Taking Laser Projection to a Whole New Level
The 12,000 lm PT-RZ12K 3-Chip DLP™ Series projectors combine class-leading imaging with the practical
advantages of Panasonic SOLID SHINE Laser technology: minimal picture quality degradation over long periods
in continuous use, 20,000-hour maintenance-free operation*, flexible installation, failsafe reliability,
and a wealth of powerful features for creative visual presentations in large spaces
- Impressive 12,000 lm of brightness for the PT-RZ12K.
- World's lightest 3-Chip DLP™ projector at 45 kg (99.2 lbs).
- 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.
Accurate Color Reproduction
The PT-RZ12K 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.
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 failsafe laser light source redundancy circuit ensures minimal reduction in brightness and color uniformity in the event of laser diode failure, making RZ12K Series ideal for mission-critical applications. 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
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 120 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 120 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 PTRZ12K adds an exclusive Refine Enhancer algorithm designed to clean and enhance the finest details contained in images
Dynamic Contrast Function for High 20,000:1* Contrast
The PT-Rz12K 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.
Bright and Vivid Picture Quality
Combining 3-Chip DLP™ imaging with Panasonic’s original SOLID SHINE Laser technology, the PT-RZ12K achieves lifelike 1920x1200 resolution with a high 12,000 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.
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-RZ12K delivers clear and comfortable viewing in the most challenging applications.
Selectable Operational Modes Maintain Image Quality Longer
While the brightness of conventional lamp-based projectors drops rapidly due to age deterioration, laser light source brightness decreases gradually in a linear rather than exponential fashion. The PT-RZ12K Series features brightness and color sensors to precisely optimize and maintain brightness for 20,000 hours*1 or more.
Approx. 20,000 Hours of Continuous Operation (Normal Mode)
In Normal Mode with maximum 12,000 lm brightness, PT-RZ12K projector returns approximately 20,000 hours
light-source service life. Eco Mode at 9,600 lm extends light source replacement to approximately 24,000 hours.
These modes are suitable for roles in education or for signage applications.
Up to 10 Years Operation with Constant Brightness Modes
In environments where 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 in Long Life 3 Mode—about 10 years of 24/7 projection—with consistent brightness and color.
Lower Total Cost of Ownership
Large, pin-sharp images will not burn a hole in your pocket. Expect up to 20,000 hours maintenance-free service at full power with no filters to clean or replace*2 thanks to a fully sealed optical block.
Dustproof for Ultimate Endurance
The PT RZ12K Series has hermetically sealed laser modules, a long-life Eco Filter, and a new air-intake system to extend life and maintain picture quality in locations with dust contamination. 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 RZ12K Series 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 50 °C (122 °F)* while reducing operating noise to just 43 dB.
Eco Filter Extends Replacement to 20,000 Hours
The Eco Filter has 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 reduces hassle, and the eco-friendly washable filter can be reused, reducing cost and waste.
Single-Cable DIGITAL LINK Connection
DIGITAL LINK supports transmission of uncompressed HD video, audio*1, and control commands through a single cable (CAT 5e or higher STP cable) for distances of up to 150 m (492 ft)*2. Add an optional DIGITAL LINK Switcher or Digital Interface Box to further simplify installation complexity in large venues while reducing cost and improving reliability at the same time
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-RZ12K 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 PTRZ12K 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 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-Rz12K to be exploited in smaller locations.
Active 3D Projection Capability
The PT-RZ12K Series is compatible with active 3D projection technology. It supports a separate, external 100/120/144 Hz drive, IR emitter, and active-shutter glasses, or an active filter and passive glasses for viewing 3D images.
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 to will not result in damage to eyesight.
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.
- Vertical, horizontal and tilting 360-degree projection enabled by laser light source.
- Multi-Screen Support System seamlessly joins screens with Edge blending, Color matching, and Digital image enlarging.
- Geometric Adjustment for projection on curved or spherical surfaces.
- Compatible with the ET-UK20 optional upgrade kit featuring Geometry Manager Pro Software
and the ET-CUK10 Auto Screen Adjustment Kit.
- Multi-Unit Brightness Control.
- Compatible with Panasonic Multi Monitoring & Control Software and Early Warning Software.
- Single-cable DIGITAL LINK connection transmits video and control signals for up to 100 m (328 ft).
- Compatible with Art-Net DMX lighting control protocol.
- Abundant terminals including 3G-SDI, DIGITAL LINK, DVI-D, and HDMI
- Shares common lenses (including the ET-D75LE90 ultra-short throw lens) with Panasonic 3-Chip DLP™ projector range.