Improves Color Perception
This proprietary technology optimizes image quality to improve color perception of images projected onto walls and other exotic surface materials (ideal for mapping applications) as well as in environments with bright ambient light. Combined with high 10,000 lm brightness, the PT-RQ13K delivers clear and comfortable viewing in the most challenging applications.
Dual-Drive Laser Optical Engine uses two discrete light sources grouping laser diodes into modules. A laser light source redundancy circuit ensures minimal reduction in brightness and color uniformity in the event of laser diode failure, making the PT RQ13K ideal for applications where maintaining vision is critical. Further, brightness decreases gradually and in a linear rather than exponential fashion (as is common to lamp-based projectors) over its 20,000-hour maintenance-free service life.
Bright and Vivid Picture Quality
Combining 3-Chip DLP™ imaging with Panasonic’s original SOLID SHINE Laser technology, the PT-RQ13K achieves lifelike 4K+ resolution with a high 10,000 lm of brightness. Two powerful solid-state laser light-source modules and three independent DLP™ chips for red, green, and blue ensure outstanding brightness, color accuracy, and contrast.
Heat-resistant phosphor wheel ensures high brightness and excellent reliability for long periods.
Ultra-Durable Laser Optical Engine for Continuous 24-hour Operation
Dual-Drive Laser Optical Engine uses two discrete light sources grouping laser diodes into modules. A laser light source redundancy circuit ensures minimal reduction in brightness and color uniformity in the event of laser diode failure, making the PT-RQ13K ideal for applications where maintaining vision is critical. Further, brightness decreases gradually and in a linear rather than exponential fashion (as is common to lamp-based projectors) over its 20,000-hour* maintenance-free service life.
Panasonic laser light is no more harmful to eyesight than a regular lamp-based projector, as a diffusing lens reduces the concentration of beam energy. Accidental direct exposure will not result in damage to eyesight.
The PT-RQ13K has hermetically sealed laser modules, a long-life Eco Filter, and a new air-intake system to extend life and maintain picture quality in dusty locations. SOLID SHINE Laser products exceed rigorous dustproofing requirements for operation in environments containing 0.150 mg of dust per cubic meter*.
Efficient Cooling System Assures Reliable Operation
The PT-RQ13K employs a newly developed direct liquid cooling system for the laser light source that features a redesigned air intake and a solid aluminum heat sink to suppress temperature rises. This allows stable operation in ambient temperatures of up to 45 °C (113 °F)* while reducing operating noise to just 46 dB.
Eco Filter Extends Replacement Cycle to 20,000 Hours
The Eco Filter includes an electrostatic Micro Cut Filter that collects minute dust particles with an ion effect. It joins with a dust-resistant cabinet to enable long-term use even in punishing conditions. A long maintenance cycle of up to 20,000 hours*1 reduces hassle, while the eco-friendly washable filter*2 can be reused to reduce cost and waste.
Selectable Operational Modes Maintain Image Quality Longer
Approx. 20,000 Hours of Continuous Operation (Normal Mode)
In Normal Mode with a maximum 10,000 lm brightness, PT-RQ13K can operate continuously for approximately 20,000 hours*1. In Eco Mode at 8,000 lm, this is extended to approximately 24,000 hours*1 of continuous operation. These modes are ideal for education or signage applications
Up to 10 Years Operation with Constant Brightness Modes
In environments where very high brightness is not necessary, such as surveillance, control, and simulation rooms, constant operation modes extend light source replacement to up to 87,600 hours*2 in Long Life 3 Mode—about 10 years of 24/7 projection—with consistent brightness and color.
User Operating Mode
In addition to preset operating modes, the PT-RQ13K can be customized to achieve your preferred balance of brightness or extended life. Brightness can be set from 1,900 to 10,000 lm or the lifetime set to a maximum of 10 years.
Single-Cable 4K DIGITAL LINK Connection
Based on HDBaseT™ technology, DIGITAL LINK supports transmission of 4K video signals and control commands through a single cable for distances of up to 50 m (164 ft)*. An optional ET-YFB200G DIGITAL LINK Switcher or
ET-YFB100G Digital Interface Box further simplifies installation in large venues while reducing cost and improving reliability.
Multi-Screen Support System Seamlessly Connects Multiple Screens
The edges of adjacent screens can be blended and their luminance controlled.
This function corrects for slight variations in the color reproduction range of individual projectors. PC software assures easy, accurate control.
Digital Image Enlarging
PT-RQ13K features a digital zoom function that allows images to be enlarged up to approximately 10 times (horizontally and vertically)*. Up to 100 units (10 x 10) can be edge-blended at a time to create large, multi-screen images.
Multi-Unit Brightness and Color Control
This function automatically corrects brightness and color fluctuations that occur over time in individual projectors in a multi-screen system. Up to eight projectors connected by a hub can be controlled increasing to a maximum of 2,048 projectors with Multi Monitoring & Control Software.
Geometric Adjustment for Specially Shaped Screens
This function adjusts the image for projection onto spherical, cylindrical, and other specially shaped screens. Adjustments can be easily made using only the remote control, with no external equipment needed. New 4-Corner Adjustment and Keep Aspect Off functions also simplify fine adjustment.
Geometry Manager Pro and Optional Upgrade Kit (ET-UK20)
Geometry Manager Pro software enables more flexible and complex adjustment to expand built-in geometric adjustment functionality. The free software package includes functions such as color matching and edge blending for multi-screen projection and easy adjustment of multiple screens over the network. An optional ET-UK20 Upgrade Kit adds creative masking capability using four lines or bitmap data as well as uniformity correction. Further, the PTRQ13K projector supports optional ET-CUK10 Auto Screen Adjustment Upgrade Kit
4-Input Multi Display Function with No Processor Required
A 4-Input Multi Display function allows users to switch from a single full-screen image to a 4-way split-screen mode displaying images from up to four source devices—all without need of a dedicated external processor.
This adds versatility for use in a wide range of applications such as videoconferencing, digital signage, monitoring and surveillance, and education.
World’s Shortest Throw Lens for 3-Chip DLP™ Projectors
Mount the newly developed ET-D75LE90 Ultra-Short-Throw Lens onto supported Panasonic 3-Chip DLP™ projectors*2 and reduce projection distance by approximately 60% compared with our ET-D75LE50 Short-Throw Lens. This results in huge space savings and allows the high brightness and picture quality of the PT-RQ13K to be exploited in smaller locations.
Space-saving Projection Meets Custom Installation Requirements
lower Running Costs
- Extremely long 20,000-hour light-source life.
- New liquid cooling system enables quiet operation.
- Stable operation in ambient temperatures of up to 45 °C (113 °F).
- Consistent Color Reproduction with no image deterioration over time.
- Laser light-source engine allows 24/7 operation.
- Dust-resistant optical block.
- Wide powered lens-shift range
System and Installation Flexability
- Vertical, horizontal and tilting 360-degree projection enabled by laser light source.
- Compatible with the ET-UK20 optional upgrade kit featuring Geometry Manager Pro Software
and the ET-CUK10 Auto Screen Adjustment Kit.
- Masking Function using line masking or bitmap masking
- Compatible with Panasonic Multi Monitoring & Control Software and Early Warning Software.
- Compatible with Art-Net DMX lighting control protocol.
- Abundant terminals including 3G-SDI, DIGITAL LINK, DVI-D, and HDMI
(PT-RQ13K requires optional terminal boards for DVI-D and HDMI).
- Shares common lenses (including the ET-D75LE90 ultra-short throw lens) with Panasonic 3-Chip DLP™ projector range