Panasonic System Communications Company of North America showed the PT-RQ13KU, a "beyond 4K" screen resolution projector, at InfoComm 2015 in Orlando this week. Panasonic will also show the PT-DZ21KU projector in a projection mapping display onto a Tesla Model S.
The very real Tesla Model S at the Panasonic booth at InfoComm– painted as a blank screen before being projected onto by multiple projectors.
The PT-RQ13KU 4K+ Projector
With 4K+ screen resolution (5,120 X 3,200) and Quad Pixel Drive technology, the PT-RQ13KU is a 4K+ 3-chip DLP laser projector. The projector has 10,000 lm of brightness and a contrast ratio of 20,000:1 using laser light, delivering 4K+ image quality. The projector’s pixel is shifted both horizontally and vertically at a high frame rate of 240 Hz, physically creating four different pixels from a single pixel, effectively quadrupling the pixel density of the image.
The projector also delivers a 20,000-hour light-source life. The Multi-Screen Support System allows screens to seamlessly join with edge blending, color matching and digital image enlarging. The PT-RQ13KU uses DIGITAL LINK - based on HDBaseT technology - that allows transmission of HD video, audio and control commands through a single CAT5e cable. The PT-RQ13KU will be available in the fall of 2015.
Tesla Projection Mapping
At InfoComm 2015 this week in Orlando, attendees can also see six PT-DZ21KU projectors– 20,000 lumen projectors with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio and WUXGA resolution– in action through a projection mapping display onto a Tesla Model S (see photos).
Projection mapping on the Tesla Model S.
Dynamic Projection and Lighting with the Space Player
The recently developed Space Player employs the concept of "projection lighting," using projected visuals as lighting to create a variety of ambient lighting possibilities. The Space Player will be available in black and white, and features a one-touch switch between "lighting mode" and "projector mode" by remote control that comes with the system. In addition to the standalone playback of pictures and videos from an SD card, the Space Player is capable of projecting images and video from a diverse range of sources, such as a PC or tablet over a Wi-Fi network, or using an HDMI connection.