West Midlands UK based technical production and solutions specialist Central
Presentations Ltd (CPL) has made its first purchases in a major new round of
investment in Panasonic laser projectors.

A fleet of 24 new projectors will comprise twelve each of two models, the PT-RZ670
single chip 6500 lumen and the PT-RZ 12K 3-chip 12000 lumen machines.
“The idea is to replace the older stock of conventional bulb-lightsource Panasonic
projectors completely,’ explains CPL MD Matthew Boyse.

A primary advantage include the fact that they are low maintenance – with no
or filters that need replacing, which consequently means lower running costs.
There’s also no deterioration in the output quality.

Both models offer 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution and excellent image reproduction
plus numerous other cool features like enhanced white balance, colours – including
full range of whites – and picture clarity. The colours and brightness will also stay
consistent over the lifetime of the machine.

Panasonic’s “Quartet Color Harmonizer overcomes the problem of colour and
brightness by eliminating the white segment from the colour wheel and adding a
yellow one for the conventional red, green and blue segments.

Combined with the power of the laser lightsource and a robust heat-resistant
phosphor wheel, this vastly improves colour reproduction, white balance and
perceived brightness.

‘We need to keep constantly moving with the technology alongside offering our
clients the best and most appropriate options for all of their projects’ continues
Boyse, highlighting the fact that the new machines also draw less power and are
essentially more eco-friendly.

As most events are now under pressure to prove – and improve – their carbon
footprints, this is set to become more of an issue in the events industry generally,
one of CPL’s primary sectors.

CPL already has a large stock of Panasonic projectors so know first-hand the
reliability and quality engineering of the brand. Panasonic were also among the
first manufacturers to bring out a compact high brightness projector suitable for
large format and widescreen projections.

Other bonuses of the laser models include the silent running, due to the new liquid
cooling system, which can be a great asset for so many scenarios, including
conferences, spoken word performances, dramas, operas and other theatrical
productions where ambient noise / quietness is an issue.

The laser lightsource also enables the projector to be installed safely in any
orientation – including portrait, at odd and off-beat angles or pointing directly
downwards towards the floor – without any potential technically damaging
consequences for the lightsource – which is another challenge for conventional lamp

Edge blending between multiple machines for widescreen applications is also easier
and more seamless due to the consistency in quality, brightness and colour between
the sources. CPL engages in a lot of widescreen, high-impact and mapped projection
work, so this was another of many incentives to make the move.