9,400 Lumen Ultra Compact DLP Laser Phosphor Projector
With immersive picture quality and practical features, the PT-RZ970be potential application extends from
permanent installation in museums, theaters, and control rooms through roles in signage, exhibition/rental, and
staging. Powered by the acclaimed SOLID SHINE Laser drive and latest 1-Chip DLP™ technology, the PT-RZ970
exceeds expectations with low-maintenance stability and vivid color performance maintained for longer
than competitive products over years of 24/7 operation.
The Panasonic RZ970 projector: made by professionals, for professionals.
- Combines 1-Chip DLP™ imaging with proprietary SOLID SHINE laser technology for immersive picture quality at 9,400 lm of brightness*1.
- Dynamic Light Control for 10,000:1 contrast*2.
- Accurate white balance and color reproduction in any projection mode.
- Long-lasting picture quality.
- Detail Clarity Processor 3 clarifies the finest details.
- System Daylight View 2 ensures sharp and vivid images in bright environments.
- Shares optional lenses with Panasonic 1-Chip DLP™ projector family.
- Compact body and free 360-degree installation (vertical and horizontal).
- DIGITAL LINK supports transmission of uncompressed full HD video and control commands through a single CAT 5e or higher STP cable for distance up to 150 m (492 ft)*6.
- Geometric Adjustment for specially shaped screens.
- Geometry Manager Pro*7 included
- Dust-resistant structure with airtight optical block.
- Dual-drive laser optical engine ensures reliable 24//7 operation with light source failover protection.
- Up to 87,000 hours of continuous maintenance-free operation (super eco mode 2500 Lumens).
- Selectable operational modes extend service life to up to 10 years*4.
- Efficient cooling system for stable operation in ambient temperatures of up to 45 °C (113 °F)*5.
- High-speed backup input switching.
Dynamic Light Control for High Contrast
The PT RZ970 directly modulates laser power output to achieve high contrast with low power consumption.
Digitally controlled frame-by-frame scene-linking modulation ensures highly precise output adjustment, while accurate 10,000:1 contrast is delivered even when bright and dark scenes frequently interchange.
System Daylight View 3 for Sharp and Vivid Images in Bright Environments
Panasonic’s premium System Daylight View 3 prevents images from washing out in well-lit environments and enhances brightness perception in multi-projector mapping applications by adjusting sharpness and gamma curves and correcting colors. The result is greater visual impact even in challenging conditions.
Detail Clarity Processor 3 Sharpens the Finest Details
This unique Panasonic circuit optimizes the sharpness of each image based on the super high, high, medium, and low frequency components of the extracted image information. The resulting images are expressed with natural, convincing realism.
Harnessing Full-Spectrum Color with Up to 9,400 lm (Center)* Brightness
With next-generation DLP™ technology delivering high-resolution detail and dual laser modules outputting to 9,400 lm of brightness, Quartet Color Harmonizer to reduce energy loss from the light source, and robust heat-resistant phosphor wheel, Panasonic PT RZ970 Series’ SOLID SHINE Laser system produces scintillating images with unfailing reliability
Superior White Balance and Color Reproduction
The Quartet Color Harmonizer wheel mechanism captures a wider color space than comparable projectors, which allows white to be reproduced realistically on screen. Some conventional projectors can’t achieve an accurate white balance, so images can appear with a distracting greenish tint. Not the case with the Panasonic PTRZ970 Series SOLID SHINE Laser projectors.
SOLID SHINE Laser Maintains Picture Quality for Longer
Thanks to the long-lasting dual solid-state laser modules, there are no lamps to replace, and image color/brightness degrades very gradually in consistent, linear fashion. As well as reducing maintenance hassle, out-of-the-box picture quality is preserved longer.
