Panasonic Connect North America announced today new turnkey, immersive solutions to streamline productions and expand the possibilities of entertainment. As the world enters into a new era of engagement, entertainment venues are looking for AV technology that allows them to captivate their audience through elevated levels of experiences by visually stimulating their senses and creating emotional and lasting connections. Panasonic Connect’s expanded ecosystem of audiovisual solutions that are perfect for live experiences will be on display at Panasonic’s InfoComm booth (#N1629) from June 8-10, 2022.
Panasonic Connect’s audiovisual (AV) portfolio provides flexible production environments, interactive projection mapping technology, significant workflow advantages and more, enabling these venues to develop eye-catching visuals ideal for engaging activities in entertainment applications and markets. These solutions create experiences that bring attendees into the storyline to become a part of the event instead of simply watching a show or looking at art.
“Content creators across music, art and other live event venues are seeking ways to better connect with their audiences and envelop them into the experience,” said John Baisley, Senior Vice President of Professional Imaging & Visual Systems, Panasonic Connect. “Panasonic Connect provides complete and customizable AV solutions that encompass the technology, support and expertise needed to produce immersive environments which help customers provide exceptional, memorable experiences to their audiences.”
More About Panasonic Connect’s New Solutions for Live Experiences
PT-RQ25KU Series 3-Chip DLP® 4K SOLID SHINE Laser Projectors: Panasonic Connect introduces the new PT-RQ25KU Series, the world’s smallest and lightest 20,000lm 3-Chip DLP® 4K laser projector. Understanding the continued demands for providing captivating content, simplified setup and remote functionality, the PT-RQ25KU Series is designed for venues hosting live events, concerts and festivals, along with theme park and location-based entertainment attractions. With exceptional image quality and significant workflow advantages, the PT-RQ25KU Series is 40% smaller and 35% lighter than its predecessor, simplifying everything from transport and storage to installation and set-up. It delivers up to 20,000lm of high brightness at 4K resolution (3840 x 2400) with extremely detailed life-like visuals. Designed for maintenance-free reliability for over 20,000-hours, it is Panasonic Connect’s first projector to be Intel® Smart Display Module (SDM) ready so customers can integrate their preferred interface(s) via compatible third-party modules and optional proprietary terminal boards, such as 12G-SDI, DIGITAL LINK. Further time-saving set-up features come from the Smart Projector Control application and Near Field Communication (NFC) function. These features make it easy to read and change basic setups by holding a mobile device against the projector’s touchpoint. The Remote Preview Lite function checks the content signals from a remote PC via Multi-Media Control Software or a web browser, while the preactivated upgrade kits for Geometry Manager Pro automate edge-blending via a camera to enable sophisticated masking functions. The PT-RQ25KU Series 3-Chip DLP® 4K SOLID SHINE Laser Projectors will be available starting November 2022.
PT-FRQ60 1-Chip DLP® 4K SOLID SHINE Laser Projector: Meeting the rising demand for ultra-fine detailed resolution, Panasonic has added Quad Pixel Drive to its proven 1-Chip DLP™ SOLID SHINE laser projection technology to create the 6,000lm PT-FRQ60U projector, producing extraordinarily detailed 4K images that retain natural sharpness and clarity. The PT-FRQ60 delivers smooth and richly detailed 4K images ideal for education, corporate, art and museum exhibitions, while also supporting high-speed frame rates with minimal latency – widening the scope for applications such as simulation and esports. The projector creates an impressive sense of realism with the finest details and textures resulting in smooth, grid-less images. The PT-FRQ60 includes two HDMI inputs supporting CEC commands from compatible devices; an easy-to-integrate DIGITAL LINK connection for 4K video and control-signal transmission over long distances. Pre-activated Geometry Manager Pro upgrade kits enable sophisticated masking functions and automatic, simultaneous multi-screen calibration, streamlining the most complex edge-blending and projection-mapping installations. The projector will be available in black (PT-FRQ60BU7) or white (PT-FRQ60WU7) cabinets starting in July 2022.
EQ2U Series 4K LCD Professional Displays: Offering 500 cd/m² brightness, the new EQ2U Series ensures high visibility of graphic rich, high-resolution content delivering an exceptional visual experience. The displays offer an anti-glare panel that suppresses the reflected glare of surrounding natural and artificial lighting, producing perfect color, no matter the viewing angle. The EQ2U displays can be tilted vertically and horizontally, up to a 20-degree tilt angle, for proper installation in any setting and fit a majority of devices via three HDMI input and USB-C terminals. Functionality can be expanded through support of the Intel® SDM specification. The ability to position the display in portrait or landscape mode, along with 18 hours of continuous operation make the EQ2U Series displays perfect for digital signage applications. The EQ2U Series offers six (6) screen sizes, in choices from 86/75/65/55/50/43-inches and shipments are scheduled to begin June 2022.
EF2U Professional Display: The need for digital signage continues to expand for transportation, storefronts, large entertainment, concert halls, museums, reception areas and more. In these situations, the signage must be easy to read to capture attentions quickly, as well as be flexible and compact enough for installation in a limited space. The new EF2U 32-inch professional display enables effective information sharing for up to 16 hours per day of operation. This display can be installed vertically, horizontally or even tilted up to a 20-degree angle, accommodating a variety of installation plans. For situations that need to dynamically distribute information across multiple screens in various locations throughout a venue, the EF2 Display’s USB memory stick eliminates the need to configure settings when deploying signage on multiple displays. The EF2U display will be available in June 2022.
Panasonic Connect will also be displaying its KAIROS IT / IP Video Processing Platform, which gives a seamless experience in managing the complexities, workflows and scale of broadcasted, streamed and projected content by managing the overlap so no other hardware is required for edge blending. Show attendees can also see the PT-RQ50KU 3-Chip DLP® SOLID SHINE 4K+ Laser Projector that provides and all-in-one design with key features such as simple, easy operation, flexible installation and 50,000lm of high-brightness.
For more information about Panasonic’s portfolio of professional imaging and visual systems, visit https://na.panasonic.com/us/audio-video-solutions
About Panasonic Connect North America
Established on April 1, 2022 as part of the Panasonic Group’s switch to an operating company system, Panasonic Connect North America is a B2B company offering device hardware, software and professional services to provide value to customers across the public sector, federal government, education, immersive entertainment, food services and manufacturing industries. With the mission to “Change Work, Advance Society, Connect to Tomorrow,” Panasonic Connect North America works closely with its community of partners, innovators and integrators to provide the right technologies to address customers’ ever-evolving needs in today’s connected enterprise.
 Includes: 20Klm PT-RQ25KU (4K) & PT-RZ24KU (WUXGA) and 16Klm PT-RQ18KU (4K) & PT-RZ17KU (WUXGA)
 Based on publicly available dimensions and weight for DLP™ laser projectors with 16,000lm brightness and above as of January 2022. Please refer to specifications table for brightness value of individual models. PT-RQ25K/RQ18K only with Quad Pixel Drive [ON].