Stable 24/7 Operation with Light-source Failover Protection
Dual Drive Laser Optical Engine groups laser diodes into two discrete modules. A failsafe redundancy circuit works to minimize brightness- and color-uniformity loss should a laser diode fail, making PT-RZ970 Series ideal for mission-critical applications. Further, brightness decreases more gradually and consistently than lamp-based projectors over a 20,000-hour* maintenance-free projection period
Highly Efficient Cooling System
The RZ970 Series has a unique liquid-cooling system for the light source that suppresses temperature rises, enhancing projection stability in ambient temperatures of up to 45°C (113°F)*. This cooling system also contributes to the reduction of operational noise to just 41 dB for distraction-free presentations, and is hermetically sealed, so
there’s no need to periodically replenish the coolant
Dust-Resistant Airtight Optical Block
PT-RZ970BE optical block is airtight, ensuring consistent, long-lasting image quality for up to 20,000 hours* without maintenance. The optical block design passed stringent testing to assure utmost reliability in environments with up to 0.15 mg of particulate matter per cubic meter (based on American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers [ASHRAE] and Japanese Building Maintenance Association guidelines). The structure prevents brightness degradation from dust intrusion.
Unique Contrast Sync and Shutter Sync Function
The PT RZ970 is among the world’s first to feature Contrast Sync and Shutter Sync functions (Patent Pending) for multi-screen and mapping applications. Contrast Sync allows the projectors’ digitally modulated contrast function to be synchronized over the network for consistent picture quality across screens, while Shutter Sync incorporates a master/slave principle to synchronize shutter on/off timing between all networked projectors. It includes simultaneous fade-in and fade-out functions.
Image luminance of all projectors is averaged for unified Dynamic Contrast, rather than each unit setting Dynamic Contrast separately. Step noise is eliminated in edge-blended areas.
If shutter functions are not linked, shutter ON/OFF timing varies. When shutter functions of slave projectors are linked to a master, shutter ON/OFF timing is uniform*.
Multi-Screen Support System Seamlessly Connects Multiple Screens
Optimally adjusts multiple screens with edge blending, color matching, and digital image enlargement.
Edges of adjacent screens can be blended and their luminance controlled.
Corrects for slight variations in the color reproduction range of individual projectors. PC software assures easy, accurate control.
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. Control up to eight projectors connected via hub increasing to a maximum of 2,048 projectors with Multi Monitoring & Control Software.
Geometry Manager Pro Software
Geometry Manager Pro software expands built-in image-adjustment functionality and makes complex multi-screen setup easy. The free software includes color matching, edge blending, and other functions via network. An optional ET-UK20 Upgrade Kit for Geometry Manager Pro adds uniformity correction and numerous creative masking capabilities, while the optional ET-CUK10* kit activates an Auto Screen Adjustment plug-in, allowing automatic and simultaneous setup of multiple projectors. The plugin performs multi-screen and curved-screen calibration in three quick steps using a camera and PC connected to the projector network, greatly simplifying geometric adjustment, edge blending, color matching, stacking, brightness, and black level setup
Single-Cable DIGITAL LINK Control and Video Connection
Upward HDBaseT™-compatible DIGITAL LINK supports transmission of uncompressed Full HD video and control commands through a single CAT 5e or higher STP cable for distances of up to 150 m (492 ft)*. Add an optional DIGITAL LINK Switcher or Digital Interface Box to further simplify installation in large venues while reducing cost and improving reliability at the same time.
Supports Art-Net DMX, Crestron Connected™, and PJLink™
PT-RZ970 is compatible with Art-Net DMX protocol for lighting management. This allows the projector to be connected to a lighting console, opening the door to a range of added functionality and control options.
The included LAN/DIGITAL LINK terminal also supports Crestron Connected™ and PJLink™ (Class 1) for seamless integration of PT-rz970 projectors into an existing AV network utilizing multiple device brands.
Free 360-degree Rotation
Projection is possible in any direction vertically and horizontally, and the unit can be rotated 360 degrees for installation at any angle.
Reduce Inventory Costs with Shared Lenses
The PTRZ970 Series shares optional lenses with Panasonic 1-Chip DLP™ projector range, including the ET-DLE030 Ultra-Short-Throw Lens and ET-DLE085 Zoom Lens for long throw distances, reducing TCO for staging and event companies with large projector inventories. Lenses attach and detach with one-touch ease.
Panasonic PT-RZ970be Connections
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